Research funding applications are now being accepted

Applications for our 2016 Seed Funding round are now being accepted from the University's research community. We are looking for innovative interdisciplinary research projects that align with the MNSI's interest in the connectivity between people, places and things to solve the problems facing the networked society.

The MNSI has identified eight broad focus areas that are of interest; automation, connected cities, internet of things, financial, participation, privacy, security, virtual reality. However, these categories are non-exhaustive and we welcome applications that align broadly with the networked society.

Seed funding represents our largest investment to support the development of interdisciplinary research on the networked society at the University of Melbourne. The program is designed to support small-to-medium scale projects from $20,000 to $50,000 that have the issues facing the networked society at their core and show the potential for future external funding. Seed funding provides the opportunity for the Institute to support novel, new research projects from University researchers.

An information session will be held on Tues 22 March at 1pm in the Brown Theatre, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Building.

A workshop to allow researchers to share ideas and potentially find collaborators with complimentary skills and interests will be held on Friday 15 April from 2pm. Registration for the workshop is essential.

Applications forms, further information, and contact details can all be found at Seed Funding 2016.