AAIR now offers two annual Fellowships to the value of $2,500 each. The ‘Raj Sharma Fellowship’—in recognition of Raj Sharma’s influence on, and contribution to, institutional research in Australasia—is focussed on academic or career advancement in the pursuit of institutional research knowledge; and the ‘Zimmer Travel Fellowship’—in recognition of Bruce Zimmer’s contribution to AAIR—is offered to assist a member to attend an event held by an AAIR affiliate by covering associated travel costs. Bruce was one of the initial members of AAIR and a key organiser of the inaugural AAIR Forum held in Rockhampton in 1990. He served on the AAIR executive from 1990 to 2005 and was President from 1998 to 2002. Applications will be determined by the AAIR Executive Committee. If there is more than one applicant for each Fellowship, the selection panel, comprised of members of the Executive Committee, will award points out of ten for the selection criteria in order to make a final comparison. Additional information from the application (CV, publications, experience, etc.) will be taken into account. The request of a letter of support from the applicant’s institution might also be made if it is felt necessary. Only one Fellowship can be held for the year by the same person.
The applicant must:
For the Raj Sharma Fellowship, the application should be focussed on academic or career advancement in the pursuit of institutional research knowledge, describing how the Fellowship will be used to achieve these ends, particularly with regard to:
The Zimmer Travel Fellowship is offered to assist a member to attend an event held by an AAIR affiliate by covering associated travel costs. The application should describe how the Fellowship will be used, particularly with regard to:
Applications are usually invited in March/April and awarded (if any) by the end of April in any given year. Applications will be determined by the AAIR Executive Committee. The recipients will have 12 months to utilise the Fellowship. The Raj Sharma Fellowship will be paid on awarding. The Zimmer Travel Fellowship will be paid on presentation of relevant receipts showing relevant personal payment with receipts to be provided within 12 months of awarding. Advertisement shall be by AAIR Members’ Bulletin emails and Newsletters.
If you are interested in applying for an AAIR Fellowship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your completed application.
The AAIR Affiliated Organization Travel Grant, otherwise known as the AO Travel Grant, is offered to the winner of the Best Presenter Award at an AAIR Forum in any given year. There is an online application process via the AIR website, but only eligible applicants are able to apply under the endorsement of the AAIR Executive Committee.
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