Apply for the Raj Sharma Fellowship
This fellowship is offered in recognition of Raj Sharma’s influence on, and contribution to, institutional research in Australasia, and is focused on institutional research or professional development in the pursuit of institutional research knowledge.
Raj was contacted by Professor John Muffo (a former President of AIR USA) in late 1988 requesting his assistance in the establishment of AAIR Australasia. Raj formed an interim AAIR Committee (made up of one member from each state) to lead the development of AAIR, and he was also the first President of AAIR. Raj also had great support from his boss at the time, Professor Arthur Appleton (VC, Central Queensland University), who agreed to host the first AAIR annual forum in 1990 in Rockhampton, and from Professor Wallace and Frank Bannon (VC and Deputy VC of Swinburne University respectively) who hosted the 1991 AAIR annual forum.
Your application should be focused on institutional research or professional development in the pursuit of institutional research knowledge, describing how the Raj Sharma Fellowship will be used to achieve these ends, particularly with regard to:
- the area of institutional research knowledge in question:
- is this a legitimate, recognised area of institutional research?
- why is the applicant interested in this particular area?
- what does the applicant hope to learn from undertaking this fellowship?
- will the applicant’s plans sufficiently expose him/her to this area?
- how it will assist institutional research or professional development:
- has the applicant given a realistic overview of how the Fellowship will assist his/her career?
- how the results of the fellowship will be communicated to AAIR members
- offering a brief account of the expected costs to be supported by the fellowship.