The Office for Research offers a diverse range of support programs and resources to assist researchers at all stages of their career.
VU research funding schemes
Victoria University offers funding schemes to support research and research activities in attracting grants, publication outputs and supervising higher degree research completions. These include:
- VU Researcher Development Grant Scheme
- VU 'Out of Cycle' Collaborative Grant Scheme
- VU Grant Preparation and Support Scheme
- VU Discovery Research Grants Scheme
- VU Research Start-Up Fund
- 'Near Miss' Grants
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme
Since 2008, the Victoria University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme has been supporting outstanding early career researchers seeking to commence an academic/research career. The scheme provides appointments of four years, including a teaching component for up to 25% of a full-time position.
The scheme was expanded in 2013 to include a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship program with Industry.
Research training program & development workshops
VU supports researchers and supervisors through extensive workshops and professional development opportunities. The Research Training Program can assist researchers in preparing grant and ethics applications, managing research data, developing time management skills, publishing and presenting research, supervising students and more.
VU works with researchers and across central services to reduce barriers to technology, build infrastructure and offer support.
Our range of programs and services for researchers, include technical expertise, research data storage, digitisation services, video conferencing and more. For more information, students and staff can visit VU eResearch Support.
Research Design and Statistical Support Service
The Research Design and Statistical Support Service provides one-on-one consultation to help with the statistical design of research studies and with the statistical analysis of data and the use of statistics packages such as SPSS and R.