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Special Research Initiative for a Science of Learning Research Centre

In 2012, the Australian Research Council (ARC) will fund a new research centre to investigate the complex issues of the human learning process. The centre will draw together cross-disciplinary researchers ranging from neuroscience and cognitive development to pedagogy and educational technology. Through the ARC’s Special Research Initiatives (SRI) scheme the Australian Government has committed funding of up to $4 million per year for a period of up to four years. The centre is a key recommendation of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council Expert Working Group report, Transforming Learning and the Transmission of Knowledge (2009).

Key documents relating to the application and selection process are below.

Funding Outcome for funding commencing in 2012
Selection Report

Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012
PDF Format (692KB) - Word Format (112KB)

Funding Agreement for funding commencing in 2012
PDF Format (445KB) - Word Format (122KB)

Instructions to Applicants
PDF Format (1.2MB) – Word Format (1MB)

Frequently Asked Questions
PDF Format (170KB ) – Word Format (57KB)

Sample Application Form for funding commencing in 2012

Certification for funding commencing in 2012
PDF Format (19KB) – Word Format (113KB)

Important Dates
RMS Information
Request not to assess
Classification codes – FOR, RFCD, SEO and ANZIC

Science of Learning Research Centre Fact Sheet
PDF Format (176KB) – Word Format (357KB)

Content Last Modified: 03/12/13