Federal Government Research Opportunities
It is raining opportunities at present with the Department of Education and Training publishing a number of really interesting research and associated projects. These opportunities can be found at the Australian Government’s Aus Tender site. If anyone is interested in a partnership/consortium approach please keep me in mind and make contact.
Opportunity Number One is to map the scale and scope of Australia’s higher education delivery offshore and online, identify barriers and growth opportunities, and recommend how Australian providers can take up these opportunities.
Opportunity Number Two is to conduct research into the academic outcomes of various cohorts of international higher education students.
Opportunity Number Three is to identify means of expanding research collaboration between regional Australia and Southeast Asia.
And finally, Opportunity Number Four is not quite in the same vein, though it may well be of interest to some of our followers. This one is to develop a VET market access toolkit.
Please head back to the Posts Page and leave a reply if you want to discuss any of these opportunities, or just make a general comment.
Happy Easter to All!
Bangladesh Review of Building Skills for Unemployed and Underemployed Labour
This project, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, is calling for expressions of interest for a mid-term review to be conducted for an international consultant. The terms of reference outline in detail this opportunity. Effectively it includes 14 days on-site visits in Bangladesh between 13 and 25 January 2018.
I hope this might be of interest to one of our members, or to an extended colleague of the AVETRA Educator Hub.
A special opportunity for one of our Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander colleagues looking to take on a full-time research scholarship. This sounds like an amazing opportunity and I wish anyone applying the best of luck!
Applications close 20 November 2017!
Another interesting opportunity: This time in Western Balkan countries
Such an interesting world of research going on at this time. Check out the terms of reference for this project which is anticipated to take two people 42 days to complete. It does include the need for a couple of days in Turin, Italy.
I hope someone out there might be in a position to submit an expression of interest. And good luck if it is you!
Significant research undertaking required for NSW Government
Hello again Colleagues
An opportunity which came across my desk may appeal to an individual or a consortium of the AVETRA Educator Hub readers. The NSW Government is planning a significant review of post-school decision factors regarding further study and employment entry. See below for details:
RFT ID: DI-SED-17-253
RFT Title: Expression of Interest – Pathways for the Future – Reform Project
Close Date & Time: 1-May-2017 3:00 PM
Agency: NSW Dept of Industry – Skills & Economic Development
Category: Economic analysis
Description: The NSW Government is seeking to procure consultancy services to identify and analyse the pathways that young people aged 15-24 years in NSW undertake in and after school through to vocational education and training (VET), higher education, and the workforce. The purpose of the EOI is to identify potential suppliers with the capability and capacity to deliver the consultancy services. Select suppliers will then be progressed to an Request for Proposal stage and it is the Department’s intention to enter into a contract with one supplier (or consortium of suppliers) to deliver the consultancy services.
Another two opportunities from the UNESCO/UNEVOC forum:
Request for Proposals to develop Competency Standards, Competency-Based Learning Materials, Assessment Tools
The ILO Country Office for Bangladesh published the TORs to recruit individual Constants/Consulting firms to develop the Competency Standards, Course Accreditation Documents, Assessment Tools, Trainee’s Record Books for the Pharmaceuticals, Ceramics, Agro-Food and Tourism and Hospitality sectors under the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project funded by Canada.
We also published the TORs to recruit Individual Consultants/ Organisations to develop Competency-Based Learning Materials (CBLMs) for the Furniture and Tourism and Hospitality sectors.
We encourage you all who has relevant experience to submit the proposals and we are also requesting you to share the following links to your friends/organisations who are interested to submit the proposals.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Md. Serajul Islam
Programme Officer (CBT&A Quality and Relevance)
Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project
ILO Country Office for Bangladesh
And Number Two:
Academic post in International VET in Nottingham
We have a vacancy for a new member of our UNEVOC Centre team in Nottingham
Applications are invited for the above post based at the University’s Jubilee Campus. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the School’s Centre for International Education Research, actively seeking out external research funding, producing high quality publications and engaging with external stakeholders to inform policy and practice. They will support the development of new online Masters modules/programmes and CPD courses and will contribute to the new BA Education as appropriate. They will be an active member of the Nottingham UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre. The role holder will also undertake work in other areas in the School, including research student supervision.
Assistant Professor level – Candidates should hold a research degree e.g. MPhil, PhD or EdD (or equivalent) in a relevant area. They should also have experience of developing and leading research bids and experience of supervising at Masters or Doctoral level.
Associate Professor level – candidates should hold a research degree e.g. MPhil, PhD or EdD (or equivalent) in a relevant area. They should also have experience of supervising and examining at Doctoral level and experience of leading successful research projects.
This is a full-time permanent post.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andrew Noyes, Email: Andrew.Noyes@Nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
I hope these are of interest to some of our members.
Academia provides a great opportunity to disseminate your research. This is a real 21st Century approach to dissemination, using an open source platform to ‘bring the world’s research online’. Whilst it is true that it is run by a small team, it is certainly not a small deal. it will:
- give you an opportunity to put your research online making it available to people via a link;
- give you exposure in the research community;
- allow you to access, completely free, an impressive array of research.
Some of the research adheres to long-standing practices, including double blind peer review. Other research is submitted by practitioners who have reflected on what is happening in the here and now.
Here is what the founder of Academia says:
We’re building an Open Science platform to bring the world’s research online, available to all, for free. With over 24,730,498 registered users and growing at 10% per month, Academia.edu is rapidly transforming the way researchers share their work. We’re a small team of 22 people passionate about building great software to open up science. Last year we raised $11 million from Khosla Ventures, Spark Capital, and True Ventures to fuel the growth of the platform and the team.
You will need to set up an account (free) with Academia . Oh yes, and a little word of warning: ethics clearance and research code of conduct is important in all forms of research. It is worthwhile gaining ethics clearance either from your workplace, your educational institution, or AVETRA (for members) before disseminating research.
Opportunities in India and Bangladesh
Two opportunities have become known to me through the UNESCO-UNEVOC Forum of which I am a member. One is for a trainer with Certificate IV TAE in India, and one is for a Consultation in Review of Technical Management Centres in Bangladesh.
If you are interested, look for these at the UNESCO-UNEVOC discussion forum http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/e-forum You will need to join, but it’s free and very worthwhile.
This page will be updated with new opportunities as they arise. Have a look at these: