17 July 2012
Research students win publication support
Six RMIT University higher degree by research candidates have been awarded the inaugural Higher Degree by Research Publications Grant.
The grant provides candidates with a 12-week living allowance as they prepare papers for publication while their thesis/project is under examination.
The recipients are:
- Kanishka Karunasena Thanthri Waththage, School of Business IT and Logistics
- Antoinette Mary Saliba, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
- Rajkishore Nayak, School of Fashion and Textiles
- Rajesh Ramanathan, School of Applied Sciences
- Jian Zhen Ou, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- MD Abdullah Al Harun Khan Chowdhury, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Professor Denise Cuthbert, Dean of the School of Graduate Research, said: "I am delighted with the outstanding quality of the applications for the first round of funding and I am looking forward to seeing further excellent proposals in the second round for this year.
"Our research candidates are engaged in highly original and very publishable research and it is wonderful that we now have this scheme to support their research and publications post-submission.
"The grant recipients had a range of experience. For some, this will be their first chance to publish papers on their research; others have already had papers published prior to and throughout their candidature.
"Feedback from the Colleges and Schools has been very positive. This scheme has been viewed as a great initiative to encourage candidates to publish their research."
Applications for the second round of grants are now open, closing on 31 August.
Professor Denise Cuthbert with the six inaugural grant recipients.
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