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Dear Social Change ECP colleagues,
Congratulations to recipients of the ECP Capability Development funds, which have recently been awarded — we’re looking forward to seeing the outcomes of these exciting new projects.
In this newsletter also, please note that a new round of ECP funding for Translation and Impact projects is now open. If you’re interested in applying, please come along to the meeting we’ve scheduled for Social Change members on 2 July (details below).
Best wishes, Julian

Have you registered as a Social Change ECP Affiliate? 
Interested in registering as an ECP Affiliate, or know someone who is? Just click here.

We are pleased to announce the outcomes for the 2019 Capability Development Fund.

Dr Jaz Hee-jeong Choi - Australia-Japan: Care-Full Approaches To Healthcare Data. 

Prof Peter Kelly - Young people’s well-being, resilience and enterprise: critical perspectives for the Anthropocene. 

Prof Esther Charlesworth - Design for Disaster. Developing Research Funding and Capacity to address the Design and Planning Challenges of Global Mobility, Migration and Social Inequality. 

Assoc Prof  Nicola Henry - More than just a “chilly climate”?: Understanding and preventing sexual harm in STEMM and higher education. 

Assoc Prof  Haiqing Yu & Ling Deng - Chinese Digital Diaspora and Entrepreneurship in Australia. 

Prof Katherine Johnson - Co-creating digital tools for 'vitalism' with marginalised youth. 

Dr  Andrew Glover & Tania Lewis - Understanding the e-change movement in Australia.

Dr Jing Qi  Transcultural Knowledge Exchange: Doctoral Education Workshops & Exhibitions of ‘Time Maps’ of Doctoral Candidates and Supervisors. 
Dr  Katrin Leifels - Multi-disciplinary study to investigate stakeholders’ perception of digital health devices in the construction industry. 
Prof Penelope Weller - National Symposium on Disability Justice Plans.

Prof Sara Charlesworth - Building Stakeholder Capacity to Address Gender-Based Violence in Victorian Individualised Aged Care & Disability Support Services.

Assoc Prof Yoko Akama - Impact evaluation in design and social innovation in Asia Pacific.
ECP Opportunity Fund - Translation and Impact 2019

The ECP Opportunity Fund - Translation and Impact (EOF – TI) 2019 is now open for invited Expressions of Interest.

A refreshed look – shorter, sharper funding
The purpose of the EOF – TI is to enhance the impact of RMIT research, in alignment with ECP priorities.  Funding up to a maximum of $125,000 is available over the lifetime of a project up to 12 months in length.

Expression of Interest – closing July 15th

In 2019 EOF - TI process commences with an initial discussion of your project with the Director/s of Platform priorities it most closely aligns to before being invited to complete an online Expression of Interest.

Details of the 2019 Round including FAQ, eligibility, the full application process and time line are available on the Research Portal here.
Social Change ECP Information Session - ECP Opportunity Fund 2019

We are holding an information session for those of you wanting to learn more about the grant and ask questions.

Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 11am - 12pm
Building 13.01.03 (Victoria Street entrance)

Please email Esther to register your attendance
Researcher Portal: game-changing for researcher support

Following the first release earlier this year, some exciting new features have just been added to the new Researcher Portal, including filters across Milestones, Publications and Project lists and enhanced visibility of contracts, and more.

The Researcher Portal is designed to provide one place for research information and support through project lifecycle. If you’re a researcher, please give it a try and leave your feedback via the Portal’s feedback tool. 
More information
Pedagogy in the Pub 2019 

The erasures of racism in education and international development
Dr Arathi Sriprakash

Tuesday 13 August 2019, 6-8pm
The Oxford Scholar, 27 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

You are invited to attend the Pedagogy in the Pub 2019 series, Quality Education, Gender Equality and Decent Work for All: Critical Encounters with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
"Pedagogy in the Pub" is a series of discussions where invited speakers critically engage with the SDGs. At the August session we consider how matters of race and racism have been treated within the SDGs, focusing on education and the ‘global learning crisis’.
Dr Arathi Sriprakash is a Reader in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines the global politics of education reform, past and present. She is currently undertaking historical and sociological research on the ‘science of childhood’ and its political significance to national and global development.
RSVP will be available here:
More information
DERC RAW and DERC Chat sessions are held on Wednesday afternoons in the DERC Research Room (Building 6, Level 4, Room 4) or in the Garden Building.
10 July 3.30-5pm 
RAW [Researchers at Work]: Digital media research methods: cultural probes and technology tours.
Led by Jenny Kennedy. 

DERC RAW (Researchers at Work) is a series of informal research conversations presented by RMIT’s Digital Ethnography Research Centre. DERC RAW is open to all members of the RMIT research community. DERC RAW events cover tips and advice on research methods, practices, publishing and more.
DERC Chats
24 July 3.30-5pm 
DERC Chats with Anne Harris, Marissa Willcox and Patrick Kelly.

DERC Chats consist of a series of 5 minute lightening talks by DERC and other researchers, providing an overview one current research project per presenter. The presentations are followed by discussion and refreshments.

DERC RAW schedule
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RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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