Global Change Institute Flagship Projects are a chance to undertake interdisciplinary research on global change issues. Photo: Erwan Hesry
Global Change Institute Flagship Projects are a chance to undertake interdisciplinary research on global change issues. Photo: Erwan Hesry

Global Change Flagship Projects (2017 – 2018)

Call for proposals to undertake interdisciplinary research on global change issues.

Are you passionate about finding solutions to global challenges such as food security, water security, global migration, an ageing population, the decline in biodiversity, sustainable development or decarbonising our energy systems and economies?

Do your research ideas cut across disciplinary and thematic boundaries, and demand new ways of thinking? Do you have a clear ‘line of sight’ to state, national or international policy-making and end-users in government, industry and civil society that you hope to inform with your research?

Would you like to work with colleagues from across UQ and beyond on projects designed to have an impact and influence?

If so, the Global Change Institute’s Flagship Project scheme, valued at up to $120,000 over two years, could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Download the two information documents that include:

Key dates

Release of call for proposals:  Thursday, 28 September 2017
Application closing date: 5.00 pm Thursday, 26 October 2017

Key contacts

Professor Bill Bellotti (w.bellotti@uq.edu.au)
Dr Tyrone Ridgway (t.ridgway1@uq.edu.au)
Dr David Harris (d.harris@uq.edu.au)


Previous successful applicants

The GCI’s first Flagship Project involves investigators from UQ’s School of Social Science; the School of Political Science and International Studies; and School of Economics.

Other project partners include:

The project – ‘We Are The People From That Land: Centring Indigenous peoples’ rights in the transition to a sustainable, low carbon future’ – will explore the international Indigenous movement that is re-imagining human rights and social and economic development in the global era of scarce water resources, climate change and energy transition.

Spokesperson for the W&J Council, Ms Murrawah Johnson said the project would explore the importance of cultural collaborations and knowledge in Indigenous human rights.

“This is a great opportunity for the Wangan and Jagalingou people to chart a new path to justice and sustainability, and to social and economic opportunities in the transition to a low-carbon world,” Ms Johnson said

“The project will help shape a shared understanding of how to sustain our lands and waters and enrich our culture, and build our futures on this.

“It will address Indigenous rights in the context of domestic and International human rights law.”

The new Flagship Project was backed by long-time Global Change Institute supporter Dr Graeme Wood.

Dr Wood said the Wangan and Jagalingou council leaders were ‘forging new ground’ in our understanding of Indigenous rights in Australia in the transition to a low carbon and just future.


 

 

 

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