Research helps public sector managers to make better decisions. Leaders equipped with up-to-date information can better understand the issues and problems they face, so they can make informed decisions to achieve their goals, and deliver value to the sector and citizens.
ANZSOG supports innovative, cutting-edge research into public policy and strategic management issues for the benefit of government and the public sector.
Researchers may submit proposals for research funding, which will be considered by our Research Committee.
If you are proposing an analysis or discussion of evidence informing decision-making, please contact George Argyrous, the Managing Editor of Evidence Base journal. The journal funds grants of $10,000 to authors reviewing the empirical evidence on policy areas of interest to our member governments.
The Research Committee meets in June or July to discuss proposals for each funding round. The committee usually calls for proposals (via email and social media) two months before the meeting and proposals are due a few weeks later. In 2017, the Committee will meet on 20 July, and proposals are due by COB Thursday 29 June.
All researchers may apply for ANZSOG research funding if:
They have a doctorate as a minimum qualification and have been involved in at least one ANZSOG activity (including teaching, project supervision, research and applied learning).ORThey can demonstrate a strong record of high-quality research in public administration, public management or public policy.
Proposals for ANZSOG research funding support must meet four mandatory requirements. The Research Committee then will assess each proposal using weightings for both the mandatory and additional considerations.
Each year, the Research Committee nominates one or more topics of special interest. For the 2017 funding round, the committee will seek applications on the following topics:
5. Collaboration: The project involves inter-jurisdictional, especially trans-Tasman, collaboration with researchers from two or more ANZSOG university partners. (5 per cent)
6. Government support: The project involves an ANZSOG government partner contributing funding or in-kind support. (5 per cent)
7. Initial outputs: The project will produce initial outputs, regardless of the estimated project length. (5 per cent)
All proposals for ANZSOG research funding support must fulfill the requirements set out in our funding rules. Please note that ANZSOG does not allow university infrastructure and overhead charges on its grants.
Download ANZSOG Funding Rules 2017
All successful proposals for ANZSOG research funding support must fulfill the conditions set out in the ANZSOG Funding Agreement (signed by successful applicants), which outlines the responsibilities of all parties. The funding agreement should be read in conjunction with the funding rules, however the funding agreement will prevail where there is any inconsistency.
ANZSOG Research Funding application form