AIBE has an objective to support and showcase applied research across BEL Faculty's three schools of Business, Economics and Law. AIBE has set up an internal funding scheme to support BEL researchers in an applied project within the four research areas of applied economics, business analytics, strategy and innovation and law. Each of the four research program areas will award $40,000 for the successful proposal. The general aim of the funding scheme is:

  • To provide funding ($40,000) for a successful proposal in one of the following areas:
    1. Applied economics
    2. Business analytics
    3. Strategy and innovation
    4. Law
  • To support and develop a new applied research project and assist in establishing collaborative research agreements with industry partners; which in turn
  • Provide a solid basis for an ARC Linkage application to continue the research.

Critical criteria

  • This scheme is for new projects and not for previously awarded grants. Proposals which are tied to awarded grants will not be awarded.
  • All proposals must include a letter of support from and industry partner. A template for the letter is supplied.
  • The funding is only valid for the period of 12 months from the time the recipient is awarded. There will be no availability for the carry forward of unspent funds after the 12 months.
  • Preference will be given to multidisciplinary projects which have researchers from more than one Research Cluster or School. The emphasis of this scheme is to increase collaborations within Schools and across the Schools of BEL.

Guidelines and applications

Please download the Guidelines for applicants, the Application form and the Letter of support template below:

Important dates

The AIBE Applied Research Fund is open from 29th May, 2017 and all proposal will need to be submitted by Friday 23rd June, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

For further information, please contact the Senior Research Officer Tom Cole (email:; telephone: 336 58859).

Selection panel

A selection panel will decide on the proposals to be awarded. The panel consists of the Director of AIBE, the Associate Dean of Research (BEL) and AIBE Research Program Leaders.