2016 MERG Small Project Grants
Each year the Multidisciplinary Environment Research Group (MERG) makes available funds through its Small Projects Grant Scheme to support research associated with the key themes and interests of the research group.
Applications for the 2016 round of MERG Small Project Grants are closed:
Applications closed at 5pm on Monday 2 May 2016. Successful applicants were notified by 16 May 2016, with funds to be spent by 25 November 2016.
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MERG Small Project Grant Successful Projects
|Dr Carolyn Philpott||TCotA||Composing the Australian Landscape: Malcolm Williamson's Music for Australia||$1,400.00|
|Claire Konkes||Social Sciences||Australian News Media and the Great Barrier Reef: Policy Moments and the Politics of Protection||$1,500.00|
|Dr Hannah Stark||TCotA||Cinema and the Non/Human||$725.00|
|Jessie Buettel||Plant Science||A Forest of Stars: Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics as a Cosmological Analogue||$2,000.00|
|Assoc/Prof Kate Crowley||Social Sciences||Stepping Stone, Halfway House or Road to Nowhere? Where Greens Support National Minority Government||$1,054.00|
|Dr Lyn McGaurr||Social Sciences||Tourism communications and transnational environmental debate||$1,090.00|
|Miranda Nieboer||Humanities||The South Pole Dome - an architect's perspective||$400.00|
|Dr Mitchell Rolls||Humanities||Other Peoples, Different Bush||$1,350.00|
|Dr Hannah Stark||Humanities||Deleuze and Guattari in the Anthropocene||$1,250.00|
|Prof. Bruce Tranter||Social Sciences||Political Partisanship and the influence of question design on attitudes toward Global Warming and Climate Change'||$2,500.00|
|Dr Yvette Watt||TCotA||Artists, Animals and Gender||$495.60|
|Robyn Greaves||Humanities||Women, Space and Representation in Twentieth-Century Australia||$574.00|
|Chloe Lucas||School of Land and Food||Exploring the social and psychological construction of climate change beliefs and narratives||$518.00|
|Luke Hortle||Humanities||Reading the Posthuman in the Anthropocent: Contemporary Literature and Critical Theory||$1,500.00|
|Peter Davies||TCotA||Derwent Heavy Metal Wise Head: Video art installation||$1,250.00|
|Hanne Nielsen||Humanities||Not For Sale? Representations of Antarctic for Commercial Purposes||$1,000.00|
|Kathleen Williams||Social Sciences||Mapping media waste: The socio-cultural and environmental impacts of outmoded technologies||$1,694.42|
|Rosanna Hunt||Social Sciences||Peppermint magazine: sustainable lifestyles and ethical publishing||$1,200.00|
|Dr Meg Keating||TCotA||Overflow||$1,250.00|
|Isabel Mcintosh||Humanities||The Reframing Of Environmental Activism by Regional Farming Women in North West NSW||$1,170.00|
|Tony Huang||Engineering and ICT||Effects of content relevance of eco-visualization in promoting environmental awareness||$1,729.70|
|Dr John Cianchi|
Conference travel: Green Criminology Conference (London) and British Society of Criminology Conference (Liverpool).
|International Conference Papers with that presented at the Green Criminology Conference to be developed into a chapter for a forthcoming edited collection.||$2393.00|
|Dr Meg Keating|
Materials: "Smoke and Mirrors: Exploring contested environmental issues through animation and paper cut installation".
|Exhibited work in local, national and international (Malaysia) galleries.||$900.00|
|Dr Elizabeth Leane|
Delivery of Paper: ('Lewander Lecture') and other contributions at SCAR 'Open Science' Conference.
|International Conference Paper to be expanded and revised for publication with peer reviewed international journal.||$1332.00|
|Prof Christopher Lueg|
RA support: Sharing tacit knowledge about environmental change.
|Further development of rePhoto project to improve landscape knowledge and environmental management in North West Tasmania. The proposed project is part of a larger collaboration between UTAS and the XRez Lab at the University of North Texas, USA. The data collected using the ERG funding will strengthen UTAS's role in that collaboration.||$2460.00|
|Dr Naomi Milthorpe|
Conference support: "Country House in Britain 1914-2014" Conference, 6 – 8 June 2014.
|International Conference paper & submit revise paper for publication with ERA ranked journals.||$1094.00|
|Dr Carolyn Philpott|
Conference travel: "Sounds of the Southernmost Continent: Exploring Musical Representations of the Antarctic Landscape and Environment by Composers of Western Art."
|International Conference Paper & submit paper for publication with A-ranked, peer reviewed international journal. This paper will also relate to research linked to proposed monograph (dependent upon ARC DECRA 2015 application).||$2498.00|
|Dr Hannah Stark|
Indexing of edited book Deluze and the Non/Human.
|Index for edited collection under contract with Palgrave Macmillan. In addition to co-editing the volume, Dr Stark is also contributing a co-written introduction, and interview with Elizabeth Grosz, and a chapter entitled "Deleuze and Critical Plant Studies."||$1730.00|
|Assoc. Prof. Elaine Stratford|
"Exploring cultural assets through community art workshops with the Rakhaine indigenous community of coastal Bangladesh."
|Narrated book with block prints, community workshops and community art show. The project team will also present findings from the project at a relevant conference, such as the Institute of Australian Geographers AGM, and publish findings in a geography journal article.||$2498.00|
|Dr Yvette Watt|
RA support: "Down on the Farm: why do artists avoid 'farm' animals as subject matter?"
|Chapter in forthcoming edited publication, Critical& Perspectives on Meat Culture, ed. Annie Potts. Published by Brill.||$ 1239.00|