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Visiting Researcher Scheme

2019 Round – NOW CLOSED

The Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) invites applications from distinguished academics, creative practitioners and industry leaders to come to Perth and participate in the Institute’s research activities under its Visiting Researcher Scheme. There are two types of visiting researcher:

  • Short-term Visiting Scholar (for visits of up to 4 weeks)
  • Visiting Research Fellow (for visits greater than 4 weeks)

The former provides $5,000 to $6,000 support, whilst the latter provides $10,000 to $12,000. Visiting Scholars and Fellows are expected to contribute to the Institute’s interdisciplinary research and education programs that focus on applying computational methods across all disciplines. A key objective of the Visiting Researcher Scheme is to foster R&D collaboration and partnerships with the Institute’s researchers. The Visiting Scholars and Fellows must give a seminar as part of the CIC Seminar Series.

The Institute, formed in 2015, initiates and fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education programs that apply computational methods across computer science, engineering, science, health, business and the humanities, to provide innovative solutions to complex problems. The Visiting Researcher Scheme aims to strengthen two or more of the following CIC objectives:

  1. Engage in collaborative high quality cutting edge research to solve complex, interdisciplinary problems that require computational modelling, data analytics and visualisation.
  2. Build strong institutional links with peer institutes and organizations internationally.
  3. Raise awareness across Curtin and in the wider community of the power and benefits of computational approaches to research.
  4. Develop and deliver specialized training in computational methods to CIC researchers and postgraduates.
  5. Foster industry and/or competitive grant projects involving CIC researchers

The CIC has five main themes: Big Data AnalyticsSimulation, Modelling and Optimisation, Visualisation and Education. Visiting Fellows will participate in one or more of these themes. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Theme Leaders and develop a research plan which needs to be included as part of their application form. Attracting additional financial support from other sources is encouraged. The CIC researcher proposing the visitor must ensure that the logistics of the visit are viable, and should the application be successful, work with their local area to organise and coordinate the visit.


Selection Criteria

  1. How well the proposed visitor program supports the CIC objectives
  2. Track record and profile of proposed visitor
  3. Value for money


Closing Date

Please apply using the application form. Applications are due by
Sunday 28th April 2019 at 11.55 pm
and should be emailed to


For Further Information

Please contact:
Professor Louis Caccetta
Modelling and Optimisation Theme Leader
Tel: +61 8 9266 7234