Call for Research Proposals

The 2019 RGS Call for Research Proposals has now closed

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THE-ICE Research Grant Scheme Research Proposals should address the 13th IPoE Forum 2019 theme, ‘A Quantum Leap in Excellence – Education Without Borders’ and sub-themes;

1. The Globalisation of Teaching and Learning
2. Leadership & Human Capital – How are innovations in teaching & learning being used to deliver education without borders.
3. In Search of the Perfect Curriculum – Balancing the need for high-tech and high-touch
4. Getting to the Heart of the Matter – exploring ways for increasing humanism within education and service industries
5. Education, Intercultural Understanding & Excellence – Is education opening minds, building bridges & making things better?

THE-ICE Research Grant Scheme (RGS)

The purpose of THE-ICE RGS is to facilitate and promote research by member institutions, supporting THE-ICE objective to enhance the quality of higher education in tourism, hospitality, events and culinary arts (TH&E). Research topics that may be supported by the RGS include, but are not limited to, the following;

  • Assuring and enhancing quality in TH&E institutions
  • Enhancing teaching and learning in TH&E
  • Enhancing the process of and benefits from accreditation in TH&E institutions
  • Evaluating and benchmarking performance in TH&E institutions

THE-ICE RGS is designed to:

  • Encourage and support research within THE-ICE member institutions
  • Generate research outcomes that support the objectives of THE-ICE and provide tangible benefits to member institutions
  • Stimulate interaction among members of THE-ICE
  • Generate research-based content for the THE-ICE annual signature event, the International Panel of Experts (IPoE) Forum

Each year THE-ICE will fund two research proposals to the value of AU$2,500 each. Payment of THE-ICE Research Grant is subject to:

  • Adherence to key submission dates (as per the announcement)
  • Submission of the final research paper to THE-ICE
  • Presentation of the research and outcomes at the IPoE Forum

Guidelines for Applicants

Applications are welcome from individuals and/or teams from Full Members, Affiliate and Associates of THE-ICE. Research proposals should:

  • Address a theme relevant to the objectives of THE-ICE RGS and relevant IPoE Forum
  • Propose an original course of research that contributes to the field of tourism and hospitality education
  • Follow an empirical approach, with the potential to produce robust, reliable and actionable results
  • Be original work and unpublished (in full) elsewhere

Contribute to/ align with the theme of the relevant IPoE Forum (the theme of the IPoE Forum 2019 is ‘A Quantum Leap in Excellence – Education Without Borders‘)

For further guidance, please refer to the Research Proposal Template (below) and THE-ICE RGS Frame of Reference.

Evaluation of Research Proposals

Research proposals submitted before the deadline, and adherent to the THE-ICE RGS Frame of Reference, will be reviewed by the RGS Review Committee and evaluated based on:

  • Importance and relevance of the research to the objectives of THE-ICE and to quality in TH&E higher education.
  • Potential to make an original contribution to the existing body of knowledge of TH&E education, and implications for development of best practice.
  • Contribution to/ alignment with theme of relevant IPoE Forum
  • Soundness of theoretical framework and consistency of methodology and research design
  • Feasibility and sustainability of proposed objectives, outcomes, timelines / deadlines, and budget
  • Adherence to the Research Proposal Template (provided below)

Key Dates

Research Proposals and final papers are to be submitted to ipoe@the-ice.org by the following deadlines: 

·         Research proposals should be submitted by  Friday 31st May, 2019 

·         The successful applicant/s will be notified by  Friday 14th June, 2019 

·         Final research papers must be submitted by Monday 30th September 2019 

·         Research findings will be presented at THE-ICE IPoE Forum 14th – 17th October 2019 

Payment of THE-ICE Research Grant is subject to: 

·         Adherence to key submission dates. 

·         Submission of the final research paper according to the frame of reference. 

·         Presentation of the accepted research findings at the relevant IPoE Forum. 

Contact

All enquiries regarding the submission of research proposals should be directed to Ms Jane Gentle, General Manager of THE-ICE, at jane@the-ice.org.

Please Note:

Any publication or presentation of results of the research must be approved by THE-ICE in advance to ensure that confidential information is not inadvertently divulged. THE-ICE will not unreasonably withhold or delay approval. A review of the final report will be conducted within 14 days of submission. THE-ICE  reserves the right to refuse dissemination of research grant funding if the researcher/s do not adhere to the approved research proposal.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are now available, please email ipoe@the-ice.org for details.


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