Industry Academic Exchange Program on water recycling

Friday, 24 January, 2014

The Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence is calling for proposals from interested water professionals to undertake an exchange project on recycled water as part of its Industry and Academic Exchange Program.

The program was launched in 2012-13 to stimulate collaborative research between the water recycling industry and academia, as well as develop skills and foster knowledge transfer. The program (to be known as a Centre Fellowship) is funded under the centre’s Goal 4 and will help address the national knowledge needs and education components of this goal.

The Centre Fellowship will allow water industry professionals (Centre Fellows) to spend time embedded in Australia’s academic framework, and for researchers to spend time embedded within industry. Fellowships can typically last up to six months and be used to undertake a full research project, pilot or feasibility study, technical exchange or study of best practice methodologies. Projects may be a proof-of-concept idea or allow the required industry-research collaboration to overcome an existing challenging issue within a broader project.

The centre is interested in proposals that will enhance research linkages between organisations to form strong and lasting industry-academic partnerships, which would assist in broadening the current network of research and development relevant to Australia’s interests in water recycling. The proposed activity must also offer significant added value for the Centre Fellow, including gaining new skills or knowledge, as well as having strategic relevance and value for each partner organisation. Applications must show relevance to the centre’s Strategic Plan and Strategic Research Plan.

The deadline for 2014 proposal submissions is Friday, 28 March 2014.

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