Hallmark Research Initiatives

Establishing the Hallmark Research Initiatives Program

In June 2014 the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) reported to University Executive the establishment of the Hallmark Research Initiatives program, noting as its strategic objectives,

  • an increase in interdisciplinary and intra-institutional academic collaboration;
  • an increase in collaborative research with external partners;
  • facilitation of additional highly competitive applications involving researchers from multiple disciplines to a range of external funding agencies, including industry and international sources; and
  • increased public awareness of the University as a provider of outstanding research that is relevant to and benefits the community.

The first four Hallmark Research Initiatives, identified through the Research@Melbourne consultation process, were established in late 2014 with funding for three years.

Calls for Expressions of Interest (2015, 2017 and 2019) have resulted in the establishment of another ten Hallmark Research Initiatives. Research leadership is drawn from all faculties, with the third wave (2017) established specifically to surface and support Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)-led, cross divisional alliances that currently exist within the University.

It is anticipated that future opportunities for Hallmark Research Initiatives will be available from time to time, in alignment with the university's research strategy.

We welcome your interest

If you have questions or comments regarding the Hallmark Research Initiatives program, please contact us, hallmark-initiatives@unimelb.edu.au

Please refer to individual Hallmark Research Initiative websites [HERE] for information about their research, people, opportunities to engage, and contact information.