Researchers nab competitive UQ grants

14 Dec 2017

Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law have secured more than $215,000 in funding from the 2018 UQ Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme and BEL Faculty Research Collaboration Seeding Grants Scheme.  

Eight BEL early career researchers received ECR grants to explore research topics including tourist and resident dynamics and the use of intellectual property law to protect plants.

This competitive scheme supports UQ’s early career researchers and promotes research excellence. It funds high-quality research projects of modest financial cost, with an aim to generate external research support.

Another eight grants were awarded to 14 researchers via the Faculty's inaugural Research Collaboration Seeding Grants Scheme. Research topics include the economics and econometrics of aging and transitions of employment for the homeless.  

This new scheme is designed to promote research collaboration among the wide range of disciplines in the Faculty, as well as collaboration with other UQ disciplines. Researchers will conduct preliminary work to support their applications for external funding.

Congratulations to the following grant recipients. Chief investigators and projects are listed below:

UQ Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme  

UQ Business School
  • Dr Monica Chien – “The Rising Tension: Understanding Intergroup Dynamics Between Residents and Tourists”
  • Dr Jie Wang – “Healthy Travel: Health Risk Perception, Protective Behaviour and Effective Communication”.
School of Economics
  • Dr Rigissa Megalokonomou – “Why Are There Fewer Women in STEM? The Role of Teacher Favouritism and Gender Peer Effects”
  • Dr Vera te Velde – “Heterogeneous Norms”
  • Dr Haishan Yuan – “Legislating in Darkness: News, Information, and Representation”.
TC Beirne School of Law
  • Dr Kamalesh Adhikari – “Exploring the Unused Policy Space in Intellectual Property Law to Protect Plants”
  • Dr Allison Fish – “The Impact of Computational Technologies on the Practice of Law and the Legal Profession”
  • Dr Barbora Jedlickova – “Competition Law and Vertical Interactions in the Digital Age”.

Find out more about the UQ Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme.

BEL Faculty Research Collaboration Seeding Grants Scheme

Contact: BEL Communications, Alysha Hilevuo,, 07) 3346 9349.