South Australia’s first Mobility Scheme provides opportunities for industry representatives to work within UniSA, or for UniSA researchers to work within a business, for up to 12 months, facilitating the transfer of expertise, training and skills.
Unique to South Australia, the Scheme will prioritise the support of collaborative initiatives with business to achieve defined outcomes, including project work relating to tackling specific industry R&D challenges, facilitating knowledge transfer, and the opportunity to develop and upskill staff.
Through this scheme, funding will be provided to cover the full salary costs (including on-costs) for an industry or University staff member for a secondment term of up to 12 months duration. The secondment term may be flexible in terms of time spent per week within an organisation.
Eligible companies must have at least current, or proposed, operations in South Australia, along with a demonstrated intention to benefit the State’s economy.
COB Thursday 25 January – for Oversight Committee meeting on Wednesday 7 February
COB Wednesday 21 March – for Oversight Committee meeting on Wednesday 28 March
COB Friday 2 May – for Oversight Committee meeting on Wednesday 9 May
In the first instance, please consult with your direct Line Manager and/or Head of School as to the appropriateness and focus of your proposed secondment. If the proposed secondment is identified as being well suited then carefully review the scheme Guidelines and Application Form.
Applications should be co-developed by the industry partner and UniSA researcher(s), and must be written in the style of a business case where the problem/opportunity that the secondment will address, and the anticipated deliverables and impact from the secondment, are clearly articulated.
All applications to the Mobility Scheme must be written in accessible language that is easy to understand and where technical or discipline specific terminology is explained. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, and will generally be assessed within eight weeks from submission by the Mobility Scheme assessment panel.
To access support and advice regarding eligibility and the overall application process, all applicants must engage with the FIA Program Manager prior to final applications proceeding through to the FIA Oversight Committee.
FIA Mobility Scheme Guidelines
FIA Mobility Scheme Application Form
FIA Mobility Secondment Agreement
Manager: Future Industries Institute
University of South Australia
Phone: (08) 8302 3895