Applications for the 2019 (round 1) are now open and will close 23 September 2018.
How to apply
Step 2: If you are a UTS academic, identify an academic counterpart at one of our KTP partner institutions who shares similar research interests. If you are a KTP academic, identify a UTS counterpart. If you need help with this process, please contact our KTP team.
Step 3: Discuss your research interests and identify opportunities for collaboration.
Step 4: Define your research project topic, outline the planned outcomes of your visit, and agree on the content of the Application.
Step 5: View a Preview version of the application form and prepare necessary documents. Once prepared, the UTS host academic submits a completed online application by 23 September 2018. Please ensure you complete and submit the online application form rather than the preview version.
N.B. When planning and preparing your application, please ensure that your proposed research collaboration satisfies the following criteria:
- A high quality plan including publications, external funding and Higher Degree Research students involvement
- Identify a significant number of other UTS and KTP researchers
- Engagement with the wider UTS community
- Ensure this research collaboration aligns with the Faculty’s research priorities/areas of focus. Articulate how this visit is relevant or has strategic importance to the Faculty.
- Demonstrate how this visit builds deep relationships between the research groups in your Faculty and the KTP partner
- Please also see Tips for a successful application in the tab below.
Step 6: Once the application has been submitted online, print and sign on the form, and submit a copy of the signed application to the KTP team by email or internal mail. Applicants may send a scanned soft copy of the form with the Dean’s signature to the KTP team by 23 September 2018.
N.B. Both signatures from the UTS host academic and the relevant UTS Faculty Dean are required. Endorsements from the DVC (Research) is not required at the point of application; the KTP team will seek this endorsement.
Tips for a successful application
Applications are measured on their degree of detail, thoroughness and anticipated realistic outputs. In order for an application to be competitive there will need to be a plan and some evidence that the researchers have scoped potential to work together and are actively doing so. You should plan the application in advance and allow for plenty of time to work on the application prior to submitting. You should organise your proposal into planned outputs/outcomes, actions and timeframes.
Please ensure the topic of research aligns with your research collaboration and clearly outline what your research is intending to resolve. Demonstrate that your research is aligned with UTS’s research focus areas and that the research area complements mutual research strengths of UTS and the KTP.
Include a detailed summary of the proposed activities to be conducted while at UTS and the expected outcomes of your collaboration. Include the topics and audience(s) of planned seminars, workshops and meetings, noting that all Visiting Fellows must present at least one seminar open to UTS students and/or academics. Add the titles or topics of your planned joint publications and identify options to seek external funding relevant to your research project. Applications with names of any funding sources already identified and/or current funding applications will be looked upon favourably.
Identify opportunities for co-supervision of research students and demonstrate how you can contribute to the development of UTS Higher Degree Research students. Please include names of any identified HDR students you are intending to co-supervise.
Provide evidence of your intention to broaden the scope of collaboration with other academics at UTS and the KTP, especially early and mid-career researchers. Include names and faculties of all academics who will be potentially involved in this collaboration. The Host Academic is expected to demonstrate ability and willingness to build wider collaboration cross-institutionally and at the faculty level. One of the KTP Program’s objectives is to strengthen institution-to-institution partnerships rather than only focusing on single researcher to researcher connections.
Provide evidence of qualification of the visiting researcher and quality of their research. It is also important that the visiting research is able to communicate effectively in English.
If you are aligned with a Joint Research Centre (JRC) either through membership of a research strength or other affiliation, you will need to specify why the visit is not being funded under the JRC
If you have an existing research collaboration with the proposed visiting scholar, you will be asked to outline why the visit is necessary.
The application should address the following selection criteria:
- alignment of planned outputs with the program’s objectives and expectations
- evidence that the research collaboration has been thoroughly planned
- visiting fellow’s research career and achievements
- alignment with UTS’s research theme areas
Applications from early to mid-career academics are strongly encouraged.
Please read the Eligibility Criteria (PDF, 215kB) and the tips for a successful KTP Visiting Fellow Application above.
The DVC (Research) will consider all nominations and make funding decisions based on the:
(i) suitability of candidates against the selection criteria; and
(ii) available budget
Once the DVC (Research) has approved the nomination, the KTP team will liaise with the Human Resources Unit to facilitate an invitation letter so that the Visiting Fellow can apply for their visa. The visiting period should commence within the same calendar year.
Please note that applications for the Distinguished Visiting Scholar and KTP Visiting Fellow (KTP-VF) Programs are considered simultaneously by the same Review Committee. Assessment of applications runs across both programs. If you have received funding to participate in DVS or KTP-VF programs in the past, please ensure that you outline all outputs from previous funded visits and list them on your application.
The key dates for the 2019 (round 1) applications are:
- Applications open: 1 August 2018
- Applications close: 23 September 2018
- Results announcement: 12 November 2018 (KTP) /23 October 2018 (DVS)
- Visits to take place between February and November 2019
Please avoid planning visits in December, as it is the time in the year when the wider UTS academic community tends to be on leave, which makes the objective of broadening connections much more difficult to achieve.
Notes for previous participants
- If you have already participated in the Inbound KTP Visiting Fellow program (as a Visiting Fellow or Host Academic) please demonstrate that your previous visit produced substantial outputs and list these in your application
- If the Host Academic has participated in a Visiting Fellow program offered by any of our KTPs (outbound), please demonstrate that this visit produced substantial outputs and list these in your application
- You will be asked to outline the joint publications, joint research grant funding, joint supervision of Higher Degree Research Students, and/or development of connections with other academics at UTS or KTP that resulted from your participation in the KTP Visiting Fellow program (inbound or outbound).
Please note that in addition to UTS’s Institutional wide KTP Visiting Fellow Program, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) has signed its first Faculty KTP agreement with VNU University of Engineering and Technology (VNU-UET). Applications are also open for FEIT academics who would like to bring their counterparts from VNU-UET. For more information, please visit the FEIT/VNU-UET Faculty KTP website and/or contact the FEIT’s International team.