2012 auDA Foundation funding announced

Posted by Leonie Dunbar on 24 September 2012

The auDA Foundation board will fund a PhD thesis that enables Indigenous communities to access and use three dimensional (3D) models of Australian landscapes.

A project that will explore the use of the Internet by young people at risk of self-harm or suicide to seek help also won a grant in the Foundation’s 2012 funding round.

This year, twelve projects were awarded a total of $371,431 and include the funding of two 3 year PhD scholarships.

2012 is the 6th funding round and the Foundation has now funded 84 projects totalling $1,657,769.

Other notable grant recipients include “Hello Sunday Morning,” a virtual space for individuals to take charge of their alcohol consumption, a RMIT University project which examines the use of Twitter by the courts on administrative matters and an online Community of Practice for nurse educators entitled “e-Nexus,” spearheaded by The University of the Sunshine Coast.

The 2012 round saw the Foundation receive the highest number of applications in its history.

“We were delighted by the number of applications we received, many of which were exemplary,” auDA CEO Chris Disspain said. “We feel that funding these initiatives could significantly improve the lives of many Australians through their creative use of the Internet.” 

The full list is as follows:

•    Hello Sunday Morning
•    Prahran Mission UnitingCare
•    RMIT University
•    Reef Check Foundation
•    University of South Australia
•    WorkVentures
•    University of the Sunshine Coast
•    Monash Indigenous Centre, Monash University
•    Ballarat City Council
•    Guide Dogs Victoria
•    Deaf Services Queensland
•    Griffith University
To learn more about these organisations’ projects, go to: http://audafoundation.org.au/

Established by .au Domain Administration (auDA) in 2005, the auDA Foundation is a charitable trust established to promote and encourage educational and research activities that will enhance the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community.