Grant funds youth self-harm reduction study

Tuesday, 25 September, 2012

This year, the auDA Foundation board has awarded 12 projects a total of $371,431 in funding, including two three-year PhD scholarships.

Two notable projects include a PhD thesis that enables Indigenous communities to access and use 3D models of Australian landscapes, and a project that will explore the use of the internet by young people at risk of self-harm or suicide to seek help.

2012 is the sixth funding round and the foundation has funded 84 projects totalling $1,657,769.

Other grant recipients include ‘Hello Sunday Morning’, a virtual space for individuals to take charge of their alcohol consumption; an RMIT University project which examines the use of Twitter by the courts on administrative matters; and an online community of practice for nurse educators called ‘e-Nexus’, spearheaded by The University of the Sunshine Coast.

The current 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, visit the website.

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