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What we do
Students at the undergraduate, honours and masters/postgraduate levels are welcome to undertake a FSANZ Student Research Project. Projects can be developed and tailored to appropriate level and time frame.
FSANZ expects that the students will have the relevant background knowledge or be undertaking a unit in research planning and processes; be enrolled in a relevant course; and have the support of a university supervisor.
The projects are flexible; the duration and scope of a project can be developed to fit in with university course work requirements.
Students can contact FSANZ at email@example.com.
The application process begins with discussion (via email or phone) between the FSANZ advisor/s, the student and the university supervisor. As a first step, the university supervisor is required to support the potential project link between the university and FSANZ.
Once the project topic is agreed between the FSANZ advisor, university supervisor and the student completing the project, the student then completes and submits the project/seed funding application form (word 86kb). The FSANZ advisor will review and endorse the application form. Then the Student Research Project Program Agreement (word 86kb) will need to be signed. If seed funding has been requested, the amount will be deposited into a university account nominated by the university supervisor.
No, student projects are not limited to what is on the FSANZ website. If students have a topic in mind that they think is relevant to food regulatory science at FSANZ, they can contact us and we can work together to develop an appropriate project.
FSANZ requires a copy of the graded final research report, which potentially may be used as part of our work (appropriately referenced to the authors). In addition, once the project has been completed and report submitted, FSANZ offers students the opportunity to visit FSANZ and present project outcomes and results to FSANZ staff.
The FSANZ advisor acts as a subject expert advisor, in the first instance. They will provide direction on the expected research outcomes from FSANZ in relation to the project topic and methodology. Throughout the duration of the project, the FSANZ advisor may provide guidance, for example: potential contacts; data; literature; or research methodology.
The role of the FSANZ advisor is not to supervise the students, but to act as a contact source to ensure that the project outcomes not only satisfy the students’ course requirements, but will also benefit FSANZ.
FSANZ offers seed funding to help cover costs up to $AU1000.
FSANZ will provide seed funding to each student of up to $AU1000. When students submit their application, they need to indicate how they intend to use the money to complete the project.
The seed funding can be used to help complete the research project. For example, seed funding can be used to buy materials such as food or supplement samples for analysis, analytical chemicals and equipment; photocopying and binding; transport costs; offering incentives to individuals to participate in the project or room hire.
Complete the project/seed funding application form (word 88kb). We require details such as a description of the project with project aims, methodology and timelines and information regarding how the student proposes to use the funds. If approved, funds will be deposited into a university account nominated by the university supervisor.
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