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Associate Professor Mark Staniforth: International Science Linkages: Humanities and Creative Arts International Research Fellowship Award
Congratulations to Associate Professor Mark Staniforth on the award of an International Science Linkages: Humanities and Creative Arts International Research Fellowship. The Fellowship will support Mark’s participation in the Bach Dang archaeological research project, an international collaboration between the Maritime Archaeology Program (MAP) at Flinders, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University and researchers from the Institute of Archaeology at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences and the Vietnam Archaeology Academy.

The project aims to reconstruct the historical battles that took place on the Bach Dang River near Haiphong in Northern Vietnam in the 10th and 13th centuries, and to investigate the ships that took part in them. A team of archaeologists will survey the site over a four-week period in early 2010, locating submerged and buried shipwrecks.

Professor Phillip Slee: Student Mental Health and Violence Prevention Grant Success

Funding  of $220,000 for programs at Flinders University has now been received from DIISR for the co-operative COST Australian-European grant on cyber-bullying that will bring representatives from 25 European countries to Australia in April  to attend a 5 day Training School  including the President and the Director of COST.

In addition to this important funding boost, Professor Slee and his team have also recently received news that joint funding of $1.2m with Edith Cowan and QUT on parenting education and cyber bullying  has been received from 'Healthways' in WA.

Flinders Collaborative Research Grant Scheme (Round 2, 2009)
The Flinders Collaborative Research Grant Scheme will not be available this year.  Professor Andrew Beer, Interim DVC(R), is reviewing the effectiveness of the program and will advise an outcome in due course.