July 2020: Invited talk August 24 on funding ID and TD research

Professor Klement Tockner, President of the Austrian Science Fund, will talk about how he implemented his vision to fund interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Two annual rounds of funding for interdisciplinary research have been completed and a first round of funding for transdisciplinary research is now in progress. The talk will be part of the NITRO-Oceania […]

July 2020: Outcome of NITRO-Oceania submissions to Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) Review 2019

In May 2019, NITRO-Oceania made a submission to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification Review 2019 arguing for inclusion of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research (https://nitro-oceania.net/2019/05/30/June-2019-research-classifications-submission/). In February 2020, we expressed our disappointment in the draft conclusions of the review (https://nitro-oceania.net/2020/02/10/february-2020-response-to-ANZSRC-consultation-draft). The final report was released in late June 2020 and while the review […]

July 2020: Business meeting August 24, Save the date!

The annual business meeting will be held on Monday August 24 at: 11am-12.30pm Australian west coast 1-2.30pm Australian east coast, PNG 2-3.30pm Solomon Islands 3-4.30pm NZ and Fiji. The agenda will cover: Welcome and introductions Update on working groups and activities Future plans and funding proposal for interim secretariat Nominations for Executive Additions to working […]

June 2020: NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference

The June 30 NITRO-Oceania Executive video-conference covered: debriefing after the successful June 17 workshop planning for the August 24 business meeting discussion of two proposed new membership categories – “aspiring leaders” and one for people who have stepped down from formal leadership positions update on successful networking through the virtual coffee chats formalising the co-option […]

June 2020: June 17 impact narratives workshop a success!

Seventeen leaders of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations, along with ten interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researchers and practitioners met virtually to move thinking forward on how best to describe interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and its impacts. It successfully set the scene for the next two workshops in the series; see https://nitro-oceania.net/sri2020-workshop/.

June 2020: New paper from global leaders group “Preparing interdisciplinary leadership for a sustainable future”

Boone, C.G., Pickett, S.T.A, Bammer, G., Bawa, K., Dunne, J.A., Gordon, I.J., Hart, D., Hellmann, J., Miller, A., New, M., Ometto, J.P., Taylor K., Wendorf, G., Agrawal, A., Bertsch, P., Campbell, C., Dodd, P., Janetos, A., Mallee, H. 2020 ‘Preparing interdisciplinary leadership for a sustainable future.’ Sustainability Science Online First http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11625-020-00823-9