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DVCR industry seed grant scheme

The DVCR industry seed grant scheme is designed to support collaborative research with industry.

Scheme guidelines and an application form are available here: DVCR Seed Grant application form .  FAQS on the scheme are available here.

An overview of projects funded through the DVCR industry seed grant scheme are below:

  • Project title: High-resolution 4D habitat mapping to support management of the Lord Howe Island marine estate
  • Industry partner: NSW DPI (Lord Howe Island Marine Park) and Lord Howe Island Board
  • SCU lead researcher: Professor Brendan Kelaher
  • Project summary: The aim of this project is to develop high-resolution imagery using remotely piloted aircraft (drones) to support improved marine estate management of Lord Howe Island.  The resulting imagery data will be immediately actionable as a management tool, providing information on habitats and species which will assist with planning and compliance of infrastructure such as marine moorings and the airport runway, and future development. 
  • Project title: Growing together through gardening: Exploring the benefits of therapeutic horticulture for people with cognitive disability residing in supported independent living accommodation
  • Industry partner: Aruma
  • SCU lead researcher: Dr Kate Neale
  • Project summary: The aim of this project is to explore the potential for therapeutic benefits of participant-led community style gardens within residential settings for people with cognitive disability to deliver improved wellbeing, NDIS outcomes and quality of supported living homes. The project will serve as a pilot for a broader roll out of community-style gardens across more Aruma's Supported Independent Living sites nationally (of which there are currently 318).