As part of our work during the Improvements to NAATI Testing (INT) Project, we identified the ongoing need for NAATI to invest in industry research. A small annual research fund now exists to promote relevant translating and interpreting research.
The aim of the NAATI Research Fund is to broaden the scope of industry research projects and collaborations.
NAATI is now considering third party proposals for funding for the 2020-2021 financial year.
NAATI encourages collaborative funding involving other funding sources (such as ARC linkage grants). We understand that external funding options have varying submission dates and application processes and requirements.
Applications for research funding can be made at any time (via a registration of interest process). NAATI will consider research proposals over one or more than one year.
NAATI considers research priorities on an annual basis. The priorities for the 2020-2021 financial year are as follows:
Certification System Quality and Scope
Translating & Interpreting Practice
Interested parties should submit their proposal by completing the application form.
After you have submitted an application, NAATI will conduct an initial assessment to determine if your application meets the eligibility criteria for recommendation for funding. Generally this will take about four weeks.
Applications that meet these criteria will then be referred to the Technical Reference Advisory Committee (TRAC) for review before consideration by the NAATI Board (via the CEO). Consideration of applications can take up to 12 weeks.
Applications that have merit but do not pass this initial assessment will be returned to the applicant with feedback and an invitation to re-apply with relevant modifications.
Applications that do not have merit will be returned to the applicant with feedback about why their application was unsuccessful.
Successful applicants will be contacted and provided with a draft funding contract. You will then be required to provide six-monthly progress reports and a final report including a financial acquittal at the completion of the research project.