Ian Wilson Liberal Foundation: Research Grant 2016

The Ian Wilson Liberal Foundation provides funding for the undertaking of research which will lead to sound analysis and conclusions for reform capable of practical application and advocacy in Australia

In 2016 a grant of $5,000 is available to undertake the following study:

A statistical analysis of the outcome of South Australian elections.  The statistics produced will examine the 2PP and the outcomes of elections in SA in comparison with the 2PP and election outcomes in other Australian states.  The study will examine whether the ‘fairness clause’ in South Australia has led to election outcomes where the Party that receives the majority of the vote forms government more or less often than other jurisdictions.


Applicants must:

  • hold a PhD;
  • be academic teaching and/or research only staff
  • be employed permanently or on a fixed-term contract over a two semester period in a given calendar year.

Staff who take LSL and/or unpaid leave for a semester are not eligible.

Application Documents

Submission Requirements

Applications must be submitted by 12 May 2016

Email completed Application Form to Janine Donnell, School Manager of the School of Social Sciences (

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