Section 2 - General conditions and regulations
2.1 Role of the Chief Investigator
The chief investigator (CI) must take primary personal responsibility for designing, writing and conducting and completing their projects. CIs are expected to take responsibility for the day-to-day running of their project, provide the required reports, data, samples, and publications to the AAD. Chief investigators are responsible for supervising their field personnel and for informing them of their obligations while in participating in the Australian Antarctic Program (AAP).
The CI must not simply be providing resources for work which will be undertaken by other personnel. The CI should personally complete the EOI and full application forms.
Chief investigators are expected to possess relevant research experience of a high order. Early career scientists are particularly encouraged to apply. Ensure that you identify that you wish to be considered as an early career scientist. An early career scientist is one who completed their Ph.D. less than five years ago (or equivalent). If your Ph.D. was awarded more than five years ago, but your research career has been interrupted by non-research employment, misadventure, illness, or family and carer responsibilities, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org for a determination of “equivalent” status.
A student cannot be the CI of a project. The CI is the contact person for all administrative matters and is responsible for ensuring that the cost of medical examinations is reimbursed to the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) (the standard medical examination costs approximately $850 per person and can be sought as part of an AAS Grant).