Seed Funding

The AIJA is interested in working with academics to develop proposals for research projects. It is offering financial assistance to provide an incentive for academics to prepare ARC grant applications in areas of AIJA interest. Broad areas of research identified as relevant to judicial administration are:

 the proportional use of judicial resources for optimum practical effectiveness and efficiency; and
 public perceptions and understanding of the justice system.

Included in these broad areas are:

 the examination of the relationship between the principles of adjudicatory independence and administrative accountability;
 a comparative analysis of reforms in the justice system in other jurisdictions;
 performance measurement, including the creation of best practice models for the introduction of bench-marking and yardstick competition models in the courts;
 proportionality, namely, the proportion of the value of claims expended on legal costs and the expenditure of court resources to meet the instances and areas of greatest need and access to justice.

Inquiries and applications for funding should be directed to:

Professor Greg Reinhardt
Executive Director, AIJA
Ground floor, 555 Lonsdale Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000