Teacher Researcher in Partnership Program (TRiPP) gives teachers the opportunity to get a taste of real science as they undertake a short research project alongside a CSIRO researcher.

Teacher Researcher in Partnership Program (TRiPP) gives teachers the opportunity to get a taste of real science as they undertake a short research project alongside a CSIRO researcher in our Active Integrated Matter (AIM). AIM is one of CSIRO’s eight Future Science Platforms (FSPs) and its purpose is to undertake research into new materials and their future interactions within the digital world.

Teacher and scientist using AR equipment  ©JEREMY PARK

The program provides teachers with the opportunity to get hands-on experience in relevant and emerging science and research, which can then be used to develop resources and inspiration for students in their classrooms.

High School teachers are invited to apply to undertake a research project in the areas of relevance to AIM: offering new technology platforms in material and food sciences, robotics, autonomous systems, sensing technologies, and their inter-connected applications within the natural environment.

What’s involved:

Research placement:
  • Teachers undertake a short research project with a CSIRO researcher (15-20 hours face-to-face time overall). Research projects will be in the area of Active Integrated Matter (AIM). Offering new technology platforms in; material and food sciences, robotics, autonomous systems, sensing technologies and the inter-connected applications within the natural environment.
After the research placement teachers will be required to:
  • Write a unit of work which incorporates the research undertaken to share and use as part of their teaching program,
  • Share this unit of work through CSIRO Education platforms after it has been piloted in their class,
  • Present their TRiPP experience to colleagues at either their school, or local school cluster and/or other local event, and
  • Complete a written evaluation.

“Students were interested in the unit of work and could appreciate how the research completed was relevant or helpful to them in their everyday lives”.

— Jacqui Watson, Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College, VIC

Who can apply:

Applications are invited from secondary high school teachers of Year 8 – 10 science, mathematics, technology, and computer studies to participate in the program for 2018. Research placements will be available between May and October 2018.

A travel bursary is available to assist regional teachers, please contact us to find out more.

How to apply:

Applications are now open for the 2018 program

Please complete the Teacher Researcher in Partnership Program (TRiPP) 2018 application [docx · 1mb] and send alongside the additional documents requested in the application form to Lisa.Brindley@csiro.au

Applications close Monday 30 April 2018.

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