Professional development

The College Research and Innovation team facilitates a range of professional development opportunities for researchers, supervisors, administrators and HDR students.

These include annual conferences, workshops and networking opportunities.

The activities aim to:

  • ensure participants have access to relevant policy and process information
  • provide opportunities for collaboration, networking and sharing of ideas
  • encourage cross-disciplinary discussion
  • facilitate the growth and development of research in the College

Upcoming events


Rural R&D Corporations

Date

Time

Location

Presenter

Friday 22 September 2017

10am-12pm

Building 13, Level 3, Room 9, City campus

Mr Greg Spinks (Consulting & Implementation Services)

This information session and workshop is designed to assist researchers better understand and attract research funding from Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs). Specifically, this information session and workshop will provide attendees with:

a better understanding of this important funding source

an explanation of the different RDCs

how to identify and become aware of funding opportunities

strategies to engage with priority RDCs

Greg Spinks' extensive experience in working with RDCs includes the development of their funding priorities and assisting RDCs select universities to engage with.


Overview of the ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

Date

Time

Location

Presenter

Tuesday 3 October 2017

12-1.30pm

Building 13, Level 4, Room 8, City campus

Dr Fraser Rogerson (Senior Advisor, Research Grant Development)

This seminar will provide information on the ARC Discovery Projects scheme and include advice on writing a competitive application. Researchers planning to submit in future rounds are strongly encouraged to attend.


Methodology in Grant Applications

Date

Time

Location

Presenter

Wednesday 25 October 2017

10am-1pm

Building 13, Level 3, Room 10, City campus

Dr Kathy Avent

Researchers often express difficulty balancing sufficient project detail within proposal space limits. The workshop will assist researchers in:

writing with an assessor's perspective in mind

succinctly articulating essential methodological detail

defining inclusion and exclusion criteria

articulating methodological innovation

demonstrating project feasibility with evidence

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Kathy Avent who has over 15 years of improving research grant outcomes across numerous universities.


Writing for the Australian Funding Environment

Date

Time

Location

Presenter

Friday 3 November 2017

10am-12.30pm

Building 13, Level 1, Room 3, City campus

GrantEd Group

Designed for researchers who are new to competitive grant funding, this presentation will provide information on the main Australian grant, tender and philanthropic opportunities, including where to find them, how to apply, what to write, and contract management obligations.

The GrantEd Group helps develop skills to ensure funding proposals, business development opportunities and career pathways are planned, communicated and delivered to position researchers for success and impact.


Planning to Win and Manage Category 2 and 3 Funding

Date

Time

Location

Presenter

Tuesday 28 November 2017

10am-4.30pm

Building 13, Level 3, Room 10, City campus

GrantEd Group

This workshop will assist researchers to understand the fundamentals involved in attracting and winning non-category 1 funding (e.g. from consultancies, tenders and contracts.

The GrantEd Group helps develop skills to ensure funding proposals, business development opportunities and career pathways are planned, communicated and delivered to position researchers for success and impact.