IFE Grand Challenge Lecture: Backing Australia’s Research Ecosystem

Join us at the next Grand Challenge Lecture as we hear from Professor Margaret Sheil AO, QUT Vice-Chancellor, who will discuss effective models, strategies, and example breakthroughs of a successful national research environment. Read more.

Event details:
Friday 25 May, 4-5pm
The Kindler Theatre (P 421), Level 4, P Block
QUT Gardens Point Campus

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Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

The Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme invites applications from high-calibre early career researchers. Both non-residents and Australian citizens/residents may apply.

Up to eight Fellowships may be awarded in 2018, with one Fellowship designated for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher. Fellowships are for two years.

Access application forms and guidelines for the 2018 round from the Griffith University Internal grants page.

Applications Open: 2 May 2018

Applications due: 27 June 2018

Referee reports due: 6 July 2018

Outcomes expected: October 2018

Research Showcase – QUT Women in Leadership

QUT’s Women in Leadership Committee invites you to a special event to celebrate the achievements of some of our mid-career women researchers who are making an impact in their respective fields.

A number of QUT PhD alumni will be speaking at the event, including Dr Glenda Caldwell, Associate Professor Moe Wynn, Dr Lisa van Leent and Dr Rowena Maguire.

Read more about the presenters (PDF 723KB).

Event details:
Thursday 14 June, 12-2pm
Gardens Theatre Foyer, QUT Gardens Point Campus. Light lunch provided. RSVP.

Event contact: Kym Mapleston.

Win a place at Virgin StartUp StepUp in London

Are you a QUT Business School alumnus? Do you want to work with the Virgin empire?

QUT Business School has proudly partnered with QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) and Virgin StartUp to offer one talented QUT Business School alumnus a place in Virgin Startup’s ‘StepUp’ mini accelerator in London.

Don’t miss your chance to learn all the ins and outs of sales, how to scale up your market value, meet prospective mentors and potential investors and discover insights from the best on generating a heavyweight business case.

We have one sponsored place available to attend Virgin StartUp StepUp from 26 – 28 August 2018 in London.

Apply by June 8 2018.

This opportunity is exclusive to QUT Business School students and alumni.

Proactive, Focused, Brave: the key to a successful academic career

In 2011, Dr Kim Johnston received an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for her PhD Thesis. After graduating she focused on publishing, networking, and using the skills and knowledge she’d developed through her PhD to benefit real-world organisations.

Seven years post graduation, Dr Johnston is a senior lecturer and researcher in QUT’s Business School, and a contributing author and editor of numerous prestigious journals and books. She says being proactive, focused, and brave are key to developing a successful career in academia.

Read more about Dr Johnston’s professional journey and her advice to early career researchers.

Art-making, Machines and Creative Learning

This research seminar hosted by Associate Professor Sandra Gattenhof and the QUT Creative Lab will look at how machine learning and digital tools are remaking the way in which arts engagement and arts learning is taking place in contexts as diverse as schools, workplaces and cultural organisations.

It will investigate how arts and machine learning can challenge notions of delivery around art-making and art for social or health outcomes.

Presentations by Bridgette van Leuven, Michael Dezuanni, Ellen Marie Saethre-McGuirk, Manuela Taboada and team, Greg Jenkins and Steph Hutchison. Read presenter bios and a description of each session.

The seminar celebrates UNESCO Arts Education Week at
QUT Creative Industries.

Event details:
Tuesday 22 May, 2pm-6:30pm
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Creative Industries Precinct, Building Z9 Level 6
Free but registrations are essential. Register by Friday 18 May.

Participate in the worldwide study on research stays abroad

Why are doctoral students and postdocs interested in conducting research abroad?

What information needs do they have when going abroad?

What influences their decision for a host country and institution?

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and “Research in Germany” isconducting a worldwide online survey to answer these questions.

Are you currently pursuing or planning a doctorate or postdoc? Then we invite you to participate in the survey. With your help, we can further improve the services and assistance available to international researchers. Click here to complete the 15 minute survey.

Koficon – where people and ideas connect

KofiCon brings together QUT higher degree students, doctoral graduates and researchers from all disciplines. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, connect and collaborate in a relaxed setting.

Free, and all welcome.

 

Event details:
May 10, 10am on “The Terrace”, Level 5, R Block (Library)
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus.
Register.

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Research Data Training – a course for HDRs & Early Career Researchers

A new, free training course for QUT researchers (including doctoral students, recent graduates and early career researchers).

In this 2 hour session, you’ll consider your data across the whole research lifecycle – from planning and collecting, to curating and publishing. At every stage, we’ll point you to resources, tools, and opportunities to learn more.

The session will be delivered as a series of lightning talks and multimedia. You’ll hear from a range of experts and academics. We’ll provide you with an introduction – the big picture – of research data at QUT.

Places are limited so sign up now.
Session 1: Monday 14 May 1pm-3pm, Gardens Point (P419)
Session 2: Tuesday 15 May 1pm-3pm, Kelvin Grove (IHBI seminar room – Q430)

A light afternoon tea will be provided.

This training was developed by QUT Library, the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, and eResearch.

“Make it For the Real World” – enter the QUT foundry Challenge

 

QUT foundry “Make it For the Real World” Challenge | Apply by May 10 (12PM)

Submit the Best Idea, Problem to be Solved, or Proposed Solution, to be Made and
you could win free tickets to Australia’s 1st Hardware Startup Weekend, May 11-13.

Got a great idea, problem to solve, or proposed solution, which needs to be made for the real world (e.g., as a physical prototype or minimum viable product (MVP)) using maker space resources? Or would you if you had (free) access to a maker space with tools, equipment (e.g., 3D printers, laser cutters), materials & mentors to make it?

QUT foundry wants to see great ideas & important problems solved, including by helping inventors and problem solvers to create a physical prototype or minimum viable product for the real world.  That’s why we’re offering free tickets to Australia’s First Hardware Startup Weekend, in Brisbane May 11-13, for the best ideas/problems submitted to us by May 10.

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