Apply to become a Visiting Fellow with QMomentum

We’ve just launched QMomentum here at QUT, and a lot of our recent PhD graduates are curious to know how becoming a Visiting Fellow will benefit them.

If you wish to continue your research independently at QUT, with a view to publishing and advancing your research, you can apply to become a Visiting Fellow and receive:

FULL library access – borrowing, databases, etc.

Staff card access – to library rooms, staff parking, and staff discounts

Access to a huge range of QUT services and support, including:

  • Grant writing advice and assistance
  • Research development workshops, news, and events
  • Research partnerships advice and assistance
  • Commercialisation opportunities, events, and advice
  • Networking with researchers, academics, and industry

Joining is easy. All you have to do is download the Visiting Fellow Application Form, fill it out and have your former supervisor or QUT mentor sign it, and return it to us. (If you have any trouble finding someone to support your application, just contact us.)

You can read more about the benefits of joining QMomentum and how it can help kickstart your career on our webpage, or by emailing us at askqmomentum@qut.edu.au

Looking for funding opportunities?

QUT’s Office of Research keeps an up-to-date online calendar of all upcoming research funding opportunities, complete with links to further details, and all the important dates you need to know.

The opportunities range across all faculties and include national and international research and travel grants, fellowships and more.

The Office of Research also distributes a regular e-newsletter of funding opportunities. If you don’t already receive these emails and would like to sign up, contact the office of research.

The secrets of early career academics’ success revealed

A recent study of 538 Early Career Academics in New Zealand published by the National Project Fund has found that the work you do before you finish your thesis has a large bearing on your success in the first academic position you pick up. The report also found that support from universities – including access to resources – at this transition also helped early career academics build their confidence, and contributed to their overall satisfaction.

Success in Academic report

You can download the full Success in Academia? report (1.45MB), or read the accompanying handbook Surviving and succeeding as an early career academic for insights into how you can prepare to launch an academic career. And don’t forget to take advantage of all the resources QMomentum places at your fingertips!

Surviving and succeeding as an early career academic handbook

Time to publish?

Thinking about publishing a paper or scholarly item?  QUT Library has a huge number of resources available to help QMomentum members get that article written!

Writing tips for Early Career Researchers is a collection of interviews with five QUT researchers who share their wisdom and experiences on scholarly writing.  In just three minutes (and nine seconds) Professor Jonathan Roberts, Professor Robert Schweitzer, Dr Shane Matthews, Professor Michael Collins and Associate Professor Kirsten Spann give their top tips on how to get organised for effective writing.

Assorted Writing Tips is a snappy collection of tips on how to get the most out of your writing that is sure to get you in the mood for writing plus get your feet tapping.  QUT’s Office of Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI) gathered these tips as part of the Authorship and Publication series

Now is a good time to revisit Advanced Information Research Skills (AIRS: IFN001).  It is likely that you undertook AIRS at the beginning of your research degree, but the resources will still be relevant.  Module 10, Publish, provides a host of material on selecting what and where to publish, authorship, copyright and intellectual property, and a brief guide to the process of academic journal publishing and how to make use of social media.

Don’t forget to follow @qutlibrary on Twitter for tips and news on support for your research activities and check the QUT Library Researchers webpage for more information that can support your research activities.

Graduated in 2017? Find your entry in QUT’s Research Graduates Yearbook

Last year, all QUT research students and their projects featured in the inaugural Research Graduates Yearbook. The E-Yearbook showcases the depth and breadth of research being undertaken by QUT students, celebrating their achievements as they move into the early stages of their careers in industry, research, and academia. Click on the links below to explore, or download a PDF.

QUT’s 2017 Research Graduates Yearbook

Download a PDF of the 2017 Research Graduates Yearbook (1.9MB)