Grant-writing tips from the ARC, CSIRO & Thales Australia

Writing a grant application can be a daunting task, especially with acceptance rates constantly declining.

How then can we more effectively write not only a grant application, but a successfully grant application?

Ahead of the Research Funding Summit 2018, the Australasian Research Management Society is sharing grant writing top tips from the Australian Research Council, the CSIRO and Thales Australia.

Download the full eBook to learn more.

2019 Endeavour Leadership Program

The Australian Government have announced applications are now open for the 2019 Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP)

The ELP supports Australian undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training (VET) students to have an overseas study experience that contributes to their Australian qualifications. Under ELP, there are funding opportunities with differing financial benefits – one for Institutions to apply for and one for Individual Endeavour Leaders

For Individual Endeavour Leaders:

ELP will support short and long term study, training, research and professional development across a range of sub-categories, including:

  • Australia-ASEAN Leadership award
  • Australia-APEC Leadership award
  • Australia-Latin America Leadership award
  • Asia-Pacific Leadership award
  • Global Leadership award

Individual applicants apply according to qualification type and duration. The Guidelines and FAQs relevant to the 2019 round for Individuals are available online at Guidelines and FAQs for Individuals.  Applications will close on 15 November at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT).

Trend Spotting with Multi-Disciplinary Experts

New knowledge is a foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship.

At QUT we have domain experts with an advantageous early awareness of what’s on the horizon, including important signals to heed.

Early knowledge of key trends, technologies & research insights, gleaned from domain experts, can inspire new ideas, new connections, and enable new opportunities.

Join us at the launch of QUT’s Trend Spotting speaker series. You will hear from a number of thought leaders, renowned for their disciplinary expertise and real world connections.

Light refreshments provided.

Event details:
Wednesday 3 October, 5pm – 6:30pm
QUT Gardens Point campus
REGISTER
Cost: free

This event, hosted by QUT foundry, is open to the QUT community and wider public.

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Where Historians Work: An Interactive Database of History PhD Career Outcomes

This interactive database charts the career outcomes of the 8,523 historians who earned PhDs at U.S. universities from 2004 and 2013.

This new tool allows current and potential graduates to understand the full scope of career options open to history PhDs and to research which departments best fit their values and goals. It also enables departments to better meet the professional development needs of their doctoral students, and documents the broad impact of doctoral education in history.

Have a look.

Getting Published as an Early Career Researcher

A panel of prominent journal editors, publishing experts and research publishing professionals provide valuable insight from their different perspectives in the world of research publishing and give you the information they wish they’d known as an Early Career Researcher.

While the event is at The University of Queensland, attendees from QUT are very welcome.

Event details:
12 September 2018, 10:30am – 1:00pm AEST
University of Queensland, Queensland Bioscience Precinct
306 Carmody Road (Bld 80), Room 3.142-3.146

To find out more or to register, visit Wiley’s website.

Researcher career stories

Vitaes collection of researcher career stories comprises over 150 short, personal narratives about the professional experiences and decisions of doctoral graduates and researchers at all stages of their careers. These stories show the diversity of career paths taken by researchers and aim to inspire emerging researchers’ career aspirations.

See the doctoral entrepreneur section to read how research graduates have used the skills gained during their doctoral training to found businesses, social enterprises and consultancies, and visit career stories on film to hear researchers talk about their career journeys.

Make sure you also read the stories of our own doctoral graduates here on the QMomentum blog.

Interactive Industry and Innovation Maps

The Department of Industry, Innovation & Science has developed two nifty interactive maps which enable you to find industry and innovation data for Australian regions.

The Innovation Map gives you an insight into innovation and business activities across Australia (Research and Development expenditure and new business creation, for instance), and the Industry Map allows you to look up key statistics such as business counts and industry employment data per region and per industry.

Very useful tools for identifying developments and emerging trends in your field, and areas where innovation and industry employment opportunities may be highest.

Read more about the maps and try them out.

Grand Challenge Lecture: can we eliminate human error from the road system?

Speaker Professor Hugh Bradlow, President, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Every year about 1300 people die on Australian roads and about 45,000 receive injuries sufficiently serious to warrant hospitalisation (about 11 per cent of emergency room admissions). According to US statistics, 94 per cent of road accidents are caused by human error.

Emerging technology creates the possibility of a fully autonomous road system where no human is involved in the control of a vehicle. This would not only save thousands of lives and reduce the burden on the health system, but would eliminate congestion and avoid the need to build new roads. It is likely to be the single biggest urban transformation we witness in the first half of the 21st century.

Besides explaining the impact of an autonomous transport system, Professor Bradlow will demystify the emerging technologies that make this transition possible: the synthesis of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous systems, 5G mobile networks and centimetre-accuracy mapping systems.

Finally, he will consider the implications to the economy in terms of the factors described above as well as employment and industry disruption.

Event details:
Friday 27 July, 4pm – 5:15pm
The Kindler Theatre, Level 4 P Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus.
Free event. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Making Innovation Happen – Tales from the Coalface with Luisa Guthrie

You are invited to the ‘Making Innovation Happen’ seminar and networking event as part of the BridgeTech Occasional Seminar Series.

The BridgeTech Program specialises in the commercialisation of medical technology including medical devices and diagnostics. The BridgeTech Program is convened and administered by QUT and involves a consortium of partners including medical technology companies, universities and industry associations. 

Event details:
Tuesday July 10, 2-3pm followed by an opportunity to network.
IHBI, 60 Musk Avenue, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
RSVP via Eventbrite
Please contact bridgetech.program@qut.edu.au with any queries.

About the presenter:
With over 35 years in the pharmaceutical and bioscience industries, Lusia Guthrie is an experienced executive and medtech entrepreneur, with strong leadership skills and international industry networks.

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Artist Researcher at Work Professional Development and Publication Series

This Professional Development and Publication Series, presented by the QUT Creative Lab, will commence on Friday 15 June and run until Friday 20 July. This is a series of professional development seminars, followed by ‘Shut Up and Write’ sessions, for aspiring, emerging, or established researchers who would like to take concrete steps to bolster their research profile.

Read the program (PDF, 740KB).

Register for the Shut up & Write sessions.

No registration required to attend the professional development seminars. All aspiring and emerging researchers (including QUT doctoral alumni) and established researchers are welcome.