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.

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.

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.

Minds & Hearts – Fulbright publication

Minds & Hearts is the flagship publication of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, featuring news and announcements, as well as stories, articles, and creative works from Fulbright Scholars and Alumni.

You can read it for free via the Fulbright website.

This month’s journal throws the spotlight on STEM, looking at ripples in the fabric of spacetime; computers that function via quantum mechanical principles; virtual reality in the classroom; haptic feedback technology to assist motor impairment and much more. Enjoy reading!

Want to know more about the Fulbright Commission and Program?

 

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Bundanon Artist-in-Residence Program 2019

The Bundanon Artist-in-Residence program supports new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists. Professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups, are invited to apply.

Applications are assessed by industry experts and selected residents are hosted in purpose-built studios in the lush bushland of New South Wales’ south coast.

Applications for 2019 residences are now open and will close on June 18th 2018.

Testimonials from past artists-in-residence:

The on site accommodation is varied and lovely, the atmosphere is very conducive to getting rich work done (writing, visual arts, dance, music, performance, media arts, art-science, land art etc) and the Site-works Festival each year can be a perfect place for subsequent dissemination. Their local links with the indigenous community and science community are also fabulous and long standing (Bundanon Alumnus).

Desire an academic career? Apply to attend Teaching Advantage 2018 by Friday 27 April!

Are you a post-confirmation PhD student who is hoping to develop an academic career? Apply to attend the nationally award-winning program Teaching Advantage by Friday 27 April. 

Post-confirmation PhD students are invited to apply for Teaching Advantage. This program builds skills in teaching, unit coordination, and forging an academic career through a series of interactive workshops. This program is designed to fill the teaching experience gap between part-time tutoring while undertaking a PhD and completing academic development programs once you secure your first lecturing role. The program extends other sessional academic workshops at QUT by enhancing skills in teaching, coordinating units, and career development, and is designed to complement the Sessional Career Advancement Development (SCAD) program.

“Teaching Advantage is exactly the program that doctoral students need to prepare them for their first academic positions.” Suzi Derbyshire, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

“I firmly believe that my participation in the Teaching Advantage program was one of the primary reasons why I was awarded my job.” Teaching Advantage Participant, 2011 (now a Senior Lecturer)

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The Value of Networking – Brisbane event

“I cannot emphasise enough how critical, valuable and powerful networking is. Make lots of connections (and of course maintain them!). Each connection could be a potential opportunity in your future.” (Fulbright Scholar Dr Elham Sayyd Abdi)

Building your professional networks and connections with industry, other researchers and academics can powerfully help launch your career. Join the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) in Brisbane next week to discuss The Value of Networking with industry leaders. This session deep dives into the how, when, where and why of professional networking. Free.

Event details:
Thursday 12 April, 7:30am – 9:30am
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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