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.

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.

Catapult – launching transdisciplinary research for industry impact

QUT’s Institute for Future Environments introduced the Catapult research funding program to help support short term, higher risk transdisciplinary research projects that deliver industry outcomes.

All QUT academic staff and QUT doctoral alumni are eligible to apply.

Catapult funding is aimed at enhancing the technology readiness levels of transdisciplinary research ideas – ensuring QUT’s research is able to move along the continuum from creative discovery and successful application… through to adopted innovation by our end user partners in industry and government.

It’s launch time: find out how to apply.

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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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Embracing challenges & networking effectively: experiences of a Fulbright Scholar

Passionate information researcher and educator Dr Elham Sayyad Abdi has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence to explore people’s information experience in all aspects of life, with an aim to enhance informed citizenship.

A 2014 QUT PhD graduate, Dr Sayyad Abdi describes her Fulbright program, and how an eagerness to embrace new challenges and build professional networks has led her to exciting new opportunities in Australia and overseas.

We asked Dr Sayyad to tell us about her Fulbright program, her work and future goals, and for her tips for early career researchers.

 

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AMP’s Tomorrow Fund

Opens 5 April

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – including researchers, educators and innovators.

Now in its fifth year, this program is open to individuals of all ages, walks of life and abilities. Among the 45 Australians who shared in $1 million in AMP Tomorrow Fund grants last year were a marine biologist, a systems engineer, a neuropsychologist, a radiation oncologist, a built environment consultant and several medical researchers.

AMP is now seeking more Australians who are working hard on a project or passion but just need a boost to take it to the next level.

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IFE Grand Challenge Lecture Series: great minds, big ideas, endless possibilities

Several grand challenges confront humanity in the 21st century, from feeding the world’s booming population to managing scarce natural resources and reducing our carbon footprint. The Grand Challenge Lecture Series presented by the Institute for Future Environments (IFE) explores these and other challenges and the possible solutions to them.

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia, will deliver an IFE Grand Challenge Lecture on Friday 6 April

Join us on Friday 6 April at 4.00pm as we hear from Mr Bill Ferris AC, the Chair of Innovation and Science Australia (ISA). Mr Ferris will discuss ISA’s strategic plan for Australia to thrive in the global innovation race.

Learn more and register for this IFE Grand Challenge Lecture: Innovation Must Become the Core of National Priority Settings.

All Grand Challenge Lectures are free and open to the public. You can attend in person at the Kindler Theatre (GP-P421) in P Block on QUT’s Gardens Point campus or watch via livestream.

 

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Transitioning from academia to industry

How do researchers make the transition from academia to industry? How do you articulate the skills you obtained through your PhD in a way that is relevant to industry workplaces?

Junior researchers who have successfully made the shift from academia to industry describe how to shape your CV, respond to interview questions, and develop professional networks. Read their top tips and advice in ‘How to sail smoothly from academia to industry’.

 

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.