Events, Information Sessions and Workshops
The Faculty of Science supports researchers with a wide range of events, information sessions and workshops to assist in applying for grants, working with industry, and career development.
Please note: event dates and details are subject to change, please check this website regularly for updates.
- Previous events
Recent events, information sessions and workshops Date Event Overview September 2016 Workshop: SPIN Funding Opportunities A hands-on training session helping Faculty researchers get the best results using SPIN: the world's largest database of sponsored funding opportunities. September 2016 Information Session: Pitching a Project Getting your project message across to a potential industry, government or other external partner can be a very challenging task. What should you say, what level of detail do you include, and how do you structure a pitch? 19 Oct,
26 Oct 2016
Verbal presentation - ARC Grant Review 28 Oct 2016 Pitch workshop 9 Nov 2016 ARC Grant Writing information session Writing a good grant application and getting your message across to the ARC College of Experts and Detailed Assessors can be a very challenging task. 9 Dec 2016 Workshop: Turbocharge Your Writing Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing? In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity. 24 Feb 2017 Relationship Management & Communication It is becoming increasingly important for academics to interact and build relationships with external partners. But how do you do it? What do you need to consider and how can you make it work? In this workshop you will hear more about relationship management and there will be an interactive panel Q&A. 17 March 2017 Time for Research with Hugh Kearns from ThinkWell As a busy academic do you feel like you never have enough time to get to your research, particularly the writing part? And that other things like students, administration, committees, emails, project management etc demand all your time? This workshop shows you how to guarantee you spend high quality time on your research outputs. 21 Apr 2017 The Other Side of Scientific Writing: Increasing Reader Engagement and Readership
Publications are the universal currency for communication among scientists. But they are generally composed of dense, uninspiring language that can be laborious to wade through and difficult to understand. While objectivity and scholarship are cornerstones of scientific writing, there is another ingredient that is rarely emphasised or taught: the accessibility of the prose, the X-factor that captures the reader’s imagination with clear and engaging messages. In this workshop, Zoë Doubleday and Sean Connell will explore how to increase the readability and readership of your writing to boost its influence.
26 May 2017 Grant Review Panels: Lifting the Lid
Understanding the realities of the panel grant review process is valuable knowledge when crafting your application.
In this session, see things from the other side when you become a reviewer on one of our mock panels. Using real grants we’ll step through the process employed by many granting bodies to give you first-hand experience in what works and what doesn’t.
23 June 2017 The Strategic Researcher with Hugh Kearns from ThinkWell
Get thinking about your research career strategically and discover the tools to increase your productivity in this session with Hugh Kearns.
28 July 2017 International Funding Sources
Have you ever thought about seeking research funding from international schemes, but weren’t sure where to start? Come along to hear staff from Research Services and experienced researchers reflect on the opportunities and assistance that is out there.
18 August 2017 Working with Media
Sharing and communicating your research to the public is an increasingly important part of being a scientist. Come and learn from the experts at the Australian Science Media Centre about how and when to engage with media (traditional and social), and hear from University staff about their own experiences.
22 September 2017 Pitching Your Project
Getting your project message across to a potential industry, government or other external partner can be a very challenging task. What should you say, what level of detail do you include, and how do you structure a pitch?