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Seeking support for ACGR’s Digital Comms and Member Engagement

November 2021

Can you promote the value and impact of Australia’s graduate research community, share good practice, insights and solutions via targeted media and social media campaigns? The Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) is a highly regarded peak body, established in 1995 to promote excellence in graduate research education. All Australian universities are members of the… Continue Reading»

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Advice and Information for New and Aspiring Graduate Research Leaders

September 2021

Last week over 60 senior academics participated in the 2021 ACGR Graduate Research Leaders Program to learn from and interact with experienced graduate research leaders who generously shared their insights and knowledge with the group. The plenary sessions were all recorded and, along with the ppt presentations, these are now a readily accessible resource available… Continue Reading»

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Celebrating the Impact of Graduate Research

July 2021

As our Graduate Research Impact Blog celebrates 12 months of sharing stories about the great work being achieved by research candidates and programs, ACGR has released a video showcasing the breadth and variety of the impact that this research has across our nation and internationally. Watch the video here

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Chief Scientist headlines Graduate Research Impact Webinar

July 2021

Special Event Our Impact Blog is celebrating its first 12 months of showcasing the advances in graduate research education and the quality of the programs and graduates that our universities have supported. Join ACGR and special guest speaker, Dr Cathy Foley, Australia’s Chief Scientist in a special webinar on Wednesday July 28th to explore how… Continue Reading»

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Guidelines Released

July 2021

Developed through extensive consultation with members and stakeholders, this new addition to ACGR’s suite of Graduate Research Good Practice Guidelines, aims  to assist institutions as they develop their own strategies and processes to proactively support the mental health and wellbeing of their candidates. ACGR acknowledges  all members for their input into workshops and webinars as… Continue Reading»

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2021 Excellence Award Winners Announced

May 2021

Congratulations to our winners and special commendation recipients in all three categories of our 2021 ACGR Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research Education. Read all about their achievements and view the videos of each of the winners here.

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Investment in Research Training Critical for National Prosperity

September 2020

The Australian Council of Graduate Research  calls on the federal government for immediate action to preserve Australia’s research assets –   researchers themselves and the graduate research programs that train the next generation. Investment in Research Training Critical for National Prosperity – September 2020

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COVID Extensions to RTP Scholarships

September 2020

The  Commonwealth Government amendments the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Research)  have now been published.  Here is a short survey to discover how each of our universities are responding to the option of extending scholarships for those  adversely impacted by COVID-19. Please take a moment to complete this short survey. Results will be shared with all those who… Continue Reading»

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Impact of COVID on Thesis Examination

September 2020

It is clear that in order to bring their COVID impacted research projects to completion, many candidates have had to modify original research plans, perhaps reducing the scope of research, reducing the number of experiments or interviews, or switching methodology, sometimes in the middle of the work. Examiners themselves, may also be impacted by the… Continue Reading»

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Graduate Research Impact Blog

August 2020

From researcher to entrepreneur: Dr Tamika Heiden, Principal and Founder, Research Impact Academy tells how she is using her researcher mindset to create impact Share the word and share the Blog – encourage colleagues and connections to sign up now.

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ACGR on LinkedIn

August 2020

Another avenue to tell the Graduate Research story. Please follow us, share our stories and invite all your relevant LinkedIn contacts to follow us too. https://www.linkedin.com/company/australian-council-of-graduate-research

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Australia’s Chief Scientist to Launch New ACGR Blog

June 2020

Places are still available to join us for the official launch of the Graduate Research Impact Blog this evening. Join Dr Alan Finkel as we celebrate the contributions that graduate researchers make to our nation. Register here now.

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Graduate Research Impact Blog Now Live

June 2020

ACGR is proud to launch the first articles in its new forum for comment on current issues and advances in graduate research. Graduate Research Impact will and engage the public and private sectors in discussions about the value that graduate researchers bring to a knowledge-based economy. See the first stories here.

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New Webinar Series starts soon

April 2020

Starting on May 11, ACGR will run a series of short webinars to explore how our responses to COVID19 can shape opportunities and good practice in graduate research in our future  “new normal”. These free sessions will be targeted for ACGR members or their delegates (max 2 per institution) and follow a similar format to… Continue Reading»

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2020 Excellence Award Winners

April 2020

Amidst the challenges and concerns that are besetting higher education at present, it is important to continue to recognise and reward the dedication and excellence that is at the foundation of university research and teaching. The Australian Council of Graduate Research is therefore delighted to announced the winners of the 2020 ACGR Awards for Excellence… Continue Reading»

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COVID19 Support Resources

March 2020

Details of each of the initiatives that ACGR is undertaking to support our graduate research community during (and as we come through) the COVID crisis are detailed on a new section of our website.

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Sharing COVID Support Strategies

March 2020

    Members can now access and contribute to a discussion forum to share and understand how our universities are supporting their candidates during the COVID crisis.

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New ACGR Good Practice Guidelines: HEIMS HDR End-User Reporting Requirements

September 2019

ACGR is pleased to release a new set of Good Practice Guidelines designed to provide institutions with assistance on the interpretation of the HEIMS element 593 higher degree by research end-user engagement code and reporting requirements. Developed in response questions raised during sessions at previous ACGR meetings, the guidelines have been produced by the HDR… Continue Reading»

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Sector Embraces the ACGR Respectful Research Training Resources

March 2019

The size and diversity of the audience at the launch of the Respectful Research Training Resources in Melbourne on May 5, demonstrated the interest in and need for this  ground-breaking suite of video resources and training materials that will help combat sexual harassment, gender bias and discrimination in research training programs.  Over 50 delegates from… Continue Reading»