News

Congratulations Professor Kay Crossley AM

June 2022

The ACGR extends its congratulations to Professor Kay Crossley of LaTrobe University who was named as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Professor Crossley, who was named as the winner of the ACGR Excellence in Graduate Research Supervision Award (sponsored by Research Master)… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

June update from the ACGR President and Executive Director

June 2022

As we learn to live with COVID both in Australia and globally, it is good to be able to start travelling again, both professionally and privately. Friends and families are reconnecting. Meetings and conferences are back along with opportunities for face-to-face meetings and those all-important connections and networking. ACGR is again contributing and making our… Continue Reading»

News

2022 Australian Council of Graduate Research Excellence Award Winners Announced

May 2022

PRESS RELEASE Exceptional academic staff at the forefront of Australian graduate research training have been recognised in this year’s Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) Excellence Awards. Encompassing three categories, the ACGR Awards span key aspects of graduate research training, recognising excellence and innovation in supervision, leadership and industry engagement. This year’s winners included the… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR contributions to national and international graduate research discussions

March 2022

In the ACGR Update for March 2022, President Imelda Whelehan and Executive Director Fiona Zammit outline key areas of focus. This includes an update on contributions to national and international discussions relating to graduate research education. Already in 2022 ACGR has made great advances in this area.

News

ACGR welcomes $296M graduate research funding announcement

February 2022

ACGR welcomes the announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison of an additional $296 million to go toward 1800 new industry PhDs and 800 fellowships to create a “new generation of research entrepreneur”. Graduate research training programs are not only building Australia’s research capacity, they are, importantly,  producing graduates who can substantially contribute to Australia’s economic growth… Continue Reading»

Events

Members webinar – Interpreting the new RTP Internship Guidelines

February 2022

11 am AEDT on Wednesday 23rd  February Our first webinar for this year will address the “detail” in the recently released amendments to the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines supporting graduate research internships. Professor Justin Zobel will lead a discussion on how universities are responding to these implementation guidelines and what, if any, areas of concern still… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

New year..new funding..new programs

February 2022

Welcome to our first ACGR Update for 2022.  ACGR President Imelda Whelehan introduces the newsletter with some insights into the year ahead. This edition also provides details of the RTP changes for internships, the new CSIRO scholarship program and changes to APR Intern delivery.

News

Final Members Update for 2021

December 2021

As another “unprecedented” year comes to an end we take stock of some of our achievements during 2021, thank those who have contributed in so many ways and look forward more ACGR initiatives and impact in 2022.

News

Executive Committee Election Results

November 2021

Congratulations to the following colleagues who were elected to join the ACGR Executive Committee next year: Professor Susan Kinnear CQU Professor Clive Baldock, Western Sydney University Professor Justin Zobel, The University of Melbourne Professor Wendy Wright, Federation University Australia  

ACGR Update

National Meeting Update

November 2021

At the conclusion of another successful national meeting, the November Update summarise the key learnings and initiatives that were addressed.

Initiatives

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»

News

Elections for 2022 ACGR Executive Committee

November 2021

The election to fill 4 vacant positions on the Executive Committee will be conducted at the Council’s AGM on Thursday November 11. Eligible voters are the primary representative of each full member organisations. These colleagues will receive their ballot forms by email at 9 am AEDT. Nominees are: Committee Member – 2 year term  (3… Continue Reading»

News

PhD Research – a means to an end…not the end itself

October 2021

The Australian Council of Graduate Research, the peak body for graduate research training in Australia, explains the nature of the research training in Australia which is undertaken by doctoral candidates.  This is in response to the media reports today claiming that PhD candidates in Australian universities spend most of their time performing research work rather… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

October Update welcomes new Deans to ACGR

October 2021

In this October edition we introduce new colleagues to our network, list meetings and webinars, provide news about national programs to support graduate research students, detail good practice guidelines and program advice and draw your attention to national data which demonstrates the value of graduate research education.

Events

Conflict of Interest – are you interested?

September 2021

ACGR’s next Member Webinar on October 1 will review and refine the proposed new Good Practice Guidelines on Disclosing and Managing Interest in Graduate Research Training ACGR originally published Conflict of Interest in Examination Guidelines in 2011. These have since been revised and used widely across the graduate research sector to guide processes to manage… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

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»

News

Thank you and best wishes to Sue Berners-Price

September 2021

At the end of September, Professor Sue Berners-Price will retire from her role as Dean of the Griffith Graduate Research School which she has held since 2012. During this time Sue has not only transformed graduate research training at Griffith and created a very successful Graduate Research School, she has made a huge difference as… Continue Reading»