Events

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

Events

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»

News

ACGR position on Implementation of RTP Changes

July 2021

Growing industry internships for research PhD students through the Research Training Program    ACGR’s Response to the DESE Implementation Paper                                                                       … Continue Reading»

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Press Release – New rules to redistribute $1.06 billion of research money need a re-think

July 2021

Press Release: 15 July 2021 Contact: Fiona Zammit, Executive Director, Australian Council of Graduate Research The 2021-2022 Budget announcements included financial incentives for universities that enrol PhD students in Industry internships. While the general thrust of this initiative is welcomed there is an urgent need to consult with the university and industry sectors to develop… Continue Reading»

Events

Support and training for the new and emerging Graduate Research Leaders

July 2021

  ACGR is delighted to present the another of its national programs specifically designed to support Associate and/or Deputy Deans of Graduate Research, HDR Directors or equivalent and other academics aspiring to senior graduate research portfolio roles. Participants may include: • DDOGS™ new to the role in 2021, and • Associate/Deputy Deans of Graduate Studies… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

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»

ACGR Update

July Update

June 2021

This month we open registrations for our leadership program, invite colleagues to a webinar with Australia’s Chief Scientist and provide details of our November meeting.

News

Connecting with our stakeholders

May 2021

As ACGR strives to influence and support graduate research education as broadly as possible, we need to make sure we are communicating with all stakeholders  effectively and efficiently.  This month’s newsletter shares a lot of Grad Research news with you, our members, and also preempts a major review of our communication strategy and approaches.  Your… Continue Reading»

News

Change to RTP to encourage internships

May 2021

The 2021-22 Federal Budget announced measures impacting on the higher education sector, including changes that will be made to the Research Training Program (RTP) element of Research Block Grants.  The RTP is being refocused to reward universities for research PhD students that graduate having undertaken a three-month industry internship, commencing within the first 18 months of… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

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.

ACGR Update

Big Plans for 2021

February 2021

The first ACGR Update for 2021 is filled with details of the events and activities planned for this year. Read it now to check out what is happening and mark the dates in your diary.

News

ACGR Executive Election Results

November 2020

Congratulations to the new members of the ACGR Executive Committee for 2021 who were elected at our AGM on Thursday. On January 1, the Committee will welcome Professor Imelda Whelehan, UWA as Convenor Elect, Professor Anne-Marie Hede Victoria University who returns for her second term as a committee member for 2021-22, Associate Professor Simon Moss… Continue Reading»

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Committee Member nominations in for 2021-22

November 2020

At our AGM on November 12, ACGR Full Member representatives will  elect new members of our Executive Committee for 2021-2022. We have been delighted by the interest shown in committee membership and sincerely thank those colleagues who have nominated for roles on the Executive.  On behalf of all members we congratulate Professor Imelda Whelehan who… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

November Update

November 2020

As we near the end of a turbulent year there are some slight glimmers of hope on the horizon for our graduate research programs and students. The announced COVID recovery increase in RSP funding in 2021 may relieve some pressures in our universities. Some of our candidates and colleagues are returning to campus across the… Continue Reading»

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Graduate researchers can deliver industry connections and job ready graduates

October 2020

National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund (NPILF) will allocate block grants to universities to support enhanced engagement with universities and industry to produce job-ready graduates. ACGR has urged government to recognise that graduate programs can deliver industry connections and job ready graduates and should be supported by the new NPILF. The ACGR response to NPILF… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR October Update

September 2020

This month’s newsletter showcases the breadth of ACGR’s activity in two important focus areas: interacting with government to influence strategy and policy providing a forum for networking and practice sharing between leaders of graduate research nationally and internationally.

Initiatives

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

Events

Registrations for ACGR National Conference Now Open

September 2020

Our (COVID) need to convene our national meeting in November online has opened a Pandora’s Box of great opportunities for ACGR members. Empowered and informed by all of your responses to the survey that we conducted last month, your Executive Committee has put together a fabulous program which will be both practical and inspirational. We… Continue Reading»

News

Impact Blog

September 2020

Dr Narelle Tunstall Managing Editor, Graduate Research Impact I’ve invented a new guessing game. It goes a little something like this: ‘I spy with my little eye… a PhD completed in …’. I’m thinking of branding it ‘How many PhDs is that?’ or maybe it could be called ‘Spot the PhD’. My new game: How… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

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»