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»

ACGR Update

September Update

September 2021

News about our national meeting in November, our next webinar and many new resources available for ACGR members.

ACGR Update

August Update

August 2021

This month we have been constantly reminded about the need to improve connections and collaborate in order to make the most of graduate research training both nationally and internationally. Read the August Update to find our how you can connect with your colleagues in Graduate Research leadership roles.

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»

News

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»