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»

Initiatives

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»

ACGR Update

August Update

September 2020

The countdown to the ACGR meeting in November has begun and a star studded line up of presenters confirmed for our virtual gathering on November 12 and 13. Read about this and more in the August Update.

Events

Support and training for the new and emerging Graduate Research Leaders

August 2020

  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 2020, and • Associate/Deputy Deans of Graduate Studies… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

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.

Initiatives

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

ACGR Update

August 2020 ACGR Update

August 2020

A plethora of new resources are detailed in this month’s Update  including website for candidates and supervisors to assist with research methodology choices, guides to online supervision and examination and a link to a bank of graduate research impact stories.

ACGR Update

July Update

July 2020

The first half of 2020 has brought challenges and new ways of working for all of us. Read here  how ACGR  has (and will) help its members through and beyond the COVID pandemic.

Events

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.

Initiatives

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.

ACGR Update

ACGR June Update

June 2020

A full run down of the lobbying for graduate research during COVID as well as new resources to help navigate the New Normal of graduate research education.

News

DESE Advice regarding RTP during COVID19

May 2020

DESE have released advice that outlines temporary changes to  research block grants support during the coronavirus pandemic. Full details of the flexibility now available to support students can be downloaded DESE Advice re RTP during COVID

ACGR Update

ACGR May Update

April 2020

The ACGR May Update is brimming with news and important information including the announcement of a new webinar series for members and early advice of the forthcoming launch of a new platform for exchange of news and views relating to graduate research. Lots to digest and respond to – and opportunities to engage and contribute… Continue Reading»

Events

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»

Initiatives

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»

ACGR Update

ACGR Update April 2020

April 2020

How our world has changed since our last Update! In the last five weeks our colleagues and students have displayed amazing fortitude, commitment and sheer hard work to adjust to new ways of undertaking and supporting graduate research and supervision. With new ways and places of work, the urgent need for changes to process and… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

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.