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ACGR Response to national industry PhD Draft Guidelines

August 2022

ACGR recently submitted formal feedbackto the Australian Department of Education  on the draft guidelines for the National Industry PhD program. Sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the ACGR submission and those who responded separately on behalf of their institution. The ‘ACGR response: National Industry PhD Draft Guidelines‘ submission can be viewed on submissions… Continue Reading»

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Second 2022 ACGR National Meeting date announced

August 2022

With a focus on reconnection, we are looking forward to welcoming all members and their nominated colleagues to our first face to face national meeting since 2019 on November 14 and 15. The two days of meeting will be at the Kambri Centre on campus at ANU in Canberra  and our conference dinner held at… Continue Reading»

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Applications for the CSIRO Industry PhD now open

August 2022

CSIRO’s Industry PhD is one of the three Industry PhD programs being delivered as part of the Australian Government’s support to grown university research commercialisation. Through this particular program, candidates undertake research on a problem developed in collaboration with and jointly supervised by an industry partner, a university researcher and a CSIRO researcher. As well… Continue Reading»

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Call for Proposals for the Provision of Executive Services for ACGR

August 2022

The ACGR call for proposals is now closed. The Australian Council for Graduate Research Inc. (ACGR) invites proposals from appropriately experienced and qualified individuals to provide executive services for ACGR commencing in November 2022 for up to a three-year period subject to review. Download the Call for provision of ACGR Executive Services (PDF) for detailed… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR August Update

August 2022

Message from ACGR President Dear colleagues, It is with great regret that I announce Fiona Zammit’s intention to step down from the role of Executive Director at the end of 2022. As many of you will know, Fiona has been providing Executive Officer/Director services to ACGR as a contractor since before its incorporation in 2015.… Continue Reading»

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Australia’s new government modifies ministerial sign-off rule for PhD changes

July 2022

As reported by John Ross in Times Higher Education, Australia’s new government has significantly watered down a proposed rule barring international postgraduates from changing their course, theses or research topics without prior approval from the Minister for Home Affairs. Ross’s THE report outlines the following changes: ‘Under new instructions issued by the minister, Clare O’Neill,… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR July update

July 2022

Dear colleagues, July is already upon us and although that fact is a little unsettling (where has the time gone?) it is an exciting and busy time for ACGR. Our events program is in full swing and we recently commenced a public communications campaign profiling the impact and value of graduate research. All this in… Continue Reading»

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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»

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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»

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Write for us: ACGR Graduate Research Impact Blog

April 2022

The ACGR’s Graduate Research Impact Blog provides a platform for member institutions to profile examples of excellence, innovation and best practice. It is a digital platform for knowledge exchange between academics, graduate researchers and all their stakeholders. It aims to provide a forum to comment on current issues and advances in graduate research. We welcome… 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.