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»

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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.

Events

Record numbers attend national meeting

May 2021

Our first national meeting for 2021 was held on April 12 and has received very positive feedback from all those who attended. Members can view the recording of the meeting and access all of the presentations made here.

Events

ACGR 2021 Seminar/Workshop Program

February 2021

Following the success of last year’s program we have planned a series of online seminars/workshops that will available to you and your colleagues. Full details will be forthcoming but the dates are as follows – each session is tentatively planned for 11 am – 2 pm AEDT (please note the time difference in your location)… Continue Reading»

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»

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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

September 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