Grant Accelerator Program
As part of the Research Advantage Grant Accelerator Program a series of workshops/seminars have been developed to run in 2019 - providing information and practical advice about grant writing, access to expert grant application reviewers and grant incubator workshops.
|Topics||2019 Diary Dates|
Session 1: New NHMRC Funding Schemes [SYNERGY Grant, IDEAS Grant & CLINICAL TRIALS Grant
|Thursday 21 March|
|Session 2: SAPPHIRE System||Monday 15 April|
|Session 3: Pre Grant Writing Circle||Friday 17 May|
|Session 4: How to respond to Reviewer comments: Rejoinder and Rebuttal preparation||Thursday 30 May|
|Session 5: Rejected Grants Next steps||Tuesday 18 June|
|Session 6: NHMRC Partnerships & Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)||Tuesday 9 July|
|Session 7: NHMRC new schemes update||Wednesday 14 August|
|Session 8: Pre Grant Writing Circle||Thursday 22 August|
|Session 9: Engagement & Impact||Tuesday 10 September|
|Session 10: Track Record – NHMRC and ROPE – ARC||Monday 23 September|
|Session 11: Budget [ARC] and Direct Research Costs [NHMRC]||Wednesday 9 October|
|Session 12: Finesse the first page of a Grant proposal [Project description]||Wednesday 16 October|
|Session 13: What’s new and Lessons learnt for inclusion in the 2020 ARC Grant Rounds||Monday 11 November|
|Session 14: What’s new and Lessons learnt for inclusion in the 2020 NHMRC Grant Rounds||Tuesday 19 November|
|Session 15: ARC DECRA Application||Tuesday 3 December|
This workshop is designed to provide an insightful and informative step-by-step guide to grant writing for first-time writers or individuals looking to refresh their skills.
Topics will include:
- knowledge and understanding of the grant writing process
- effective ways to write and prepare grant applications
- development of a project description
- practical planning and justification of budget
- how to write your research track record
Research project management principles
Good project management ensures the smooth and effective running of all research endeavours. It assists greatly in the timing and integration of critical tasks, as well as with the overflow of projects.
This workshop will provide a forum for researchers to learn:
- practical and effective research project management skills
- the requirements for a robust project plan
- how to identify common project management pitfalls and strategies to overcome them
UON Academy of reviewers
The UON Academy of Reviewers is a select and esteemed group of highly experienced researchers who will review draft UON grant applications for major grant rounds (ARC and NHMRC), to provide tactical feedback and advice to applicants.
As the Academy is a small group, the reviews on offer are limited. Faculties will be asked to determine final opportunities should interest be oversubscribed. All applicants interested in this scheme must submit an internal expression of interest form by the advertised date.
Grant incubator workshops
These workshops are a new initiative to support the development of fresh ideas for grant opportunities and collaborations, in a group-facilitated environment.
Open to all ECRs (1-5 years post PhD).