NECTAR’s Professional Development Training Calendar Aug-Dec 2018

The NECTAR office has been busy and has put together an exciting professional development training calendar for the second half of 2018. From ARC and NHMCR grant writing workshops to career development workshops to collaboration building workshops and opportunities, NECTAR has you covered.

For a full list of events, please click here. Registrations will open soon.

ANU NECTAR Forum – a cross-college discussion where you can have your say!

This is where the Early Career Teachers and Researchers of ANU form a collective voice in a direct discussion with University and funding executives. Featuring discussion with Professor Mike Calford – ANU new Provost and Joanne Tompkins from the Australian Research Council. Registrations are now closed. If you would like to attend, please contact the NECTAR office and we’ll see whether we can fit you in.


ANU Grand Challenges the videos now ready for team building and comments!

The Green Paper on ‘Redefining the ANU PhD’ has been released (document on ANU share point). The paper is a chance to reflect on the current PhD and have your say on what a 21st Century PhD might look like:Does the PhD still lie at the core of ANU, and is its stature reflected in our planning and strategies?

Join the Discussion at the NECTAR Forum (Session on 24 July at 10.45am).

  • Should an ANU PhD be more than just a Thesis?
  • Do you agree with suggested ANU Flagship Programs included in the Green Paper?
  • What is the purpose and function of coursework in the PhD?

 Collaboration Across Boundaries – a National EMCR conference at ANU – Save the Date 27th -28th November 2018. Enrolments open in August.


The inaugural ANU NECTAR Mentoring Program started in April 2018 with 111 mentors! Enrolments for 2019 open on 1st November 2018.


 More NECTAR events – will be announced in the next NECTAR Newsletter.


NECTAR Collaboration across boundaries 2017 was a success!

Featuring a poster on Artificial Intelligence and poster presenters form CSIRO.

An opportunity to get your team together for the ANU Grand Challenges 2018! This will be an annual event and we want Early Career Academics to help shape it so that it works for you.

In other news

NECTAR Retreat 2017 videos now online.

5 of the 37 video submissions to the ANU Grand Challenges 2017 were collaborations born at NECTAR events. We believe at least two of these reached the semi-finals! (You can view the films on the ANU Grand Challenge portal.) The finalists of ANU Grand Challenge 2017 present on 31 October.

Continue this discussion at the next NECTAR events


You are invited to join NECTAR!

Attending NECTAR events and joining in project development are great ways to meet Early Career Academics (includes PhD students and Mid-Career Academics) from across ANU. Take charge of your own network, develop your ideas, build confidence, and acquire some of the skills and knowledge to lead the future. Join NECTAR as a NECTAR Custodian or College Contact by talking to NECTAR representative or the NECTAR Coordinator.

Family members are actively encouraged to attend all NECTAR events.

Check out our Regular Events and meetings:


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