At the NECTAR Retreatwe had a further discussion on ANU’s Supervision Improvement Plan with ANU’s new Dean of HDR Professor Imelda Whelehan. She has invited us to her next consultation on redefining the ANU PhD.
We’re interested to hear your opinion on these consultation processes. Contact us
Applications are invited from EMCRs and final year PhD/Masters students to undertake a 3-month policy-focused internship with the Academy of Science in early-2017. Interns will gain experience in a range of science policy and advocacy activities and will have the opportunity to undertake a policy-focused project of mutual interest. The internships are based in Canberra, and a stipend is available for successful applicants. Applications close COB Friday 20 Jan, 2017. More here.
Presented by ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment
Join us for a special screening of the The Macaw Project, a documentary about Macaw conservation research filmed in the Peruvian tropical rainforest.
This visualy stunning documentary was made with the aim to direct public attention towards the problems that macaws and other creatures face in their natural habitat and the importance of scientific conservation research in this region.
The Macaw Project differs from previous nature documentaries as it is filmed mainly by the researchers themselves; something that is rarely seen on the screen.
The event will be hosted by ACT Scientist of the year 2016, Dr Ceridwen Fraser, and opened by the ambassador of Peru and former Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development, His Excellency Mr Miguel Palomino De La Gala.
Following the screening, a Q&A will be hosted by the a panel consisting of documentary film maker, Dr George Olah; conservation biologist and evolutionary ecologist, Prof Robert Heinsohn; and evolutionary biologist and conservation geneticist, Prof Rod Peakall.
Refreshments (Peruvian food) on arrival from 6-6.30pm. Peruvian cocktails will also be available for purchase.
Research Professional(RP) provides an easy way to find new funding sources for all disciplines within Australia and overseas. The database provides funding opportunities freely accessible to everyone at ANU and allows users to create and save searches to find new funding sources based on key words and deadlines.
In November 2016, ANU engaged a 3-month trial on two new features in RP “Funding Insight” and “Global News” (currently available to a limited number of users).Funding Insight (document attached) provides a useful addition tofunding information, allowing you to identify and apply for the funding best suited to you and direct access to insights and intelligence on funding sources. “Funding Insight” also provides additional background, insight and user viewpoints regarding the opportunities available.
In addition, the Global News provides authoritative news, analysis and comment that covers government departments and funding agencies such as the research councils and the activities of universities themselves. We would be grateful if you can attend one of these sessions:
ANU: Tuesday, 29th of November 2016
The RP representative, Rene Logan, will deliver sessions on ‘How to find funding’
Academics and professional staff sessions:
Time: 14:00 – 15.00
Venue: Copland Building , Building 24, Computer Lab G25 (map)
NECTAR recently held the seminar Research Impact & Your Career on Thursday 10 November, 10.30am-12.00pm.
The seminar comprised a presentation from Dr Douglas Robertson, Director of Research Services, ANU, and talks by a panel of leading ANU academics who spoke about their research and its impact, and how successfully attending to both has benefited their academic career:
Associate Professor Antonio Tricoli, Research Fellow & Lecturer, Engineering and Computer Science, CECS;
Dr Deborah Apthorp, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Research School of Psychology, CMBE; and
Dr Catherine J. Frieman, Lecturer in European Archaeology, School of Archaeology & Anthropology, CASS.
Dr Nicholas Farrelly, Deputy Director (Impact and Engagement) for the Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, CAP.
Presenters Dr Douglas Robertson, Dr Deborah Apthorp and Associate Professor Antonio Tricoli have kindly supplied their powerpoint presentations, following the seminar, as below: