Intellectual climate fund for graduate researchers
Applications for the 2017 fund are now open.
2017 fund information and application guidelines
Sponsored by the Graduate Research School, the Associate PVC (Research) of ASSC and SHE - over 20 grants of up to $500 are available to graduate research groups to support your local research community.
Purpose of the scheme
The purpose of this scheme is to encourage graduate researchers to lead a range of academic, social and cultural activities that will seed or enhance a stimulating intellectual climate and supportive network within their local graduate research community. The scheme is not prescriptive about whether the activities take place across schools, departments, physical locations or disciplines; it is really about refreshing your research community in the new two-college university structure. Graduate researchers may organise academic activities such as conferences and symposia, visual exhibitions, seminars, master-classes and visiting speakers. This scheme is likely to be particularly beneficial to students who are located at smaller campuses in the La Trobe network.
Graduate researchers can additionally gain valuable experience in event organisation, grant application writing, project management and leadership. Mentorship and support for successful applicants will be available from the RED team in the GRS on request.
Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate researchers at La Trobe. Events must be produced primarily by and for graduate researchers, and they must be held in 2017. Proposals should seek to secure additional financial support for the activity from departments, schools or external bodies.
Completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 July 2017.
Enquiries about the scheme can be sent to email@example.com Or you can call Dr Jeanette Fyffe, Manager Research Education and Development on 03 9479 3823.
Get together with other graduate researchers in your community and come up with a plan. Consult widely – be creative – think about what would make a difference! You might like to speak to your GRC or SGRC or other academics in your area too.
Draft your application. Complete all the details on the form. Get the account details from your SGRC and have them sign the form.
Submit your application on or before the due date 21 July 2017.
- Grants are available for projects run for and by graduate researchers.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled.
- All projects must take place before the end of 2017.
- A written report must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org at the conclusion of the activity. A report proforma will be sent to successful applicants.
- Awardees of previous schemes who did not lodge an activity report are ineligble to apply.
2016 funding results
Congratulations to all successful applications for the 2016 round. The table below details each project.
|Successful applicants||Department/discipline||Project title||Short description|
|Anne Brouwer, Nicholas Anthony||Management & Marketing||Talking PhD: everything except your research||Social activity to encourage networking and share experiences among both LTU colleges|
|Anthony Condon, Christopher Trinh,Rachel Davenport,Hannah Robert , Alex Tomy, Ramón Domingo||History||Interdisciplinary reading group||Reading group and support network|
|Brittney Caruana, Jacqui Morris, Shakira Johnson, Lincoln Ferrie, Timothy Cameron||Science, Health & Engineering||AgriBio Student Society Inaugural Opening||Inaugural opening for the AgriBio Student Society (ABSS)|
|Caitlin McDowell, Kate D'Cruz, Sue McDonough, Carmel Hobbs, Kerri Dangerfield, Stacey Alexander, Nicole El-Hage, Deb Fox, Lucy Knox, Prue Atkins , Michelle Lac,Lucinder Mayor, Alana Hewitt||Occupational Therapy||Grounded Theory Community of Practice||To establish a Community of Practice for grounded theory researchers|
|Christopher Taylor||Mathematics & Statistics||Graduate Reading Group for Mathematics & Statistics||Reading group focusing on graduate topics in mathematics and statistics|
|Cristina Triffon, Richard Garret, Rebecca Auchetti,Robert Barker||Biochemistry & Genetics||LIMS Postgraduate Speed Networking||A speed networking meeting for postgraduate students|
|Teddy Ossei Kwakye, Obed Adonteng-Kissi, David Chisanga||Accounting||La Trobe University Pan-Africa Research Network||Symposium|
|Hannah Mayr||Rehabilitation Nutrition and Sport /Nutrition and Dietetics||La Trobe Allied Health Research Symposium||La Trobe Allied Health Research Symposium|
|Hendrika Duivenvoorden, Cristina Triffon||Biochemistry & Genetics||Seminar Speakers and PhD Student Meetings||PhD Student informal chats with seminar speakers|
|Stacey Rich, Rachael Heckenberg, Pennie Eddy, Heather Downey||Psychology & Counselling||Regional Research in the Community||Conference poster display|
|James Kirby, Holly Wilson||History||Honours, Masters and PhD Workshop Day||A day of seminars for Honours, Masters, and PhD students within the History Department and the ASSC|
|Leah Slattery, Kate Clarke, Fauster Aleo Awepuga, Melissa Kennedy, Elena Wilson||Social Inquiry||Writing Support Circle||Writing support group for Bendigo Higher Degree Researchers (HDRs)|
|Melissa Kennedy, Fauster Awepuga , Kate Clarke,Leah Slattery, Elena Wilson||Social Inquiry||The Seven Sins of Highly Stressed HDR Students (and strategies for survival)||Networking event: building HDR cohort through sharing of survival strategies|
|Myint Hlaing, Thi Thu Thuy, Trieu Huyen, Truong-Young, Hung Quang Do, Dwi Harsono||Humanities & Social Sciences||ASEAN Research Network online||A website for HDR commentaries, research repository and networking|
|Nicholas Anthony, Anne Brouwer||Chemistry & Physics||Graduate Student Forum||School student forums to discuss the graduate research experience|
|Shawgat Sharmeen Kutubi, Suzillah Sidek, Anne Brouwer||Accounting||Women Leadership in Business Schools: Opportunities and Challenges||Symposium about women leadership in business schools|
|Richard Browne, Brittney Caruana||Animal, Plant & Soil Sciences||AgriBio Student Conference||AgriBio student conference and poster presentations|
|Robert Barker, Cristina Triffon||Biochemistry & Genetics||Careers Speaker for Postgraduate Students||A seminar or inventorship and career transitioning|
2015 funding results
Congratulations to all successful applications for the 2015 round. The table below details each project. Read accounts by participants in the 2015 scheme about their experience of organising their project at the RED Alert blog.
|Successful applicants||Department / discipline||Project title||Short description|
|Alyce Mayfosh, Nicolas Anthony, Terri Field-Theodore, Hendrika Duivenvoorden, Hannnah Coughlan, Cristrina Triffon||Biochemistry||LIMS Research Student Colloquium||An internal careers seminar.|
|Edwina Kay||Archaeology||Media training for graduate researchers||Media training workshop and interviews on community radio|
|Edwina Kay, Matthew Carter||Archaeology||Landscape archaeology reading group||Landscape archaeology theory reading group|
|Elena Papamiltiadous, Rachelle Opie, Oana Tatucu, Hannah Mayr||Department of Rehabilitation Nutrition and Sport||Mediterranean Diet Symposium||Mediterranean Diet Symposium|
|Emily Bariola, Daniel du Plooy, Tomas Rozbroj||Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society Gender and Sexuality Interest Group||Gender and Sexuality Interest Group||A Special Interest Group - involving regular seminars with invited speakers.|
|Frances Reed, Leesa Hooker, Elena Wilson||Rural Health||Rural health poster workshop and display||Conduct a workshop on designing posters for conference display, including lunch and ongoing limited student support to hold a display|
|Geertuida Drijfhout, Jemima Connell, Orsolya Decker, Shannon Braun, Nikeisha Caruana||Ecology, Environment and Evolution||Ecology, Environment and Evolution Postgraduate networking event||Informal meeting for Ecology, Environment and Evolution (EEE) postgraduates to network and discuss their research|
|Georgia Roberts, Katherine Crowder, Edwina Kay||Archaeology||Future Skills: Developing a cutting edge skill-base within the PhD students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.||Interactive theoretical and practical master classes for archaeology and history.|
|Glen Whittaker, Sophia Tipping||Podiatry||Engaging HDR students to facilitate ongoing academic activities||A networking event for HDR students to increase engagement amongst HDR students|
|Heather Downey||Rural Health||Post Graduate Community Research Symposium||Showcasing current research to local community|
|Hendrika Duivenvoorden||Biochemistry and Genetics||Seminar Speaker and PhD student chats||PhD student informal chats with seminar speakers.|
|Jennifer Hocking, Lee Koh, Carmel Hobbs, Rosediani Muhamad, Jessica Gill, Jennifer Browne||Public Health||In the thick of it! The experience of doing social research.||A symposium and networking opportunity for HDR students, to be held in October 2015.|
|Karen O'Reilly-Briggs, Mark Newhook, Warren Guest||Education||Tools of the Trade||Meetings to discuss research in the vocational education trades|
|Katherine Crowder||Archaeology||Dynamic landscapes: VisLab training for PhD students||Training sessions to assist PhD students in using the VisLab|
|Katie Buckley||Department of Public Health / CSSI||Intergrating research into industry - A sports research HDR student approach||One day workshop, including guest speaker/s|
|Lara Bereza-Malcolm, Jennifer Wiltshire||Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology||Supporting Women in Science (SWIS) Society||Initial opening launch event followed by seminars every 2-3 months|
|Maggie Flood, Laura Biggs, Helene M Johns, Leesa Hooker, Fetene Berhanu Belihu||Judith Lumley Centre||Seminar series to develop statistical skills using Stata||Seminar series to develop statistical skills using Stata|
|Margaret Robinson, Karen O'Reilly- Briggs, Fazella Ibrahim, Ziaoxia (Spice) Wang, Pam Delly, Peter Sanders, Jade Sleeman, Minh Nguyen, Mark Newhook, Gerard Grant, Ngoc Lan Anh Le, Truong Sinh Dinh, Trang Nguyen, Warren Guest||Education||The School of Education Research Society Conference||School of Education Research Society (SOERS) Conference|
|Melissa Kennedy, Mark Chesterfield, James McLean, Fatemeh Shahani||Social Inquiry / Planning||Theory Salon||Theory Salon - seminar discussing application of theory to research|
|Mijail Karpyn, Alexis Marshall, Jane Kelley, Tingting Wang||Science||Networking breakfast for LTU AgriBio students||Developing professional skills and networking breakfast for LTU AgriBio students.|
|Murray Neuzerling||Mathematics and Statistic||Graduate Reading Group for Mathematics and Statistics||Reading group for advanced topics in mathematics and statistics|
|Nicholas Anthony, Hannah Coughlan, Christopher Bedford, Michael Sear||Physics||Physics Careers Night||Across University careers night for physics students|
|Renuka Balasubramaniam, Tam Thanh Tran, Ha Thi Ngoc Le, Thi Thu Thuy Trieu||Law||Asia Pacific||Seminar(s) for international students seeking guidance on effective ways of publicising their research through networking in our home countries with the most appropriate audiences|
|Richard Turner||History||The Bendigo Graduate Research Society||Establish a Bendigo Graduate Research Society affiliated to the BSA|
|Victoria Weale, Bridget Langing, Christine While, Kate Silburn||Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing||From research to publication - what helps and how to overcome barriers||Panel discussion with experienced internal and external speakers|