Researcher intensives

La Trobe’s Researcher Intensives are tailored to the University’s Early Career Researcher (ECR) and Mid Career Researcher (MCR) cohorts.

The EMCR intensives usually consist of full-day modules twice a year in June/July and November/December.

The intensives are ideal for those who are aiming for their next academic levels of research capacity and achievement.

Each set of intensives focus on a different aspect of researcher capacity-building, strategy, and leadership. The priority for the program is to provide education, development, and career-building opportunities that are sustainable, productive, and reflective of La Trobe University’s values. Gaining development in these areas will enable researchers to add significantly to the research culture of their surrounding institutional contexts.

The intensives are convened and managed by the RED team, and involve La Trobe’s senior research executive, specialist university units, invited guest speakers, and EMCRs themselves.

Through participating, La Trobe researchers will benefit from intellectual, professional, and applied outcomes that extend well beyond the program itself.

How do I participate?

The Researcher Intensives require registration, and numbers for the intensives are capped. We recommend you join the ECR or MCR mailing lists to receive information about the intensives and other EMCR programming. Email and indicate which list you’d like to join.


The intensives are open to all La Trobe University academic staff.

For RED’s EMCR programs, we broadly follow Australian Research Council (ARC) definitions for ECR and MCR. This means:

  • ECRs are academics within 5-7 years from the award of their PhD.
  • MCRs are academics within 7-15 years from the award of their PhD.

However, staff should feel free to attend anything they feel would be helpful to them at their stage of career and experience.

Upcoming intensives

The next EMCR intensive will be 21-23 June 2022. Please date-save the event now! It will be open for registration closer to the time.

Queries about the EMCR intensives can be directed to Dr Tseen Khoo.