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. For 2021, the researcher intensives will continue online.

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 opt in to the ECR or MCR mailing list so you receive information about the intensives immediately.


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

Upcoming intensives

June EMCR intensives (22 - 24 June)

The next RED researcher intensive takes place across three (3) days - Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 June.

The theme for this intensive is “Collaborations and partnerships”.

The three days of sessions will include panels on generating and managing international research networks, partnerships training, designing strategic research programs, cultivating non-academic partnerships, and writing about collaborations and partnerships in funding applications. Invited presenters include Chris Pakes (PVC Graduate and Global Research), Bec Starting (Exec Director, La Trobe Asia), and Yeshe Smith (Programs and Partnership Manager, Institute for Human Security).

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