Researcher intensives

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

The ECR and MCR intensives usually consist of full-day modules twice a year in June/July and November/December. For 2020, the researcher intensives have an altered format to accommodate online-only engagement.

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 ECRs and MCRs 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

December EMCR intensives (1 - 2 December)

The next RED researcher intensive will address Early and Mid Career Researchers as a cohort (EMCR) and take place 1 - 2 December. They are modified for online-only participation. The theme for this intensive is “Researchers into 2021”.

The two days of sessions will focus on what the new University strategy means for researchers, how internal research investment will work, and more. Invited presenters include Professor Ashley Franks (PVC Research Capability) and Dr Clare McCausland (Project Director, Research Strategy).

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