One of the best ways to translate your research into practice is to work directly with an industry partner. But one of the hardest things to do is find a partner interested in the work you do or the knowledge you have. In this free webinar I’ll go through how to find an industry partner […]
Academic research is increasingly collaborative across all disciplines.1,2,3,4 Yet being more collaborative does not necessarily increase productivity – certainly not on a per-author basis.5 Thus, as an ECR or PhD student it is a legitimate question to ask – should I join a team, build a team or go it alone? To be clear I’m […]
Prolific writing is essential to success as an academic. And it is also likely necessary for success in any career beyond your PhD. In this webinar I’ll go through some of the things you can do to improve your writing. I’ll also look at some techniques you can use to help get more written on […]
CV writing is not something you need to do every day, not even every year. And some people might be lucky enough that they never need to write a CV. But, if you have to write one it can be tough to know what is in or what is out. Or, if you’re applying for […]
Culture eats strategy for breakfast is a quote often attributed to Peter Drucker1. And although I agree that the culture of a research group will have a large impact on overall performance, I am not overly convinced that researchers pay strong attention to strategy or culture. Indeed, you only need to look at social media, […]
Social media is a key part of your research communication arsenal. Twitter is one of the largest social networks. It has more than 300 million active users. But what does it mean to a researcher? How can you get access to a small slice of that attention? In this webinar I’ll go through why you […]
When I started out in business, I was certain I had no formal preparation for the processes, procedures, and actions necessary for success. Yes, I know what I wanted to do, and what I wanted to sell. But the other stuff. The business stuff – I was sure I lacked that. And I did. I […]
At a careers session at Monash University, I got asked some really great questions. So, I thought I’d ask and answer them again here so everyone can benefit.
How and where to find funding opportunities as a PhD student or early career researcher (ECR).
In this day and age of funding, university rankings, knowledge transfer and impact it is not simply enough to publish research, it also needs to be used. To be cited by other researchers. To be put into practice by researchers as well as those beyond the research field.
What does a day look like for me? In this video I provide a quick run down.
Getting funding as a researcher – let alone an early career researcher or PhD student – is increasingly difficult. Particularly in the form of competitive grants. However, one source that remains somewhat untapped and underutilised is industry-funded research. In order to get access to industry funds, researchers need to find partners.