Grant Writing Workshop, 22 - 24 July 2020

The 3-day interactive workshop which aims to provide guidance in grant/fellowship writing, grantsmanship, clinical trial design, biostatistics, budgeting, bibliometrics and career development through mentorship, lectures and group discussions. This intensive workshop will involve lectures from topic experts (clinical trials design, biostatics), panel discussions, and attendees will be assigned with an experienced primary and secondary mentor and will receive individual feedback on their application.

In collaboration with The University of Queensland (Faculty of Medicine) and the Curtin University, the workshop will be led by Professor Roslyn Boyd, NHMRC Research Fellow and Director of the AusCP-CTN CRE, and mentors with NHMRC track records in the field of Cerebral palsy, Neuroprotection, Pre-clinical Trials and Paediatrics. 

 

Invited Keynote Speakers include:  

  • Prof. Anne Kelso AO FAA FAHMS (Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council)
    • Overview and focus of NHMRC's current and future activities
  • Prof. Ian Frazer AC (Professor, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland; Translational Research Institute Ambassador, Chair of TRI Foundation Board)
    • Grantsmanship secrets
  • Prof. Jonathan Carapetis AM (Director, Telethon Kids Institute)
    • Alternative funding: philanthropists/trust/not-for-profits/patient-led funding
  • Anne McKenzie AM (Manager, Consumer Engagement, Consumer Advocate, Telethon Kids Institute)
    • Involving consumers in research

 

Workshop Program & Presentations

 
Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at early to mid‐career researchers from a broad range of disciplinary foci. The goal of the course is to produce a highly competitive funding submission in pre‐clinical or clinical research. Participants are expected to bring a copy of their fully drafted submission to the workshop. The applicant will pitch their proposal on the first day and receive comprehensive mentorship and feedback from highly experienced researchers with strong NHMRC track records. The outcome is to produce a submission for a NHMRC Investigator or Ideas grant, or Clinical Trial. This course is designed around an NIH intensive grant writing course and will include updated information on submission to current needs of NHMRC.
Please note: workshop attendees must bring along a draft copy of their grant application. After acceptance on the workshop the attendee will be allocated a primary and secondary mentor in advance of the workshop commencement.  

Invited Grant Writing & Research Granting & Management Mentors and Presenters:  

  • Prof. Roslyn Boyd (CIA NHMRC CRE and NHMRC Research Fellow, The University of Queensland)
  • Prof. Angus Buchanan (Head of School, School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Curtin University)
  • Dr Jodi Clyde-Smith (Director, Office of Sponsored Research, The University of Queensland)
  • Prof. Paul Colditz (Director of the Perinatal Research Centre, The University of Queensland)
  • A/Prof. Tracy Comans (NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow, Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland)
  • Prof. Reinie Cordier (Professor of Child Mental Health, Welfre and Wellbeing, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria University, UK; Professor, Psychology, Curtin University)
  • Prof. Elizabeth Eakin (Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland)
  • A/Prof. Jason Ferris (Program Leader, Research and Statistical Support Service & Substance Use and Mental Health; Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland)
  • A/Prof. Andrew Moirana (Associate Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University)
  • A/Prof. Matthew McGrail (Head, Regional Training Hub Research, Rural Clinical School, The University of Queensland)
  • Prof. Karen Moritz (Director, Child Health Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland)
  • A/Prof. Kym Rae (Principal Research Fellow for Indigenous Health at Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland)
  • Prof. Jason Roberts (Professor and NHMRC Practitioner Fellow at The University of Queensland)
  • Prof. Michael Roberts (NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Professor of Therapeutics & Pharmaceutical Science at the University of South Australia and Professor of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics at The University of Queensland)
  • Prof. Peter Sly (NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Director, Children's Health and Environment Program, The University of Queensland)
  • A/Prof. Ray Steptoe (ARC Futures Fellow, Head, the Autoimmunity and Tolerance Group, UQDI, The University of Queensland)
  • Dr Frederik Steyn (Group Leader, Lecturer - Anatomy & Pathology, The University of Queensland)
  • Prof. Leon Straker (John Curtin Distinguished Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University)
  • A/Prof. Ingrid Winkler (Head, Stem Cell and Cancer Group, Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland)
  • A/Prof. Michael Wright (Senior researcher in the School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Curtin University)
  • Research Grants Managers, Biostatistician, Librarians from both The University of Queensland and the Curtin University

 

For more questions about the event, please email auscpnetwork@uq.edu.au

 

Grant Writing Workshop 2020

Wed 22 Jul 2020 9:00amFri 24 Jul 2020 5:00pm

Venue

Workshop will be delivered online via Zoom