Grant Writing Workshop, 10 - 11 October 2019

The 2-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.

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. 




Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at early to mid‐career researchers or clinical trainees in the field of child health and pre-clinical research. 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 Mentors / Research  Granting & Management Experts:  

  • Prof. Roslyn Boyd (CIA NHMRC CRE and NHMRC Research Fellow, The University of Queensland)
  • Mark Chatfield (Biostatistician, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland)
  • Dr Meredith Downes (Research Development Manager, Child Health Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland)
  • A/Prof. Michael Fahey (Director of Neurogenetics, Monash Paediatrics, Monash University)
  • Prof. Christel Middeldorp (Professor Child & Youth Psychiatry, Child Health Research Cenre, The University of Queensland)
  • A/Prof. Suzie Miller (Deputy Centre Head, The Ritchie Centre, Monash University)
  • Prof. Karen Moritz (Director, Child Health Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland)
  • Dr Mai Sarraj (Institute Grants Officer, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash University)
  • A/Prof. Mary Tolcos (ARC Future Fellow & Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University)
  • Prof. Euan Wallace (Carl Wood Clinical Professor, Monash University)
  • Prof. David Walker (Professor, RMIT University)
  • Nicole Thompson (Director, Office of Sponsored Research, The University of Queensland)
  • Dr Jodi Clyde-Smith (Deputy Director, Office of Sponsored Research, The University of Queensland)
  • Librarian/s (Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences), Monash University
Workshop Registration Process and Fees:  

There are only a limited number of places available in the workshop (<25), so attendance is via an Expression of Interest and competitive selection process. The EoI form can be requested using the button below. Please return your completed EoI and 2 page NHMRC-style CV to AusCP-CTN by Thursday 29 August 2019.

  • AusCP-CTN CRE Members, Staff (The University of Queensland, Monash University, and RMIT): $300
  • Standard: $600
Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held at the Monash Health Translation Precinct. Exact location TBA.


Expression of Interest


For more questions about the event, please email


Grant Writing Workshop 2019

Thu 10 Oct 2019 8:00amFri 11 Oct 2019 5:00pm


Monash Health Translation Precinct

Workshop program will be available soon.