Researcher Development

Western Sydney University provides a suite of initiatives to better support researchers with their research, career development and leadership. This strategy includes a series of development packages, networking opportunities and training.

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Workshops and Events

A series of researcher development workshops and events are offered throughout the year to support early-to mid-career researchers in engaging with different funding opportunities, impact and research direction management.

Nature Masterclasses Online

Nature Masterclasses is a professional development training resource developed for researchers by Nature Research (publisher of Nature and Scientific American).

Through the University's subscription, staff and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are able to access two online courses: Effective Collaboration in Research and Focus on Peer Review.

Researcher Development Awards

Applications for 2021 Researcher Development Awards closed on 31 August 2020. Please see Researcher Development Awards for more information. Career Interruption are open all year for application.

Past Awardees

The following links provide details of past awardees and their relevant research projects. Please feel free to contact the individual researcher for more information about their projects or for possible research collaboration opportunities.

EMCR Network

The University provides networking opportunities for our Early and Mid-Career Researchers, in the form of morning teas, campus-based community networks and virtual meetings involving the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise & Innovation) and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research. These initiatives allow EMCRs to work with their peers across an array of disciplines and provide the opportunity to share ideas and create long-term support systems.

The next event is being hosted online on 30 November 2020. Please contact Judy Foster for an invitation.

Check out the Research Events Calendar for upcoming events.