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.

Researcher Development

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.

See the Researcher Development Events Calendar for more information.

EMCR Network

The University provides networking opportunities for our Early and Mid Career Academics, in the form of morning teas, campus based community networks and virtual meetings involving our DVC REI and PVC R.  These initiatives allow our EMCR's to work with their peers across an array of disciplines and provides an opportunity to share ideas and create long-term support systems.

Check out the Researcher Development Events Calendar for the upcoming events.

Funding Opportunities

Science at the Shine Dome - Cancelled

Western Sydney University and the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and International) would like to sponsor two outstanding Early – Mid Career Researchers to attend this conference taking place on 26-28 May 2020 (one female - one male).  The sponsorship covers conference fees (including the Gala evening) at $575, accommodation (up to 3 nights at $200 a night) and travel expenses (fuel costs via mileage claim and meals providing receipts up to $475). The total package up to $1650. All travel to be booked by the Schools with funding provided by the Office of the DVC REI.

This competitive process is overseen by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Enterprise and International) and we welcome you to submit an Expression of Interest. See EOI form for eligibility criteria.

Register via Expression of Interest (DOCX, 65.82 KB) (opens in a new window), by 19 March 2020.

Researcher Development Awards

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.