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Webinar: Grant Writing for Early Career Researchers

The Early Career Researcher sub-committee of the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society will be hosting a half day interactive webinar.

Aim: The course will be split into three components

  • Introduction to Grant Writing – Hints and Tips for Emerging Researchers (Speaker: Dr Catherine Hayden)
  • How to get funding and resources from non-traditional sources (Speaker: Prof Pauleen Bennett)
  • Interactive Panel (Speakers: Dr Catherine Hayden, Prof Pauleen Bennet and Dr Sue Rogers)

Our Panel of Speakers

Dr Catherine Hayden

Dr Catherine Hayden has a PhD in molecular biology from The Australian National University and spent many years working in clinical research and research coordination in Western Australia before taking up her current role at La Trobe University in 2016. She is Grants Advisor in the Health and Medical Grants portfolio and is responsible for category 2 and 3 grants including international grants. During the major grants rounds she also assists the grants team to support researchers applying for ARC and NHMRC grants. Catherine works with researchers to ensure their applications comply with funders’ guidelines and assists in grant development by providing feedback on applications, organising institutional letters of support and institutional sign-off (if required). When researchers are successful, Catherine liaises with them, La Trobe’s Legal Services and Research Finance Teams and the funding body to ensure the grant is set up. She is very happy to meet researchers to discuss their work and the services the grants team provides.

Professor Pauleen Bennett

Pauleen studied psychology at La Trobe before moving to Monash to complete a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience. She returned to the La Trobe Bendigo campus in 2011 and is currently Head of the Department of Psychology and Counselling. Pauleen studies the psychology of human-animal relationships – a topic that didn’t exist when she decided that it would be her research focus. In the 18 years since she completed her PhD, she’s supervised over 30 PhD projects and dozens of honours projects. She’s co-authored over 120 papers and more than 25 reports to government agencies and industry bodies, and has been awarded nearly sixty grants and contracts – ranging in size from just a few hundred dollars to nearly $2M. Pauleen’s career is a perfect illustration of just how much can be achieved in the complete absence of a coherent life plan. Her strategy is to say yes to almost everything, align herself with nice people, do things every day that she is passionate about, and be grateful for whatever good fortune comes her way.

Dr Sue Rogers

Sue Rogers has a career spanning research management, health and medical research and teaching. Currently, at La Trobe University, she works with major external funding initiatives supporting research development, external research partnerships and community engagement activities. She provides strategic advice to academic staff and post-graduate students to develop research teams, draft and submit funding applications and write scientific manuscripts. Sue has managed research groups, trained numerous scientists, supervised and mentored PhD and BSc Honours students, as well as teaching undergraduates and presenting to non-scientific audiences. Her research on metabolism and the implications for diabetes, its complications and cancer has been recognised nationally and internationally and she has presented at scientific forums both in Australia and overseas. She has published widely and attracted significant government, charitable and industrial research funding.

Where: The course will run at La Trobe University Bundoora, at the SEMs (School of Engineering and Mathematical Science) Meeting Room (room 221), Level 2, Physical Sciences Building 1 and concurrently via webcast. Details for the webcast will be sent to you prior to the Seminar. If you would like to attend on campus, please email acns.ecr@gmail.com

Cost: $15

Facilitator: The course will be presented by Dr Mel Murphy, Laila Hugrass and Gemma Lamp at La Trobe University.

Zoom Etiquette: The webinar will be hosted through Zoom. While speakers are presenting, please ensure your microphone is on mute. If you have a question, please email through to acns.ecr@gmail.com and these will be monitored.

Questions for the Panel: The interactive panel discussion will be held from 4pm-5pm. If you have questions, you are free to email them in advance to acns.ecr@gmail.com or you can use the Zoom chat feature during the seminar

Contact: If you have any other questions, please email acns.ecr@gmail.com

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