AGC e-News #06, 18 June 2019

Published: 18 June 2019

In this edition:

Semester 1 2019 Conferral of Award

Applications for Semester 1 2019 conferral of award are now open. If you have submitted a thesis for examination, or will do so shortly, you need to apply for conferral. If you do not make the later final submission deadline the application will rollover to Semester 2.

NOTE: the closing date for applications form conferral are different from the Final Thesis lodgement deadline.

Conferral Application deadline - last day to check for an automatic application or to apply using Access Adelaide  - 11:59pm Sunday, 7 July 2019

Thesis & AHEGS abstract deadline - deadline to submit the final digital copy of thesis and related paperwork to the Graduate Centre - 5:00pm Thursday, 18 July 2019

Industry Engaged PhD (IEP) Program and Scholarship

IEP scholarships are now available to support eligible domestic and international students who wish to undertake an industry placement. The IEP involves participation in an industry placement of 1-3 months (FTE) in duration, together with the completion of a number of Career and Research Skills Training (CaRST) and other professional development activities.  

Completion of the IEP (including the compulsory CaRST activities, which provide credit) will be recognised on academic transcripts.

For further information about this program, including the application process, please visit the Industry Scholarships & Opportunities website.

APR internship opportunities

The University of Adelaide has partnered with APR.Intern to expand the range of placement opportunities available to our PhD students. APR.Intern facilitates short term 3-5 month placements for students to apply their research expertise to projects while gaining invaluable industry experience. We are currently advertising 9 APR.Intern opportunities, for further information please visit the Industry Placement and Internship Opportunities webpage.

Adelaide-CSIRO Industry PhD Program - Call for Expressions of Interest

The end of June is fast approaching. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Adelaide-CSIRO Industry PhD Program close on 28 June 2019.

The University and CSIRO are excited to offer this program again for projects commencing in 2020 and are seeking EOIs from supervisory teams with suitable Industry-initiated projects. Projects should address an industry problem where the research question is suitable as a PhD project and include a supervisor from the University, CSIRO and an industry partner. Before completing the EOI, we encourage University of Adelaide supervisors to reach out to potential CSIRO partners in a relevant area that may be included in the application.

This innovative 4-year iPhD program includes a minimum six-month industry placement for successful students, leading to an enhanced opportunity to work in an industry-defined research area. A competitive $40k p.a. scholarship is also offered to the successful students, plus project research support funds of $10,000 per annum.

For further information about this program, including the application process, please visit the Industry Scholarships & Opportunities webpage.

University of Adelaide Industry PhD (UAiPhD) program - Seeking New Supervisors

The University of Adelaide Industry PhD (UAiPhD) is a 4 year program in which the research project and industry placement are developed in collaboration between the industry partner and the University supervisors. Projects have an industry focus while complying with the University’s usual requirements for a PhD program. In addition, the program includes the completion of a 6 month industry placement together with selected Career and Research Skills Training (CaRST) and industry development activities.

If you are interested in this program please visit the Industry Scholarships & Opportunities webpage or email HDR Industry Enquiries for more information.

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Now Open

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship is a unique postgraduate scholarship program supporting outstanding individuals who have a drive and ideas to shape Australia’s future. Valued up to $120,000* over 2-3 years, the scholarship includes a nine month leadership development program, opportunities to gain global experience, and access to extensive networks.  If you’re commencing a PhD or Masters by Course work at the University of Adelaide in 2020, apply before 4 September 2019.To read about the Westpac Scholar Matilda Handsley-Davis’ experience please visit the Adelaide Impact website. For more information, please view the Westpac Scholars website or email Project Officer Rosie Wilkes.

* PhD students may also receive the RTP scholarship in addition to the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, providing value of over $200,000 collectively.

Three Minute Thesis - Last Chance to Register

Registrations for the Three Minute Thesis competition close on 24 June 2019. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a great way to develop your communication skills and profile your research. It's a competition that challenges Higher Degree by Research students to explain their research project to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. Visit the University of Adelaide 3MT webpage for inspiration, information and to register.

Visualise Your Thesis Competition

Competition opens 1st July
Present your thesis in a 60-second video or audio-visual display and you could win $1000! The Visualise your Thesis competition is open to all currently-enrolled higher degree by research students and lets you showcase your research along with your skills in communication and visual storytelling. If you need to brush up on your visual storytelling there will be online training courses developed by the University’s learning designers available from 1st July. Online training will be supported by bookable sessions with a learning designer and copyright expert. Submissions officially open on July 1st, but you can register your interest and find out more on the University Library's Visualise Your Thesis webpage. Need inspiration? See how others have responded to the challenge in the international showcase gallery.

John Holliday Student Conservation Award 2019

This  award is to encourage post-graduate students to share their research findings on topics of interest to NSW Department of Primary Industries. The award is open to post-graduate students who were enrolled at an Australian University during the year of Award and who undertook fisheries-orientated research work in NSW. The Award is valued at $3,000. Applications for the 2019 Award closes 25 July 2019. For further information please visit the DPI Website.

LabArchives Electronic Research Notebook Training

Is LabArchives used in your lab and do you want to know more about it? Are you interested in using an electronic research notebook to get your research more organised? Come to this workshop to learn about LabArchives, the University's electronic research notebook solution on Friday 21 June at 2 pm in the Oliphant 213 SGD room. Further information is available on the LabArchives Electronic Research Notebook Training course booking webpage.

Interested in Learning How to Do a Systematic Review of the Literature?

The JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program (CSRTP) enables participants to learn how to conduct robust systematic reviews of different evidence types in order to provide the strongest possible evidence to inform decision making or clinical guidelines in healthcare.
A one, three or five-day program, depending on your research needs or areas of interest.
Commencing on 12 August and 18 November 2019. For further information please visit the Joanna Briggs Institute website.


Our current 45 iCaRST applicants are coming near to the end of their program. We have just completed the class section of our program and we are now on the final individual section. This is the final stage of iCaRST Online for Program 1 this year.

Everyone is working hard on their individual research proposal and will be releasing theirs over the coming month or two (July, August). Great work thus far, and good luck to you all with the final stages. Remember that we are still available if you need to check into anything about this this or just want to have a chat. We are looking forward to reading yours! Further information regarding iCaRST can be found on the iCaRST website.

Thanks from iCaRST.

Respect. Now. Always.

The University seeks to promote an inclusive, respectful and fair environment for all people whilst engaged in University-related activities. A range of services are available to assist students who have safety concerns or have experienced bullying, sexual harassment or assault. For further information, help, or to report an incident, please visit the Safer Campus Community website.

As a student of the University, you can help to keep your campus safe by looking out for your own safety, and the safety of others and by conducting yourself in a manner consistent with the Student Charter. Remember that unacceptable behaviours such as Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying and Victimisation are not tolerated at the University.

Free, independent and confidential Counselling Service

Did you know that as a Postgraduate Student you are entitled to access counselling services provided to students at The University of Adelaide. To find out more information visit the Counselling Centre website.

Free and confidential Disability Service

As a Postgraduate Student you are also eligible for assistance from the Disability Service if you have a disability or ongoing medical condition. Information about the nature of your disability is not disclosed – information obtained from you about the functional impact of the disability is shared with academic staff solely for the purpose of assisting you with your studies. Details relating to the Disability Service and the on line registration process can be found on the Disability website.

Useful resources for staff can be found at the staff section of the Disability website.