Login Home graduate research News and Events Newsletters Current: AGC e-News #08 - 20/08/2019 AGC e-News #08 - 20/08/2019 Published: 20 August 2019 In this edition: Advance Notice: Adelaide Graduate Centre Relocation Staff Movements 2020 Major Round: Postgraduate Research Degrees (applications open 1 September) Industry Programs and Scholarships Scholarships Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to Harvard 2020-2021 Profile Booster: Optimise your profiles for maximum research visibility Gale Discovery Day Interested in Learning How to Do a Systematic Review of the Literature? International Careers and Research Skills Training Program (iCaRST), Program 2, 2019 Respect. Now. Always. Free, Independent and Confidential Counselling Service Free and Confidential Disability Service Advance Notice: Adelaide Graduate Centre Relocation In late September/early October, the Graduate Centre will be relocating to Level 10 of the Schulz Building. Our reception area will be located on the Eastern end of the Schulz building and will be accessible from the lifts opposite the Scott Theatre. There will be no access to the Graduate Centre from the Western end of the Building. We will update you and the signage in the Schulz building as further information becomes available and we look forward to assisting you from our new and improved space. Staff Movements This month we welcomed Alison White to the Graduate Centre. Alison is our new Team Leader, Graduate Research Scholarships and will support Darlene Truong, Manager Admissions and Scholarships by assuming responsibility for domestic and international scholarship operational matters in addition to managing the Health Sciences portfolio. There may some further adjustments to portfolios in the coming weeks and month and we thank you in advance for your understanding during this period of transition. 2020 Major Round: Postgraduate Research Degrees (applications open 1 September) Want a world-changing career in cutting-edge research? There’s no better launchpad than a University of Adelaide graduate research degree. You’ll work side-by-side with world-class researchers. Engage with industry at the highest levels. And draw on an enviable professional network spanning the globe. For more information please visit the Future Students webpage on the Adelaide Graduate Centre website. Details on how to apply can be found here. Further information on scholarship opportunities can be found on the scholarships website. Industry Programs and Scholarships Adelaide-CSIRO Industry PhD Program and Scholarship (applications open) The University of Adelaide and CSIRO offer a specialised Industry PhD (iPhD) program and scholarship. Our 4-year iPhD program includes a minimum six-month industry placement leading to an enhanced opportunity for students to work in an industry-defined research area with support and supervision through a partnership between the University of Adelaide, CSIRO, and an Industry Partner. A competitive $40k p.a. scholarship is offered to the successful students with additional project research support funds of $10,000 per annum. You will also have the opportunity, along with your supervisory team, to engage in training and professional development activities that will support your career. Projects are available and further opportunities are being developed. For information about this program and to view the current projects available, please visit the Adelaide-CSIRO iPhD website. 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. 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. Scholarships Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship (last call) 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 Research or Course work at the University of Adelaide in 2020, apply before 4 September 2019. * PhD students may also receive the RTP scholarship in addition to the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, providing value of over $200,000 collectively. Read scholar stories and find out more information here or email Rosie Wilkes. Archie McArthur Ant Systematics Supplementary Scholarship (applications open 1 September) Applications are invited for the Archie McArthur Ant Systematics scholarship. The supplementary scholarship is provided by the South Australian Museum to support and encourage PhD students at the University of Adelaide in the study of Ant Systematics, increase awareness of and enhance the Museum’s research and Ant Collections. The Archie McArthur Ant Systematics Scholarship is intended to supplement a major scholarship held by the recipient. Commencing in 2020, the scholarship provides $5,000 per annum stipend funds and $3,166 per annum in project costs. Funding will be awarded for up to 3 years with the possibility of a six month extension to stipend funds only. Please visit the Archie McArthur Ant Systematics Supplementary Scholarship webpage for more information. Upgrade to PhD Scholarships (nominations open until filled) Nominations from Supervisors are encouraged. The University of Adelaide funds several Upgrade to PhD Scholarships each year to support students who enter higher degree by research through the Master of Philosophy (No Honours) pathway, who intend to upgrade to PhD (after the qualifying period of 18 months) and who have not previously been in receipt of scholarship funding for their program of research at the University of Adelaide. Further information can be found on the Upgrade to PhD Scholarships webpage. Completion Scholarships (nominations open all year round) Nominations from Supervisors are encouraged. Completion Scholarships are supported by University of Adelaide research scholarship funding and are designed to encourage timely PhD completions. Completion Scholarships are available to Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents undertaking a PhD who have not previously been in receipt of any type of scholarship funding. In special circumstances and at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies Completion Scholarships may also be available to International students who have not previously been in receipt of scholarship funding. For more information please visit the Completion Scholarships webpage. Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program (open) Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford University in California, USA. Applications for 2020 (September) entry are now open and will close 9 October 2019. Any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford is covered, including joint and dual degree options. You are eligible to apply if you earned (or will earn) your bachelor's degree with honours in 2014 or later. You must also meet the requirements of the Stanford graduate program(s) that you wish to pursue. Citizens of all countries are welcome to apply. For more information, please visit the Knight-Hennessy Scholars webpage. Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to Harvard 2020-2021 Up to three Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships are awarded each year. Knox Fellowships include: tuition fees health insurance fees adequate stipend, which is sufficient to cover living expenses of a single fellow for a ten-month academic year. Recipients who are admitted to a Harvard degree program that requires multiple years of study are guaranteed two years of Knox funding, provided they remain in good academic standing. Requests for continued funding after two years are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please remember that applicants who have graduated (alumni) and are no longer affiliated with the University of Adelaide should contact Mr Paul Govoni, The Frank Knox Fellowship administrator about submitting their application directly to the Committee on General Scholarships. The Frank Knox Fellowship application is separate from the candidate’s application for admission to one of the Harvard University schools. Applicants for the Frank Knox Fellowship must also apply for and gain admission to one of the graduate or professional schools at Harvard University as full-time degree students. Applications for admission must be submitted to the appropriate school according to the deadlines established at that school. The awarding of a fellowship is contingent upon the applicant gaining admission to the Harvard school of choice. Admission to the University does not guarantee a fellowship award. For further information, application forms and the full eligibility criteria, please visit the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship webpage. Lodging applications: The University of Adelaide is required to submit all collated applications to the Frank Knox Fellowship Committee. Therefore applications (preferably typed or neatly hand-written) must be submitted to the Adelaide Graduate Centre on the prescribed form with all requested attachments, including two confidential letters of recommendation by the internal closing date of Friday 10 January 2020. Profile Booster: Optimise your profiles for maximum research visibility Researchers, do you need help with setting up your ORCiD? Do you want to update your Aurora and Researcher Profiles to promote your research and reputation? Bring your laptop along and get help from library and IT Training staff at these drop-in sessions this September. For more information please visit the course booking webpage. Gale Discovery Day Drop in to the Gale Discovery Day on Thursday 5 September and learn about the library's range of Gale products. Find out how these products can assist your learning, teaching, or research efforts from a team of experts. For further information on this event, please visit the University Library website. Interested in Learning How to Do a Systematic Review of the Literature? The Joanna Briggs Institute (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 18 November. For further information please visit the Joanna Briggs Institute website. International Careers and Research Skills Training Program (iCaRST), Program 2, 2019 The role of iCaRST is to guide students through the first 6 months of their PhD or Masters programs. Our aim is to make sure that students are successful with their first major submission, their research proposals. We are now in the fifth week with the first few weeks being extremely busy with settlement issues and late arrivals. Students are now busy refining their thesis topics and preparing their Literature Reviews (Assignment Task 1). The seminar sessions are very lively with students focused on efficient reading and writing skills. Since last program our lecture modules have been open to domestic as well as international students and these are also working well. A two week program break is coming up soon. This will give students time to settle a little deeper into their first assignment tasks. These are due immediately after the break. The iCaRST Team 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.