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18 Jun 19

SECG Webinar - Building an Academic Track Record through Grants/Awards

Building an Academic Track Record through Grants/Awards

Research grant and award guidelines commonly ask that applicants describe their track record when applying for funding.

But what exactly is a track record? And how can you start to build one?

This webinar will appeal to postgraduate students and early career researchers alike and offer valuable tips on how to build a track record in order to increase award and research funding success. Hear from three researchers in the field of ageing with impressive track records who have experienced multiple award/grant success, including the AAG Research Trust RM Gibson Research Fund grant, Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grant, and NHMRC Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship.

Participants will:

  • Hear from successful researchers in ageing
  • Identify award opportunities and potential sources of research funding
  • Learn how to overcome setbacks and stay ‘on track’
  • Understand how to strengthen your track record for increased grant/award success

Hear from our panel of speakers:

Dr Monica Cations - Postdoctoral Research Fellow​​​​​​ - Flinders University

Monica is a provisional psychologist and early-career epidemiologist who has worked in the ageing and dementia field for over a decade. Her particular interest areas include dementia care pathways, knowledge translation, young onset dementia, and psychological trauma. Her research and clinical focus is on improving the quality of services and supports for older people and people with dementia. Monica is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Flinders University and candidate in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program at the University of South Australia.

Dr Tim Schultz - Senior Research Fellow - Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide

Tim is a Senior Research Fellow at Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide and Postgraduate Coordinator. He is an interdisciplinary researcher who focusses on the role of nursing in healthcare delivery His research investigates how safe, effective and efficient healthcare can be delivered to patients in a complex and changing healthcare system, and he has a particular interest in determining how people with chronic diseases can receive care in the community (home) rather than hospital. His main areas of research lie in: (i) systematic reviews, (ii) health services research, (iii) patient safety research, and (iv) implementing evidence into practice.

Professor Simon Bell - Director, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety - NHMRC Dementia Leadership Fellow - Monash University

Simon is Director, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, and an Adjunct Professor of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, University of Eastern Finland. As a pharmacist and NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow, he leads an enthusiastic team of researchers understanding and optimising medicines use among older people. Simon has conducted projects on behalf of a range of government and non-government organisations, including the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and several aged care providers. His research has attracted considerable attention in the professional and lay media.

Convened by:

Samantha Fien

Samantha Fien is a PhD Candidature at Bond University and member of the AAG. Her research is examining gait performance and the benefits of exercise in residential aged adults. She has also helped in a number of studies: sarcopenia status in residential aged care adults, tremor training study and Masters Games athletes. Samantha is also a cardiac technician at the Cardiac Centre on the Gold Coast. Samantha won the ERA Travel Exchange for 2016 and has recently returned from Ireland where she completed her exchange at University College Dublin. She also presented her research at the International Conference of Sarcopenia and Frailty Research in Barcelona this year.

Important notice regarding our webinars

AAG has been successfully running these webinars for number of years now. However we have noticed recently that increasing numbers of our registrants are experiencing difficulties when trying to join the online event.

In all cases this is as a result of the IT set-up at your end. Healthcare and academic workplaces are introducing increasing levels of security to guard against viruses and data theft. Some of those security measures are disrupting the connection to our Go-to-Training Software. There are also some situations where registrants need to make adjustments to the set-up of their home IT before they can successfully join.

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We are a small organisation in terms of employed staff and on the day of the event most of our resources are dedicated to delivering the webinar, we cannot therefore promise to be available to help you with connection enquiries either just before or after the event has actually started.

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Event Date & Time: Tuesday 18th June 11.00am - 12.00pm AEST

Registrations Open: 21st May 19 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 18th Jun 19 5:15 PM

Places Available: 91

Your Investment

AAG Members: FREE
NZAG Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50.00

NZAG/ANZSGM Members will receive a discount voucher code from their association.

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