ARC Future Fellowships development series August-November 2022

Research Development and Support (RDS) will be running a series of four sessions over the next few months to help you plan, develop and prepare your application.

If you’re thinking about Future Fellowships and would like more information about the scheme, please click here. Please feel free to contact anytime if you have any questions about applying for a Future Fellowship.

Session 1: SciVal Training

Presenter: Cassandra Sims, Senior Research Solutions Manager, Elsevier

Date: Tuesday, 30th August or Wednesday 31st August 2022 (see below)

SciVal is a web-based analytics tool recently introduced into the university. SciVal allows you to analyse research quality, benchmark relative to peers around the world and identify collaborators to improve research outcomes.

There are discipline specific, hands on training sessions using the SciVal platform.

Session Date Time Location Registration
Medical and Health Sciences, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (quantitative focus) Wednesday, 31st August 2022 12 – 2 pm Alere Function Centre ienrol

This session will:

  • be a hands on workshop using SciVal in real time (you will need to bring a laptop if possible)
  • allow you to access comparative research metrics to benchmark yourself against successful Future Fellowships recipients


Session 2: ARC Fellowships: Positioning and bid strategy for EMCRs

Presenter: Nicole Thompson, Research Advantage Consulting

Date: Wednesday, 14th September 2022

Time: 9:30 – 11am

Location: Microsoft Teams

Registration: ienrol

This session will focus on:

  • overview and drivers – DECRA and Future Fellowships schemes
  • lead-in, calibration and timing of application attempts
  • why me, why now, why this?
  • track record and trajectory
  • project troubleshooting
  • strategic Alignment
  • pathways to independence
  • grantscraft take-home messages

There will also be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the session.


Session 3: Grant Writing: narrative, articulation and clarity (how to be a Narrative Ninja!)

Presenter: Dr Maria Gardiner, ThinkWell

Date: Wednesday, 5th October 2022

Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Location: Zoom

Registration: ienrol

This session will:

  • describe key concepts about grant writing narrative, articulation and clarity
  • demonstrate how to construct a narrative for your application

Places are very limited so this session is intended for those applying in 2022. Book now so you don’t miss a spot (and make sure you un-enrol if you can no longer attend).


Session 4: DECRA workshop

Presenter: Dr Melissa Gregory, Research Development Coordinator, RDS and an ARC College of Experts member

Date: Thursday, 10th November 2022

Time: 9:30 – 11:00am

Location: Research Support Training Room, Rm B13, Registry Annex

Registration: This session is tailored to applicants submitting in the DE24 round (Dec 2022) and individual calendar invitations will be sent closer to the date.

This session will focus on:

  • specific aspects of the application including National Interest Test statements, budget and budget justifications, and administrating organisation letters of support
  • the assessment process

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