PhD, ECR and MCAs

PhD and ECR Workshop

The Bill Faulkner PhD Scholar and Early Career Researcher workshop is held annually immediately prior to the CAUTHE conference. The full day workshop provides PhD scholars and ECRs (completed a PhD within the past five years and have a teaching or research position) the opportunity to develop relevant knowledge, skills, and expertise through their PhD journey and into the early stages of their career thereafter. The workshop is a great opportunity for up-coming researchers to network with fellow scholars and internationally recognised academics. Senior academics provide their own experience and insightful advice into strategic thinking and approaches for developing a successful long-term academic career.

The 2023 workshop will be held on 7 February at Murdoch University, Western Australia. The program will include panels, networking and career planning both within and outside of academia. The workshop will conclude with small group mentoring with senior CAUTHE academics.

Go to CAUTHE 2023 PhD/ECR workshop

Go to Past PhD and ECR workshops

Mid-Career Academic Workshop

The Mid-Career Academic (MCA) workshop is held every two years immediately prior to the annual conference. The workshop provides MCAs (at least five years a post-PhD completion and have a non-entry-level teaching and/or research position) with strategic and practical advice on academic career development through one-to-one mentoring sessions and panel discussions with CAUTHE fellows and senior professors.

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CAUTHE PhD Scholar and Early Career Researcher Bursaries

The CAUTHE Executive invites applications for PhD student and Early Career Researcher (ECR) bursaries to support online or face to face attendance at the CAUTHE 2023 conference (7-9 February), in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Applicants must be enrolled or working at a CAUTHE Chapter or Affiliate member Institution; and
  • Be an individual Associate or Student CAUTHE member at the time of the application and conference, or join as an individual member at the time of application.
  • PhD scholars must be enrolled as a full- or part-time PhD student
  • ECRs must have completed their PhD within five years of the conference
  • Submit a full-refereed paper to the CAUTHE 2023 conference, with the applicant as the primary author (with the only acceptable co-authors for PhD bursaries being the author’s registered supervisors)

Full papers due on 15 October 2022 and application forms due on 31 October 2022.

Download 2023 PhD/ECR Bursary Application Form [pdf]

Download 2023 PhD/ECR Bursary Application Form [Word]

Go to Past winner testimonials

Contact the PhD/ECR bursary representative, Naomi Dale for further information about bursaries.

Mentoring programme

We are delighted to introduce the CAUTHE Mentoring programme. It is designed to connect our PhD and ECR (completed a PhD within the past five years and have a teaching or research position) members with senior colleagues to establish a mutually beneficial long-term relationship, promoting career as well as personal development through connectivity and support.

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PhD Virtual Wednesday Workshops

‘The PhD in unprecedented times’ Virtual Wednesday Workshops held in 2020 aimed to support current PhD students in their study progress during this challenging time. The workshops provided an opportunity to present research on an online interactive platform and receive constructive feedback from senior academics and your fellow students. Along with PhD presentations, the workshops featured senior academic presentations about PhD related topics based on the current situation.

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Mentoring & bursary coordinator

  • Associate Professor Naomi Dale

    Faculty of Business, Government & Law

    University of Canberra