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.

2021 Workshop

We are excited to announce the 2021 workshop for PhD scholars and ECRs will be held online prior to the CAUTHE 2021 Conference Online on Friday 5 February. The three hour workshop from 13:00 – 16:00 (AEDT) will include a panel session, small group mentoring with senior academics and an engaging virtual social activity. More information to come.

Download 2021 PhD and ECR workshop flyer

Go to Past PhD and ECR workshops

PhD Virtual Wednesday Workshops

NEW!! We are excited to announce a new initiative for 2020. ‘The PhD in unprecedented times’ Virtual Wednesday Workshops aim to support current PhD students in their study progress during this challenging time. The workshops provide an opportunity to present your research on an online interactive platform and receive constructive feedback from senior academics and your fellow students. Along with PhD presentations, the workshops will feature senior academic presentations about PhD related topics based on the current situation. To submit a proposal or register to go Virtual Wednesday 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.

MCA workshops

CAUTHE PhD Scholar and Early Career Researcher Bursaries

The PhD student and Early Career Researcher (ECR) bursaries are designed to support travel to and attendance at the Annual conference. The bursaries include PhD/ECR workshop and conference registration fees, and up to $1000 for travel, accommodation and other expenses to facilitate access to the conference. 

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Applicants must be enrolled or working at a CAUTHE Chapter member Institution (contact CAUTHE secretariat if you are unsure); 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 2019 conference, with the applicant as the primary author (with the only acceptable co-authors for PhD bursaries being the author’s registered supervisors)

Go to Past winner testimonials

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

Workshop & bursary coordinators

  • Dr Ina Reichenberger

    School of Management

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Associate Professor Naomi Dale

    Faculty of Business, Government & Law

    University of Canberra