PhD, ECR and MCAs


PhD and ECR Workshop

The Bill Faulkner PhD Scholar and Early Career Researcher (ECR) 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 2025 workshop will be hosted by The University of Queensland on Monday 10 February in Brisbane prior to the Annual CAUTHE Conference.

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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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PhD Scholar and Early Career Researcher Conference Bursaries

CAUTHE provides bursaries for PhD Scholar and Early Career Researcher bursaries to support attendance at the Annual CAUTHE Conference. The bursaries include PhD/ECR conference registration fees, and up to AU$1000 for travel, accommodation and other expenses that will facilitate access to the conference.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Applicants must be enrolled or working at a CAUTHE Chapter or Affiliate member Institution; and
  • Be a current, or join as, an individual Associate or Student CAUTHE member at the time of the 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 Annual CAUTHE conference website, with the applicant as the primary author (with the only acceptable co-authors for PhD bursaries being the author’s registered supervisors).

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

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The CAUTHE Mentoring programme is designed to connect PhD Scholars 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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Past activities

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.

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