2016 Grant Planning Workshop

The Faculty Grant Planning Workshop was held on Monday 5 December 2016 and it focused on NHMRC Project Grants (morning session) and NHMRC Fellowships (afternoon session).

The workshop included presentations by previous NHMRC Peer Review panellists, and past successful NHMRC New Investigator grant and fellowship recipients.

NHMRC Project Grants Presentations

NHMRC Fellowships Presentations

2016 Faculty Final - 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Date: Friday 5 August 2016
Time: 2:30pm
Location: UQCCR Auditorium, Level 2

The 2016 3MT Faculty Final Competition took place on Friday 5 August. The judges were delighted with the presentations from the students. The winners are:

  • Winner Anna-Liisa Sutt, School of Medicine – “Dying to talk”
  • Runner Up Abirami Ratnasingham, UQCCR – “Widening girth: a problem since birth”
  • People’s Choice Award Anna-Liisa Sutt, School of Medicine – “Dying to talk”
  • Runner Up People’s Choice Award Jessica Bogard, School of Public Health - “Quality over quantity: small fish with big nutrition” will proceed to the UQ Wildcard Competition.

2016 Bibliometrics Grant Writing Workshops

UQ Library will conduct hands-on training sessions on how to use Bibliometrics in grant writing. The sessions will take place in the computer labs in the libraries (Herston and Mater Hill) and will consist of 30 minutes of presentation, and 30 minutes hands-on practice in front of the computers. The sessions will be delivered by Scholarly Publishing and Digitisation Service from UQ Library in St Lucia. Following the sessions, we will forward the attendants’ contact details to the local library team looking after our Faculty, which will be able to provide one-on-one assistance for grant writing.

  • Herston Health Sciences Library eZone (16 computers) - Wednesday 27 January 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Mater Hill Library eZone (16 computers) – Tuesday 2 February 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The topics to be covered include:

  • Which website could provide data on Bibliometrics?
  • What are the pros and cons of each website (e.g. Google Scholar, Web of Science etc.)?
  • What data could be obtained, e.g. citation count and average citation etc.?
  • Once the data is obtained, what are the tools or methods to analyse or present it? For example, the journal is ranked in top 2% in the field, the citation count has increased 20% during the past 3 years, the 2007 paper is continuously being cited to date.
  • How to best demonstrate the impact of the journal in the relevant field, noting that impact factor could not be used? What website would provide the relevant information?

Please RSVP via email if you are interested in attending. Please search the by Faculty team to see a list of UQ Librarians for further information in collating research metrics.

All staff and students are welcome to attend.

2015 Grant Writing Seminar

The Grant Writing Seminar was held Monday 7 December 2015 at Herston and Tuesday 10 December 2015 at TRI. It included sections on how to write an effective first page, the elements and structure of persuasive writing, how these can be used to develop a strong overview of your research proposal, and broader content about the construction of the rest of the proposal. 

The Seminar included a presentation by Dr Fiona McMillan a Science Writer and Educator at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, where she works one-on-one with staff and students to prepare grant proposals, scientific papers and other forms of written scientific content. She has expertise in the craft of academic science writing, the mechanics of writing, and the art of science communication to the public.​​ Fiona has a background in academic research, biotechnology business development, as well as writing for the popular media. Most recently, her writing was included in the new anthology The Best Australian Science Writing 2015.

Grant Writing Seminar - Dr Fiona McMillan, UQDI

2015 Grant Planning Workshop

The Faculty Grant Planning Workshop was held on Monday 16 November 2015 and it focused on the NHMRC New Investigator Project Grants and NHMRC Career Development Fellowship schemes, to support our early to mid-career researchers.

The workshop included presentations by UQ R&I, previous NHMRC Peer Review panellists, and past successful NHMRC New Investigator grant and fellowship recipients.

NHMRC New Investigator Project Grants Presentations

NHMRC Career Development Fellowships Presentations

2015 Bibliometrics Grant Writing Workshop

2014 Maternal and Child Health Networking Symposium