Big Bid panel and Q&A session

IHT will be holding a Big Bid Panel and Q & A Session on Wednesday 25 May.

The purpose of the session is to provide information on how to conceptualise, plan and prepare large research funding applications (big bids).

This is a great opportunity to learn about pathways to big bids from researchers leading large programs of research within our institute.

The session will include:

  1. An outline of support available for big bid submissions
  2. Presentations by Nikki McCaffrey and Anna Peeters outlining their path from research project to large program of research
  3. Q & A session where attendees can ask questions of the panel
  4. Opportunity for attendees to nominate and vote on additional support that would be helpful  

Confirmed panel members are Prof Trish Livingston, Prof Peter Enticott, A/Prof Gary Sacks, Dr Nikki McCaffrey and Prof Anna Peeters.

Questions can be sent to Merran Stewart prior to the session or posed during the session.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May

Time: 2-3pm

Register online 

Strategic Career Development Workshop – working with(in) industry

The IHT EMCR committee will host two, two-hour online workshops on Tuesday, 17 May and Thursday, 19 May from 10am–12pm.

Presented by Dr Olga Hogan, the workshops will help you to discover your unique skills and qualities that can be utilised when designing your career and working with(in) industry.

Olga will also demonstrate how to communicate your unique value proposition to connect with government, corporates, or not-for-profits; for anything from research partnerships to developing your career.

Registration is encouraged for both sessions and is essential:

The following link contains an optional pre-workshop activity, which will help people to identify their “super-skills” valued by industry:

Communicating impact to lay audiences

Following on from last year’s research impact workshop, Tamika Heiden from the Research Impact Academy will be presenting a two-part workshop on communicating your research impact to lay audiences. The sessions will provide a range of tips, tricks and tools that can be used to promote your research impact to audiences beyond academia, and will assist researchers to create a piece of writing that can be used to promote their research impact to audiences identified in the workshop.

The workshop will be held on 14 and 16 June, from 10am-12pm each day. It is required that participants register for and attend both sessions.

Session one: Tuesday, 14 June, 10am-12pm

Session two: Thursday, 16 June, 10am-12pm

Register on Eventbrite.

Upcoming IHT pitch sessions


Date and time Suggested scheme
Thursday 9 June, 10am NHMRC Partnership Grants and ARC DECRA
Thursday 25 August, 10am NHMRC Investigator Grants 2023, ARC Future Fellowships and Linkage


Please note that submission deadline for 2023 NHMRC Investigator Grant has been changed by the NHMRC, applications will now be due in January 2023 (previously October 2022). Suggested Pitch Session has been changed to August 2022 (previously June 2022). 

The 2022 pitch session schedule can be found here.

Please contact Merran Stewart if you would like to present or for more information about presenting at a session. Please note that members are welcome to pitch an idea for any Category 1 scheme at these sessions, including MRFF. Schemes listed above are suggestions only.


Faculty of Health MRFF Seminar: IP Australia – Introduction to Patents

Do you have a device, substance, method or process that is new, inventive and useful? If yes, you may need a patent.

We are pleased to have IP Australia present this webinar to introduce us to patents and what’s involved in the application process. This presentation will provide insights and details of the requirements needed should you wish to apply, highlight when the right time is to think about your intellectual property in your commercialisation strategy and discuss options for national and international protection.

  Date: Thursday, 12 May

Time: 12-1pm

Online: Register here

pACE career progression promotion workshops

Program (to support) academic careers equitably (pACE): Career progression for Level B and C academics workshops

Thinking about applying for a promotion in the next year or two? If so, read on.

Following on from the success of last year’s career progression workshops, we are delivering these 2 x 2 hour workshops again this year. The series of workshops were designed in response to Athena Swan’s analysis highlighting career progression challenges when considering applying for promotion from Level B to C and C to D. The workshops are developed to support staff during the promotion preparation period in 2022.

The workshops are targeted to Faculty of Health academics and will involve case studies of successful Level C and D applications in the Faculty, a Teaching and Learning guest, as well as tips from the promotion panel. The workshops will explore leadership skills including ‘quiet leadership’, confidence building, self-check of readiness to apply for promotion, case studies and external references (e.g. Ted talks). The workshops are also beneficial in helping craft relative to opportunity (RTO) statements*.

*Members of the 2021 promotion committee noted a marked improvement in quality of RTO statements compared to previous years, and these workshops are likely to have played a pivotal role.

Presenters: Associate Professor Arlene Walker & Vicki Kavadas from School of Psychology, Deakin University

Workshop 1 details: Thursday, 19 May, 11am-1pm

Register in advance

Workshop 2: Wednesday, 8 June, 11am-1pm

Register in advance

Graduate Research Academy workshops and webinar series – How to write better tenders

Government tenders can be a valuable source of research income. In 2018-19 the Commonwealth Government awarded more than 78,000 contracts with a total value of $64.5 billion. This comprehensive webinar will walk you through the process of developing a tender application.

Date: Friday, 13 May

Time: 12-1pm

Register online

Help build consumers’ ability to engage in research

Monash Partners has partnered with the Western Australian Health Translation Network to bring the following online session to researchers and potential researchers: Building the capacity of consumers to engage in research and healthcare improvement: practical suggestions and lessons learned.

Date: Thursday 12 May

Time: 1-2pm

Presenters: Deb Langridge – Head, Consumer and Community Involvement Program, and Ben Horgan – Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator.
Register via Zoom.

Implementing Improvement Network introductory event

At this event, the Implementing Improvement Network will launch the Implementing Improvement in Healthcare Program, co-designed by Monash Partners and the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI), School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. This program aims to build capacity for healthcare improvement through intensive coaching and training that supports the real-world application of implementation science methods in health service settings.

Date: Thursday 26 May

Time: 2-3pm

Presenters: Professor Helena Teede, Executive Director, Monash Partners and Professor Mike Roberts, CEO, Safer Care Victoria
Register via Zoom.
If you would like to become acquainted with implementation science, the Centre for Implementation offer training and a range of resources, including the Inspiring Change 2.0 mini course. It provides a brief introduction to implementation science through a series of short webinars, and downloadable resources which you can access at any time.