22 March 2019

The ARC, as part of its ongoing stakeholder engagement, hosts induction forums for a range of ARC-funded researchers, including new Directors of Industrial Transformation Research Hubs, Training Centres and ARC Centres of Excellence, as well as new ARC Australian Laureate Fellows.

These forums provide a unique opportunity for the ARC to share information about the administration of publicly-funded grants, as well as opportunities for networking with peers and meeting key ARC staff.

The ARC held its first induction forum for ARC 2018 Future Fellows on Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Fifty-eight newly awarded Fellows participated.

ARC staff gave an overview of expectations of Future Fellows, including critical information about post-award matters that could arise during their projects and an outline of key ARC policies.

Three experienced Future Fellows and three senior researcher leaders—who have held a Future Fellowship and are now ARC Australian Laureate Fellows—shared their insights. Topics included how to successfully establish a Future Fellowship, best practice for research leadership and career development, strategies for building career options and tips on how to maximise opportunities to work with industry and international engagement.

The Future Fellowships scheme supports research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia. The aim of the Future Fellowships scheme is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.

We wish all our new Future Fellows well as they embark upon their research programs and we look forward to the exciting discoveries and research outcomes they are set to deliver.