Navigating the new: research and funding in the 21st century academy

Crawford School of Public Policy

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 07 May 2015


Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU


Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist for Australia.


Research School of Population Health
6125 4587

Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb argues that “Our science investment and policies are too heavily dependent on so-called ‘terminating program’ grants, funding offsets and sporadic commitments to infrastructure. And worse, they have suffered from a lack of coordination”. Few in the university would disagree with this statement, however the question remains ‘how can we, as academics and researchers, successfully navigate this constrained funding environment and how can we support those we manage to do the same?’. In this workshop, Professor Chubb provides an opportunity for researchers at all career stages to discuss these issues and how to go about carving out a successful researcher career within the 21st century academy.

Professor Ian Chubb commenced in the role of Chief Scientist for Australia in 2011 following a long career in higher education institutions and peak bodies. His roles have included Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University and Flinders University of South Australia; Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Monash University; President of the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee(AVCC); Chair of the Higher Education Council; and Deputy Chair of the National Board of Employment, Education and Training.

Professor Chubb has also held research positions at the University of Wollongong, Flinders University and Oxford University. His research focused on the neurosciences and was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Grants Scheme and by various Foundations.

This workshop is presented by the Research School of Population Health, at the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, the Regulatory Institutions Networks and Crawford School of Public Policy, at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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