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Deakin University is committed to the development of early career researchers through support provided locally by Faculties, Schools and Institutes and through seminars and workshops provided centrally by the Research Services Division.
The Associate Heads (Research) in Schools as well as directors of Institutes and Strategic Research Centres have an important role in fostering the research of staff in the early career stage. This may include the organisation of research seminars in specific discipline areas as well as workshops and mentoring groups aimed at assisting ECRs to develop their research skills and knowledge of the research environment.
The Director of Research Training also provides fast track supervisor’s training for ECRs who are first-time supervisors of higher degree research students.
Research groups or clusters in Faculties and Schools have been created to support emerging research strengths across the University. These provide further opportunities for informal mentoring and for the involvement of ECRs in collaborative projects. Information about the research groups or clusters in your Faculty can be obtained by contacting the Associate Dean (Research) or for Institutes, the Research Director.
Early career researchers may also apply to participate in the Mentoring Partnership Program run by the Human Resources Division. This is further resource for ECRs and can be especially helpful for staff who are new to Deakin.