Research

Deakin Research

Why a focus on mid career researchers?

Deakin University recognises the strategic benefits of providing support for its mid career researchers. By assisting the development of researchers at the mid career stage the University aims to boost the quality and quantity of its research output, build and nurture a vibrant, interactive research culture and foster our research leaders of the future.

The Developing Research Leaders (DRL) Programs were introduced in 2008 to support mid career researchers in developing their research careers. The programs were established in each Faculty and coordinated by the Director of Staff Research Development.

For the DRL programs, mid career researchers are defined as staff who are more than five years post completion of their doctorate. At this stage in their career academic staff are expected to have acquired some expertise in teaching (if they hold a Teaching and Research position) and have begun to establish a research track record in publications and grants.

The initial DRL programs for mid career researchers are now being built upon and extended to include early career researchers.
Further details of future support programs will be available on this website at a later date.


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8th March 2011