Research Events

ARC Grant Camp Series

The ARC Grant Camp series offers ARC applicants the opportunity to work on the background section of their application in a supportive environment. Led by Veronica Loew (MGSE) and Jonathan O’Donnell (Faculty of Science), each session provides concentrated time to draft a small part of your application and ask questions about specific parts of the application. The aim is not to produce polished prose, but to get words on paper that can be discussed with a mentor. It is designed to get people started on each section of the application in a timely manner.

Each session is run the same way, with a single overhead encapsulating the key points:

  • 5 minutes of instructions
  • 20 minutes of writing
  • 5 minutes for questions
  • another 20 minutes of writing.

Although designed for Discovery Project and Discovery Indigenous applicants, it is open to any ARC applicants. Each session in the series is detailed in the table below. Please note the zoom join link is the same for each session.

Join all via Zoom

Additional join details:

  • Join by phone: Dial (Australia): +61 3 7018 2005 or +61 2 8015 6011
  • Meeting ID: 849 0720 6318
  • Password: 184648


Date and Time


Detailing your methods

Thursday 4 February
11am – 12pm

What are you actually going to do? What are the tasks? And the framework? What is your timeline?

Talking about impact and the National Interest Test

Wednesday 10 February
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Who benefits from your project? And how? How will you make it happen? How will you know if it has worked? How will your research specifically benefit Australia?

Writing a stronger budget justification

Tuesday 16 February
2pm – 3pm

Who much will each task cost? How have you priced each item? Have you explained why the task is essential to the research project? An effective budget justification is essential to your application.

Facilitating Online Learning Program

Facilitating Online Learning (FOL) is a professional development program for University of Melbourne staff with teaching-related responsibilities. It provides an introduction to the guiding principles of effective teaching for learning in blended and online environments. The program is based around forming a Community of Inquiry exploring the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning to inform online learning design using a Design-Based Research methodology. It is a semester-long program offered only in Semester 1.

Register or find out more on the FOL page.