[csaa-forum] EOIs and ECRs

Clifton EVERS Clifton.EVERS at nottingham.edu.cn
Fri Feb 18 17:42:54 CST 2011

I notice a number of EOIs for ECRs. I wonder what happened to cohort after cohort, year after year for over a decade now? And now suddenly everyone is looking for them ... asking "where are they?", "are you out there?", and "why don't we have any on hand?" 


At least it looks like there are now at least a few more possibilities for ECRs, even though you have to apply to fund yourself (as university admin doesn't REALLY want to be out of pocket to back ECRs). It's a start, though. Finally. That gate has been squeaking loudly for some time. Kudos to all those who kept that gate moving and squeaking. 

As one of the team from the recently defunct ECR/PG Node of the Cultural Research Network, and following the feedback from wonderful ECRs and PGs from around the country during that tenure, all I can say is I hope everyone keeps working to support PGs and ECRs ALL the time so you have a cohort on hand for when the ARC comes aknockin', and also because there are some amazing people/researchers I met through the role who the university community should not (and cannot afford) to lose. 

Keep the mometum going. As this should be considered just a start ...

Take care and I hope the oil keeps flowing,


 --Dr Clifton Evers

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From: csaa-forum-bounces at lists.cdu.edu.au [csaa-forum-bounces at lists.cdu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Jean Burgess [je.burgess at qut.edu.au]
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Subject: [csaa-forum] DECRA call for expressions of interest - QUT

Dear colleagues

Forwarded on behalf of the media, communication, cultural and journalism studies disciplines at QUT.


> Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards: Call for Expressions of Interest
> In 2011, the Australian Research Council is introducing a new funding scheme for early career researchers, the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), for funding commencing in 2012 (http://www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/decra.htm). We hereby call for expressions of interest from eligible researchers wishing to conduct their DECRA research at QUT in the communication, media, cultural studies and journalism disciplines.
> We are the leading media research institution in Australia, having been awarded a ranking of 5 out of 5 (well above world standard) in the Language, Communication and Culture code overall, including a ranking of 5 in the sub-field Communications and Media Studies (one of only two), and a 4 (above world standard) in the Cultural Studies field, in the recent ERA assessment conducted by the Australian Government.
> QUT is the headquarters of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI - http://cci.edu.au/), the only nationally-funded centre in the media and communication field, with strong ties to law, economics, business, and education, thus allowing for multiple cross-disciplinary options for research. Successful DECRA applicants will benefit from the vibrant scholarly environment at QUT, and work closely with world leaders in media, communication, cultural and journalism studies.
> For more information on how to develop a DECRA application for research in these discipline areas at QUT, contact:
> Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham, s.cunningham at qut.edu.au
> Professor Terry Flew, t.flew at qut.edu.au
> Professor Brian McNair, b.mcnair at qut.edu.au

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