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M1.  Research strategy and planning

Description:

Effective research must be carefully planned to achieve the best outcomes for the researcher/s, for the university and the furthering of knowledge. This module explores the initial stage of research project management: designing and costing the project as well as operating within the broader research and political context. It is especially suited to any researcher who is developing a new grant proposal or project area.

Aims:

This module aims to:

  • assist ANU in building research capability that demonstrates excellence and recognises and complements the larger strategic context;
  • assist ANU in building links with industry and other collaborative research communities and/or within a larger program of research;
  • support and assist ANU to carefully plan research to achieve the best outcomes for the researcher/s, the university and the furthering of knowledge.

Learning outcomes:

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • identify the broader research context in which you will be administering research projects, forming research teams and seeking appropriate grants while ensuring these support the University's strategic goals;
  • appraise the strategy of conducting research;
  • successfully write grant proposals;
  • plan the initial stage of a research project (the most effective stage), including:
  • designing the program;
  • estimating costs;
  • providing budget control of the research project;
  • operate successfully within the broader research and political context.

Suitability:

  • Researchers at all levels, including PhD students and research management staff

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Updated:  24 May 2011/Responsible Officer:  Head, Research Student Development Centre /Page Contact:  FRLP Web Manager