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Planning your research trajectory: Strategies for success

Feet at a cross roads

Learn how to develop a dynamic research strategy by attending this workshop geared to early career researchers (in the first three years of a tenure-track appointment). Please RSVP below as seating is limited.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

9 to 11 a.m: Information session (Davis Centre, Room 1302)

11 a.m. to noon: Meet and greet with Office of Research staff (Davis Centre, Room 1301)


Welcome and introduction

Grant writing and development

  • Outlining your research plan 
  • Incorporating the impact of your research in an application

Climbing the research funding ladder/leadership and networking

  • Collaboration with other researchers to build a research grant profile
  • Building your research profile locally and globally

Research partnerships, intellectual property and commercialization

  • Waterloo’s Policy #73 and entrepreneurship
  • Resources for developing industry, non-profit, government partnerships

Student training and mentoring

  • Importance of supervising students and highly qualified personnel (HQP)
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion 

Knowledge mobilization and research communications

  • Knowledge mobilization strategies 
  • Embargoes and engaging research communications staff

Research ethics and leaves

  • Responsible research and ethics clearance
  • Leaves of absence and research policies 

Financial administration of research funds

  • Use of grant funds
  • Roles, responsibilities, and compliance

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