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Planning your research trajectory: Strategies for success

Feet at a crossroads

Since the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, this event has been cancelled until further notice. When the event is rescheduled, updates will be provided.

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). 

Monday, April 6, 2020 - Cancelled

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (Room 2502)


Welcome and introductions

Grant writing and development

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

Climbing the research funding ladder

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

Knowledge mobilization 

  • Knowledge mobilization strategies 

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 

    Research ethics and leaves

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

    Financial administration of research funds and Research Communications

    • Use of grant funds
    • Roles, responsibilities, and compliance
    • Embargoes and engaging research communications staff

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