FAQs for Early Career Researchers
Becoming an Early Career Researcher at the University of Western Australia means you have joined an institution committed to the highest standards of international research.
As a new researcher, you have two fundamental responsibilities: building your research profile and keeping an eye out for research funding. Here, in a nutshell, are the most important resources available to you:
Maintain your UWA research profile
- The research quality management tool used at UWA, which pulls information from a number of sources. Please ensure that you have provided the relevant information to the person/area that is responsible for the data collection to keep this up to date.
- Staff Profiles
- The UWA Research Repository brings together your profile information and research outputs to showcase the breadth of UWA's research expertise. See the self-guided 'Polish your Profile' program as a starting point.
- ORCID provides researchers with a globally unique iD that can be used throughout their scholarly career. Connect your ORCID to the UWA Research Repository.
Ensure that your research is searchable on external databases
- There are a range of research profile services to choose from, including Google Scholar, Scopus, and the Web of Science.
- Your Library Faculty Team can provide advice on how to update these.
Publish in journals most appropriate for your discipline
While journal rankings and impact factors are quantitative measures to evaluate the performance of a journal in its field, there are many different factors that influence the impact of a journal. Your Library Faculty Team can help you determine which outlet is best for your work.
Familiarize yourself with the key tools for examining and measuring your research impact. This will help showcase your Research Profile.
Finding Funding Opportunities
UWA Research-Announcements email service
This is the primary vehicle to receive important information on upcoming funding schemes, including the ARC, NHMRC and internal funding. Results of these funding schemes are also posted on this list, as well as information on research policy.Subscribe
Comprehensive research funding databases
Our databases list available research grants, postdoctoral and scholarship opportunities and consultancy opportunities. They provide global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.Access databases here
The Office of Research Enterprise
Is the place to go for assistance with finding, applying for, and managing your research funding
The Research Development & Innovation Team
Work with researchers to develop new research opportunities, create impact from research, and protect and commercialize intellectual property created at UWA.Find out more
The Research Grants and Contracts Office
Responsible for administering all research grants, postdoctoral fellowships and travel awards including funding from external agencies, UWA Research Committee schemes and research contracts, tenders and consultancies.Find out more