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

Ensure that your research is searchable on external databases

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.

Research Impact

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.


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.

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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.

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