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Research Career Development Network

Research Career Development Network.

The School of Molecular and Biomedical Science 'Research Career Development Network' (RCDN) was established by a dedicated group of early career researchers within the school in 2004.

Our aim is to promote communication between the early career researchers and predominantly research focused members of MBS and provide a forum for discussion of career development strategies. Since our establishment, we have held a number of highly successful workshops and seminars. We have also succeeded in establishing funding for strategies that address our goals.


  • To increase the number of independently funded research fellows within the School.
  • To assist research only staff in gaining an independent research program.

Funding Achievments:

  • Travel support: funding of career researchers to attend international conferences that are held either internationally or within Australia.
  • Staff development: funding to attend courses/workshops run by the University or other organisations examples include courses on microscopy and use of model organisms.

RCDN Achievement Award for 2014

Details to be announced closer to the end of the year.

Travel Awards

Closing Dates for Applications Travel Period
TBA Until May 31st 2014
TBA Until Septmeber 30th 2014
TBA Until January 31st 2015

Application forms & details available here.

For ECRs looking for travel funding, check out these alternative sources:

Research Career Development Network.

The University of Adelaide


T: +61 8 8313 5352
F: +61 8 8313 5328