Seminars: Writing grant proposals.

Specially if you are a PhD student willing to a do a post-doc, or a post-doc becoming an independent researcher, these seminars will be invaluable for you. The aim is to provide the tools to write and deliver successful grant proposals. This includes a hands-on workshop, a personal quest on how to get a Marsden Grant from Juliet Gerrard, and a seminar from the prestigious New Zealand Marsden Fund.

We are specially happy about inviting MacDiarmid colleagues to these seminars, mainly because we are just forwarding an invitation! We are strengthening relationships with other Centres of Research Excellence (CORE) here in New Zealand, and as a result TPM Whanau kindly invited us to these seminars they are organizing in University of Auckland ( online access granted from other universities)

TPM Whanau is the postgrad association of TPM (CORE – Complex Systems). It shares with MESA the same role and goals for their community. This ongoing collaboration between us will benefit both communities with better content and even more important: networking opportunities between institutes.
Thanks TPM!

Kia ora,
We recently asked you what events you would like to see organised by TPM Whānau. One of the most popular requests was for a proposal-writing event, with the aim of providing advice on how to submit a successful research grant proposal. Well, you’ve spoken and we’ve listened… TPM Whānau is proud to present an upcoming seminar series on proposal writing, featuring three seminars to beheld at the beginning of November. The venue for each seminar will be at the University of Auckland but the seminars will also be broadcast to other venues (Chrischurch and Palmerston North) via video conference to make it easier for everyone in the Whånau to attend.

– Kate Hannah (Te Pūnaha Matatini): Practical Guide to Proposal writing
Tuesday 3rd November, 12-1pm

– Juliet Gerrard (Callaghan Innovation Industry):  How to get a Marsden grant
Friday 6th November, 2-3pm

– Adam Jaffe (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research): The effect of public funding on research output: the New Zealand Marsden Fund
Wednesday 11th November, 2-3pm

Please note that the sessions will be recorded!

Main venues:
University of Auckland, Room 303-610, Department of Physics
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Erskine 432, School of Mathematics and Statistics,  (video conference)
Massey University, Palmerston North, Science Tower B, room 2.09,  (video conference)

Light refreshments will be provided at these venues after the talk. If you would like to attend from another video conference room, please contact us for connection details. You can also follow these seminars on your personal computer with the ZOOM application by using the following link:

If you do so, please turn off your camera and mute your microphone during the talk.

TPM Whānau committee