Building International Research Opportunities

Researcher development program

William Hearn Seminar Room, Room G09, Ground Floor, Old Quad, Building 150, University of Melbourne, Parkville


More Information

Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

T: +61 3 8344 4605


There are enormous research opportunities outside Australia but knowing how to find and secure them can be tough. To play in the international space it can be necessary to mount an institutional or even national bid, drawing together resources across Australia. This workshop provides insight into how you can leverage international opportunities across the research lifecycle—specific techniques and more general business development approaches.

Who Should Attend

  • Researchers seeking to develop skills and leadership
  • Professional staff with commercial responsibilities
  • Business directors and managers
  • Deans, and School/Department Heads

Workshop Outcomes

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand RIC and how it can help you
  • Learn about different types of international research


  • Jessica Brody, Senior Grants Officer (International), Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Emily Kersing, Grants Officer (International), Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

With special guest presenter Dr Jose A Villadangos, NH&MRC Principal Research Fellow, Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity/Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute.

Dr. Villadangos will share his experience with the Human Frontiers Science Program (France) and how the project impacted his research and career. Jose has authored over 80 original articles, reviews and book chapters and is regularly invited to speak at major National and International conferences. He has received awards from the Human Frontiers Science Program and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is currently a NH&NMC Senior Research Fellow. Jose has been awarded research grants from the Humans Frontiers Science Program (2x), the Anti-Cancer Council, the Australian Research Council and the NH&MRC (3x Program and 8x Project grants). He regularly reviews grants for multiple National and International funding organisations, is invited to review manuscripts for leading journals and is the Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Immunology.


Places are limited and registration is essential.