Training support

Annual value



 Claire Stephens
One of the major objectives of the CBA is to build capacity through training of postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers.


We want to hear from you!

The CBA welcomes direct input from post docs and PhD students regarding the types of training activities they need to address their specific research requirements and interests.

Previously funded ECR-proposed workshops:


Research highlights

We also strongly encourage post docs and PhD students to showcase their research on our Research highlights page. If you would like to be involved, please send a short outline of your research (including photos, email, webpage / links, etc.) to


All Training support proposals should involve direct collaboration between CSIRO and ANU post docs / PhD students.

The overall focus of a Training support proposal should be within CBA’s core focus of incorporating genomics, informatics or spatial modelling into biodiversity analysis.

Funding may be sought for a range of training activities including (but not limited to) workshops, short courses, tutorials, invited speakers, seminars, meetings, retreats or discussion groups.

Independent to Training support funding, CBA will also support a small number of visiting scientists who, during their time in Canberra, will conduct a workshop / tutorial.

Applications will be assessed by the CBA Director and Liaison Committee.

How to apply

We invite you to submit (to a short proposal (~2 pages or less) that includes:

  1. Title of training activity.
  2. Speaker/s / presenter/s.
  3. Type of training activity, eg. talk, workshop, tutorial.
  4. Proposed date/s.
  5. Brief outline of the training activity, including aims and potential outcomes; target audience and number of participants; resources required (eg. room, computers, lab); and length of activity (eg. 3 hours, one day, several days).
  6. Itemised budget, including other funding sources (if any) and up to $5000 from CBA.
  7. ANU and CSIRO organisers' names, affiliations and email addresses.

Download a proposal template (DOCX 646KB)

Updated:  19 November 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator