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 input from our Early Career Researchers (postdocs and HDR students) regarding the types of training activities they need to address their specific research requirements and interests. 

Previously CBA-funded workshops proposed by ECRs:


ECR register

We aim to maintain a register of ECRs so we know who you are and what you do, and to help provide postdocs and HDR students with collaborative opportunities such as training workshops, project funding, etc. Please register your details here if you would like to be included on our ECR Register. 

Research highlights

Our ECRs are also welcome to showcase their research on our Research highlights page - send a short outline of your research (including photos, email, webpage / links, etc.) to


All Training Support proposals should be co-led by ECRs and/or PhD students from at least two or more CBA partner institutions (ie. ANU, CSIRO, UC).

The topic of the proposed activity should complement CBA’s core foci of evolutionary biology, genomics, bioinformatics and/or spatial modelling. 

Funding may be sought for a range of training activities including (but not limited to) workshops, short courses, tutorials, retreats. They can be held at ANU, UC or CSIRO.

If required, the CBA can also provide coordination support for your activity, e.g. advertising, registration, venue and flight bookings, etc.

In addition to Training Support funding, CBA also has funding for visiting scientists invited by lab leaders who, during their time in Canberra, will present a workshop and/or seminar for CBA members.


How to apply

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

  1. Title and type of training activity
  2. Organisers’ details
  3. Proposed presenter/s
  4. Proposed date/s
  5. Brief outline of the training activity
  6. Itemised budget, including other funding sources (if any) and up to $5000 from CBA

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

Download a proposal template

Updated:  19 January 2018/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator