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 PhD students) regarding the types of training activities they need to address their specific research requirements and interests.

Previously funded ECR-proposed workshops:



A Training Support proposal should be led by Postdocs and/or PhD students from at least one of our CBA partner institutions, ie. ANU, CSIRO and/or UC. 

The topic of the proposed activity should complement CBA’s biodiversity science focus, eg. evolutionary biology, population and ecosystem ecology, 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 (other venues can be proposed if appropriate).

The activity should be advertised to, and places ensured for participants from, all three CBA partner institutions. To further encourage cross-institutional interaction, a social function as part of the program is highly recommended (although with current social distancing restrictions this is unlikely to be possible).

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 accepted at any time throughout the year and will be assessed by the CBA Director and Liaison Committee.

Download a proposal template


ECR register

We aim to maintain a register of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) so we know who you are and what you do so we can help provide CBA-affiliated Postdocs and PhD 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

Updated:  30 November 2020/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator