ARMS-NCURA Fellowship Program Recipients Announced

February 5, 2016

ARMS-NCURA Fellowship Program Recipients Announced

ARMS joined forces with NCURA in late 2015 to offer a reciprocal fellowship program which provides an opportunity for ARMS members to travel to an NCURA host institution and visa-versa.  The program allows fellows to immerse themselves in a program of mutual learning and knowledge exchange in their approved host organisation.

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the inaugural 2016 ARMS-NCURA Fellowship Program:

  • Barbara Slattery from the University of Melbourne who will be travelling to the University of California, San Francisco (Clinical and Translational Science institute)
  • Junsong Huang (David) from National Institute of Education Singapore who will be travelling to Harvard University
  • Jonathan O’Donnell from RMIT University who will be travelling to Northwestern University in Chicago

ARMS President, Janice Besch said,

“This program is vital in promoting the global significance of our profession and we are delighted to have collaborated with NCURA on this front”.

“This was an extremely competitive round. All three awardees demonstrated a strong contribution to research management and engagement with ARMS and presented a well-articulated program and plan of work to be conducted in a selected NCURA host organisation”.


Each awardee will receive a contribution of $AUD 2000 to be used to defray the cost of travel to their selected NCURA host organisation.

The program encourages fellows to share their experience and knowledge of how research management operates at their institution, identify best practice and local knowledge.   Following their travels, each Fellow will communicate their experiences at local Chapter events and further updates will be included in ARMS communications.

We also wish to congratulate the following NCURA members who will be travelling to an ARMS host organisation to take up their fellowship:

  • Jill A Frankenfield from the University of Maryland, College Park who will be travelling to the University of New South Wales
  • Marianne Woods from the John Hopkins University who will be travelling to the University of Melbourne

To read the ARMS-NCURA press release regarding the U.S based research administrators travelling to Australia visit here.