Getting the ROPE section right in ARC research proposals - by GR Steed & Associates

Course description

Government research schemes place a strong emphasis on the track record of people applying for their grants.

The Research Opportunity and Performance Evidence (ROPE) section of these grants can certainly cause both success and failure for a researcher and research teams.

This interactive workshop will focus on the "Dos and Don'ts" of writing your ROPE sections. Participants are encouraged to seek feedback on their own personal experiences with assessor reports.

Bring along your ROPE to annotate and refine, based on the discussed principles.

Dr Graham Steed, Director G R Steed & Associates Pty Ltd, is a Research Management Consultant for research intensive Universities, Government and Industry investors and R&D providers. He specialises in improving research funding proposals to increase the chances of obtaining funds. Graham has over 10 years hands-on experience working with CIs and their research teams to develop high quality, successful ARC and NHMRC research proposals including Linkage, Discovery, Centres of Excellence (both ARC and NHMRC), Future Fellows, Laureates, Partnerships, Development and Program grants.

Flinders' Research Community based in rural and remote locations will be able to access and participate in the session.. Please indicate if you are from a rural or remote location when enrolling or contact Kirsty de Ruyter at

Type of course



Graham Steed

Who should attend

All researchers - in particular ECRs and MCRs.

What you will learn

  • What to include in the ROPE section
  • How to present your ROPE details in the best way - everyone is unique but some basic principles apply
  • Clear messages on what not to say

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