Research Professional Development

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Q: I have a great opportunity to be a part of a research application that is being submitted by another university but there will be no funding coming to Charles Sturt University.
Do I need to submit a Notice to Submit (NTS) and application to the Research Office?

A: If you are submitting or participating in any type of research project application, you need to seek approval from your Head of School, Associate Dean Research and then submit through the Research Office.

All funded or non-funded research applications which are either lead by Charles Sturt University or submitted through another organisation or university need to be approved at a School/Faculty and institutional level.

Submission follows the same process as a funded project. Complete a Notice to Submit, show or calculate the value of any in-kind contributions for the project and include a copy of the final application.

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Professional Development Calendar

This month is jam packed with professional development opportunities from the Research Office!

7 May

Research Administration 3 – Developing my Research Budget
9 May Conducting Interviews – Logic & Logistics
Audit your Time
Working with the Media in Research
Research metrics for grants & promotion
13 May Critical Writing – Part 1
14 MayUnderstanding Open Access
Planning Surveys & Designing Questionnaires – Part 1
Critical Writing – Part 2
15 MayPlanning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires – Part 2
16 MayPublishing from your Thesis
20 MayStaying up-to-date with Research Alerts
21 May Planning Surveys and Designing Questionnaires – Part 3
22 MayPresenting your work at a conference – The Basics
23 MayAvoiding predatory publishers
28 MayUsing the Proquest database effectively
30 MayEthics in Research – Involving Animals
3 JuneUsing Citation Databases Effectively
5 JuneWhere to Publish?
6 JuneResearch Administration 4 – Managing My Research Project
6 JuneIntroduction to GIS & Spatial Analysis

For a complete list and links to register, check out the calendar

Library Lowdown

Are you looking for a thesis, and not sure where to start?  Want to get an idea of what a thesis in your subject area looks like?  Want to know more about submitting your thesis?  Then read on. Because in this month’s post, we answer all your questions!


The starting point for any search is Primo, the Library’s discovery tool.  To search for older theses on Primo, follow these steps:

  1. Select Advanced Search
  2. Select Search Profile = Books, journals, DVDs & more
  3. Select Any field and as a phrase enter Charles Sturt University
  4. Select Material Types = Theses
  5. Click Search.

You can search for CSU theses about a specific topic or faculty by including additional keywords, e.g. marketing


Theses from 2009 onwards are available online in the CSU Research Output (CRO) repository as PDF files.

When searching for a thesis in CRO, choose “Research Outputs” add in “thesis” and from the drop down menu, choose “Search as concept”.

Submitting your thesis

Want to know more about submitting your thesis and what is required?  Don’t forget to check out the Research Office Your Thesis page.

External theses

To search for theses from other Universities both in Australia and overseas, use the databases listed on our Theses & dissertations page.

Need more help or information? Contact one of your helpful Faculty Liaison Librarians.