How-to guides and resources for staff supporting research candidates

Our research candidates are supported by their supervisors, HDR convenors, administrative support staff and Griffith Graduate Research School. This page provides the necessary how-to guides and resources to ensure consistency and integrity in the provision of that support. Please note many of the following resources require you to be are logged in to the Griffith Portal.

Supervision guidelines

Information regarding the accreditation, appointment, load and roles of the HDR supervision team.

Supervisor workshops

Griffith University's HDR supervisor workshop program consists of two compulsory accreditation modules plus a variety of optional elective workshops.

HDR Supervision Dashboard guides

The HDR Supervision Dashboard provides up-to-date information about your candidates.

Quick reference guides


Assessing and approving online admissions

System information on assessing and approving HDR admission applications.

Quick reference guides


Chairperson of Examiners systems support

How to access the Evaluation workcentre and provide a recommendation as the Chairperson of Examiners.

Self-help videos

Prefer a visual guide? View all of our self-help video guides in one place.

Setting up and advertising scholarships

Find out how to set up and advertise a scholarship for research candidates at Griffith University.

Scholarship round information

View answers to some of our scholarship FAQs including when applicants should apply and meeting dates for 2020.

HDR scholarship self-assessment tool

This scholarship self-assessment tool is for Griffith staff use only. Supervisors and HDR convenors are encouraged to use this tool when considering potential applicants for scholarships.

Assessing applicants from sanctioned countries

Staff responsibilities are detailed in this policy (PDF 243k); and sanction compliance support is available via the defence trade controls and sanction compliance intranet site (link below).


HDR convenors have access to our HDR Stakeholders Support Hub allows you to ask GGRS staff for a quick live-chat response, and houses useful resources such as our HDR Convenors Kit, key contacts, newsletters and more.

Note: You will be required to install the Microsoft Teams app in order to access this site. If you cannot connect please contact us (below).

HDR Stakeholders Support Hub


This quarterly newsletter – produced by Griffith Graduate Research School – provides timely support and advice to HDR convenors, supervisors and other stakeholders at Griffith University. Enquiries about this newsletter can be directed to

View previous editions of HDR Communicator (staff login required)

Other useful contacts

  • Research grants, publications and outputs; research integrity, ethics, development and performance queries – Office for Research
  • Legal advice, tenders, agreements and contracts – Legal Services
  • Other research support – including intellectual property advice, commercial research support and more

Contact us

For more advice on supporting research candidates, contact Griffith Graduate Research School.