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Early Career Researchers day

Career development at the University of Sydney

Bringing together up-and-coming early career researchers from around Australia to discuss a range of professional development topics, as well as providing an opportunity to network with peers from across the country.

Who: Early career academics with research interests in Southeast Asia

When: 9.30am-1pm, Saturday 19 May 2018 

Where: Room 2003, Abercrombie Building H70, University of Sydney  

Following on from the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre's Politics in Action Forum on 18 May 2018, we invite you to join us for a professional development workshop at the University of Sydney. 

This year, the workshop will discuss what it means to be a well-rounded academic. We all know that research output is important for our careers, but how can other aspects of the academic world fit into our jobs and how should we prioritise them? How can we be good academic citizens without overstretching ourselves?

This workshop also aims to bring together early career researchers (excluding postgraduate students) from around Australia, who are focused on Southeast Asia, as well as providing an opportunity to network with peers from across the country.

Most importantly, this will be an informal setting for you to share ideas (and possibly even frustrations!) with fellow academics and ask questions of those who have gone before you.

Further details on the specific sessions will be provided in the lead up to the event.


SSEAC is offering travel grants for early career academics outside of Sydney to attend this workshop. This grant is intended to contribute towards transportation and accommodation costs to attend the workshop.

Academics who receive a travel grant must also attend SSEAC’s Democracy in Southeast Asia Roundtable on Friday 19 May 2017. Details here. Details here.

Self-funding participants are welcome to attend for the day without attending the Democracy in Southeast Asia Roundtable.

State of residence


NSW (outside Sydney), ACT






How to apply

Please email SSEAC ( with an expression of interest that also includes:

  • Your name
  • Home academic institution
  • Current position
  • Southeast Asia-related research interests
  • Please indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for a travel grant and where you will be travelling from.

Applications for travel grants close Monday 7 May 2018.

Queries about the event and the application process may be directed to