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Early Career Researchers day

Career development at the University of Sydney

We aim to bring together up-and-coming early career researchers (excluding postgraduate students) from around Australia, who are focused on Southeast Asia, to discuss a range of professional development topics, as well as providing an opportunity to network with peers from across the country.


When: 10am–3pm, Saturday 20 May 2017
Where: Room 1080, Abercrombie building, University of Sydney

Following on from the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre's Politics in Action Forum on 19 May 2017, we invite you to join us for a professional development workshop at the University of Sydney. 

We are bringing together early career researchers (loosely defined as academics who are less than 7 years into their professional academic career, allowing for career breaks) from around Australia, whose research is focused on Southeast Asia. During the day we will discuss a range of professional development topics, 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 with fellow academics and ask questions of those who have gone before you.

The workshop will be centred on three key topics, incorporating discussion with fellow academics who can discuss how to navigate the related systems and challenges to maximise benefits. These include:

  • Supervising research students
  • Applying for grants
  • Setting research goals

Program

Time Topic

10–10.30am                

Meet your fellow ECRs                          

10.30-11.15am

Supervising research students

11.15–11.45am                  

Morning tea

11.45–12.45pm

Applying for grants

12.45–1.30pm

Lunch

1.30–2.30pm

Setting research goals

2.30pm

Wrap-up

Funding

SSEAC is offering funding travel grants 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 grant are must also attend SSEAC’s Politics in Action event on Friday 19 May 2017.

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

State of Residence Grant
NSW (outside Sydney), ACT $500
QLD, VIC, SA $750
WA, NT $1000

How to apply

Please email sseac@sydney.edu.au with an expression of interest that includes the following information:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Home institution
  • Southeast Asia-related research interests.
  • Why you are interested in attending this event (200 words maximum)

Please indicate in your email if you reside outside of Sydney and would like to be considered for a travel grant.

Further queries about the event and the application process may be directed to sseac@sydney.edu.au.