Postgraduate students researching Southeast Asia are invited to attend our annual postgraduate retreat. This year’s retreat will be a dedicated writing retreat, designed to provide you with the physical and mental space to write as part of a community of productive student researchers.
Who: Higher Degree by Research students with interests in Southeast Asia at the University of Sydney or other Australian universities
When: 10am-5pm, 5-7 November 2019
Where: HC Coombs Centre, Kirribilli, Sydney
Higher degree by research students have many obligations – to teach, to publish, to network, to deliver conference papers. But the most important thing – finishing your thesis – is often pushed to the side. In this dedicated writing retreat, we offer you the opportunity to go deep into your thesis for three solid days, providing you with the time, space and support to write. The program will include structured writing time, facilitated workshops, and informal discussions and debriefing sessions.
Expected outcomes of the retreat include:
To register for this retreat, applicants must be Higher Degree Research students at an Australian university. Course work postgraduate students are not eligible.
Priority will be given to University of Sydney students, however, students from universities across Australia are eligible to register.
A limited number of travel grants are available for students based outside of Sydney to participate in the program. The grant can be used for travel, accommodation and any other costs associated with participation.
Grants will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please indicate in the registration form if you wish to be considered for a grant.
NSW (outside Sydney), ACT
VIC, QLD, SA
|WA, NT, TAS|
Applicants for the retreat are now closed.
Please email any queries about the retreat and the application process to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note places are limited and applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis, so make sure to apply as early as possible. Due to the high number of applications are now only accepting applications from University of Sydney students.
Successful applicants will be notified by 21 October 2019.
2019: Writing retreat
2018: Contextualising your thesis in Southeast Asia
2017: Leadership in academia
2016: Interdisciplinary collaboration
2015: Finding your voice
2014: Working across disciplines
Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 November
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