Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Workshop

Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network
8 - 10 December, 2008
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Workshop on Leadership and Management in Research on Asia and the Pacific

Call for Applications

For further information and application procedures see:

About the Workshop

The workshop will be convened by Professor Vera Mackie (Australian Research Council Professorial Research Fellow) and a team of early-to-mid career researchers, postgraduates and professional staff in Asia-Pacific studies at the University of Melbourne.

The team includes researchers working in the fields of history, ethnography, medical anthropology, legal studies, literary studies, linguistics, gender studies, cultural studies and creative arts. They have experience in local and international collaborations, have success in national and international competitive grant schemes, and have mounted other successful professional development activities for ECRs. We will draw on the support and expertise of the Melbourne Research Office, the Asian Law Centre, the Asia Institute, Asialink, the Faculty of Arts and the East Asian Collection of the Baillieu Library.

The workshop will comprise expert panel discussions, interactive plenary sessions and focused small-group workshops with mentors.

Themes to be covered include:
   * Emerging Trends in Asia-Pacific Research
   * Planning Your Research Career
   * Funding for Asia-Pacific Research
   * Preparing Grant Applications
   * Project Management
   * Developing Collaborative Research Relationships
   * e-Scholarship
   * Sustaining International Research Collaborations

Dates and Venue
The workshop will be held from Monday 8th December to Wednesday 10th December in the Sidney Myer Asia Centre at the University of Melbourne (on Swanston Street, corner of Monash Road).

The workshop will cater for around twenty early career researchers (ECRs) in the final year of PhD research, or having completed PhD research in the last three years.* Applicants' research should focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Applicants should provide the following information as an email attachment (maximum 6 pages A4 double spaced with separate letter from supervisor/line manager) by 5pm, Monday14 July 2008 to Vera Mackie at

  * Name and contact details
  * Current enrolment details or employment details
  * Brief curriculum vitae
  * Outline of current research
  * Outline of future research plans
  * Statement of your particular professional development needs
  * *Details of previous professional development undertaken*
  * Letter of recommendation from a supervisor or line manager
  * Quote for a return advance purchase air fare to Melbourne from your location

Successful applicants will be funded for an advance purchase economy airfare to Melbourne and 2-3 nights of accommodation (depending on distance of home location from Melbourne).

Lunches and morning and afternoon teas will be provided during the workshop.

*Preference may be given to those who did not attend the AFPRN Research Management and Leadership Workshop at the University of Wollongong in July 2007.

Workshop Team
  * Professor Vera Mackie (Convenor)
  * Ms Jane Pontikis
  * Dr Kalissa Alexeyeff
  * Mr Jeremy Breaden
  * Dr Peter Eckersall
  * Ms Michelle Hall
  * Ms Vannessa Hearman
  * Dr Fran Martin
  * Dr Katharine McGregor
  * Dr Carolyn S. Stevens
  * Mr Katsuhiko Suganuma
   * Dr Amanda Whiting
  * Dr Andrea Whittaker

  * ARC Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network
  * Melbourne Research Office
  * Faculty of Arts
  * Asia Institute
  * Asian Law Centre

Vera Mackie
University of Melbourne
Parkville 3010
Victoria Australia