On Wednesday, 14 July, the day prior to the ICOC 2021 conference, UQ will host a workshop for postgraduates and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) working on Indonesia-related research. The workshop will comprise of two sessions as detailed below. Note that participants are also eligible for the ‘Monash Herb Feith Postgraduate Award’.  For further details on this Award, please scroll to the bottom of this page.  

(1) Postgraduate Information Session (Morning)

This session is open to all conference participants and will be run online. It will include sessions on funding opportunities in the Australian and Indonesian research sector and examples of successful research collaborations between UQ academics and their Indonesian counterparts. Senior academics will share tips with postgraduate students on how to best position for collaborative research grants working in teams comprised of Australian and Indonesian scholars.

(2) Postgraduate Mentoring & Project Development Session (Afternoon)

This afternoon session has limited places and is available to successful applicants only (online and in- person). This closed component of the workshop will provide selected participants with an opportunity to present on a major research project proposal. Participants will receive feedback from senior scholars.

To apply to take part in Session 2 (Mentoring & Project Development), applicants must provide:

  • A brief statement (500 words) outlining the personal, academic or professional benefits they hope to gain from participation in this session; and
  • A 2-page project proposal. This proposal should pitch a substantial project (i.e., a 3-year fellowship-sized project, such as an ARC DECRA) that you intend to seek funding for in the next few years. The pitch should include the research aims, significance and innovation, and a brief outline of methods.

This mentoring and project development session is intended for advanced PhD candidates and ECRs. If successful, participants in the closed afternoon session should also prepare a 3-minute verbal pitch. Participants will be put into small groups and paired with a senior scholar in their area.

Poster Competition

ICOC 2021 postgraduate participants have also been invited to submit posters. Typically, a poster will contain approximately 500-700 words of explanatory text, in addition to charts, graphs, photos or other images. Accepted posters will be displayed in an online poster room during the conference.

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Monash Herb Feith Postgraduate Award courtesy of Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre.

The Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre will award postgraduates for the best postgraduate project proposal and best poster, open to all participating postgraduates.

  • 2x Awards for best Postgraduate Project Proposal to the value of AUD 500 each
  • 1x Award for best Postgraduate Poster Presentation to the value of AUD 250

Applications for the Mentoring and Project Development Session (project proposal) are due by Friday, 14 May. Please email applications to: icoc2021@uq.edu.au. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, 24 May. 

Please note the Call for Abstracts (presentations, posters, roundtables) are now closed.