Expressions of Interest Now Open for postgraduates who are current ASAA Members

The 2020 Postgraduate Mentoring Program is intended to support postgraduates and those who are within two years of their PhD or equivalent (taking into account career interruptions), whose papers were accepted for the now cancelled ASAA 2020 Biennial conference.

We hope to be able to offer one-on-one mentoring with an ASAA member. Our aim is to match postgraduates with a mentor in their field (being careful to make sure you are not assigned your own supervisor).

We aim to offer a choice of two different formats for mentoring a) to work on a publication related to their thesis and the topic on which they submitted an abstract for the conference or b) to simply connect for more general academic mentoring.

Mentoring for publication: once matched with a mentor, mentees will be asked to send a piece of writing with an eye to preparing it for eventual submission for publication. Mentors will read no more than two drafts of the article and either provide written feedback or instead they may choose to speak over Zoom or similar.

General academic mentoring: this would amount to two meetings of one hour each. Ideally, appointments will take place between August-November 2020.

This survey is the first step towards ascertaining the level of interest among postgraduates and those within two years of PhD (or equivalent), in such a program. At this stage we cannot make any guarantees that we will be able to find a Mentor Match, but we will do our very best!

If you are a current member of ASAA and a postgraduate or you are within two years of your PhD, and would like take part click here to complete a form with your details.

We are also seeking ASAA Members of Level B or above who would like to participate in the Program as Mentors. If you are interested please email Jemma at jemma@unimelb.edu.au.