The Radio Conference 2018 Postgraduate Preconference Masterclass and Writing Workshop Bursaries

Event: Tuesday 10 July 2018
Applications close: 16 March 2018

Cross-border Collaborations is a one day postgraduate student and ECR workshop scheduled prior to The Radio Conference 2018. The workshop will facilitate the formation of partnerships between Postgraduate/ECR participants from across the world to collaboratively develop a research paper. Participants will receive conceptual, methodological and practical guidance, as well as mentoring in academic paper composition.

Learn more about The Radio Conference 2018 and the Cross-border Collaborations here []

The Faculty of Arts will provide travel and accommodation bursaries of AUD$500.00 to each successful applicant. The funding will be transferred to the successful applicants directly in the form of reimbursement.

1. Program overview

Cross-border Collaborations is comprised of two activity types:

(1) Masterclasses: State of the Field, Conceptual Approaches and Collaborative Composition Skill-building

A panel of leading international scholars will outline and discuss the current state of radio and audio media research, highlighting new directions in theory and practice. Established scholars will also deliver presentations that outline conceptual approaches to cross-border collaborative research. A skill-building masterclass will also address the processes of co-authorship and publishing, as well as specific aspects of academic paper composition, such as: identifying and describing the research gap and paper scope, arranging the literature review, articulating the contention, defining key concepts, describing methodologies, and summarising data.

(2) Writing Workshops & Mentoring       

Participants will briefly introduce their research interests and an idea for a collaborative research paper. Groups will be formed to workshop a selection of the proposed papers. Each pair/group will be supported by an expert mentor as they create an initial framework for a collaborative paper. We hope some groups will pursue their paper with the aim of submitting it to the 2019 ECREA Radio Research Conference and/or a journal or other outlet.

2. Learning outcomes      

Successful completion of this activity will allow graduate research candidates to:

  • Develop a framework for a collaborative research paper that could be further developed over 2018-2019 into a full paper submission to the ECREA Radio Research Conference 2019 and/or a journal outlet.
  • Develop skills in co-authoring, including international collaboration.
  • Foster international and multidisciplinary research collaborations.
  • Enhance candidates’ communications skills and build confidence in their abilities to network with peers and established scholars in the Radio and Audio Media Studies field.

3. Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled, either as a doctoral or research masters’ candidate in the Faculty of Arts, Monash University in any of its Australian campus, either resident in Australia or overseas.
  • Have successfully completed the confirmation of candidature milestone, but not yet presented for the Final Review milestone (for doctoral candidates) or the Progress Review (for masters’ candidates).
  • Have study away entitlement remaining (successful applicants will need to formally apply for study away with MGE prior to making travel arrangements).
  • Outline the key elements of an international collaborative research paper they would like to develop at the Cross Border Collaborations Masterclass and Collaborative Writing Workshop. This outline should include the general paper idea/research problem, your contribution to the paper, the contribution you are seeking for a partner or group.
  • writing proposal for a journal article or quality book chapter with a recognised quality commercial or university press publisher, that must be submitted after the Workshop.

4. Apply Now

Apply Now – submit your expression of interest by 16 March 2018