Early career women in STEMM paper and grant writing workshop

Strengthening scientific writing, critical thinking, networking

This workshop will provide an opportunity for ECRs to build on their scientific writing skills and gain inspiration from mentors and like-minded researchers, forming a valuable component of their academic career development.

The early career researcher (ECR) grant & paper writing workshop designed for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) is aimed at strengthening the scientific writing, critical thinking and communication skills of Australia's next generation of scientists and academics. Designed to help increase the number of female academics in STEMM-related departments, it will provide mentoring, transparent peer review and centralised writing training opportunities that young women in STEMM may not have at their home institutions.


Held at the University of Sydney from the 28th to the 30th of September with event sponsorship covering the cost of registration and catering for all participants.

Date Time Program
28 September 9.30 am - 5.00pm Official opening, senior academic mentor guidance, panel session, writing session and Q&A
29 September 9.30am - 5.00pm Senior academic mentor guidance, panel session, writing session and Q&A
30 September 9.30am - 5.00pm Young academic mentor guidance, Q&A, awards, panel session and networking
Senior mentors 

  • Professor Chennupati Jagadish
    President of the Australian Academy of Science, Distinguished Professor and Australian Laureate Fellow, The Australian National University
  • Professor Lan Fu
    ARC Future Fellow, The Australian National University
  • Professor Igor Aharonovich
    ARC CoE Chief Investigator, ARC DECRA Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
  • Professor Julie Cairney
    Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research - Enterprise and Engagement) and ARC Future Fellow
    The University of Sydney
    CEO Microscopy Australia
  • Professor Elizabeth New
    ARC DECRA Fellow and Westpac Research Fellow
    The University of Sydney
  • Professor Tuan V Nguyen
    NHMRC Leadership Fellow
    Acting Director of Centre for Health Technologies
    University of Technology Sydney

EMCR Mentors

  • Dr Amandeep Kaur (ARC DECRA Fellow and Lecturer), Monash University (previously University of Sydney)
  • Dr Noushin Nasiri (TEDx Talk Speaker and Young Tall Poppy Science Award), Macquarie University
  • Dr Tushar Kumeria (Scientia Senior Lecturer and NHMRC ECR Fellow), University of New South Wales
  • Dr Nyan Khin (Chief Technology Officer), AllVascular Pty Ltd

Main Venue (Daily seminars and writing sessions, Wednesday through Friday):

Susan Wakil Health Building, room 416, Western Avenue, Camperdown campus, University of Sydney

Conference Dinner (Wednesday Evening, 5:30 - 9:30 pm):

The Grandstand Heritage Room, University of Sydney 

Networking and Light Refreshments (Thursday Evening, 6:00 - 7:15 pm):

Sydney Knowledge Hub, Merewether Building H04, University of Sydney