WIMNet Conference Grants
As an initiative to increase the number of female presenters at AusIMM conferences, a WIMnet Conference Grant is available for each AusIMM conference which may be awarded to a female presenter based on merit and need. The grants cover the cost of conference registration, but do not include travel or accommodation. Successful applicants need not be AusIMM members, although preference will be given to members. Successful applicants must first have their abstract accepted by the conference organising committee. Following the conclusion of the conference, grant recipients are asked to provide a short (less than one page) article for publication in the WIMnet newsletter.
Women interested in applying for the complimentary conference pass should submit their application via email to the WIMnet secretariat, Donna Edwards who will forward it to the WIMnet subcommittee responsible for the selection process. Applications should be no more than 300 words and should explain how the applicant meets the selection criteria (merit and need) and why they are applying.
In addition, WIMnet have a number of members experienced in conference presentations who are available to offer advice on presentation skills should an applicant be interested in their assistance.