ASFS is committed to supporting postgraduate students working in all areas of French Studies. Postgraduate students are encouraged to attend the annual conference, with free registration for members, to present their work and to attend the postgraduate workshop; this is led by the Postgraduate Officer and members of the Organising Committee and topics rotate according to students’ interests.

Postgraduates and ECR members graduated within 5 years and not yet in a full-time academic position are encouraged to apply for our postgrad-specific research schemes. Each year, the Australian Society for French Studies collaborates with the Australian Journal of French Studies to run the AJFS Postgraduate Essay Prize, which includes a $500 cash prize and publication of the essay in the AJFS. In 2021 the Society also introduced the Colin Nettelbeck Postgraduate Prize, in honour of one of the ASFS founders, with $1000 of funding available for HDRs and ECRs to conduct a research project related to French Studies.

The current Postgraduate Officer is Dr Beth Kearney of the University of Queensland. Beth supports a lively community of postgraduate members who facilitate exchange, support and networking. Postgraduate members are also active on our social media pages; join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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