Advice on completing this form

1. Your application will be assessed mainly on the quality of your answers, so please draft your answers carefully. We suggest that you download the form, craft and edit your answers, then cut and paste your responses back into survey monkey. You might also seek advice from one of your referees or from a mentor with relevant experience.
 
2. Take note of the word limits applicable to answers to particular questions. The online form will not allow you to write more than the word limit.

3. Make use of the full word limits to provide us with as much detail as possible about yourself and your research.

A. ELIGIBILITY

* 1. Are you of Pacific Island heritage?

* 2. Please specify your heritage

* 3. Are you an early career Australian or New Zealand researcher applying to attend on a self-funded basis?

* 4. Have you applied to the PRC before?

* 5. Have you attended the PRC before?

* 6. What are your primary research interests?
Answer in no more than 10 words

B. PERSONAL DETAILS

* 7. What is your full name as it appears on your passport?

* 8. What is your date of birth?

* 9. What is your gender?

* 10. What is your citizenship?

* 11. Do you hold a current passport?

* 12. What is your current country of residence?

* 13. What is your phone number - including area codes?

* 14. What is your email address?

* 15. Please provide the name, phone number and email address for a person we can contact if you happen to be unavailable (e.g. absent from home area, travelling)

C. EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND RESEARCH BACKGROUND
Note: You do not need to be a university student or graduate to apply.

* 16. What is your highest educational qualification?  

* 17. What institution did you obtain your highest educational qualification from?

* 18. If applicable, please specify the discipline(s) of your university degree(s).

* 19. If you are currently a student, what is your institution and program or course?
Answer in no more than 25 words

* 20. If applicable, what is your current employment or organisational affiliation?
Answer in no more than 25 words

* 21. Please describe your previous research experience, if any.
Answer in no more than 100 words

* 22. Describe any research you are currently involved in, or are planning to conduct.
For example, what is the topic? What methods are being used? Where and when is the research taking place?
Answer in no more than 100 words

* 23. Are you conducting the research mentioned in question 22 as part of a team?

* 24. If your answer to question 23 is 'yes', please describe the team, the organisation, and your role.
Answer in no more than 100 words

D. PRC PARTICIPATION

* 25. If selected to attend the PRC, you will be required to write and present a paper of between 5,000 and 6,000 words. It should be about research you have conducted, are currently conducting or plan to conduct. Will your paper/presentation be:

* 26. Please briefly describe the paper/presentation that you propose to make. For example, what is the topic? What methods are being used? Where and when is the research taking place? What are the policy implications?
Answer in no more than 100 words

* 27. How did you hear of the PRC?
Answer in no more than 25 words

* 28. Why do you want to attend the PRC?
Answer in no more than 100 words

* 29. What do you think you could contribute to the PRC (e.g. experience, skills) and to other participants?
Answer in no more than 100 words

* 30. Please provide the names and contact details (phone and e-mail address) for two referees who are familiar with your research work that you authorise DPA to contact if necessary when assessing your application.

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