Women in Mining Network (WIMnet) Conference Grants

  • By the AusIMM WIMnet Committee

The WIMnet Conference Grant scheme was created to support women who wish to present technical abstracts as well as attend conferences for professional development and networking purposes.

The goal of the scheme is to increase the representation of female presenters and professionals at AusIMM conferences.

A WIMnet Conference Grant is available for each AusIMM conference and it covers the cost of conference registration (excluding travel and accommodation).

How to apply

Women interested in applying for the complimentary conference pass should prepare their application in the following way:

  • prepare a written statement (300 words max) explaining how your participation in the conference will benefit you, your career and your professional development
  • indicate if you have or plan to purse any other role or opportunity at the conference such as chairing a technical session, being a panel member, delivering or participating in a workshop or field trip
  • if you are a presenter please include a copy in your accepted abstract
  • you may include a copy of your CV.

Submit your application documents via email to the WIMnet secretariat Donna Edwards.

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the following: 

  • applicants need not be AusIMM members, although preference will be given to members
  • applicants presenting technical papers will be given preference over those who wish to attend for other professional development and networking needs
  • applicants who demonstrate a financial or career development need beyond anything mentioned here will be given due consideration.

Conditions of the award

WIMnet requires the submission of a short article (1-2 pages) relating your experience as an attendee and presenter following the conference. This can either be a technical article or something more personal about your experience and observations from the conference. WIMnet would like to use your article as an opportunity to further promote the conference grant scheme in the WIMnet newsletter. Please accompany your article with a photo of yourself.

WIMnet support

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. 

2016 and 2017 AusIMM Conference list and closing dates for WIMnet Conference Grant applications

2016 Conferences

Closing Date
Project Evaluation 8-9 March 2016, Adelaide, South Australia 2 February  2016
Seventh International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining MassMin 2016 9-11 May 2016, Sydney, New South Wales 4 April 2016
The AusIMM International Uranium Conference 2016 7-8 June 2016, Adelaide, South Australia 3 May 2016
The Third AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 15-17 June 2016, Perth, Western Australia 11 May 2016
International Mine Management 2016 22-24 August 2016, Brisbane, Queensland 18 June 2016
The AusIMM New Leaders’ Conference 2016 19-20 September 2016, Brisbane, Queensland 15 August 2016
Life-of-Mine 2016 28-30 September 2016, Brisbane, Queensland 24 August 2016
13th AusIMM Mill Operators’ Conference 2016 10-12 October 2016, Perth, Western Australia 5 September 2016
Ninth AusIMM Open Pit Operators’ Conference 2016 15-16 November 2016, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia 11 October 2016
2017 Conferences Closing Date
Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending 9-11 May 2017, Perth, Western Australia 4 April 2017
MetPlant 2017 11-12 September 2017, Perth, Western Australia

7 August 2016


Share This Article