Travel Grants

Indigenous Travel Grant

Are you an Indigenous Australian studying about or managing waterways, including wetlands or freshwater places? Would like to share your work and waterways knowledge with others?

The Australian Society for Limnology (ASL) focuses on learning about and managing inland waters including wetlands, rivers and streams. Every year ASL holds a conference to help the Australian community share knowledge about managing these freshwater places.

This grant is to help Indigenous Australians to attend the 2017 ASL conference, which will be held in Sydney, NSW, from 24 - 28 September. The funding will fully or partially cover travel, accommodation, conference registration and membership to ASL.

Conditions:

To be eligible for the Indigenous Travel Grant you must:

  • Be an Indigenous Australian living in Australia and enrolled at university or a vocational training provider, or be part of an Indigenous ranger program.
  • Give a presentation (either by yourself or with others) (12 minute talk + 3 minutes questions) or present a poster at the conference.

To apply please provide:

  1. A written statement of 200 words describing the research, why it is important and the stage that has been reached.
  2. A statement (email  or letter) by the student’s supervisor endorsing the application
  3. An abstract of the paper that the applicant proposes to present to the Congress.

Why apply?

This is an opportunity to gain leadership skills, network with other wetland workers, share your knowledge, inspire others, learn from others, and see new places.

Closing date is 15 July (please note closing date for abstracts is 8 June 2017)

For further details and to submit your application contact:  

Dr Rebecca Lester - rebecca.lester@deakin.edu.au

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ASL Student Travel Awards

Applications are invited from research students for travel assistance to attend and present a paper at the Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Limnology. The purpose of this assistance is to encourage students to present the results of their work in public. Students who are carrying out research in any branch of limnology for a higher degree are encouraged to apply.

Conditions

  • Applicants must be full-time postgraduate students at any Australian university. There is no age limitation.
  • Applicants must have current financial membership of the ASL for at least six months.

Process for application

  • Applications must include a written statement of no more than 200 words describing the research, its significance and the stage that has been reached. This statement must be endorsed by the student’s supervisor.
  • An abstract of the paper that the applicant proposes to present to the Conference must also be included.

Assessment

A three member panel of ASL members will assess the applications on the basis of:

  • Significance of the work.
  • Originality and soundness of the research.
  • The progress made and whether the stage has been reached where something useful can be presented. Ability to present a clear and concise statement of the study.

Closing date is 12 August (please note closing date for abstracts is 8 June 2017)

Dr Rebecca Lester - rebecca.lester@deakin.edu.au

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