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.


To be eligible for the Indigenous Travel Grant you must:

  • Be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 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.

APPLICATION CLOSED (deadline expired 21st July 2017).


For further details and to submit your application contact:
Dr Rebecca Lester -

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