The University of Tasmania recognises that conference attendance is an important research activity which contributes to the research abilities and profile of a graduate research candidate. Significant skills can be gained and networking opportunities can arise which lead to future research collaborations and employment opportunities. Similar benefits can be gained from participating in short internships and other research training activities at research facilities or institutions of international standing in the candidate’s discipline area.
The Conference and Research Travel Fund has been established to assist candidates to participate in these important activities. The Fund will provide up to 50% of the funds required, to a maximum of $2,500. The remaining costs are to be covered by a candidate's School / Institute or another source.
There will be three opportunities to apply for funding in 2014:
Note: Application forms will be made available for each round at the appropriate time. Candidates will be advised via email.
To be eligible for funding under this Scheme, applicants must either be:
Funding will be provided to a candidate no more than once in the course of their candidature, except in exceptional circumstances. The funding should contribute to the cost of the most economical return airfare or travel cost, accommodation and meals, and registration fees.
Candidates should complete and submit the application form to the Graduate Research Office by the closing date. Please note that late, incomplete or retrospective applications will not be accepted.
For more information please contact the Graduate Research Office.
Authorised by the Dean of Graduate Research
8 October, 2013