Conference Grants

HERDSA is able to offer a number of conference grants to support delegates to attend the conference. The call for applications will be made around the time that submissions close. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2023. Having a presentation accepted for the conference is one of the criteria for being awarded a grant.

HERDSA Student Conference Grant (Three grants of $1000 each)

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023

 

Up to three conference grants of up to AUD$1,000 are available to support an under-graduate or post-graduate student to attend and participate in the HERDSA conference. The conference grant can be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.

 

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • can demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. geographical location or other personal circumstances)
  • are able to attend the full conference
  • have an accepted conference presentation based on their research or project
  • are the sole author of the presentation (if joint, indicate percentage contribution) and will lead the presentation at the conference
  • are willing to make a contribution to HERDSA Connect if asked
  • have had limited, or no, opportunities to attend similar conferences
  • have not previously received a HERDSA conference grant (Student, Taylor & Francis, Early Career).

To apply, complete the HERDSA Student Conference Grant Application Form and email to office@herdsa.org.au by the due date.

Applicants must also submit a supporting letter from the applicant’s research supervisor, including a statement indicating that the applicant complies with the criteria.

HERDSA Early Career Conference Grant (Five grants up to $1000 each)

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023

 

HERDSA aims to support early career staff (academic and professional) in teaching and learning. Participating in the annual HERDSA conference is an opportunity for early career staff to present their research or practice in teaching and learning in higher education, network with experienced scholars, and learn from colleagues.

 

Early career is defined as not more than five years cumulative experience in higher education.

 

Five conference grants of AUD$1,000 are available to support early career staff (academic or professional) to attend and participate in the HERDSA conference. The conference grant can be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.

 

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • can demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. geographical location or other personal circumstances)
  • will attend and participate in the full conference
  • have an accepted conference presentation based on their research or practice
  • are the sole author of the presentation (if joint, indicate percentage contribution) and will lead the presentation at the conference
  • are willing to write a contribution to HERDSA Connect
  • have had limited or no opportunities to attend similar conferences
  • have not previously received a HERDSA conference grant (Student, Taylor & Francis, Early Career).

Priority for one grant will be given to applicants identifying as Indigenous/First Nations (eg Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori or Pacific Nations).

 

To apply, download the Early Career Conference Grant Application Form and email to office@herdsa.org.au by the due date.

Assessment of Applications

Applications for conference grants will be assessed by a sub-committee of the HERDSA Executive. Applicants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated need and the quality of the application. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified as soon as possible so that all applicants can take advantage of the early bird registration rate.