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APCC14 Student/Early Career Researcher Bursaries

With the generous support of the Australian Flora Foundation, the ANPC is pleased to announce that 2 bursaries of $750 each are available for post-graduate students and early career researchers (ECRs) to cover registration fees and contribute to travel and accommodation costs to attend the 14th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference to be held in Toowoomba 13-17 October 2024.

Conference registration includes the Welcome Reception, 3 days of presentations and workshops, and 1 year ANPC membership (total value $380). It does not include field trips or the Conference Dinner. Download application form here. Applications should be submitted via the form by COB Friday 12 July 2024. Applicants can expect notification about the outcome of their application by COB Friday 2 August 2024. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the results. It is not possible to provide feedback on applications, and no correspondence about the awardees will be possible.

Eligibility criteria Only people who meet all eligibility criteria should apply. Please review the criteria below and be sure that you are eligible before applying. ECRs must have been awarded a PhD within five years of the close of applications, or longer if combined with periods of significant career interruption. To be eligible for funding, the applicant must:

· Be an ECR or student enrolled in an Honours, Masters or PhD program on a full or part-time basis in Australia and, if in an Honours degree, must be near completion.

· Provide evidence concerning (estimated) travel and accommodation costs, and advise if other financial support is available (eg. value of any other scholarships applied for). · Include a signed letter of recommendation from their Principal Supervisor; Complete all sections of the application form; Submit a 100 word (approx.) written statement outlining the relevance of attending the conference to their research.

· Submit an abstract for a presentation or poster.

· Give a presentation at the conference (posters are acceptable).

· Complete a conference report (with photographs) upon return, for inclusion in the ANPC’s quarterly bulletin Australasian Plant Conservation (APC).

· If attending from the local area, conference registration only will be awarded.

Funds will be allocated on a competitive basis by the Selection Committee. The committee reserves the right not to allocate bursaries. Priority will be given to students and ECRs that have no other financial assistance to attend the conference.

NOT eligible to apply are:

· Masters/PhD students who have submitted their thesis unless the application is as an ECR.

· Students who are on leave from candidature during the period for which they intend to apply.

· Students who will be reimbursed in full by employer, sponsor or Faculty/Institute/Centre for attending the conference.

Applications will be accepted without the confirmation of conference registration or acceptance of abstract; however, funds will only be issued to successful applicants once the student/ECR has supplied proof of registration and the acceptance letter for their presentation.

Queries and Submissions to be sent to: ANPC Business Manager Jo Lynch by email via