About the travel grant
The co-funded Griffith Graduate Research School (GGRS) and International Experience Incentive Scheme (IEIS) Conference Travel Grants are available on a competitive basis to Griffith University higher degree research candidates, to subsidise candidate attendances at international conferences, in order to present a paper or poster.
The grants are intended to support candidates with:
- improving the quality of the thesis
- providing opportunities to present candidate research work to international audiences
- fostering and developing collaborations with international colleagues.
The grant may be used to cover such expenses as:
- return airfare between Australia and the conference location
- conference registration
- costs towards accommodation
- other ancillary expenses.
Value and funding
The maximum amount that eligible candidates may apply for is $1,500. A grant of $1,500 will be funded $250 by IEIS, $500 by the applicant's Research Centre and the remainder by GGRS.
GGRS Conference Travel Grants will be available to those applicants who:
- are enrolled in a research doctorate at Griffith University, and will be enrolled during the period of conference attendance (i.e. must not have submitted the thesis)
- are confirmed in their candidature (applicants must have received official notice of confirmation)
- have completed a minimum of 1.5 years full-time enrolment, or equivalent
- are able to produce an abstract that is of quality and that is potentially publishable
- have not previously received a Conference Travel Grant funded by the Griffith Graduate Research School or International Experience Incentive Scheme
- where a cognate Research Centre exists, are a member of that Research Centre
- are presenting at a conference outside Australia that is of international significance (the conference paper should be directly related to the applicant’s research topic at Griffith University)
- have not exceeded their original maximum submission date
- are not fixed-term or continuing Griffith University staff members
- are not enrolled in the PhD by Prior Publication program
- are the sole or main author of the presentation
- have obtained study away approval
- are not presenting at a conference in their home country (i.e. country of citizenship).
Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation and appropriate endorsement (Principal Supervisor, and HDR Convenor) before the following closing dates in 2017:
- Round 1: Closing date 2 February 2018 (for conference attendance from 1 December 2017 to 31 May 2018).
- Round 2: Closing date 4 May 2018 (for conference attendance between 1 March to 31 August 2018).
- Round 3: Closing date 3 August 2018 (for conference attendance between 1 June and 30 November 2018).
- Round 4: Closing date 2 November 2018 (for conference attendance between 1 September 2018 and 28 February 2019).
Supporting documentation and how to apply
The following supporting documentation must accompany the application:
- brochure or notices prepared by conference organisers
- evidence of paper being accepted to the conference (if available)
- evidence of costs (if available) i.e. conference/flight costs/quotes
- abstract of the paper to be presented
- proof of international significance of the conference if not clearly shown in documents above. This may be indicated by the presence of international speakers, or a listing of previous conference venues showing that the conference is held in a range of international locations
- MyTrips screen shot (refer to section 6 of the Conference Travel Grant - Conditions of Award).
Please note that applicants who are not able to provide proof of acceptance as a participant in the conference program or the My Trips screen shot with their application will still be considered; however, evidence will need to be provided to claim the grant if the application is successful.
The application and supporting documentation are to be submitted as one PDF via myGriffith, My Research, My Candidate Centre.