ACoRN Attendance Grants

The ACoRN Attendance Grants are intended to support ACoRN members attending international and domestic events such as conferences, workshops and schools. A list of events can be found at Event Calendar. Attendance at other events not listed on the ACoRN web site may be supported upon request.

To be eligible to receive an ACoRN Attendance Grant, the applicant must be at an ACoRN member organisation, and be registered as an individual ACoRN member. To be registered, the applicant must be in the ACoRN online database and must have signed the ACoRN Register of Participants form on file with the Local ACoRN Representative.

Financial Support

A limited number of attendance grants are available, so it is likely that not all requests for funding will be supported. Funding decisions will be made based on the preferences detailed below.

A maximum of $1000 can be granted with a domestic attendance grant, $2000 for an international attendance grant.. The maximum amount of the grant will be at the discretion of the Local ACoRN Representative up to the maximum amount. For applicants from ARC eligible ACoRN member organisations, the grant will be funded 75% by pledged funding from the member organisation and 25% by central ACoRN funding. For non-ARC eligible organisations, the grant will be funded exclusively by pledged funding from the member organisation. For further details on how these funding applications are processed see the ACoRN Procedure for Funding Applications.

Selection Preferences

Applications meeting the priorities listed below will be given preference. Applications that do not meet the priorities below will also be considered. Preference will be given to:

  • students who would find it difficult to attend the conference without the financial support of ACoRN.
  • students who will be presenting their research at the conference in one form or another.

Support is granted based on the following condition. Within two weeks of the conference, the successful applicant must submit a report to the ACoRN network administrator containing an account of the benefits gained from attending the conference. The report will be included in the ACoRN annual report.

Application Procedure

Applications are to be completed on line www.acorn.net.au/membersonly/apply.cfm.

It is important that you provide as much information as possible to ensure that your application is correctly assessed.

The first fields are straight forward – conference name; date;

The next field is entitled Purpose of visit. This is where you justify the purpose of your visit

Is the conference of good standing

Are you presenting any paper

What is the title of the paper, are there any co-authors.

The next field, Objectives.

What are the objectives of attending the conference

What do expect to gain from attending the conference

Who would you like to meet

Budget. Prepare a complete budget. Include:

Flights

Accommodation

Other travel expenses (specify what they are)

Funds requested

How much is requested from ACoRN

Other sources of funding

ACoRN funding is intended to leverage other sources of funding. The limits of the grants are $2000.00 for attendance at an International conference, $1000.00 for attendance at a Domestic conference.

Use the following online application forms to apply.

ACoRN Attendance Grant (Domestic - within Australia)Apply Now...
ACoRN Attendance Grant (International - outside Australia)Apply Now...

More Information

For any further queries please contact us.

Attendance grants to conferences and workshops are part of the ACoRN National and International Workshops and Conferences Program. Attendance grants to schools are part of the ACoRN Postgraduate Education Program.