Travel support

Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and US National Institute of Health (NIH): Travel Grants

Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB): Travel Fellowship

Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR): Awards

Beat Cancer: Travel Grants

Capstone Editing:

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): Travelling Fellowships

CASS Foundation: Travel Grants

Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration: Conference Travel Grants

Embassy of France in Australia: Scientific Mobilisation Program: Travel Grants for French Collaboration

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL): Travel Grants

Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA): Travel Grants

Ian Potter Foundation: Travel Grant

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: Travel Grants

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute Australia (MNDRIA): Jenny and Graham Lang Collaboration Travel Grant

MS Research Australia (MSRA): Ian Ballard Travel Award

Sparrho: Travel Grants 

The Hospital Research Foundation: Travel Grants

University of South Australia: International Travel Grants Student Mobility

 

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Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and US National Institute of Health (NIH): Travel Grant

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and US National Institute of Health (NIH): Travel Grant

Scheme overview

The Australian Academy of Science invites expressions of interest from junior scientists (<30 years of age) for its travel grants. These enable junior scientists to visit one of the National Institutes of Health in the US for a period of between six and thirteen weeks. Proposals in any health-related field of natural science will be considered.

Funding available

US$3,000 (towards travel between Australia and the host institution), and a living allowance of up to AU$400. NIH will also provide a small daily stipend.  

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  •  be citizens or permanent residents of Australia currently living in Australia and no more than 30 years of age.

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • be in the first two years of a PhD degree or equivalent;
  • have completed a master's or a bachelor's with honours degree;
  • be in the final year of a master's or a bachelor's with honours degree.
  • Applicants are expected to be undertaking PhD study in an Australian institution or have an intent to enrol in PhD study in an Australian institution.

Opening date

April 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Australian Academy of Science website

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Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Travel Fellowships

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB): Travel Fellowships

Scheme overview

Approximately four ASBMB Fellowships are awarded annually to biochemists or molecular biologists, in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of biochemistry or molecular biology.

The fellowships provide funds to assist each recipient to attend an overseas conference in a field associated with biochemistry or molecular biology or to visit briefly research laboratories in Australia or overseas to learn new research techniques.

Each recipient will receive complimentary registration (Collins Bursary) for the Annual Conference of the Society, thus wherever possible, fellowship recipients shall attend the Annual Conference of the Society where their fellowship will be awarded.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • members of the Society with at least 1 year of membership immediately prior to the application and
  • at least in the second year of PhD training and not more than 2 years subsequent to the award of the PhD degree and
  • normally resident in Australia

Opening date

1 September 2019

Internal closing date

24 October 2019 

External closing date

31 October 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

ASBMB website

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Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Awards

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Society for Medical Research Awards

Scheme overview

ASMR offers two Research Awards annually. These awards support a postgraduate student member of the ASMR nearing completion of their studies or a recently graduated. The award specifically excludes support for conference attendance and travel for an extended period of postdoctoral studies.

Funding available

$5,000 for international travel $2,000 for domestic travel

Eligibility

Applicants for these awards must have been members of the ASMR for at least 12 months immediately preceding the year in which the Award application is to be considered.

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

20 September 2019 

External closing date

27 September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

ASMR website: Awards

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Beat Cancer: Travel Grants

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Beat Cancer: Travel Grants

Scheme overview

Support is available to offset the costs of travel and accommodation for early-career South Australian Cancer Researchers (PhD and Masters research students, postdoctoral fellows and other early-career researchers, no more than 5 years post-doctoral) who have been invited to present their work at a national or international scientific meeting, or who can show that attendance at such meetings would have a direct positive impact on their career.

The scheme is also available to early-career researchers who wish to undertake short-term study at a national or international location.

Funding available

$5,000 maximum for exchange or $2,500 for conference-only related travel.

Eligibility

Applicants should be PhD and Masters research students, postdoctoral fellows and other early-career researchers, no more than 5 years post-doctoral. 

Recipients of the last Beat Cancer Project Travel Grant funding round (2017) are not eligible to apply in the current (2018) round.

Opening date

March 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Beat Cancer website 

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 Capstone Editing: Conference Travel Grant for Postgraduate Research Students

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Capstone Editing: Conference Travel Grant for Postgraduate Research Students

Scheme overview

This grant assists in covering the costs of attending a conference in relation to the student's degree and can be used for flights, accommodation and conference registration. The student doesn't necessarily have to be presenting a poster or paper to be eligible, though it is preferred.

Funding available

$3,000

Eligibility

The applicant:

  • must be enrolled in a postgraduate research degree in Australia or New Zealand
  • can be studying internally or externally and primarily for full-time students
  • can be a domestic or international student
  • Awarded for both academic merit and financial need

Opening date

15 July 2019 

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

20 May 2020 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Capstone Editing website

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Capstone Editing: Carer's Travel Grant for Academic Women

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Capstone Editing: Carer's Travel Grant for Academic Women

Scheme overview

This grant assists in covering the costs of childcare for an academic woman attending a conference who is the primary carer for at least one child under five years of age. The grant can be used to cover the cost of the child or children and a companion to travel or cover the cost of childcare whilst away.

Funding available

$3,000

Eligibility

The applicant:

  • must be employed as a female research academic in Australia or New Zealand
  • may be employed full-time or part-time on a continuing or fixed-term basis (casual staff ineligible)
  • must be the primary carer for one or more children under five years of age
  • must have acquired prior funding to attend a conference (this grant for childcare costs only).

Opening date

October 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Capstone Editing website

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Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): Travelling Fellowships

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ): Travelling Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for investigators in the early stage of their research career, to attend and present at a major international conference namely the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association.

Funding available

$3,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be FCSANZ, Associate Members or Affiliate Members of the Cardiac Society, with preference given to those attending their first meeting.
  • Work must have emanated from Australia or New Zealand.
  • Applicants must have an abstract accepted for presentation at the AHA meeting
  • Letter of support required from the supervisor or the Director of the laboratory or service the work emanated from.

Opening date

July 2019

Internal closing date

2 September 2019 

External closing date

9 September 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

CSANZ website: Travelling Fellowships

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CASS Foundation: Travel Awards

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

CASS Foundation: Travel Grants

Scheme overview

The CASS Travel Grant program enables ECRs to attend significant international conferences. Applicants are expected to be presenting their current research as a platform presentation, panellist, invited speaker or a poster presentation. The research material to be presented at the conference should not be based primarily on the Applicant's PhD studies.

Travel Grant awards will not be made to support overseas field work, independent research or courses of study.

Funding available

$4,000

Eligibility

The CASS Travel Grant program is intended to assist early career researchers (ECRs) in the establishment phase of their careers.

CASS considers an ECR to be:

  • A researcher who has had their PhD award confirmed not less than two (2) years, or more than seven (7) years, before the closing date for this round of Travel Grant applications;
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents

Applicants are required to obtain a Letter of Endorsement from the person to whom they report in their organisation (ie, Head of Department, Group Supervisor, etc). The Letter of Endorsement is an important document which is taken into account in the selection process.

Opening date

Round 2: 12 August 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

Round 2: 30 August 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

CASS Travel Grants

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Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration: Conference Travel Grants 

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration: Conference Travel Grants

Scheme overview

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) have on offer the 2019 DCRC Travel Scholarships. Ten travel scholarships are on offer in 2019 with consequent grant rounds in 2020 and 2021. The number of conference travel grants will depend on the quality of the applications and availability of funds.

Funding available

International Conference Travel Grants - up to $5,000 & National Conference Travel Grants - up to $2,000

Eligibility

  • Early academic career researchers and postgraduate students planning to present work related to a NNIDR/DCRC research priority area at a national or international conference in 2019 (see NNIDR strategic roadmap for research priorities.
  • Applicant/awardee must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident studying/working at an Australian institution
  • Funding will be awarded pending acceptance to present at the named conference. Proof of abstract acceptance will be required before funding will be released: (if your presentation has not been accepted yet, you can still submit a conference travel grant application indicating this and providing the expected date of notification of acceptance).
  • Evidence that the presentation is related to dementia and addresses an NNIDR/DCRC strategic priority.
  • Abstract acceptance can be for a poster or oral presentation. Please indicate which you have applied for/been accepted for in your application.
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a half page report on their conference experience.
  • Applicant/awardee must be a member of the DCRC and the NNIDR. Membership is free and available through the NNIDR website.

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

DCRC Travel Grants

  

Embassy of France in Australia: Scientific Mobilisation Program: Travel Grants for French collaboration FASIC

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Embassy of France in Australia: Scientific Mobilisation Program: Travel Grants for French collaboration FASIC

Scheme overview

The objective of this program is to develop scientific and technological exchanges of excellence between laboratories in both countries, by encouraging new cooperation and the participation of young researchers.

Submitted projects must be joint research projects involving at least a French and an Australian research partners.

A matching fund from the partnering Australian research institutions is mandatory and will stand as one of the eligibility criteria of the submitted projects. A letter of financial support from the research Australian institutions must be attached to the application.

Funding available

Return International economy airfare (no living expenses included).

Eligibility

Applications are open to researchers of any nationality (however, priority will be given to early career researchers) who meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be currently:

  • undertaking a PhD, preferably as a cotutelle, in Australia, OR
  • undertaking a postdoc in Australia, OR
  • working as a researcher or research assistant in a university or research institution in Australia, for approximately five years.

Opening date

December 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Scientific Mobilisation Program website

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European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL): Travel Grant 

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL): Travel Grant

Scheme overview

EMBL Australia is passionate about supporting young scientists through their training and into a research career. 

They are sponsoring 10 of the best PhD students in Australia to train at the prestigious European Molecular Biology Laboratory for a short visit of up to six weeks.

With an EMBL Australia travel grant, you could take a short course, attend a conference or work alongside some of the world's best young researchers at EMBL's six facilities: EMBL Heidelberg or EMBL Hamburg (Germany), EMBL Grenoble (France), EMBL-EBI Hinxton (UK), EMBL Rome (Italy) or EMBL Barcelona (Spain).

Funding available

$2,000

Eligibility

The travel grants are open to students in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, informatics, engineering and molecular medicine who are currently enrolled in a PhD program at any Australian university, and have not yet submitted a thesis. 

Opening date

April 2020

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

 EMBL Australia website

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Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA): Travel Grant

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA): Travel Grant

Scheme overview

Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) will provide financial support for final year PhD students and Early Career Researchers (up to 5 years post PhD) to further their research career by attending and presenting at an international conference in 2018.

Funding available

$1,000 each for up to ten applicants

Eligibility

  • PhD students must be currently enrolled, and HDA student research members: applicants must be members of HDA for at least 6 months at the time of application
  • Early Career Researchers must be current HDA research members: applicants must be members of HDA for at least 1 year at the time of application
  • Applicants must be presenting either a research poster or an oral research presentation at the conference
  • Previous recipients of travel grants will not be excluded from consideration, but preference may be given to first-time applicants
  • As a general rule, support to attend overseas conferences is the aim of this particular scheme. Applicants must demonstrate the international status of the proposed conference, if they are seeking support to attend a conference being held in Australia

Opening date

Round 2: April 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

Round 2: TBA

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Healthy Development Adelaide website

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Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Ian Potter Foundation

Scheme overview

The Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grants Program aims to assist early career researchers (holding an appointment of at least 3 years duration), to attend overseas conferences in order to develop their research and interact with peers in the international scene.

This scheme does not support undergraduate, masters or doctoral students. In general, it is expected that travel will be to a destination outside Australia.

Funding available

$2,000 - $3,000

Eligibility

Generally, an early career researcher is considered to be within five years of completing a PhD

Please note that the University of South Australia is an eligible institution for IPF grants.

Opening date

2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Please note that all applications must be signed by your Head of School before submission.

External source overview

Ian Potter Foundation website

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF): Travel Grants

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Travel Grants

Scheme overview

JDRF offers travel grants to early-stage researchers (<5 years post doc) as well as current PhD students and to allied health and nursing professionals exercise physiologists, occupational therapists and pharmacists), to support the development of expertise in the field of type 1 diabetes research in Australia.

JDRF supports excellence and innovation in research in the field of type 1 diabetes to advance the level and impact of type 1 diabetes research in Australia.

Funding available

$2,000 for domestic travel or $4,000 for international

Eligibility

Applicants must be

  • Australian citizens, or;
  • Permanent residents currently residing in Australia, or;
  • Temporary residents holding JDRF research awards, currently working at an Australian institution
  • Note that previous winners of this award are eligible to reapply

Opening date

  • Round 1 and 2: Open all year round

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

  • Round 1: Closed
  • Round 2: 18 September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

JDRF website

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Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia: Jenny and Graham Lang Collaboration Travel Grant

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

Motor Neurone Disease (MND)Australia: Jenny and Graham Lang Collaboration Travel Grant

Scheme overview

The Jenny and Graham Lang Collaboration Travel Grant is awarded to support travel and associated costs for a postdoctoral fellows to investigate and establish collaborative projects with ALS/MND researchers. This may include a period working in a research facility overseas and can be combined with other grants.

Funding available

up to $15,000

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a postdoctoral research fellow with an interest in motor neurone disease
  • Have no more than 10 years postdoctoral research experience
  • Must be an Australian citizen or Australian resident

Opening date

June 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

MND website

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MS Research Australia: Ian Ballard Travel Award

Grant typeTravel grant

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia (MSRA): Ian Ballard Travel Award

Scheme overview

Ian Ballard was an inspirational person with MS who valued the importance of research into multiple sclerosis. He founded Foundation 5 Million (F5M) with the idea that if 2,500 people with MS and their families and friends could raise $2,000 each, we could rapidly raise $5 million to fund MS research.

Unfortunately Ian passed away from a heart attack in 2008 before he could see F5M achieve its goal of raising $5 million in 2011.

This travel award has been named in his honour by offering a fellowship to an Australian researcher to travel abroad to enhance their training and grow international collaborations.

Ian Ballard Travel Awards are intended to enable recipients to undertake an international travel tour with the aim of extending and collaborating on their MS research specialty.

Funding available

$25,000 maximum to be used within one year of award

Eligibility

  • This award is specifically for MS researchers.
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand.

Opening date

March 2019

Internal closing date

21 September 2019 

External closing date

27 September 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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Sparrho: Travel Grants

Grant typeTravel Grant

Funding opportunity

Sparrho: Travel Grants

Scheme overview

Sparrho is a science startup offering travel grants to science and engineering PhD students and postdocs to present their work at academic conferences, as part of their Early Career Researcher Prize to accelerate scientific communication.

Funding available

$800

Eligibility

Applicants must be Science (or Engineering) PhD or Postdoctoral student

Opening date

Open all year round; monthly applications.

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

Last day of each month (31 December, 31 January, 28 February, 31 March etc)

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Sparrho website

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The Hospital Research Foundation: Travel Grants

Grant typeTravel Grant

Funding opportunity

The Hospital Research Foundation: Travel Grants

Scheme overview

In 2019, applications for THRF’s Statewide Travel Grants are available for both Researchers and Higher Degree Students within South Australia.

This Travel Grant round will be open throughout 2019 without interruption and applications can be submitted at any time.

Funding available

up to $1,000 for national travel and up to $4,000 for international travel

Eligibility

Applicants must be Science (or Engineering) PhD or Postdoctoral student

Opening date

 

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

Currently closed due to unprecendented demand

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

The Hospital Research Foundation

 

University of South Australia: International Travel Grants: Student Mobility

Grant typeTravel Grant

Funding opportunity

UniSA International Travel Grant: Student Mobility

Scheme overview

The purpose of the grant is to provide the opportunity for research degree students to gain an international perspective that enhances their research experience and improves their thesis by providing the opportunity to undertake research or work with world class institutional or industry partners in overseas locations, additional data collection and presenting their research.

Whilst overseas, a research degree student will be expected to be an 'ambassador' for UniSA and build research relationships with academics at the overseas institution.
These grants provide funding towards:

  • gaining industry or academic experience at world class institutions or industry partners
  • overseas field trips for the purpose of data collection that 'enhances' the thesis (eg produces a paper as a result) presenting a refereed conference paper
  • collaborating for the purpose of research partnerships, such as co-authoring a refereed journal article
  • Note: Travel for the purpose of data collection may only be included where it 'enhances' the research project but not where the data collection is 'central' to the research project. The travel grant should not be relied upon to ensure the required data collection for the research project can be undertaken.

Funding available

Up to $5,000 for travel and living expenses

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a research degree student, undertaking a Doctoral degree (PhD or Research Professional Doctorate) at the University of South Australia
  • must be currently enrolled at the University of South Australia for a Doctoral degree and be in their second or early third year of candidacy (or an equivalent period part-time)
  • have completed and had their research proposal accepted and have the appropriate ethics and/or safety clearances
  • be making satisfactory progress and is likely to complete their degree within the required timeframe
  • provide evidence of the manner in which the research and thesis will be enhanced by the visit overseas
  • have gained unqualified support from the supervisor for the proposed overseas visit
  • provide confirmation from the overseas institution that arrangements have been finalised or are in the process of being finalised
  • must indicate how contact will be maintained with the supervisor and the University whilst overseas.

Opening date

1 January 2020

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

15 February 2020 (for visits between July and December 2020)
30 June 2020 (for visits between January and June 2021)

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA International Travel Grants

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