Applications are now open for WDA-A Student grants, offered to support students in attending the 2022 Wildlife Disease Association Australasian Section's annual conference: Sunday 27th of November to Friday 2nd of December, Kinglake, Victoria.
Applications close 11:59PM AEST Saturday 29th of October, 2022.
2022 Student Conference Grants
There are two grant types available – conference registration grants and travel assistance grants. Students may apply for one or both grants.
Conference registration grant
This grant covers the full cost of conference registration. Please note that conference registration includes accommodation and catering for the duration of the conference.
Students who have already registered for the conference are still eligible to apply, and registration status will not be a consideration when assessing the merit of applications. Students who have already registered will be reimbursed the $425 early student registration fee.
Travel assistance grant
Travel assistance grants are to a maximum value of $500.
Travel grants will be provided on the provision students can demonstrate how the money will be spent. For example, flights from Perth would be a reasonable use of expenses; claiming $500 to travel from Melbourne would not be.
The travel grant can be used to cover the cost of transport already purchased (EG. pre-purchased plane tickets)
How To Apply
Applications are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students from any relevant degree, including (but not limited to) veterinary medicine, ecology, and zoology.
Students must be residents of, or studying in, the Australasian or Asia-Pacific region.
There is no requirement to be a WDA-A member, but membership is strongly encouraged.
Postgraduate students are encouraged to pursue funding options through their University prior to applying for a grant, so as to make the conference accessible for as many students as possible.
It is not a requirement of application that students present at the conference, however applications of students who have submitted an abstract may be preferenced.
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Applicants will be selected based on merit of application, and on encouraging attendance from students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and geographic locations.
If you have further questions regarding the grants and/or application process, please contact Jess Whinfield, at email@example.com
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