Student Travel Awards

2017 Applications - Closed

In 2017, the ACRS will support the travel costs of a number of students to attend the ACRS Conference to be held in Townsville, QLD from 16-18 July 2017. As a condition of the travel award, recipients must be giving either an oral presentation or a poster at the conference.

To apply, please submit a document addressing the following points:

(i) Applicant details (name, degree, institution);

(ii) Reasons for wishing to attend the conference and the significance of the work you hope to present at the conference (max 500 words);

(iii) A copy of your abstract as submitted;

(iv) Travel budget, clearly stating amount requested from ACRS and justification of budget (max 200 words);

(v) Copy of ACRS Membership receipt for 2017.

Please email your completed application form as a single file (.pdf or .doc), named: last name_first name to Rebecca Fox (

The closing date for Travel Award applications for 2017 will be Friday 5 May 5pm AEST (1 week following the deadline for conference abstract submission). Successful applicants will be notified by late May 2017. Please note: award payments will be made only on completion of all award conditions (i.e. payments will not be distributed to recipients until after they attend and present at the conference). Applicants should therefore expect to have to make arrangements to cover any up-front travel costs associated with conference attendance until all award conditions have been met.

Incomplete applications, applications not submitted in the format requested as well as applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Eligibility criteria

– Any student who is currently enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university and working towards a PhD or MSc on a topic involving research on Australian coral reefs is eligible to apply.

– Applicants must be a financial member of the society for 2017 before applying for these awards. A copy of your membership payment receipt provided electronically by PayPal needs to be included in the application.

– All award recipients must give either an oral presentation or poster at the Conference.