GSAV Student Research Scholarships
The GSAV are pleased to offer up to AUD 10,000 per year in scholarships, available to honours and postgraduate students for assistance with travel costs associated with conferences (fieldwork excluded). The number and value of the scholarships awarded each year is made at the discretion of the GSA Victoria committee.
Travel within Australia: capped at AUD 500.-
International travel: capped at AUD 700.-
Funding will not be granted retrospectively and applicants are asked to submit forms no later than 6 weeks prior to the trip to give the committee time to consider the application. Students that receive this scholarship are required to submit a report for publication in the newsletter ("The Victorian Geologist") and on this website (www.gsavic.org), following their trip. A presentation may also be requested by the committee, which will consist of a short, 10-15 minute presentation prior to the monthly meeting.
How to apply?
1. Download the GSAV scholarship application form
2. Complete form and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Postgraduate Research Grant Scheme
The Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Postgraduate Research Grant Scheme for the encouragement of research in Earth Science. Projects should address Victorian problems, although research that extends beyond the State will not be excluded.
Under this Scheme, beginning in 2019, each year two PhD students will be given grants of $5,000 per annum for two years.
How to apply?
The award applications must be lodged online through the GSA Victoria website and will include an outline of no more than 300 words of the proposed project. Applications for the 2019 grant year will open Thursday the 1st of November 2018 and close at 5 pm Friday the 14th of December.
A selection panel appointed by the GSA Victoria will judge the submissions and the panel will reserve the right to make as many awards as they feel appropriate, within the constraints of the budget.
Successful applicants will be notified no later than the 2019 February committee meeting. The awards will then be announced to the members at the April Annual General Meeting and will be published in The Victorian Geologist.
Note that each successful awardee will be required to provide a presentation to the GSA Victoria Division. If this is not feasible, the awardee will provide a short report of an aspect of their research to be published in The Victorian Geologist.
More information including eligibility criteria can be found on the application form and by contacting Barbara Wagstaff.
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Applications open on Nov 1, 2018. Until then think about 300 words to pitch your research project :)