The 2018 Australian Entomological Society Conference

23 - 26 September 2018

Alice Springs Convention Centre in Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Student Travel Grants 2018


Welcome! The Australian Entomological Society is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Student Travel Grants.

These grants are aimed at supporting our student members by assisting with the costs associated with attending AES conferences. All student members presenting either a talk or a poster at this year’s conference are strongly encouraged to apply.

This year’s conference is situated in Alice Springs, NT. To assist with the increased costs associated with attending a conference in this remarkable location, the Australian Entomological Society has increased the number and value of this year’s grants. There are 8 Student Travel Grants available that will cover the cost of the student’s conference registration ($500 each).

There are two categories of Student Travel Grants:

1. “Honours/Masters/Early PhD”

Four grants will be awarded to Honours, Masters or PhD students in the first half of their candidature (Hons and Masters at any stage, PhD students up to 18 months). We understand this is a critical time in your career where feedback from your peers can be extremely valuable.

2. “Advanced PhD”s

Four grants will be awarded to PhD Students in the second half of their PhD (18 months +). Sharing your research is an important part of your professional development and the conference provides invaluable networking opportunities.


You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for selection.

  1. Currently a member of the Australian Entomological Society
  2. Presenting an oral or poster at the 2018 conference
  3. a) For “Honours/Masters/Early PhD” Grants – current enrolment in Honours, Masters or in the first half of PhD (less than 18 months)
    b) For “Advanced PhD” – current enrolment in PhD (18 months +)

How to apply:

  1. Submit your abstract at
  2. Indicate your intention to apply for a Student Travel Grant
  3. In a separate document please indicate:
    1. which category you fit into – 1. Honours, Masters, Early PhD or 2. Advanced PhD
    2. Include an outline of your expected travel costs (maximum 250 words)
    3. Explain how a Student Travel Grant will benefit you (maximum 250 words).
  4. Submit your document in the form below

Applicants will be assessed on the following:

  1. Quality of the abstract
  2. Benefit to the student

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is the 13th of August.

Successful candidates will have their registration fee reimbursed following the announcement of the winning applications. If you have any queries or you have already submitted your abstract for your poster or talk at this year’s conference, please contact Melissa Van De Wetering ( with the above information attached in a separate document.

Philip Weinstein
AES President

Melissa Van De Wetering
AES Director Student Representative

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