Student Grants and SASB Awards Scheme 2021



AES student grants

Welcome! The Australian Entomological Society is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2021 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.

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 student member of the Australian Entomological Society
  2. Presenting an oral or poster at the 2019 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 here
  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 in a table including: expense description, value, justification
    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 AES student travel grant application is 1 September 2021

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 Brock Hedges ( with the above information attached in a separate document.

David Merritt
AES President

Katja Hogendoorn
Conference Convenor


SASB student and honorific awards

The Society of Australian Systematic Biologists will offer four awards, along with student travel grants, in 2021. These awards will span the full career spectrum of members, from postgraduate level to retirement. SASB student travel grant applications close on the 30 June (round 1) and the 1 September (round 2). For further details and to apply, please see:


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