The ASBTE will fund Travel Grants up to $500.00 each for postgraduate research students and early career researchers to attend the ASBTE Annual Conference, Melbourne Connect, VIC, 20-22 April 2022.

The major objectives of these travel grants are to provide students with:

  • Financial assistance to attend the ASBTE Annual Conference, to present their research, network with peers and develop new collaborations or enhance existing collaborations;

  • The opportunity to interact with groups outside their specific research area.

These grants are available solely for the purpose of attending the ASBTE Annual Conference and will not be awarded for any other conference or meeting. The decisions on the Grants will be made by the ASBTE Committee and may vary at the Committee’s discretion.

Applications for this awa


  • Full-time postgraduate student currently enrolled at a recognised higher education provider, or early-career researcher with less than 3 years of post-doctoral experience between date of award of PhD and date of application for grant.

  • Current, paid, financial member of ASBTE for the 2021 & 2022 calendar years

  • Applicants should be enrolled/employed in Australia or New Zealand, but applications from expatriate ASBTE members will also be considered.

  • Accepted oral or poster presentation at the conference


Any risks associated with travel are not the responsibility of ASBTE. It is the responsibility of the Student/ECR and their Supervisor to ensure compliance with their host University/Institute travel policy.


At the time of application, applicants must submit online:

  1. A completed application form 

  2. Evidence of study/employment and PhD completion date (if applicable)

  3. ASBTE membership receipt for 2021 & 2022

  4. Evidence of abstract acceptance

If any of these items are missing, your application will be deemed ineligible. The conference travel awards are intended to help those who have difficulty attending the conference through shortage of funds. The decisions on the awards will be made by the ASBTE Committee and may vary in amount at the discretion of the Committee. 

Full details of the award and application process are available here

Fill out the application form here