Travel grants

HERDSA Conference 2019

Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

2-5 July 2019. Auckland, New Zealand

HERDSA student travel grant (up to $1000)

Deadline for applications is 13 May 2019

A travel grant of up to $1,000 is available to provide support for an undergraduate or postgraduate student to attend and participate in the HERDSA conference.

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • Can demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. geographical location or other personal circumstances).
  • Are able to attend the full conference.
  • Have an accepted conference presentation based on their research or project.
  • Are the sole author of the presentation rather than a joint author (if joint, indicate percentage contribution).
  • Are willing to write a contribution to HERDSA Connect  or other HERDSA publication if asked.
  • Have had limited, or no, opportunities to attend similar conferences.
  • Have not previously received a HERDSA-related travel grant.

To apply, download the student travel grant application form that addresses all the criteria above and email to Also submit a supporting letter from the applicant’s research supervisor, including a statement indicating that the applicant complies with the criteria.


Taylor & Francis Conference Grant (up to $500)

Deadline for applications is 13 May 2019

Taylor & Francis, the publishers of HERDSA’s journal Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) is a sponsor of the annual HERSDA conference. As part of that sponsorship, HERDSA is able to offer three travel grants of up to $500 per applicant to support HERDSA members attend the annual HERDSA conference. Awards will be payable in Australian dollars and are to be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.


The travel grants are open to all current HERDSA members.

Application requirements

Applicants for a travel grant must complete the Taylor and Frances HERDSA Conference Travel Grant Application Form.

Applicants must

  • Indicate that they are able to attend the full conference.
  • Have been accepted to present a paper at the HERDSA conference (including showcase presentations, posters, round tables, workshops or similar).
  • Be willing to write a contribution to HERDSA Connect or other HERDSA publication if asked.
  • Have had limited or no opportunities to attend similar conferences.
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. student, geographical location, no institutional support or other personal circumstances).
  • Have not received a HERDSA-related travel grant previously.

A call for applications will be made by conference conveners via the conference website and through HERDSA Notices. Applications will close a week after conference conveners have released notices of acceptance of presentation and before the early bird conference registration discounts close. The due date will be publicised in conference communications.

Applications should be received by the HERDSA Office ( by 5pm on the due date.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by a sub-committee of the HERDSA Executive. Applicants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated need and the quality of the application. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified as soon as possible so that all applicants can take advantage of the early bird discounted rate.

Submission dates

Contributor submissions open
1 November 2018

Pre-conference workshop submission deadline
23 November 2018
7 December 2018

Contributor submissions deadline
14 February 2019
28 February 2019

Contributor registration deadline
10 May 2019

Notification of acceptance / amendments
for all submission types (excluding
pre-conference workshop)
17 April 2019

Registration dates

Registration opens
15 October 2018

Early bird registration deadline
30 May 2019

Conference dates

Pre-conference workshops
2 July 2019

Welcome reception and poster session
3 July 2019

Conference dinner
4 July 2019

Conference closes
5 July 2019

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