International Travel Awards

First Round: Applications open March 23rd 2018 and close April 23rd 2018, for travel during Jul 1st - Dec 31st 2018.

Second Round: Applications open in September 2018 and close October 2018, for travel during Jan 1st - Jun 30th 2019.

 

Applications are invited for all ASI international travel awards (ITA's): Postgraduate and Postdoctoral.

The First Round of ASI ITA's support travel to overseas conferences between July to December 2018.

These are open to postgraduate and post-doctoral applicants (with up to 6 years postdoctoral experience) who were full (not interim) members of ASI in 2017 and have renewed their 2018 membership before 1st April 2018.

The guidelines and application forms for the awards are available below.

Please note that higher degree students, honours students and research technicians are all eligible to apply for postgraduate travel awards.

For more information, please contact ASI Honorary Secretary, Dr. Elissa Deenick

Postgraduate International Travel Awards

Purpose:
To support travel to overseas conferences excluding the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting. These awards are offered twice a year.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants do not need to have begun PhD studies at the time of application. Honours students and Research Technicians are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have been full (not interim) members of ASI in the year preceding the application and paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of the application. E.g. Must have been full ASI member in 2017 and paid their subscription for 2018 before 1st April 2018.
  • Applicants who have previously received an ASI Postgraduate International Travel Award are ineligible.
  • Full membership can be student or ordinary member, but not interim.

Application procedure:

  1. Click here to download the Postgraduate International Travel Award application form.
  2. Upload your application (please ensure you are a current ASI member and are logged in).

Assessment Criteria:
Scientific excellence and clarity of abstract, publication record, recommendation of supervisor, and likely professional benefits of the proposed travel, as judged by the ASI Executive Committee or their nominees. The committee reserves the right not to make an award.

Value:
A variable number of prizes will be awarded per annum, subject to funding availability, between the Postdoctoral and Postgraduate International Travel Awards. Postgraduate and Postdoctoral candidates will be considered separately. Each prize may be worth up to $3,000.

Postdoctoral International Travel Awards

Purpose:
To support senior/mid career members of ASI who wish to travel overseas for career related travel. The awards are not restricted to a particular type or time of travel and may be given for attendance to meetings, sabbaticals, lab visits or any other kind of immunology-related travel.

Eligibility:

  • Postdoctoral investigators with up to 6 years research experience after completion of PhD (counted at application deadline). Some career interruptions (such as maternity leave) may be taken into account. Please provide details if you received your PhD before the date specified in the application form but still think that you may be eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have been full (not interim) members of ASI in the year preceding the application and paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of the application. E.g. Must have been full ASI member in 2017 and paid their subscription for 2018 before 1st April 2018.
  • Applicants who have previously received an ‘ASI Postdoctoral International Travel Award’ are ineligible.

Application procedure:

  1. Click here to download the Postdoctoral International Travel Award application form.
  2. Upload your application (please ensure you are a current ASI member and are logged in).

Assessment Criteria:
Scientific excellence and clarity of abstract, publication record, recommendation of supervisor, and likely professional benefits of the proposed travel, as judged by the ASI council Prizes subcommittee. The committee reserves the right not to make an award.

Value:
A variable number of prizes will be awarded per annum, subject to funding availability, between the Postdoctoral and Postgraduate International Travel Awards. Postgraduate and Postdoctoral candidates will be considered separately. Each prize may be worth up to $3,000.

 

 

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