ECR and Postgrad Bursaries

Thanks to the support of the Copyright Agency and ASAL funds, ASAL2020 will offer a limited number of travel bursaries valued at up to $750.

When do I apply?

If you are a Postgrad or ECR, you should apply for the Bursary before the conference starts, but after your paper has been accepted. Please take note of any specific advice and deadlines for applications by checking the conference website (https://asal2020.com/). The funding pool is not unlimited, so it is best to apply as soon as you can after acceptance of your paper, and before the conference begins. Conference conveners will advise you by email if/when your application is approved/successful.

How do I apply?

Email your request for a bursary to the conveners of ASAL2020. In your email, please provide the following details:

  • Name, home institution
  • Title of paper accepted for conference
  • List of costed items for which you are seeking support
  • Details of any funding for conference travel you’re receiving from your home institution
  • For postgrads — Name and email of your supervisor (if possible, you should also attach or forward a supporting email from your supervisor confirming that you are without institutional funding, or else indicating what funding you are receiving).
  • For ECRs — a declaration that indicates your ECR status and confirms that you are without institutional funding, or else indicating what funding you are receiving. For questions about your ASAL ECR status, please contact the ECR reps: https://www.asal.org.au/postgraduate-and-early-career-researchers/

When are the funds provided? 

Once the conference has ended, you can seek reimbursement for approved costs. Just send an email with scans of your receipts to the ASAL Treasurer.