Subsidy Scheme for Indigenous and Student Participants **Closed**

AAA2017 Conference will offer a limited number of subsidies to Indigenous and Student delegates. The scheme aims to encourage greater levels of Indigenous and Student participation in the Conference. Note that non-Indigenous delegates are also eligible to apply on behalf of Indigenous delegates.

The amount of funding available in the Subsidy Scheme varies from year-to-year, based on the Conference budget and the amount of sponsorship received.

Subsidies may be applied for to subsidise the costs of registration, travel, accommodation and/or meals. The maximum amount of subsidy for any individual delegate from the Melbourne region is capped at $500 ($350 registration fee plus $150 towards travel expenses) and for those outside that region, is capped at $850 ($350 registration fee plus $500 towards travel expenses).  Delegates must attend the Conference to receive their subsidy.  Subsidies are limited to a maximum of 3 Indigenous representatives from any one community, and a maximum of 3 students from any one university.

The Subsidy Scheme should not be applied for in the place of other funding sources available to you for professional development or conference attendance in your community, workplace or university. If you do receive conference funds from another source you can still apply to the Subsidy Scheme for expenses not covered by other sources.

  • Both Student and Indigenous delegates applying for subsidies should be named on a paper, poster or session to be presented at the Conference or be otherwise engaged in conference activities.
  • Students applying for subsidies must present evidence of being a student at the time of application.

Applications for subsidies will be considered by the Conference Subcommittee and the outcomes advised by 16 October 2017. Successful applicants will be reimbursed in cash at the conference.

In assessing applications for funding, consideration will be given to: what you are doing at the Conference (e.g. presenting a paper); what benefit you (or your) community will receive through your participation in the Conference; and whether you have received funding from the scheme in previous years.

Download Application Form

Please email your completed application to Samantha Turner at

The deadline for applications has been extended until Friday 6 October 2017. No late applications can be considered.

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