Travel scholarship for student travel bursaries

Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF), Bioplatforms Australia, and EMBL Australia through the  Australian Bioinformatics Network are pleased to offer a limited number of competitive travel bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate students to participate in the 2017 Winter School.

Applications open: 15 May 2017

Applications close: 31 May 2017

Notification of outcome: 8-9 June 2017

Eligibility: Students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program in a field of study relevant to Winter School are invited to apply for partial travel support (e.g. airfare, ground transportation and/or accommodation). Students enrolled at any recognised university (or equivalent degree-granting institution) are eligible, although we anticipate that most bursaries will be awarded to students at Australasian and/or other regional institutions. Awards will be made only to students enrolling for all five days of Winter School.

Value of award: Up to ten travel bursaries will be awarded, each valued at A$250 to A$500. Payment to personal bank account can be made only against receipts  after the Winter School. If this poses an insuperable difficulty, advise us at the time of application. A brief award ceremony will be held during Winter School.

To apply:

  1. First, enrol  via  the Winter School website (i.e.  complete the online registration process with confirmed registration payment receipt).
  2. Next, send an email to Winter School Coordinator  Ms Lanna Wong ( with the Subject “Student travel bursary application”. This email must contain the following information:
    • Your full name exactly as shown on your passport or airline ticket.
    • Your university, degree program, student number, date of enrolment, and anticipated date of thesis submission or award of degree.
    • The name and contact information (email) of your thesis or honours advisor (for postgraduates) or professor or lecturer in a key course of this term (undergraduates).
    • A concise one-paragraph statement of how you hope to benefit from 2017 Winter School. This  might refer to content, your career plans etc.
    • An estimate of your total travel and/or accommodation costs.
    • How much support (A$) you request, up to A$500. Please understand that we have limited funds and may not be able to support your request in full.
    • A statement that you agree to have your name and institution announced at Winter School.

As these awards are COMPETITIVE, not all applicants will be successful.

Selection and acceptance process: A selection panel will examine all applications received by close of business Wednesday 31 May 2017, and recommend awardees and award levels.

Notification of outcome: Awardees will be notified by email on 8-9 June 2017.

Acceptance of offer:  Awardees will be given a short period of time (~72 hours) to accept. Offers not accepted within this time will be withdrawn and may be offered to other applicants.