HDA Travel and Development Grants, round 1 2024 - CALL OPEN

Round 1: 1 January 2024 – 30 June 2024

The Travel and Development Grants are offered to enable final year PhD students and Early Career Researchers (up to 5 years post PhD) to undertake travel related/virtual  conference or research professional development.

Specific travel and development program

To enable final year PhD students and Early Career Researchers (up to 5 years post PhD):

(i)  to present their research in-person or at online/virtual international conferences

(ii) to undertake in-person/online training courses towards career development

(iii) to travel interstate to undertake lab visits, collaborations or present at a conference

  • PhD students must be current HDA research members and enrolled in a South Australian university  
  • Early Career Researchers must be current HDA research members and working in a South Australian university
  • Previous recipients of travel grants will not be excluded from consideration, but preference may be given to first-time applicants
  • Open to paid members only. Membership is $20 (excluding GST) for 1 year or $50 (excluding GST) for 3 years https://health.adelaide.edu.au/healthy-development-adelaide/get-involved
  • Not open to adjunct research members, members must reside in South Australia.
  • Applications for this round can submit their application valid from 1 January 2024 – 30 June 2024.
Selection Criteria

Applicants will be judged on the basis of:

(i) The quality of their application

(ii) The quality of the training/development opportunity

(iii) The extent of their involvement/contributions to HDA (e.g. length of membership, participation in HDA events)

(iv) Their track record of research output, funding success and contribution to their discipline and/or community (volunteering, conference organisation), judged relative to career stage

Funding Conditions

A total of up to $6,000 will be awarded in round 1. Travel and Development Grants of a minimum of $200 to $1,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. If the travel/development opportunity is <$200, a package of up to 3 activities may be submitted to reach the minimum threshold.

HDA must be acknowledged in research products originating from the funded activity, where relevant, using the HDA logo (e.g. on conference posters or slides) or other relevant research products originating from the funded activity.

A 500 word report to be submitted to HDA within four weeks of return from the conference or related career development course/activity outlining the benefits of the conference/course/activity and how it related to healthy development.

Participants must submit proof of payment (receipts for airfare, conference registration fee and/or accommodation) and participation in the conference/development opportunity, and provide the 500 word completion report, to receive the funding.

Application Process

Application form - click here.

Applications will close at 5.00pm Friday 29 December 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants will be notified of the results after the assessment in January/February.

Email the following documents: 1) application form 2) abstract (abstract title, if known) or summary of intended presentation 3) outline of development program 4) short CV (1-3 pages) with track record specified (1 page) 5) evidence of PhD enrolment/date of conferral to: Anne Jurisevic, HDA Executive Officer: anne.jurisevic@adelaide.edu.au

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