Conference Travel Grants

Applications for travel grants for 2018 are now closed.

ANSA, in conjunction with the Australian Anthropology Society (AAS), offers a number of travel grants for current and recent postgraduate by research students, to assist them with meeting costs incurred in traveling to the annual AAS conference. Congratulations to the recent recipients of travel grants, and we look forward to seeing as many student anthropologists as possible at the 2018 annual AAS conference. It will be held at James Cook University, Cairns from 4-7 December, and full details are available on the conference  website.


We hope to provide the travel grants again in 2019, and provide the following information in anticipation of a great 2019 conference. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are particularly encouraged to apply. Three kinds of travel grants are offered:

AAS/ANSA Postgraduate Travel Grants

In 2006 the AAS began offering travel grants to postgraduate students presenting a paper at the annual AAS Conference. By continuing to provide this funding, the AAS is ensuring that the valuable contribution of postgraduate students at the AAS Conference continues to be supported.

The Robyn Wood Travel Grant

Though Robyn Wood was not herself an anthropologist, she nevertheless made a major contribution to the welfare of the discipline in Australia in three inter-related contexts—as principal administrator to the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney from 1974 to her retirement in 1994, as office manager for the Australian Anthropological Society from 1994 to her death in 2006 and, most notably, as production manager of The Australian Journal of Anthropology, also from 1994 to 2006. The Robyn Wood Travel Grant was an initiative of The Australian Journal of Anthropology. Unsuccessful applicants for this grant will remain in consideration for an AAS/ANSA Postgraduate Travel Grant.

The Remote Area Travel Grant

ANSA is offering one Remote Area Travel Grant which will be awarded to an applicant residing in a remote area at the time of the annual AAS Conference. As with the other kinds of travel grant, the purpose of the Remote Area Travel Grant is to assist the applicant with their travel costs in attending the conference to present a paper. To be successful for this category of grant, the applicant must demonstrate why they consider their departure point is located within a remote area. Unsuccessful applicants for this grant will remain in consideration for an AAS/ANSA Postgraduate Travel Grant.