Travel Grants

ANSA in conjunction with AAS supports accepted presenters to attend the conference. If you are an ANSA member, and a paid AAS member who is proposing a paper for the Shifting States conference you are eligible to apply for a travel grant.

ANSA 2017 Travel Grant Application Form

Travel Grant applications will close on July 30th, 2017. All applications must be submitted by email to ansa.exec(at)gmail.com; only applicants whose papers have been accepted for presentation will be considered.

Travel grant amounts are tiered depending on the cost of air travel from the applicant’s primary place of residence to the conference venue in any given year.  In 2017, the AAS Conference venue is the University of Adelaide, and the grant tiers are as follows:

Location

Grant $

VIC

$250

TAS

$400

NSW

$175

ACT

$325

NT

$400

WA

$350

QLD – Brisbane

$250

QLD – Cairns

$375

Remote area grant

$500

Robyn Wood Travel Grant

$700

ANSA/AAS Travel Grant

ANSA/AAS Travel grants are open to all ANSA members presenting at the conference.

To be eligible to apply

  1. Applicants must be members of the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS).
  2. Applicants must be members of the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA).
  3. The purpose of the travel grant is to assist candidates in developing their research. Therefore, applicants must have submitted an abstract for a paper at the AAS annual conference. The award of a travel grant will be conditional on the acceptance of the candidate’s paper at the AAS conference in the year of application.
  4. Applicants must either be enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD program at an Australian university OR have submitted their Masters by Research or PhD thesis (via an Australian university) on or after the first day of the previous AAS annual conference: 2 December 2015.
  5. AAS/ANSA Travel Grants are intended to cover the cost of a return airfare from a postgraduate’s primary location of residence.  Because of this, postgraduates who reside in the state or territory where the conference is being held are not eligible to apply for a travel grant. Those applying for the Remote Area Travel Grant may reside in the same state or territory where the conference is being held, but need to demonstrate how they consider their location to be remote.
  6. ANSA seeks to provide grants to applicants from a range of institutions. When awarding grants, ANSA will avoid, where possible, granting more than two awards to applicants enrolled at the same university department.
  7. Applicants may receive a maximum of two AAS/ANSA Postgraduate Travel Grants / Robyn Wood Travel Grants / Remote Area Travel Grants (awarded between 2006 and the present).
  8. The ANSA President and Secretary are ineligible for Travel Grants in their year of office.

Those who apply for, but do not receive, the Robyn Wood Travel Grant or the Remote Area Travel Grant will automatically be considered for an AAS/ANSA Postgraduate Travel Grant. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are particularly encouraged to apply.

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.

The Robyn Wood Travel Grant is awarded to one person annually and considers students’ special financial needs. The grant’s amount is equal to the maximum travel amount offered through the AAS/ANSA Postgraduate Travel Grants, regardless of the distance of travel. Those who apply for, but do not receive, the Robyn Wood Travel Grant will automatically be considered for an AAS/ANSA Postgraduate Travel Grant.

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 travel grants, 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.