The ASP and ISFP both offer awards schemes that can help students and early career researchers with the cost of attending the conference.
ASP Student Conference Travel Grant
The Australian Society for Parasitology offers all bona fide student members the opportunity for part reimbursement of the costs of attending the Annual Meeting of the Society. The money available varies from year to year but usually covers between 50 and 75% of the Registration, Accommodation and Travel costs. The actual amount of reimbursement depends on the costs of the Meeting and the numbers of students applying. All student members of at least 3 months standing may apply for this bursary provided they are enrolled at a recognised Australian University. Postgraduate students are eligible for up to 1 year after completion of their studies. To apply, first you should download the Guidelines for the ASP Student Conference Travel Grant. Once you have read the guidelines to apply for the grant, please register for the conference. To be eligible for a ASP Student Conference Travel Grant you must have a valid ASP Student membership three months prior to the conference and meet all of the other criteria. Please apply online through your conference registration by the early bird deadline. https://www.parasite.org.au/awards/asp-student-travel-award/
ISFP Young Scientist Award
The ISFPX will offer a small (limited) number of free (partial or total) registration fee grants for Young Scientists who present an abstract on fish parasites either as a contributed paper or a poster at the joint ISFPX and ASP Conference. The deadline for grant application is TBA. Applicants must be an Early Career Researcher, either a Post-doctoral researcher within 5 years of their PhD, PhD, Master or Undergraduate student. Applicants must register for the joint ISFPX and ASP Conference and submit an abstract and then email a copy of their Curriculum vitae et studiorum to Lisa.Jones1@jcu.edu.au by TBA. To apply for the grant, please register for the Conference and select the ISFP Young Scientist Award box and tick “I have read and understood the conditions of the grant”.