The Geographical Society of NSW will be extending the application closing date for funding of a series of grants (up to a maximum of $500 per award) for early career and precariously employed researchers. The new application closing date is 19 April 2021, reflecting the conference extension on abstract submissions. 


The aim of this funding is to assist early career and precariously employed researchers to participate in the 2021 IAG/NZGS Conference ( 



Eligibility criteria:

·         An early career (defined as someone who is less than five (5) year since their PhD was conferred or submitted for examination, relative to opportunity) AND/OR precariously employed researcher.

·         Presenting a paper at the 2021 IAG/NZGS Conference; 


Additional information for applicants:

·         Priority for these awards will be given to participants who are otherwise ineligible for institutional internal research funding and/or who have no individual recourse to external research funding. 

·         You do not need to be a current member of the Society when applying for this Award, however, current membership will be considered favorably. Information of GSNSW Membership can be found here:

·         Conference Participation Grants are awarded at the discretion of the GSNSW Council. The amount of each individual grant will vary depending on the number and form of attendance (i.e. online or face to face) of applicants. Individual grants will not exceed $500 per applicant.


Application closing date: 19 April 2021

Notification of success: 26 April 2021


Applicants are asked to apply by filling out the form at:


If successful, recipients will need to agree to the following conditions to receive their funding:

·         Provide evidence of your registration at the 2021 IAG/NZGS Conference;

·         Provide evidence of your acceptance to present a paper at the 2021 IAG/NZGS Conference;

·         Be/become a current financial member of the GSNSW; and

·         Submit a short (200 word) report to the GSNSW within 30 days of the conference outlining participation in the conference and reflections on it for possible inclusion, in whole or part thereof, on the Society’s website.





Associate Professor Rae Dufty-Jones  | Geography & Planning | Western Sydney University

Research Theme Leader ‘Sustainable and Prosperous’ | NSW Public Policy Institute

President | Geographical Society of NSW |


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