The purpose of the SMAANZ Travel Assistance (STA) program is to assist students in attending the student workshop held as a part of the annual SMAANZ conference. The student workshop provides an opportunity for students to:

  • develop a network of colleagues to assist in the transition into the SMAANZ community;
  • share their research with their peers; and
  • provide professional development opportunities through sessions led by senior academic staff on topics of interest to students.


The STA program can award a maximum of five (5) $200 (AUD) awards at up to two (2) times per year (for the HDR mid-year conference and SMAANZ annual conference) with SMAANZ reserving the right to provide fewer than five awards in a round.

Eligibility and Conditions

  • Eligibility is open irrespective of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin.
  • Successful applicants must attend either: a) the SMAANZ student workshop held on the opening day of the conference, or b) the SMAANZ Mid-Year HDR Conference

Application Procedure

  • All applications must be submitted via the "Apply Now" button above.
  • Applicants must include the following:
    • A statement from their supervisor (or Head of School) confirming their status as a current student.
    • Acknowledgement of all financial support provided by a university, grant, or other source. Preference will be given to students whose conference attendance is not fully funded by other sources.
    • A maximum of 100-word description of what they hope to gain from attendance at the student workshop and conference.
  • Applications will close TWO weeks prior to the event date unless allocations are exhausted earlier. 
    • Friday 21 June 2024 (Mid-Year HDR Student Conference)
    • Monday 18 November 2024 (SMAANZ Conference) 
  • All enquires to be directed to our Awards & Grants Coordinator, Kevin Filo (k.filo@griffith.edu.au)