Travel Grants

Indigenous Travel Grant

Are you an Indigenous Australian studying about or managing waterways, including wetlands or freshwater places? Would like to share your work and waterways knowledge with others?

The Australian Society of Limnology (ASL) focuses on learning about and managing inland waters including wetlands, rivers and streams. Every year ASL holds a conference to help the Australian community share knowledge about managing these freshwater places.  

This grant is to help Indigenous Australians to attend the 2016 ASL conference, which will be held in Ballarat, Victoria, from the 26th – 30th September. The funding will fully or partially cover travel, accommodation, conference registration and membership to ASL.  

About last year’s conference:
Last year Debbie Sibosado and Elaine Riley were awarded the grant, both Bardi women from the Kimberley, WA. Debbie is the Coordinator of the Bardi Jawi Oorany (Women) Rangers and Elaine is a Bardi Jawi Oorany Ranger.
Debbie and Elaine attended the 2015 ASL conference in New Zealand. They presented on their work to document traditional knowledge about managing freshwater places on Bardi Jawi country. 
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Elaine (L) & Debbie (C) with Michelle Pyke (R)
visiting Lake Onoke in New Zealand
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Debbie (L) and Elaine (R) at the opening of the conference with
Phil Duncan (far R) and Councillor Peter Smith (far L) from the
NSW Aboriginal Land Council

To be eligible for the Indigenous Travel Grant you must:

  • Be an Indigenous Australian living in Australia and enrolled at university or a vocational training provider, or be part of an Indigenous ranger program.
  • Give a presentation (either by yourself or with others) (12 minute talk + 3 minutes questions) or present a poster at the conference.

To apply please provide:

  1. A written statement of 200 words describing the research, why it is important and the stage that has been reached.
  2. A statement (email or letter) by the student’s supervisor endorsing the application
  3. An abstract of the paper that the applicant proposes to present to the Congress.

Why apply?
This is an opportunity to gain leadership skills, network with other wetland workers, share your knowledge, inspire others, learn from others, and see new places.

Come and share your knowledge and experience!

Applications closed on the 16th of July 2016.

For further details and to submit your application contact: Dr Richard Marchant -

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