What is it?

With generous support of our Primary Sponsor ESRI, GIScience 2018 will be offering up to $1000 AUD to selected PhD students attending the conference, to assist with their travel expenses.

Eligibility and Conditions

To be eligible for a travel award, students must be currently enrolled in a PhD related to GIScience. Travel Award winners must register for the conference, and are expected to attend the entire conference. Award Winners may also be required to attend some special sessions such as award ceremonies at the conference and to meet with the travel award and GIScience Primary Sponsors, ESRI. Applicants are also required to follow RMIT’s financial reimbursement process, supplying original travel documents and receipts to receive reimbursement. Details of the reimbursement process will be provided to successful applicants.

How will successful applicants be chosen?

Student Travel Award applications will be assessed based on: demonstrated need, and academic excellence. Examples of demonstrated need include support for students from an underrepresented or disadvantaged group in STEM, such as women in GIScience. Examples of academic excellence include accepted or submitted papers to the conference with student co- or first-authorship.

All applications will be assessed by a panel. Travel Awards will be made on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to hear back within 1 month of their application whether they have been successful.

How many awards are there?

Based on demonstrated need and academic excellence, we offered 9 ESRI GIScience 2018 Student Travel Awards to students.

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed, and ESRI Student Travel Award Winners have been announced.