With the support of the Queensland Government
and commercial sponsors, GIW-2008 is delighted to offer bursaries
for Australian and International students attending the conference.
These will be awarded on a competitive basis. The awarding of
a bursary is at the complete discretion of the GIW-2008 organising
committee. Students must present a paper or poster to be eligible.
International and Australian students are eligible
to apply. A student is defined as an undergraduate, honours,
MSc, PhD and similar, but does not include postdoctoral fellows
or research associates.
To be eligible, the student must have a contributed paper or
poster accepted for the conference; must present the paper or
poster in person; and must register for and actually attend
The bursary will be paid in person at GIW-2008.
No cheques will sent in advance nor via third parties.
When deciding what bursaries to award, students
who have a paper accepted will receive priority over students
presenting a poster.
who receive free registration via institutional sponsorship
may be given lower priority in the event that many high-quality
applications are received.
for a bursary should be sent to A/Prof James Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org
in the first instance. The subject line should include the phrase
“GIW 2008: Application for student bursary”. Except
by explicit prior arrangement, applications are to be submitted
only via email to the address given above. A confirmation email
will be sent within 48 hours.
Some supporting information and documentation
must be provided, and this is summarised below. It is recommended
that the supporting information be sent as a single pdf, including
any scanned letters from the university or the supervisor.
The application must include the following:
• The title of the paper/poster and, if known, the EasyChair
• Proof of current student status, including the student
number and the formal name of the institution.
• A letter of support from the supervisor or advisor on
At its discretion, the GIW-2008 organising committee
may ask for the date of graduation or thesis submission.
Please note that the bursary can be used only
to offset the cost of travel and/or accommodation. It cannot
be used to pay for conference registration.
In their application, students should nominate
the value of the bursary they require and how this was calculated.
At its complete discretion, the GIW-2208 committee may offer
funds equal to only a portion of the amount requested.
The bursary will be provided as a gross amount
and should not violate visa conditions for domestically based
students or for international registrants.
• The closing date for applications is
Wednesday, October 22.
• Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application
by Friday, October 31