Closing date for all 2019 applications: 2nd August, 2019

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists’ Student Bursary Program was initiated to promote and support geoscience research and education in Australia. The Bursary Program began in 2001 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and, since then, the AIG has awarded 211 bursaries to geoscience students in Australian universities. In 2019 the AIG is again offering bursaries to Honours, Postgraduate and Third Year geoscience students.

The 2019 Bursary awards, which have values between A$1000 and A$4000, are funded by the AIG nationally, and by the generous support of individuals and organisations, including the AIG state branches and individual AIG Members.

Eligibility criteria and guidelines for all bursary applications are given on pages 1,2 and 3 in the flyer available here. Additional eligibility criteria for specific bursaries are given on page 4. A bursary application form is now available online – see link below.


The AIG Student Bursary Program is open to students who, at the closing date for applications, are:

  • enrolled at Third Year, Honours or Postgraduate level in a geoscience course at an Australian tertiary institution;
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents1;


The AIG Bursary awards are generally announced and awarded in early- to mid-October each year. Applicants seeking funding for specific activities should ensure that the timing of these activities is appropriate to this schedule.

The 2019 guidelines are available here.  The closing date for applications is 2nd August, 2019.

1 The bursaries are funded via the AIG Education Foundation. This is a charitable foundation and, under Australian taxation legislation, awards can only be made to Australian citizens or permanent residents.