The Australian Institute of Geoscientists’ Student Bursary Program was initiated to promote and support geoscience 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 over 200 bursaries to geoscience students in Australian universities. In 2021, the AIG is again offering bursaries to Honours, Postgraduate and Third Year geoscience students.
The 2021 Bursary awards, which have values between A$1000 and A$4000, are supported by the AIG nationally, and also by the generous support of individuals and organisations, including the AIG state branches and individual AIG Members.
Eligibility criteria and guidelines for bursary applications are given on pages 1, 2 and 3. A bursary application form is included as page 4.
The AIG Student Bursary Program is open to students who, at the closing date for applications, are:
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 application guidelines and form can be downloaded here.
Applicants should fill in the application form, complete with the requested signatures, and upload it in a zip file along with the documents requested in the guidelines. Applicants are also requested to fill in the fields below, so that we can confirm contact details and check we have received the relevant uploaded application documents.