2024 Bursary Applications

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2024 Bursary Applications

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 250 bursaries to geoscience students in Australian universities. In 2024, the AIG is again offering bursaries to Honours, Postgraduate and Third Year geoscience students.

The 2024 Bursary awards, which have values between A$1000 and A$3000, are supported by the AIG nationally, and also by the generous support of individuals and organisations, including 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:

  • enrolled at Third Year, Honours or Postgraduate level in a geoscience major degree course at an Australian tertiary institution; and
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents.


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 are now available for download. 

The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 August 2024.

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.

    Application for*

    Family Name*

    Given Names*

    Tertiary Institution*


    Name of Degree*

    Research Project Title (Honours & Postgraduate students)*

    Postal address*

    Mobile phone*

    Email address*

    Attach supporting documents*
    Please ensure all documents are compressed into a zipped folder prior to upload. (Please label zip file with your full name - eg: John Smith = john-smith.zip) Please try to keep the total file size to less than 5MB.

    The Bursary awards are determined by the AIG Federal Education Committee and AIG Council based on the material provided by applicants. The decisions of the AIG are final and no correspondence will be entered into.