STUDENT BURSARY PROGRAM
Applications for AIG’s 2020 Bursaries open soon
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 219 bursaries to geoscience students in Australian universities. In 2020 the AIG is again offering bursaries to Honours, Postgraduate and Third Year geoscience students.
The 2020 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.
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.
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.