Subsidy Scheme for Indigenous, Student and Carer Participants

The Australian Archaeological Association 2019 Conference will offer a limited number of subsidies to Indigenous and student-member delegates and delegates with carer responsibilities. The scheme aims to encourage greater levels of Indigenous and Student participation in the conference and to support the participation of delegates with carer responsibilities. Please note that non-Indigenous delegates can apply on behalf of Indigenous delegates. Delegates may apply for one of the three subsidies.

Applicants for Indigenous, Student or Carer subsidies must be named on a paper, poster or session to be presented at the conference or be otherwise engaged in conference activities. Students applying for subsidies must present evidence of being a student at the time of application.

Subsidies for Indigenous and Student delegates may be applied for to subsidise the cost of registration, travel, accommodation and/or meals. Subsidies for Carers may be applied for to subsidise the cost of having another adult (not registered for the conference) assist with carer responsibilities to facilitate the registered delegate to maximise their conference experience.

The amount of funding available in the Subsidy Scheme varies from year-to-year, based on the conference budget and the amount of sponsorship received. In previous years awards have ranged from $300-$800. The exact amount awarded this year will be determined by available subsidy funds and the number of applicants. Recipients of the Subsidy Scheme must attend the conference and make themselves known to the conference organisers at the registration desk to receive their payment.

The Subsidy Scheme should not be applied for in the place of other funding sources available to you for professional development or conference attendance in your community, workplace or university. If you do receive conference funds from another source you can still apply to the Subsidy Scheme for expenses not covered by other sources.

  • Both Student and Indigenous delegates applying for subsidies should be named on a paper, poster or session to be presented at the conference or be otherwise engaged in conference activities.
  • Students applying for subsidies must present evidence of being a student at the time of application.
  • Only active members of AAA can apply for the Carers subsidy, and their name should be listed on the application.

Applications for subsidies will be considered by the Conference Subcommittee and the outcomes advised by 16 October 2019. Successful applicants will be reimbursed in cash at the conference. In assessing applications for funding, consideration will be given to: what you are doing at the conference (e.g. presenting a paper); what benefit you (or your) community will receive through your participation in the conference; and whether you have received funding from the scheme in previous years.

Please email your completed application to Julie Jerbic at aaa@conferenceonline.com.au.

The deadline for applications is 29 September 2019. No late applications will be considered.

All applications and supporting material must be submitted as one single PDF document, named as:
“surname.firstname.AAAsubsidy2019.pdf”