Deadline: August 10, 2020


The purpose of the SMAANZ Student Travel Assistance (STA) program is to assist students in attending the student workshop held as a part of the annual SMAANZ conference.

The student workshop provides an opportunity for students to: (1) develop a network of colleagues to assist in the transition into the SMAANZ community; (2) share their research with their peers; and, (3) provide professional development opportunities through sessions led by senior academic staff on topics of interest to students.


The STA program can award a maximum of five $200 (AUD) awards per year with SMAANZ reserving the right to provide fewer than five awards.

Eligibility and conditions

  • Successful applicants must attend the SMAANZ student workshop held on the opening day of the conference
  • Eligibility is open irrespective of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin.
  • Preference will be given to applicants traveling from interstate or overseas
  • Preference will be given to applicants based at New Zealand and Australian universities.

Application Procedure

Applicants must include the following:

  • A statement from their supervisor (or Head of School) confirming their status as a current student.
  • Acknowledgement of all financial support provided by a university, grant, or other source. Preference will be given to students whose conference attendance is not fully funded by other sources.
  • A maximum 100 word description of what they hope to gain from attendance at the student workshop
  • Applications must be submitted electronically as one document in PDF format (including attachments) by August 10, 2020 to the SMMAANZ Awards Coordinator, Dr. Lisa