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Australian Rangeland Society awards

The Society has two awards to assist members with either:

  • travel expenses associated with attending a conference (or some other activity)
  • studies related to the rangelands.

Applications for each award close in November of each year. Any member of the Society interested in either award is invited to apply.

Click here to download the ARS Award Guidelines.

Click here to download an Application Form.

Australian Rangeland Society Travel Grant

This grant is intended to assist eligible persons to attend a meeting, conference or congress related to the rangelands; or to assist eligible persons with travel or transport costs to investigate a topic connected with range management or to implement a program of rangeland investigation not already being undertaken. The grant is available for overseas travel and/or travel within Australia. It is not intended for subsistence expenses.

Australian Rangeland Society Scholarship

This scholarship has the purpose of assisting eligible members with formal study of a subject or course related to the rangelands and which will further the aims of the Australian Rangeland Society. The scholarship is available for study assistance either overseas or within Australia. It is not intended to defray travel expenses.

How to Apply

Members interested in either award should submit a written outline of their proposed activity. Applications should clearly address how the intended activity (ie. travel or study) meets the aims of the Society. Applications should be brief (less than 1000 words) and should be submitted to Council before 30 November of each year. An Application Form can be downloaded from this website. Those requiring further information should contact the Secretary - contact information is available on the application form.

Conditions

Applications for the Travel Grant should include details of the costs and describe how the grant is to be spent. Details of any other sources of funding should be given. Those applying for the Scholarship should include details of the program of study or course being undertaken and the institution under whose auspices it will be conducted. Information on how the scholarship money will be spent is required, as are details on any other sources of funding.

Applications for either award should include the names of at least two referees.

Finally, on completing the travel or study, recipients are required to fully acquit their award. They are also expected to write an article on their activities suitable for publication in the Range Management Newsletter or The Rangeland Journal as appropriate, and for the Australian Rangeland Society web site within six months of completion of their travel or study.

Eligibility

No formal qualifications are required for either award. There are no age restrictions and all members of the society are eligible to apply. Applications are encouraged from persons who do not have organisational support.

There is a restriction on both awards for overseas travel or study assistance in that the applicants must have been members of the Society for at least 12 months. The awards can be for Australian members to travel to or study overseas or for overseas members to travel to or study in Australia.