Australian Rangeland Society

Applications are currently open for the next round of the ARS Member’s Travel Grant and ARS  Member’s Scholarship. Applications for the this round close on 30 November 2019.

The ARS Members’ Travel Grant – closing date 30 November 2019

About the Grant

  • The Grant is intended to assist ARS Members to improve the art or science of managing rangelands through travel to attend a meeting, conference, or congress, or to implement a program of rangeland investigation not already being undertaken.
  • The Grant is awarded to further the aims of the Australian Rangeland Society.
  • One or more Travel Grants (maximum of $2,000 each) can be awarded in a calendar year. The maximum amount available for distribution in a calendar year is $6,000 based on relevance, innovation and merit.
  • The Grant is available for overseas travel, and or travel within Australia.  It is not intended for subsistence expenses. Overseas travel can include travel to Australia by overseas members.
  • Combining the Grant with other funding sources is encouraged, but not required.

Eligibility

  • No formal qualifications are required.  All members of the Society are eligible to apply. Applications are particularly encouraged from persons who have little or no organisational support, who are in the early to mid-years of their rangeland endeavours, and have had little previous opportunity to travel.
  • Only members of the Society with more than twelve months financial membership will be eligible to apply for the Travel Grant.
  • Overseas members are eligible to apply, and there is no citizenship requirement.

Submitting an application

  • Applications must be submitted on the form entitled “Application Form for Travel Grant or Scholarship” and should include the names of at least two referees.
  • The Grant will be awarded, or not awarded, by Council on the merits of a written application not exceeding 1,000 words, clearly setting out the relevance of the applicant’s proposal in meeting the aims of the Society.  Applications should include details of costs and set out precisely how the Grant is to be expended. Details of any other sources of funding must be given.
  • Applications need to be received by the Secretary (boblee.sheperd@bigpond.com) submitted by COB 30 November 2019.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome during December 2019.

Acquittal

  • Successful applicants are required to submit an article reporting on their activities, suitable for publication in the Society’s Newsletter and on the Society’s Website, within six months of completion of travel.
  • Any Grant awarded must be properly accounted for by the recipient who will provide to Council full details of expenses incurred within four weeks of completion of travel. Unexpended funds must be refunded to the Society.

 

The ARS Members’ Scholarship – closing date 30 November 2019

About the Scholarship

  • The Scholarship is annual award intended to assist ARS Members to improve the art or science of managing rangelands through formal study of a subject or course. The Scholarship is available for study assistance either overseas or within Australia. It is not intended to defray travel expenses.
  • The Scholarship is awarded to further the aims of the Australian Rangeland Society.
  • One or more Scholarships (maximum of $2,000 each) can be awarded in a calendar year. The maximum amount available for distribution in a calendar year is $6,000 based on relevance, innovation and merit.

Eligibility

  • No formal qualifications are required. There are no age restrictions and all members of the Society are eligible to apply. Applications are particularly encouraged from persons who do not have any organisational support.
  • Only members of the Society with more than twelve months financial membership will be eligible to apply for the Scholarship. Study can be undertaken either within Australia or overseas. Overseas study can include study in Australia by overseas members.
  • Overseas members are eligible to apply, and there is no citizenship requirement.
  • Arecipient who has received a Scholarship in any one calendar year, if undertaking a continuous course of study, can apply for a further Scholarship, provided that the person has satisfied council as to the proper acquittal of any previous monies and has demonstrated satisfactory progress. Notwithstanding, such a person will not necessarily be given preference over other applicants.

Submitting an application

  • Applications must be submitted on the form entitled “Application Form for Travel Grant or Scholarship” and should include the names of at least two referees.
  • The Scholarship will be awarded, or not awarded, by Council on the merits of a written application not exceeding 1,000 words, clearly setting out the relevance of the applicant’s proposed course of study to rangelands management and in meeting the aims of the Society.  Applications should include details of the program of study or course to be undertaken and the institution under whose auspices it will be carried out. It should state precisely how the Scholarship is to be expended. Details of any other sources of funding must be given.
  • Applications need to be received by the Secretary (boblee.sheperd@bigpond.com) submitted by COB 30 November 2019.  Applicants will be advised of the outcome during December 2019.

Acquittal

  • Upon the conclusion of a course of study a recipient of a Scholarship will be required to write an article on their experiences, suitable for publication in the Society’s Newsletter and on the Society’s Website.
  • Any Scholarship awarded must be properly accounted for by the recipient who, depending upon the length of the course undertaken, will be required to report to Council on the progress of study at a regular interval as determined by Council. Unexpended funds shall be refundable to the Society.

 

If you have any questions related to the Travel Grant or Scholarship please contact either the Secretary, Bob Shepherd (boblee.sheperd@bigpond.com.au) or the Finance and Audit Officer, Don Burnside (don.burnside@iinet.net.au).