Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Conference Support Scheme


The aim of the Conference Support Scheme (CSS) is to provide financial assistance for researchers to attend significant and relevant national and international conferences and workshops to enhance their knowledge, activity and performance within the Centre's research priority areas.

Important Dates

Applications Open Applications Close For Travel Between
1 October 2017 31 October 20171 January and 30 June 2018

NB:  Applications for travel outside the abovementioned dates will only be considered where evidence is provided that early approval is required (e.g. to meet registration deadlines).

Application Form

Report Template


The maximum amount payable per award is dependent on the conference location:

  • Within Australia - $1,000 (with the following exceptions)
    • Less than 300km from home campus - $600
    • Western Australia and the Northern Territory - $1,500
  • Outside Australia - $2,500 (with the following exception)
    • New Zealand $1,000 


  1. The Scheme is open to Full, Associate and Student Members of the Graham Centre, as well as any Affiliates who are engaged on external research grants administered by the Centre, (please view Membership Policy for membership details).
  2. Student Members are eligible for one national and one international CSS grant throughout their candidature.
  3. Student Members require email permission from their supervisor - (this is to be emailed with their application to
  4. Full, Associate and Affiliate Members may apply for unlimited domestic and international CSS grants, however, the number and value of previous grants awarded and the resulting outcomes will be taken into consideration during assessment.
  5. Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply. 



  1. Preference will be given to conferences which are closely linked to the Centre's Research Pathways.
  2. Preference will be given to applications by Full Members, however, Associate and Affiliate  Members are encouraged to apply.
  3. Applicants must present a paper (NB: the order of priority is keynote, oral presentation, poster).
  4. Preference will be given to refereed conference papers.
  5. Applicants must demonstrate clearly defined aims and expected outcomes of attending the conference.
  6. Successful applicants are required to submit a detailed report to the Centre following the conference.
  7. Matching or supplementary funds from another funding source will strengthen applications (NB: documentary evidence is required and must be submitted with the application).
  8. Applications must be submitted in the prescribed format and must include additional supporting documentation, where applicable.
  9. All travel bookings must be made through CSU or NSW DPI and reimbursement of privately arranged travel costs will not be permitted.


Other grants available