Post-Doctoral Scholar Awards

Annual Awards for Post-Doctoral Scholars

Application closing date: Friday, 20 October 2017
The Geographical Society of NSW introduced the Post-Doctoral Scholar Awards in 2015.  The awards are targeted at early-career researchers, post-PhD submission. The aim of these Awards is to support the research program of early career geographers in their efforts to maintain research momentum, post-doctorate. There are six (6) Annual Awards (2 x AUD$1,500 and 4 x AUD$500) for post-doctoral geography scholars.
Priority for these awards will be given to geographers who are otherwise ineligible for institutional internal research funding and/or who have no individual recourse to external research funding.
This award is intended to be used for attendance at a conference, at which the applicant will present a paper on a topic relating to geography. Successful applicants are expected to use the award within one year of its receipt.
Applicants are asked to submit the following:
  • a one page cover letter explaining your eligibility for an award and including your contact details (mailing address, email, and telephone number)
  • an abstract of the conference paper (250 - 300 words) and conference information including, if possible, confirmation of acceptance of your paper;
  • a proposed budget (for conference fees, accommodation, travel, per diem, etc);
  • a 2 page CV.
  • successful applicants are expected to become a member of the Geographical Society of New South Wales.
Please send applications to:
Executive Officer, GSNSW
School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Kingswood - Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751
or email to by Friday, 20 October 2017. 
A decision on the awards will be made within 2-4 weeks of this deadline. Within one month of attending the conference, the successful applicant is expected to submit a short report for possible inclusion, in whole or part thereof, on the Society’s website.