Postdoctoral Conference Travel Grants

Annual Awards for Postdoctoral Scholars

Application closing date: COB Friday, 26 June 2020
The Geographical Society of NSW introduced the Postdoctoral 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 a maximum of six Annual Awards available between $500AUD and $1,500AUD for postdoctoral 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. You do not need to be a current member of the Society when applying for this Award, however, current membership will be considered favourably. Conditions for accepting the Award include becoming a member of the Society, if you are not already.
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.

The nomination procedures and rules together with the nomination form can be downloaded here. Nominations for the 2020 Postdoctoral Scholar Awards should be emailed by COB Friday, 26 June 2020 to: 

Executive Officer, Bronwyn Bate:


Recipients in recent years are:

Dr Philippa Chandler

Dr Yu Gao

Dr Marnie Graham

Dr. Denisse Rodriguez

Dr Peta Wolifson


Dr Susannah Clement

Dr Tegan Hall

Dr Alanna Kamp

Dr Elyse Stanes

Dr Husnia Underabi


Dr Laura Hammersley

Dr Yichi Zhang

Dr Charles Gillion

Dr Sonia Graham

Dr Svenja Keele


Dr Ellen van Holstein

Dr Todd Walton

Dr Rebecca Hamilton

Dr Olivia Dun


Dr Theresa Harada

Dr Ju-Han Zoe Wang

Dr Ann El Khoury