Symposium Support Funding

Symposium Funding Scheme: Application Guidelines 2023


Application Closing Date: 30 November 2023.


The Geographical Society of New South Wales (GSNSW) is pleased to provide financial support for a range of symposia that address important and timely issues, from within the discipline of geography. Funding is available to a maximum of $5000 to support the convening of workshops, seminars or small conferences conducted in the period of 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. 

Applications should include a clear overview of the aims and objectives of the proposed symposium, along with a statement regarding contributions to the discipline and costings. It is envisaged that all proposed symposia combine established researchers in the area of geography, as well as early career researchers. 

It is expected that symposia outcomes will be disseminated through publication via recognised publishing houses or refereed journals. Plans for publication should be clearly stated. Applicants are encouraged to consider submissions to the Society’s journal, The Australian Geographer. In addition, the Society would require applicants to prepare short reports for inclusion in the Society’s annual report to members and on the Society's dedicated website. Successful applicants must acknowledge the support received by GSNSW in all promotional and media activity, as well as subsequent publications.  

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.

Criteria for assessment: 

Applications will be considered solely on the basis of the information provided on the application form. The assessing committee will assess applications in terms of:

  • Timeliness and relevance of the theme
  • Quality and range of participants
  • Quality of the proposal 
  • Potential contribution of the symposia to the discipline of geography
  • Anticipated outcomes and their dissemination.


Applicants are asked to download the application form and submit it to the Society's Executive Officer, Madeleine Miller at

Application Form: GSNSW Symposium Funding Application Form

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