Symposium Funding Scheme

Symposium Funding Scheme: Application Guidelines 2018


Application Closing Date: CoB 3rd April 2018.  To download an application form click here. 


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 2018 to 30 June 2019. 

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 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.  

Applications must be made on the form provided, in a font size no smaller than 11 point. Retrospective applications cannot be considered. Please click here for a form.  

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.


Please direct any enquires and completed application forms to Chair of the Symposium Funding Scheme Committee, Dr Meg Sherval