Scholarships to attend National Conference

The IFA/AFG is delighted to offer financial support for IFA/AFG members who are Private Forest Growers or Young Professionals to attend the National Conference in October 2021 through two scholarship offerings.

The conference details
IFA/AFG National Conference

Your Forests, Our Future
11 – 14 October 2021
Launceston, Tasmania

Scholarship Applications close 9.00 am Friday 30 April

Financial support to assist students and early-career professionals to attend Conference. This scholarship will provide funding to cover registration for eligible applicants and a grant to assist with related travel and accommodation costs when participants are travelling more than 100 kms to attend the conference.

What is on offer:

Up to fifteen scholarships that include:

  • Complimentary conference registration (valued up to $785)
  • Plus, a $500 cash grant to assist with transport and accommodation expenses for people living over 100 km from Launceston.
This amount is payable on receipt of tax receipt for transport and/or accommodation expenses. (bookings must be paid for and claimed before 1 June 2021)

Financial support to Australian farmers and family forest growers to attend the Conference. The IFA/AFG, through the Growers Reserve Fund is offering a scholarship pool of up to $10,000 to be divided among all successful applicants.

What is on offer:
A scholarship pool of $10,000 that will be divided amongst each successful applicant. In the first instance, the scholarship will be applied to each successful applicant’s conference registration (Conference registration valued at $795) If there is funding available and the successful applicant will travel over 150 kms to participate in the conference, the scholarship can be used to offset travel expenses i.e., flights, transfers, airport parking, with 50% payable on announcement and the balance payable once a final report and proof of conference related expenses has been received.

The scholarship will be capped at up to $1,500 per successful applicant. Click HERE for more information and to download the application forms