AeRO Scholarship Fund

AeRO is delighted to announce its scholarship fund will start in 2019. 

The fund aims to:

  • Help alleviate the travel & accommodation costs for individuals
  • Help with other costs associated with attending such as a support worker or child care

This will ensure a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives are represented at eligible events.

Travel and accommodation costs can also be a significant inhibitor in attending AeRO and related conferences for participants including:

  • Students and postdoc researchers
  • Early career professionals
  • Individuals based in rural and remote Australia
  • Individuals based outside Australia
  • Individuals with disabilities

What events are eligible?

  • AeRO conferences and events:
  • Other eResearch activities with AeRO approval (on application by the organiser)


The financial assistance requested should be limited to what you require but may cover up to:

  • Accommodation & Breakfast for event duration at a nearby hotel. Effort should be made to select a low cost option without compromising safety.
  • Travel Allowance (flights and transfers). Return economy airfares from the recipients nearest major airport, plus airport transfer costs to and from the accommodation provided.  
  • Full conference registration at the appropriate early rate. I.e. discounted registration.
  • Costs relating to child care and/or support workers on the days you are attending


  • The applicant must be (minimum one):
    • enrolled full time in tertiary education
    • Postdoctoral researcher
    • employed in education or research
    • working in a field closely associated with research support
  • Applicants must be residents of Australia or New Zealand.
  • Attendance at the event should be relevant to the applicant’s current study or employment
  • The applicant must not be an office bearer of AeRO
  • This scholarship is open to employees of both AeRO members and non-members

Application process and selection criteria

We are currently finalising the application process and selection criteria. More details will be released shortly.