Travel Grants and Awards

The local section provides financial support for some members to attend local and international meetings of the Institute through the award of travel grants. This is particularly important for student members of the section who would otherwise have difficulty in finding the funds to attend International Symposia.

Applications are based on merit and need, and are normally considered on a case-by-case basis. Award of a travel grant usually obligates the recipient to provide a report on the conference to the Biennial General Meeting (BGM) of the local section.

Australian Combustion Symposium Travel Grants

Travel grants are available to student members who are presenting an oral paper at the Australian Combustion Symposium, provided that they reside at least 200km from the conference venue and their supervisor is registered for the meeting.

Australian Combustion Symposium Terry Wall Best Student Paper Award

The Terry Wall Best Student Paper Award valued at $800, is established with the generous donations from Professors Terry Wall AM FTSE and Dongke Zhang FTSE to recognise and encourage postgraduate students with the best contributions in the area of solid fuel combustion research at the Biannual Australian Combustion Symposium. The following criteria are to be met for the award to be made:

  • The paper is presented by a postgraduate research student reading for a PhD or Master by Research degree at an Australian university;
  • The paper presented is judged by a panel of experts to be the best paper in area of solid fuel combustion research;
  • The related work is chiefly carried out by the postgraduate research student.

Asia Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC) Travel Grants

Travel grants are available for members who are presenting an oral paper at the ASPACC, provided that it is at an overseas location.

International Symposium Travel Grants

Travel grants are available for members who are presenting an oral presentation, paper or poster at International Symposia.

David Warren Travelling Fellowship

The David Warren Travelling Fellowship Award is a larger award for an outstanding, young researcher in the field of combustion to attend the International Symposium. This prestigious award covers the cost of registration for the Symposium and supports some of the costs of travel to the meeting. Researchers under the age of 35 years, and who are presenting an oral paper at an International Symposium, are eligible to apply.

Applicants are expected to have already made a contribution to the field of combustion research and are expected to already hold a PhD in a combustion related field. The award of the David Warren Travelling Fellowship is awarded only when the executive committee feels that the candidate meets a high standard.