Student Travel Awards

Student members of ASPS may apply in advance for a travel award to attend ASPS 2023, if presenting their research as either a poster or talk. Applications are due 28 July 2023 to the Hon. Treasurer of ASPS: Mark Waters (

Funds are set aside each year by ASPS to sponsor student travel to our annual conference and to contribute to student professional development in plant science.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for ASPS student travel grants so that they can use the ASPS funding to assist in leverage of additional funding. Support will vary from year to year depending on the Society finances, meeting location, and the number of applications. The Treasurer will apply a formula in calculating individual entitlements, taking these factors into account. Student members are eligible to receive a maximum of two student travel awards during their ASPS student membership years.

It is a requirement that applicants and their supervisor must be current financial members of ASPS. The applicant must be able to bank an Australian cheque or have access to an Australian bank account.

Funding is contingent on presentation of a poster or an oral presentation at the conference you receive funds to attend and submission of a 250 word report with picture to our Society newsletter Phytogen.

Successful applicants will be notified one month after the deadline. The application form for a Student Travel Grant can be downloaded HERE.

Congratulations to those awarded an ASPS travel grant

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Anoma Sudarshani Rangalage     UQAndrew Tuckey UWAAbi Ghifari           UWASabrina Davies   UWAHanh Minh Vo   UTasKim Melville       UWAPravin Khambalkar          ANUCarl McCombe  ANUNipuni Peththa Thanthrige           QUTJoanah Midzi      UoADaniel Hawkins UoAMing Cheng        UQZheng Gong        UQYuhan Liu             UQHannah Drieberg Wilkins               UQRebecca Degnan               UQYan Zhang           UQSamantha Norman          UWASuyan Yee           ANUBao Linh Ton      UWARose Zhang         ANUJudith Eglitis-Sexton       UQLeroy Mangila    UQMabel Gill-Hille  UWAma Sudarshani Rangalage     UQ Leilasadat Asadyar, Queensland University of Technology Aruni Alahakoon, Uni Melb
Deepak Baranwal, University of Sydney Beatriz Contreras, U Tas
Nick Booth, Flinders University Buddhini Ranawaka, QUT
Abi Ghifari, University of Western Australia Christopher Waterman, Flinders U
Pawel Gluza, University of Melbourne Duc Quan Nguyen, U Newcastle
Tetsuya Ishikawa, University of Tasmania Eric Brenya, WSU
Haoyu Lou, University of Adelaide Johanna Wong, WSU
Peter McGuiness, University of Tasmania Lakshmi VM Vittal, Deakin U
Ying Meng, University of Adelaide Marzia Bilkiss, Griffith U
Hoai Phan, University of Adelaide Nick Booth, Flinders U
Buddhini Ranawaka, Queensland University of Technology Nicole Pontarin, U Picardie
Zeenat Rupawalla, University of Queensland Pei Qin Ng, U Adelaide
Chenglei Wang, University of Tasmania Ronan Broad, Uni Melb
Miing Yong, Western Sydney University Sajitha Biju, Uni Melb
Sally Buck, ANU
Sayed Mohsin, Kagawa U
Yagiz Alagoz, WSU
Yu Zhou, ANU

Past ASPS student travel award recipients are listed HERE.