Program Area


Funding Objectives

The Conference grants program is an important aspect of the Foundation's commitment to excellence, particularly as it relates to exchanging and sharing knowledge. The program allows organisations to bring keynote speakers of international renown to Australia. The speakers impart their knowledge and expertise to delegates in Australia through presentations at symposia and conferences.


To develop knowledge and learning by supporting symposia and conferences of international standing being held in Australia.

Conference grants are awarded to a maximum amount of $20,000 and the request can only be for funding towards the travel and accommodation costs associated with hosting international keynote speakers. We do not cover speakers' appearance fees.


For an overview of the whole grant process, view the flowchart here.

For application opening and closing dates click here.

In the current funding round which closes 23 June 2015 the conference date must be after 4 September 2015.