Early Career Academic Conference Support Scheme

This scheme provides financial support to enable ECAs to participate in research conferences.

The Early Career Academic (ECA) Conference Support Scheme is intended to assist MDHS ECAs with high research potential to further enhance their research capabilities, national/international profile, and collaborative network, and to build on their track record.

Applicants may request funding towards the total cost of conference participation for a maximum of:

  • $1,000 for virtual attendance
  • $2,000 for conferences within Australia
  • $4,000 for international conferences


Eligible conference dates:  1 December 2022 - 30 September 2023

Round closes: Thursday 27 April 2023

Presentations: 3-4pm Monday 1 May and 10-11 am Tuesday 2 May 2023

Outcomes expected: Mid-May 2023

Eligible conference dates: 1 May 2023 – 28 February 2024

Round opens: Thursday 21 September 2023

Round closes: Thursday 12 October 2023

Presentations: Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 October 2023

(times to be confirmed once round opens)

Outcomes: Mid-November 2023


Access the application form here.

Access the scheme guidelines here.

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