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2013 Murdoch Professional Development Awards - $5,000 Grants

Date: 29th March 2013
Time: 09:00 AM - 16:00 PM

Location: South Street Campus

The 2013 Murdoch Professional Development Awards consist of two $5,000 grants. These awards will be presented to two Murdoch University staff members to assist in their personal and professional development through attendance at a relevant international conference in their chosen field of endeavour. Application Deadline: Applications for entries close on 29 March 2013. Contact Tracey Cinavas-Prosser at Perth Convention Bureau on T:(0)8 9218 2925 or with any enquiries.

Application Deadline: Applications for entries close on 29 March 2013.

How do I win?

Simply research an international conference that has the potential to be staged in Western Australia and present a brief case as to why that conference should be held here.

What is the $5000 used for?

The award covers air travel as well as accommodation and registration to a relevant conference to a maximum of $5,000. In the event that the successful applicant’s organisation is not currently a member of their international body, the $5,000 award can contribute to the cost of their joining fee.

Who funds the awards?

The awards are proudly funded by the Perth Convention Bureau under it's Aspire Program. The Bureau is responsible for marketing Western Australia both nationally and internationally as a conference destination.  In fulfilling this role the Bureau assists individuals and organisations to bring their national and international conferences to the State.  The awards program aims to raise the profile of individuals and their professional organisations, showcasing the ground breaking research and development being undertaken in our universitites and ultimately resulting in conferences being secured for the State, delivering economic benefit to the wider community

Here is how to enter your submission

  1. Tell us about yourself, your education, your role within the university and associations you belong to. (maximum 200 words)
  2. Tell us about your national/international organisation or association, your current role and length of time within the association and any achievement highlights.(maximum 250 words)
  3. Tell us about Australian leaders in your field or expertise or preferably, Western Australian leaders in the field (maximum 500 words)
  4. Detail how you would use the $5,000 funding if successful and highlight how you and the university would benefit. (maximum 200 words)
  5. Interview. Short-listed applicants will be required to discuss their application with the judging panel.(20 minute interview)


How your application is assessed

Applicants will be assessed against the selection criteria.

A panel comprising a representative from Murdoch University and the Perth Convention Bureau will undertake judging. A shortlist of finalists will be required to attend a 20 minute interview. The successful applicant will be announced at a special function in May 2013.

Eligibility Entry is open to all Murdoch University staff.

Conditions: The judging panel’s decision is final. Applicants may request feedback on their performance after the winners have been announced. The winners will be required to produce receipts for expenditure incurred while attending their nominated conference.

Application Deadline: Applications for entries close on 29 March 2013.

A wide range of assistance and advice is available to help you
apply for this Scholarship.

Contact Tracey Cinavas-Prosser (Director - Industry Liaison) at Perth Convention Bureau. Tracey is available to guide you through the application, answer any questions and explain the program further.
T: +61 (0)8 9218 2925