Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society

Student prizes and awards

UPDATE: Applications for a travel award to International Biometric Conference (IBC) in Victoria, Canada, during 10-15 July 2016 are now open, using the form as seen below.

Our society offers scholarships and travel awards on a regular basis to students and/or early career members of the society. The value of these scholarships and awards are set by regional council and may be reviewed annually.

Scholarships for Honours and coursework Masters students

The Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society wants to attract enthusiastic and talented graduates, or near graduates to career paths in biostatistics and biometrics. The society is offering scholarships for suitably qualified students who intend to undertake a fourth or honours year of study, or a coursework Masters, in statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or biometrics.

Scholarships are for one year. Applicants should have completed a third year of a relevant bachelors degree course, or equivalent, with a major in statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or biometrics, and must have a strong academic record, potential for a career in research, a strong interest in applications of mathematics and statistics to the biosciences, and good communication skills.

The closing date for applications in 2016 will be Monday 7 March. Please read the More Information document carefully to verify your eligibility before submitting an application. Links to the relevant documents are below:

Application Form --------------------- Referee Form --------------------- More Information

Travel grants

Occasionally we offer travel awards to assist outstanding students or early career researchers resident in the Australasian region who are interested in attending regional or international meetings but need financial support. A condition of the award is the requirement to present a talk at the meeting of interest.

The value of these awards varies and depends on the conference and the number of awards on offer.

Other scholarships

The region offers a travel award to assist a student member of the society or an early career regular member who intends to present a talk or poster at the International Biometric Conference (IBC) in Victoria, Canada, during 10-15 July 2016. Application details can be found here. The closing date for applications is Monday 29th February 2016.

Other scholarships and awards of relevance to our members will be listed here when details are available.

Last updated 17 December 2015