Student Subsidies for International Polymer Meetings

Bubble wrapEach year the RACI Polymer Division will offer four travel subsidies per year of up to $1000 for selected PhD students enrolled at universities in Australia or New Zealand who are financial RACI members to present a paper at a major international polymer conference outside Australia. The support of the Polymer Division must be clearly acknowledged in the presentation. There will be four deadlines per year, March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th.

In order to qualify for these awards you must submit an application to the RACI Polymer Division containing the following information:

  • Your CV (including your publications if available)
  • Two letters of reference
  • Your conference abstract
  • A letter, which includes half a page about the conference (why it is important for you to go there) and your RACI membership number.
  • Details of other funds you are likely to receive to attend the meeting
  • An estimate of the travel, accommodation and registration costs associated with attending the conference.

The award will be made on the condition a paper or poster are subsequently accepted by the conference committee. For further details, please contact the awards coordinator of the Polymer Division, Dr James Blinco at