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Student Bursaries

Welcome to the Student Bursaries and Registration Information page for SGTSG2024. Here, you'll find details on how to apply for student bursaries, registration options, and important information about the conference.

Registration and Benefits:

All student registrations include:

  • Conference Registration

  • Icebreaker event

  • Early career geoscientist (ECG) workshop

  • Mid-conference field trips

  • Conference dinner

  • 5 days of conference lunches

  • Morning and afternoon teas

Early bird student registration covers 6 nights of accommodation on campus in a student college.
Late student registration does not include accommodation, so get in early!​

Early Career Geoscientist (ECG) Icebreaker: 

When: Sunday the 17th of November 

Time: 6:30 pm 

Where: Welder’s Dog Brewery

More details to come. 

We have been in contact with GSA Divisions in each state to ensure that students from all over the country are able to attend SGTSG2024. It is important to be a GSA member as well as members of the associated divisions that you would like to apply for a bursary from – details on how to do this are below:

'GSA State Division' bursaries

Each State Division handles their applications differently, so please ensure that you follow the specific requirements of your State Division.

Eligibility for 'GSA State Division' bursaries: 

1. Applicants must be members of the GSA, and must provide their member number on the application form.  

2. Eligible students must be enrolled in a degree at a Australian Tertiary institution and undertaking research in Earth sciences.  

3. The scholarship will be awarded to assist with conference travel for Honours and Masters and PhD students.

4. Students applying for conference travel must present either poster or talk at SGTSG and provide evidence that their abstract has been accepted.


1. A one-page overview of your research and what you hope to gain by attending SGTSG2024, written for non-specialist geoscientists.

2. A budget table of dates and expected costs of the conference.

GSA – WA: 

  • 3-4 student bursaries at a value of $1000 per student

  • More information can be found here

GSA – SA: 


  • Unlimited student bursaries at a value of $500 per student

  • More information can be found here.

  • To become a member of GSAV please follow this link


  • Student bursaries at a value of $500 (city) or $1000 (rural)

  • To become a member of GSAQ please follow this link.


  • 3 x $1000 bursary per student 

  • More information found here.


  • More details to come


How to become a GSA Member

Adding the SGTSG membership to your GSA membership:

1. Sign in to your GSA account. 

2. Go to Cart at the top of the page. 

3. Search Tectonics & Structural Geology, Or follow this link

4. It only costs $10 to be a member SGTSG.

GSA Division membership:

1. Sign in to your GSA account. 

2. Go to Cart at the top of the page. 

3. Search Divisional Affiliation.

4. Select your local Division that you would like to be affiliated with. 

If you have any questions about the student bursaries, please contact any of us on the SGTSG Student Advisory Group and we can point you in the right direction.

Alanis Olesch-Byrne (James Cook Univ.): 

Jeremy Asimus (Univ. of Tasmania):

Aditi Chatterjee (Macquarie Univ.):

Note: join the GSA here ($25).

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