Just announced in the 2021 National Awards –
MRACI Post Graduate Student Travel Bursary

Written by Robyn Taylor

Published 17 March 2021 

The RACI introduced the Graduate Student Travel Bursary to assist (PhD) Post Graduate Student members of the Institute to travel professionally from their home institution.   

Due to Covid-19 related restrictions on international travel, changes have been made for 2021 (to be reviewed for 2022). 

The award consists of a certificate with free registration and an amount of $500 towards travel to a local conference until 30 June 2022.  

On completion of the travel the RACI would like successful applicants to produce a short article for the RACI website and to make themselves available to speak about their experience to science/chemistry students at a RACI Affiliate Member school in their state. 

Candidates may apply or be nominated and are required to be (PhD) Post Graduate Student members of the RACI for a minimum of 12 months and enrolled at an Australian University in a Chemistry related higher degree.  Applications open 19 March 2021 and close 23 May 2021. 

Please provide: 

  • A CV highlighting degrees, awards, any relevant publications and include a short description of the event to be attended and expected outcomes.
  • Any other activities or special circumstances or contributions to the RACI.
  • Name, email and telephone contact information of academic advisor and a second referee.


Please email in a single PDF document to Robyn Taylor no later than 23 May 2021. Receipt will be acknowledged by return email and Bursary winners will be notified by 30 June 2021. 

After the closing date, no further applications/nominations for the award will be accepted.  If in the opinion of the Board there is no candidate who has sufficient merit, the Board may refrain from making an award. 

The decision of the judges will be subject to the approval of the RACI Board.  The Board decision is final and no discussions or correspondence will be entered into. 

Click here to go to the Awards section and past winners. 


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