Australasian Road Safety Conference

ARSC2017 Regional and Remote Road Safety Scholarship Program (Australasia-wide)

 

BE QUICK – APPLICATIONS CLOSE TUESDAY 15 AUGUST!

 

Thanks to the generous support of the Western Australian Road Safety Commission, the ARSC2017 Organising Committee is delighted to announce the call for applications for $50,000 worth of Regional and Remote Scholarships to attend ARSC2017.

 

 

These scholarships have been developed to address the disturbing disparity we are seeing, where two thirds of our deaths are occurring on roads that are outside our urban areas.  With this announcement we are seeking to address this imbalance via targeted scholarships for those playing or seeking to play a major part in bringing about trauma reductions in regional and remote areas. These scholarships are aimed specifically at those who would be otherwise unable to attend.

For ARSC2017 the Western Australian Road Safety Commission are providing $50,000 to support these scholarships, which will be jointly implemented by the Western Australian Road Safety Commission and the ARSC2017 Organising Committee. We have approached the Federal Government for similar support – watch this space!

We are also planning a dedicated plenary session at ARSC2017 to bring the focus on to the regional/urban disparity. Please view the latest Conference Program here.

 

Further information:

Western Australia – Regional and Remote Criteria (Available for Not-For-Profit, Small Business, Local Community entities and Industry)

  • Must reside in Regional WA
  • Must be 18 years or over
  • Must not be receiving a scholarship or other funding assistance from another entity to participate in the conference
  • Must be a non-government employee
  • All applicants must provide an outline of the benefits they expect to achieve from attending the conference in the context of their role in regional/remote WA. (250 word or less)

Outside Western Australia – Regional and Remote Criteria

  • Must reside in Regional/Remote Areas outside Western Australia
  • Must be 18 years or over
  • Must not be receiving a scholarship or other funding assistance from another entity to participate in the conference
  • All applicants must provide an outline of the benefits they expect to achieve from attending the conference in the context of their role in regional/remote Australia. (250 word or less)

Scholarship Inclusions – Scholarship funding is maximum $3,500

  • ARSC2017 Full Conference Registration – 10 – 12 October, Crown, Perth
  • Return economy flights or car hire (Car hire – distance is a maximum of 400km)
  • Accommodation (including breakfast)  during the conference at Crown Promenade
  • Dinner Vouchers (all other meals are included in the Conference)
  • Airport transfers (limit of 2)

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • The review panel’s decision is final
  • The review panel can offer some or all of the inclusions listed above at their discretion
  • Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the full conference
  • Scholarship recipients will need to provide a brief report to the Road Safety Commission & ARSC2017 Organising Committee detailing how they will be able to continue to contribute to road safety within their community, including initiating policy reforms, community engagement and industry initiatives
  • Some costs will be incurred by the recipient and then reimbursed. i.e Transfers/Car hire. All reimbursements must accompany a full tax receipt.

To submit a Regional and Remote Road Safety Scholarship nomination, please create a new account on the application portal.