Australasian Road Safety Conference

2017 LMIC Scholarships

ARSC2017 – Supporting the Goals of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

Note: Scholarship Applications are now closed

The Governments of Australia and New Zealand, together with all road safety stakeholders, maintain a firm commitment to the aims of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.  Following the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brazil in November 2015, the resulting adoption of the ‘Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety‘ offers renewed impetus for governments to work together to achieve the ambitious target outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to halve road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020.

The ARSC2017 International sub-Committee is delighted to announce that multiple scholarships are being offered to support participants from regional Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) to participate in ARSC2017.  The formation  of these scholarships is in direct response to the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.  All participants, speakers, organisers and supporters of the Australasian Road Safety Conference series support these global aims, specifically to increase the road trauma reduction capacity of every country.

Please note:

 

For further information on LMIC Scholarships or the specific LMIC program at ARSC2017, please sign up for ARSC2017 Conference e-Newsletters  or contact:

Dr Mark King
ARSC2017 International sub-Committee
mark.king@qut.edu.au.

 

Selection criteria for scholarships

Scholarship selection criteria

*Note: All applicants are required to submit an Extended Abstract as part of the LMIC Scholarship Application process.  Acceptance of the Extended Abstract is a condition of the LMIC Scholarship Application Form being accepted. If an Extended Abstract has already been submitted, the author can still apply for a LMIC Scholarship to ARSC2017.

 

Scholarship options and provisions

     Option 1:  Complimentary Conference Registration only

     Option 2:  Partial Scholarship

  • Full registration to the Australasian Road Safety Conference 2017
  • 4 nights accommodation in Perth
  • Per diem to cover incidental costs (airport transfers, meals not covered with accommodation and conference registration)

     Option 3: Full scholarship

  • Return economy class airfare from nearest international airport in traveller’s home country to Canberra Australia.
  • Full registration to the Australasian Road Safety Conference 2017
  • 4 nights accommodation in Perth
  • Per diem to cover incidental costs (airport transfers, meals not covered with accommodation and conference registration)

     Applications will be assessed by three members of the Conference International Sub-Committee.

 

Responsibilities of the successful applicants

  • Any costs for obtaining a national passport for international travel
  • Any costs for applying for a visa to enter Australia
  • Travel (including medical) insurance
  • Other transport-related costs in Australia not associated with airport-conference-airport travel
  • In addition, the successful applicants must attend the full conference and prepare a brief report on three new things learned at the Conference.

 

Logistical details

Successful applicants for Full scholarships will be contacted by the ARSC2017 Conference Organiser who will make all flight and accommodation bookings.

 

Application Instructions

Applicants must first submit an Extended Abstract for ARSC2017.  Please note that due to the delay in making the scholarships available, the Scientific Committee will accept late submissions.

 

 

Scholarship Sponsors – Thank you!

The LMIC Scholarships are only made possible thank to the generous support of our scholarship sponsors, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, as well as Conference Founding Partners: the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) and Austroads.

 

About the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development:

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government’s infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programmes.

We work to:

  • promote, evaluate, plan and invest in infrastructure and regional development;
  • foster an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system;
  • facilitate local partnerships between all levels of government and local communities; and
  • provide good governance in the Australian territories.

The Department is at the forefront of the Australian Government’s efforts to secure Australia’s economic future and improve living standards.  These efforts are achieved through infrastructure planning, strategic investment in transport infrastructure, transport system reform, regulation of transport safety and security, and strategic development of policies and programmes. The Department assists Australia’s regions and communities to strengthen their economic base and provides non-self-governing territories with community services and capital investment.

(www.infrastructure.gov.au)