LMIC Scholarships

Applications have now closed.

ACRS is pleased to announce Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC) Scholarships for road safety researchers and practitioners from LMIC to present and/or participate in ARSC 2021 on 28-30 September 2021. These scholarships are funded by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Given the travel restrictions in place during 2021, the scholarships will cover online registration and a one-year membership to the Australasian College of Road Safety.

How do I apply?

Applicants are required to submit:

  • one page cover letter (max. length) outlining the contribution you will make to the Conference and what you expect to learn from attendance. The cover letter should be uploaded as an additional document to your Extended Abstract.
  • an original Extended Abstract in the prescribed format.

Alternatively, if you have previously published in the Journal of Road Safety you may apply for a scholarship to present this paper. For this option, state the citation of your peer-reviewed article in your cover letter.

Who’s eligible?

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • demonstrate they have carried out road safety programs or research;
  • be living and working/studying in a LMIC – based on 2021 World Health Organisation classification;
  • submit an Extended Abstract (in the prescribed format) on good practice road safety practices or research (the Extended Abstract may be co-authored). Or alternatively, submit a paper that has previously been published in the Journal of Road Safety.
  • have good command of the English Language – for presentation and discussion purposes;
  • be prepared to present their initiatives and findings virtually at ARSC 2021 in September 2021.

How should I format the Extended Abstract?

The  following guidelines should be adhered to when preparing your Extended Abstract:

  • Article type: 2021 ARS CONFERENCE Extended Abstract LMIC (Melbourne)
  • Extended Abstract Title: Maximum 20 words
  • Abstract (within the Extended Abstract submission): Maximum 100 words
  • Body text: Maximum 500 words (excluding abstract, tables, graphs, references)
  • One table and one figure only allowed in the Extended Abstract.
  • Submit in Microsoft Word (not .pdf)
  • Cite references and provide reference list (maximum of 10 references) in the APA Style
  • Submit Extended Abstract via the Editorial Manager system

Applications closed 5pm Friday 30 April, 2021 (AEST).

Thank you to our LMIC Scholarship Sponsor.

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The Department is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government’s infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programs, and is the lead agency for communications and the arts. We are at the forefront of the Australian Government’s efforts to connect our communities, secure the nation’s economic future, improve living standards, provide access to high quality communication services and ensure all Australians can enjoy diverse artistic and cultural experiences.

The Office of Road Safety, within the Department, works to improve road safety leadership and coordination across all levels of government and is leading the development of the next National Road Safety Strategy, in conjunction with all states and territories.

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