Australasian Road Safety Conference

2021 LMIC Scholarships

 

ARSC2021 – Supporting the Goals of the

UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

 

 

 

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.

In support of these urgent global priorities, the ARSC2021 International sub-Committee is delighted to announce support for the participation of delegates from Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) at ARSC2021.

 

This participation is aimed at supporting capacity development within LMIC’s to reduce levels of road trauma. This funding supports that already shown by Conference Founding Partners ACRS and Austroads to support ARSC2021 scholarships for stakeholders from LMIC’s.  The International sub-Committee is also facilitating capacity development for road safety in LMIC’s through a specific program at the Conference.  More information on this program will follow shortly.

Our sincere thanks go to all members of the ARSC2021 International sub-Committee for their efforts.  In addition, all conference delegates, presenters and supporters should feel proud that their participation at ARSC2021 helps to ensure the continuation of vital outreach programs such as this, as well as supporting the ‘bigger picture’ inherent in the goals of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

 

 

2021 Community Advocates Scholarship Program

 

ARSC is pleased to announce the availability of several scholarships for road safety community advocates from low to middle-income countries (LMIC) to present their good practice initiatives at the Australasian Road Safety Conference in Melbourne in September 2021.

Scholarships are provided to enable the presentation, sharing and discussion of programs and initiatives designed to reduce road trauma and which may be replicated or modified in other similar nations.  Successful applicants will be invited to present at a special Community Advocacy Symposium as part of the 2021 Conference.

Opportunities will be available to network with experienced international community advocates and road safety experts in a broad range of road safety disciplines.

Applicants are required to submit an original extended abstract in the prescribed format by email to the International Sub-Committee for consideration. The closing date for 2021 TBA.

Successful applicants will be awarded a scholarship to include:

  • Return economy flights to Melbourne
  • Accommodation at the Conference Venue for the duration of the conference
  • Conference attendance fees and a ticket for gala dinner
  • Airport Transfers and Visa fees
  • Per diem allowances

Eligibility for the granting of a scholarship:

  • Community road safety advocate who has carried out road safety advocacy programs
  • The submission of an extended abstract (in the prescribed format) of good practice community advocacy through monitoring and evaluation. (Maybe co-authored, however, the presenter must be a community advocate for road safety)
  • Good command of the English language – for presentation and discussion purposes
  • Prepared to present their initiatives and findings at the ACRS conference in September 2020.

Format for the extended abstract:

  • Extended Abstract Title: Maximum 20 words
  • Abstract: Maximum 100 words
  • Body text: Maximum 500 words (excluding abstract, tables, graphs, references)
  • Submit in Microsoft Word (not .pdf)
  • Cite references and provide reference list in the APA Style http://apastyle.org/

Further general guidelines are provided at http://acrs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Extended-Abstract_Word_Template-FINAL.docxdisregard submission dates and submission location.

Closing date for 2021 TBA.  Submissions (and enquiries) to be Emailed to Dr Mark King mark.king@qut.edu.au, and/or Dr Lori Mooren lorimooren@iinet.net.au, and/or Dr Ray Shuey rayshuey@strategicsafety.com.au

 

Thank you for your continued support!

 

The LMIC Scholarship Program is proudly sponsored by: 

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.