The TASA Postgraduate Conference Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 with funds donated by the former Australian Association of Social Research Inc. (AASR). The scholarships aim to support postgraduate participation at TASA annual conferences. Donations to the Postgraduate Conference Scholarship assist TASA in continuing to offer this scholarship opportunity to members.
The TASA conference is a highlight of the year for many of us, and has a key role in building our identities and opportunities as Australian sociologists. However, as university budgets tighten, many postgraduate students are not funded to attend and cannot otherwise afford to do so. So, the broader community of sociologists misses out on learning about innovative research that will shape the field into the future.
The TASA executive is committed to assisting postgraduate students to be active members of the Australian sociological community. We can do this by contributing to their conference registration at the 2016 TASA conference in Melbourne, and we ask for your financial support to help us do so. Donations will be reserved for the postgraduate scholarships, which will cover conference registration and a contribution to travel expenses.
You can donate from $5 upwards. $300 will buy one conference registration that will be named after you and/or your affiliation, if you are happy for that to happen. A dedicated Donors page is on the 2016 conference website. Please email Sally in the TASA Office if you would like your donation to be anonymous.
We hope to fund at least 10 registrations, so look to raise $3000. Any help you can give, however small, will pay rich dividends now and into the future of Australian sociology. Thank you!