Grant for Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conferences

Australian Academy of Science

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Grant amount: Up to A $10,000

Next deadline: Jun 1, 2020 4:30am PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Aug 1, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Individuals Organizations

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Australia

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About this funder:



With the generous support of the late Lady White MBBS and the late Sir Frederick White FAA FRS, the Academy has established a series of research conferences in the physical and mathematical sciences related to the solid Earth, the terrestrial oceans, Earth's atmosphere, solar-terrestrial science, space sciences and astronomy.

The purpose of the conferences is to advance at the most fundamental level of the understanding of the subject, to introduce to Australian research new aspects or directions, and to encourage participation of overseas scientists. 

One conference is funded annually. Conferences are usually of about two days duration. A sum of up to $10,000 is provided. The supplementation of this sum is encouraged. 

Organisers are asked to make an undertaking on acceptance of an offer of funding from the Academy to call their conference an Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference and to advertise it as such.

The Academy's Shine Dome is available free of charge for up to 2 days, although caretaking charges apply for weekends and on weekdays from 5.00pm, and there is a preference for holding the conference in the Shine Dome unless the location proves unsuitable.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Note that conferences that are one of a continuing series are less likely to gain support unless they specifically address a newly emerging theme or topic within the broader area of the series.