AMaGA 2022 Bursary Expression of Interest Form

The 2022 AMaGA National Conference will be held in Perth from 14-17 June.  Members and colleagues are invited to apply for bursaries to assist in their travel and/or registration to attend.


General Information and Conditions

Please read all of these before applying for a bursary below.

It is important to note that bursary applications generally amount to over double the funds available so competition is strong. It is unlikely that applicants will be fully funded, and those applicants who make an effort to self-fund part of their conference costs are given some priority.


Funding sources

Members only

  • Members can apply for funding assistance from AMaGA's State/Territory Branches and National Networks. You MUST be a member to apply for this funding. Members will be considered for funding from ALL appropriate available sources (i.e. if you are a member from NSW with a subscription to the Education network, we will automatically place you in the pool for funding from both the branch and the network, and also the federal funding (see below).
  • In addition, AMaGA's Conference Inclusion Fund will fund volunteers in regional and community museums and galleries or people who would usually not be able to afford to attend. Read more about the Inclusion Fund and how you can contribute

Open to all

  • Federal funding through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is available for people living and working/volunteering in regional and remote areas, and Indigenous people. Priority will be given to Indigenous Australians, and volunteers from regional and remote locations, and then to those volunteering in small, community museums. Speakers who are presenting on topics targeted at community museums and Indigenous issues will also be considered for funding. You do not need to be a member.
  • The Cartwright Douglas Fund offer several bursaries to targeted applicants each year. For example: emerging professionals, regional workers, etc.


How bursaries work

  • Bursaries are paid as a reimbursement. Your nominated bank account will be credited with the bursary funds before the conference.
  • You must register for the conference before applying for a bursary and select the pay later/invoice option. We check the registration status of each applicant when allocating funds.
  • Per diem expenses and social event registrations are not eligible for inclusion in your application.
  • Accommodation costs are capped depending on the location of the conference. Perth is capped at $150 per day for a total of $600 (4 nights accommodation). Feel free to include the total cost, but your requested total will be adjusted to the cap.
  • Priority will be given to people who haven't received a bursary in the past few years. 
  • Different funding sources have different criteria.
  • The only funding source that is available for non-members is the federal funding which is dedicated to Regional, Remote or Indigenous delegates. All other funding sources require the applicant to be a member of AMaGA. Join now.
  • State/Territory Branches and/or National Networks may have additional criteria and may contact you for more information before allocating bursaries to eligible applicants.
  • Bursary recipients must provide a written report on their conference experience.
  • All applicants (whether successful or not) will be registered at the early bird rate

Will buraries cover virtual registrations?

Virtual conference attendees are eligible for funding only from AMaGA branches and networks, depending on their criteria. 

Are bursaries available to international delegate?


How to apply

Fill in the below form and submit it before the closing date. 


Closing date

Applications close Monday 14 February 2022.

Successful applicants will be paid in April OR when funds become available from the government.

We may need to contact you to confirm member details or bank account information.

Bursary notifications will be issued by email.

Are you applying for a bursary as an individual member or as an employee/volunteer of an organisational member?

Please tick all that apply

Bursary applicants receive the early bird rate.
Enter 0 if this is not applicable.

Accommodation costs are capped at an amount depending on the location of the conference. Please enter the full amount/estimate of your accommodation costs, but note that the amount offered will be capped.
Enter 0 if this is not applicable.

Please note that the current market rate may be checked and the amount offered could be capped.
Only costs of travel to the city of the conference can be covered. Transfers/taxis will not be funded.
Enter 0 if this is not applicable.