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Student Opportunities 

Student Grants & Awards

Student Ambassadors

We are in the process of vetting the 120 applications from students to join the ASSBI student representative team for 2018. We have had applications from across Australia, New Zealand and the World in general. If you have applied for any of these positions we will be in touch shortly

Conference Travel Grants

We invite students who submitted an abstract for the 2018 ASSBI conference in Adelaide to apply for a student travel grant to attend the conference. This grant is worth AU$800 plus registration to the conference.

To be eligible, students must be current members of ASSBI and be currently enrolled in an allied health or medical degree.

There are four grants available, each to the value of $800 plus registration to the conference. This grant should be used to assist with travel and accommodation expenses.

Applications are open until 31st December download an application form, complete and email to  Margaret Eagers 


Student Prizes

There are 3 prizes awarded at the annual conference.  These prizes are awarded to students who attend the conference and present their work in any of the formats (Platform, Datablitz, Poster and How to Session). Students who are awarded a Travel Grant are ineligible for these prizes.

All abstracts are peer reviewed by 2 members of the Conference Scientific Committee, then student abstracts are looked over by a sub group of the Executive Committee who decide on the winners – these prizes are handed out on the final afternoon of the conference, these are:

The Kevin Walsh Encouragement Award – in recognition of the most outstanding Masters Degree Student.

The Luria Award – in recognition of the best oral presentation by a doctoral student and the

The Travel Award – in recognition of the best abstract submitted by a student at any level

2017 Winners

Winner of the Kevin Walsh Award was Katherine Truss with the presentation entitled Does Age Affect Ratings of Post-Concussion Symptoms in a Paediatric Population?

Winner of the Luria Award was Jessica Trevena-Peters with the presentation entitled Efficacy of activities of daily living retraining during posttraumatic amnesia: A randomised controlled trial (seen here)

Winner of the Travel Award was Lucette Lanyon with the presentation entitled ‘I know where I belong now’: Understanding the potential of community aphasia groups


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