Interpretation Australia conference bursaries
Interpretation Australia is keen to encourage the participation of all interpreters in the 2012 Melbourne Conference and in all aspects of IA, and has set aside some funds to subsidise some registrations.
IA is calling for Expressions of Interest from:
- Indigenous Australian interpreters,
- Students of heritage interpretation,
- Self-employed interpreters, and
- Staff of smaller regional/remote or not-for-profit organizations
who are interested in attending the Melbourne Conference.
Bursaries will cover the member's registration cost. Successful applicants must be able to find all other out-of-pocket expenses. Efforts to secure some funding from organisations other than IA will be looked upon favourably. Those applicants who are active in the management of IA at a state or national level will be considered favourably. The magazine editor appreciates articles, reflections, illustrations or photos on conferences/workshop/symposium by bursary recipients.
Bursary applications are due by Monday 3 September, 2012.
Recipients will be notified by 24 September 2012.
Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and applicants should note that while employees from organisations of more than 50 (including State or Commonwealth public service) may apply, preference may be given to those who are employed by small, non-government organisations, are students, or are self-employed.
Open to Australian residents who are financial members of IA or who become financial members by the end of the financial year or before they submit their EOI. Previous recipients of IA conference bursaries are not eligible to apply.
Applicants should write a brief (1 page) submission explaining:
- the benefit to your’s professional development and to interpretation as a field of endeavour and IA as an organisation
- how you will apply the knowledge gained in community or place of work/study
- clear outline of expected costs, demonstrated need and ability to secure other necessary expenses
- previous participation in IA activities
- students must submit 2 letters of recommendation or verbal references from educational institution
Please also include:
- Your full contact details
- Your IA membership status and length of membership
- A little about yourself i.e. employment, study, professional interests (maximum 80 words)
- How you found out about the bursaries (this will help us with next year's promotion!).
Assessment of Expressions of Interest
Expressions of Interest are assessed by a sub-committee of the IA Executive who will endeavour to advise applicants at least 6 weeks prior to the conference/workshop/symposium of their success or otherwise.
The applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. In some years bursaries may not be awarded.
Or send to Cath Renwick
IA 2011 Bursary Convenor
120 Mallett Street
Phone: 0419 491 104
EOIs received after 3 September 2012 will not be considered.