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ACIPC International Conference Scholarship – Rural & Remote NEW

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The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) is the peak professional body for infection prevention and control across Australasia. 

A significant inhibitor for people working in rural and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand in attending the Australasian College for Infection Prevention & Control (ACIPC) International Conference is the associated travel and accommodation costs. 


The Rural and Remote Conference Scholarship will be awarded to one financial member to assist in reducing some of the out-of-pocket expenses associated with attending the conference. 

Attendance at the conference will enable members with infection prevention and control responsibilities to acquire, develop and maintain knowledge and skills. 

It also provides the opportunity for members to network with like-minded colleagues. 

Submitting your application 

Applications can be submitted electronically via the link at the top of this page.  

Scholarship applications will close on Friday 30th August. We anticipate scholarship winners will be announced in late September. 

Selection Criteria 

  • Applicants must work in a geographically rural or remote area of Australia or New Zealand.  
  • Applicants must be 2024/2025 financial members of ACIPC and have been a member for at least twelve months. 
  • Applicants must be residents of Australia or New Zealand. 
  • Applicants must be currently employed in the area of infection prevention and control or working in a field closely associated with infection prevention and control. 
  • Attendance at the conference must be relevant to the applicant’s current practice. 
  • Applicants must NOT be a member/office bearer of the ACIPC Board of Directors. 
  • The scholarship is offered to an ACIPC member who is required to fund their own attendance at the conference. 

Terms & Conditions 

  • Individual applications will be judged on the selection criteria. 
  • The successful applicant may be asked to undertake a brief podcast with the college Marketing Team that will be used to provide feedback to colleagues and peers on the college and conference website. 

Scholarship Inclusions 

One scholarship including: 

    • $3,500 bursary to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses. 
    • Complimentary in-person conference registration including attendance at a pre-conference workshop and social events. 

Application Information Required 

Applicants will be required to complete the online form and upload the following: 

  • A cover letter, uploaded as a Word document, which highlights your infection prevention and control activities and includes how attendance at this conference benefits:
    • your current practice 
    • your longer-term goals 
    • your ongoing commitment to your area of practice
  • a current Curriculum Vitae, uploaded as a Word document, no more than 2-3 pages 

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