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  • Postgraduate Bursaries

    Copyright Agency Bursaries for Postgraduates Attending ASAL Conferences 

    ASAL provides bursaries for postgraduates presenting papers at ASAL conferences who would like some support for travel and/or accommodation costs. These bursaries are funded by Copyright Agency and are valued at up to $750 each. 

    When do I apply?

    You should apply for the Postgraduate Bursary before the conference starts, but after your paper has been accepted. Please take note of any specific advice and deadlines for applications by checking the conference website. The funding pool is not unlimited, so it is best to apply as soon as you can after acceptance of your paper, before the conference begins. Conference conveners will advise you by email if/when your application is approved/successful.

    How do I apply? 

    Email your request for a bursary to the conveners of the relevant ASAL conference. In your email, please provide the following details:

    • Name, postgrad degree, home institution
    • Title of paper accepted for conference 
    • List of costed items for which you are seeking support 
    • Details of any funding for conference travel you're receiving from your home institution

    When are the funds provided? 

    Once the conference has ended, you can seek reimbursement for approved costs. Just send an email with scans of your receipts to the ASAL Treasurer, Roger Osborne  (

  • Postgraduate

    In 2017 ASAL’s postgraduate representatives are Keyvan Allahyari and Imogen Mathew. To join the ASAL postgraduate email list, please contact Keyvan by sending an email to

  • Postgraduate Reports.

    Archived Postgraduate Reports can be viewed by clicking the links on the right.

  • Completed Theses

    Click here to see a list of completed theses in Australian literary culture.