Student International Travel Scholarship
This scholarship has been made available to support a student to present an oral paper at an international conference that is relevant to the activities of the Society, in the financial year following the closing date
Value of Award
- Return airfare and a living allowance up to a total value of $3,000.
- Full registration fee to the next ASFB annual conference.
Closing date for applications
- 31st May
- The successful applicant/s will generally be notified by 30th June, with a formal announcement made at the ASFB conference dinner
The award is open to students who are current financial members of ASFB at the time of the award presentation and who have been financial members of ASFB for at least 12 months prior to applying for the award.Conditions
- The applicant must be enrolled as a post-graduate student at an Australian or New Zealand University or have graduated from an Australian or New Zealand University within the past 12 months.
- A written paper (not just an abstract) must be submitted.
- The Executive Council may decide not to award the Scholarship in a particular year.
- The Scholarship may be awarded jointly.
- The rules for this Scholarship may be amended by the Executive Council. One years notice of any amendments shall be given to Society members.
Process for application
- Download the application form.
- Applications should be in the form of a research paper on any aspect or fish biology of fisheries (including molluscs and crustaceans of commercial importance and/or threatened species). The paper should be based largely on new data collected as part of the students Honours, Masters or PhD research.
- Applicants should nominate in writing which conference they wish to attend and its relevance to the aims and activities of the Society.
- E-mail your application form and research paper to the contact person
- Papers are judged by a Scholarship Committee comprising three people. The Scholarship Committee may co-opt external referees to assist in this process.
- If the highest ranked papers are judged to be of equal merit, the Committee may require applicants to present their papers orally.
Past Award Recipients
Date Name Organisation State Research topic
|2018||Tiffany Sih||James Cook University||QLD|
|2017||Paloma Matis||University of
|NSW||Latitudinal variation in behavioural patterns and social group structure of range expanding coral reef fishes.|
|2016||Jordan Matley||James Cook University||QLD||Diet-tissue discrimination factors and turnover of C and N isotopes in tissues of an adult predatory coral reef fish Plectropomus leopardus.|
|2015||Mario Espinoza||James Cook University||QLD||Partial migration of marine predators: is habitat the key?|
|2014||Rohan Brooker||James Cook
|QLD||You are what you eat: diet-induced chemical crypsis in a coral-feeding reef fish|
|2013||Timothy Emery||University of Tasmania||TAS||Fishing for revenue: how leasing quota can be hazardous to your health|
|2012||Joel Williams||University of
|VIC||Influence of freshwater flows on the distribution of eggs and larvae of black bream Acanthopagrus butcheri within a drought-affected estuary|
|2010||Andrew McKinley||University of
|NSW||Strong links between metal contamination, habitat modification and estuarine larval fish distribution|
|2009||Danielle Dixson||James Cook
|QLD||Ocean acidification disrupts the innate ability of fish to detect predator olfactory cues|
|2008||Jodie Kemp||University of
|VIC||Otolith shape & chemistry to distinguish cod species (Genus Pseudophycis) in the diet of Australian fur seals.|
|2007||Matthew Taylor||University of
A predatory impact model and targeted stocking approach for optimal stocking of mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus).”
|2006||Anne Lee||James Cook
Larval fish, Kiel Germany
Mulloway biology, diet and migration with application to optimal densities for re-stocking estuaries.
|2005||Travis Elsdon||University of
|SA||Anchorage, Alaska, USA, September 2005. “Fish migratory contingents identified by comparing otolith and ambient Sr:Ca over temporal scales|
|2003||Tim Dempster||University of
|NSW||Attraction of wild fish to sea-cage fish farms in the south-western Mediterranean Sea: spatial and short-term temporal variability|
|VIC||Attended the American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetoligists Annual meeting in Kansas, USA July 2002|
|2001||David Crook||Charles Sturt University||NSW||
The influence of spatial scale and habitat arrangement on diel patterns of habitat use by two lowland river fishes.
Attended the American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetoligists Annual meeting in Kansas, USA July 2002
|2000||Jeremy Hindell||University of Melbourne||VIC||Effects of predatory fish on the assemblage structure of small fish in seagrass and unvegetated sand habitats.
Attended the Indo Pacific Fish Conference in Durban South Africa in 2001.