Scholarship Application Deadline: 11:59pm AEST Monday 13 May 2024

We are pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarship opportunities available to attend the APSAD Canberra 2024. We will be offering several full and partial scholarships for First Peoples, community workers, people with lived experience, peer workers, researchers, practitioners, program workers, and policymakers.

While it has been determined that on-demand/virtual registrations for APSAD Canberra 2024 will not be available, APSAD remains dedicated to increasing scholarship opportunities. These scholarships aim to assist individuals who may face barriers in attending the event in person. 


  • First Peoples Scholarships
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, and/or Pasifika people working in the alcohol and other drugs field, and employees/volunteers of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
  • Student and Early Career Researcher Scholarships
    Students and early career researchers.
  • Frontline Worker Scholarships
    For frontline workers and non-medical clinicians working in the alcohol and other drugs field. This includes nurses, social workers, pharmacists, needle and syringe program workers, counsellors, peer workers, etc.
  • Community Scholarships
    Scholarships are available for employees and volunteers of drug-user organisations, non-government organisations, not-for-profit community organisations, and community and remote health centres.


  • You can choose more than one category, e.g., First Peoples and Frontline Worker
  • Please indicate the level of funding required, e.g., travel and accommodation with organisation paying for registration.


  • Scholarship can include conference registration, return economy class flights and accommodation.
  • Please adhere to the word limits outlined for the selection criteria below
  • Each application is reviewed by three independent reviewers according to the selection criteria.
  • Applicants must reside in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Priority will be given to APSAD members.
  • Successful applicants may be asked to write a short paragraph about what they learned at the conference for inclusion in the post conference e-newsletter to delegates and APSAD members, and post conference report.


All scholarship applications are carefully reviewed and scored according to the Scholarship Criteria


APSAD acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the lands and waterways throughout Australia, paying our respects to Elders past, and present.

APSAD recognises the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding region. APSAD acknowledges that other people and families also have a traditional connection to the lands of the ACT and region and we respect this connection to country.

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