The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre is making available three grants a year of up to $3000 to support end-users of the organisation’s research to attend major international conferences to discuss and promote the use of the research.
Bushfire CRC Research Utilisation Manager Dr Noreen Krusel says the people who can best demonstrate the effectiveness of the organisation’s research are the members of the end-user fire, land management and similar agencies.
“Support of up to $3000 is being made available to support conference attendance by end users from member agencies who can demonstrate that they have utilised the Bushfire CRC Research to make effective improvements to the business of their organisation.”
Up to three applications will be supported each year. Conferences with a high international profile will be preferred.
Dr Krusel said the funding could be used to support travel and conference registration. End-user agencies would be expected to provide additional support such as accommodation costs.
Applicants will be required to have had a paper accepted for verbal presentation at the nominated conference. An outline of the paper or its abstract should be included with applications. Presentations should be made available for subsequent publication on the Bushfire CRC website.
A brief report will be required to be submitted within one month of return, indicating the reception of the paper by the audience and perceptions of how their work compares to related work at the international level. Any comments, advice or feedback about potential new partnerships gleaned from the conference experience would also be welcome.