Applications for ACNC Travel Scholarships (TS) are offered to enable ACNC Members to attend the Annual Conference. The TS are intended to assist the applicant to contribute towards travelling to and attending the Conference in order to increase their clinical knowledge, expertise and professional network. Applicants must be a member of the ACNC.


  • The TS are valued at AUD$500 each and are open to Australasians who are members of the ACNC, with the number of scholarships each year decided at the discretion of the ACNC Committee.
  • Preference will be given on an equal basis to first time applicants for a travel scholarship.
  • Should the recipient of a TS subsequently be nominated or awarded an ACNC Clinical Excellence Award in the same year, eligibility for both will continue. 

Who Can Apply

  • The applicant must have ACNC membership for at least one year and be currently financial;
  • Working or studying in a clinical area of cardiology or cardiothoracic surgery or working in an area where there is a large caseload of patients with cardiac conditions;
  • You are eligible to apply if you have submitted an abstract and have not received a TS in the last 2 years;
  • TS are not intended for members who reside in the location of the Conference, unless the applicant is from a regional and/or rural area in the home state. 

Selection Criteria

Applicants should submit a one-page document describing: 

  1. details of their clinical area of work or study, including caseload and patient cardiac conditions;
  2. their interest in cardiovascular health;
  3. the outcomes they anticipate from attending the Conference (e.g. how their knowledge, skills, careers, workplace will benefit from attending the Conference);
  4. include 2 referees – whom you have worked closely with and they have been involved in your career pathway/development. e.g. mentor, supervisor, manager; and
  5. oour application should be emailed to the ACNC Secretariat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Conditions of Receipt of Travel Scholarship

  • Successful candidates will be required to write a short report for the ACNC website within 3 months of the Conference conclusion.
  • Submitting an application gives the ACNC permission to use the information for promotional or publicity purposes; however no personal contact information will be shared.
  • Where unforeseen circumstances mean you are unable to use the TS, it must be returned in full if you have not registered for the Conference. In circumstances where you have registered for the Conference, the cancellation policy will apply.
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