The AORA ASM Bursary Program

AORA has created an ASM bursary for AOA trainee members to encourage and facilitate attendance at AORA's national annual scientific meeting (ASM). 

The 2024 AORA ASM will take place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 11 and 12 October 2024.

An AORA ASM bursary will provide full registration (two days) to the ASM, including the social cocktail function, open to all current and on interruption AOA trainees.

One bursary will be available for each state or territory including NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, SA/NT, TAS, and WA. 

As TAS has a low number of trainee positions, a trainee on rotation in the state at the time of the AORA ASM may apply. 

What's included?

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to attend:
  • the 2024 AORA ASM, over two days in October in Brisbane 
  • keynote and paper presentations
  • AORA president's cocktail reception.

What's covered?

The bursary will cover the full costs of the conference registration, including a social function.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants who are employed at part-time or full-time capacity. 
  • Applicants who are financial members of AOA (associate/trainee). 
  • Applicants who may be on interruption from their training. 
  • Applicants who have not received any other AOA bursaries or prizes in the last two years.
Applicants are asked to provide brief supporting detail on their interest in the AORA ASM and how their attendance will benefit their training, practice, or career. 

Application and selection

Applicants who meet all of the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply.

Apply via the online form below by 31 June 2024. Email your completed application to


Allocation of bursaries will be undertaken by a conference bursary panel based on the following key factors:

  • eligibility criteria
  • application response/input
  • the aim to support trainees at the AORA ASM.

Applicants are advised to discuss their attendance at the conference with their relevant employers and supervisors.

Applicants can expect notification about the outcome of their application by 31 July 2024. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the results.

It is not possible to provide feedback on applications, and no correspondence regarding decisions on applications will be entered into.
If you have any questions related to the 2024 AORA ASM Bursary Program, please contact