The Perth Convention Bureau’s (PCB) 2015 Aspire Awards are now open to academics at the five Western Australian universities, along with individuals involved with not-for-profit associations who can apply for the City of Perth, the City of Mandurah, Giving West Scholarships. In addition Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates may apply for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Convention Travel Grants.
The aim of the Aspire Program is to assist the individual’s personal and professional development through attendance at a relevant international conference. The funding covers travel, accommodation and registration expenses to the maximum value of the award.
The scholarships, funded by PCB under its Aspire Program, are awarded to individuals involved with not-for-profit associations and academics across a variety of industry sectors and designed to assist personal and professional development.
PCB’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Beeson, said that the Aspire Program is a highly successful initiative of PCB which supports the aims of Western Australian academics. Mr Beeson said, “Through the Aspire Program we’re delighted to be able to assist the professional development of our academic institutions and not-for-profit communities. The program allows the recruitment of potential Western Australian ‘local conveners’ who, with our support, may choose to pursue and secure the conferences of interest to their speciality”.
The selection criteria for applications are now available at www.pcb.com.au/aspire with the deadline to receive applications being 31st March 2015. A wide range of assistance and advice is available to help you apply by contacting PCB’s Director Stakeholder Relations, Tracey Cinavas-Prosser on +61 (0)8 9218 2925 or email [email protected]. A free workshop lunch will be hosted on 6th February 2015 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre; interested parties are welcome to attend.
Funded by the West Australian Government through Tourism WA and by the City of Perth, the Perth Convention Bureau drives the business events sector in Perth and Western Australia by securing large, high yield conference events and marketing the City and State as a premium conference destination.