Bursary Application and Guidelines

Australian Residents Only

Applications Close 17 September 2018

1. Purpose

These guidelines underpin the equitable allocation of the National/International Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conferences (NIISPC) Bursary Scheme. The scheme is intended to support participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members with lived experience of suicide, by providing financial assistance through the provision of conference registration, travel and accommodation costs to attend the National/International Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference in Perth, in November 2018.

2. Scope

These guidelines apply to all recipients of the NIISPC bursary.

2.1 Eligibility

To meet the basic eligibility requirements for the Bursary Scheme applicants need to:

  1. be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent with lived experience or have lost a family member to suicide.
  2. Employed in community based suicide prevention program/service.
  3. Disclose any pre-existing health conditions – as this is to ensure your safety and others that are attending the conference.
  4. Be over the age of 18 years old.

2.2 Applications, Assessment and Selections

  1. Applicants are required to complete an application (online or printable version, or telephone 6488 1570) to be eligible.
  2. Medical clearances will be required to attend if you have a pre-existing health condition.
  3. There are a limited number of bursaries that will be offered and once these have been allocated, further applications will not be accepted.
  4. The selection process will be administered by the NIISP Conference Committee with support from the management at CBPATSISP, School of Indigenous Studies, University of Western Australia.
  5. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email or telephone if they do not have an email account.

3. Claiming your bursary

Bursary Scheme recipients will be sent details of who to contact to arrange their registration, travel and accommodation bookings to attend the conference. Bursary recipients will be required to provide the email notification to claim bursary.

4. Conditions of the Conference Bursary Scheme

4.1 Once your travel bookings have been confirmed they will not be changed. If you make additional changes to travel bookings, this cost is your responsibility.

4.2 Please make sure you can travel on the dates that are suggested for the conference, allowing additional time for travel to and from Perth.

4.3 All recipients are to cover their own transport costs to and from the airport.

4.4 Registration, accommodation or travel will not be redeemable for cash.

4.5 Medical emergency – recipients will be responsible for all costs relating to their medical treatment and support; and accommodation and meals.


Please send your completed application to ispc2018@uwa.edu.au.


Definition of someone who is considered as lived experience:

Suicide Prevention Australia defines lived experienceas having experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone who has attempted suicide been bereaved by suicide, or been touched by suicide in another way.