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Curtin Professional Development Award

2017 Curtin Professional Development Award

A $5,000 grant was awarded to Curtin staff members to assist in their personal and professional development, either through attendance at a relevant international conference, or undertaking further study or research in their chosen field of endeavour. In conjunction with the Perth Convention Bureau under the Aspire Program, the Organisational Development Unit is providing all staff with the opportunity to apply for this scholarship. 2017 application flyer is now available.

Applications are now open.

Application guidelines are available here.

How do I win?

Simply research an international conference which has potential to be held in Western Australia and present a brief case as to why that conference should be held in Western Australia.

What can I use the $5000 for?

The award covers air travel as well as accommodation and registration to a relevant conference or study or research support expenses to a maximum of $5,000. In the event that the successful applicant’s organisation is not currently a member of their international body, the $5,000 award can contribute to the cost of their joining fee.

Need help or want to know more?

Perth Convention Bureau will be hosting a free educational lunch seminar on Monday 13th February 2017, aimed at helping potential applicants understand the application process and hear from previous successful applicants of the Aspire scholarship program.

WHEN: Monday 13 February 2017
WHERE: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
RSVP: Name and dietary requirements to Sophia Okeby (Perth Convention Bureau) by Friday 27th January 2017
+61 (0)8 9218 2921

Click the image below to view the event details.

2016 Curtin Professional Development Award winners

Congratulations to Associate Professor Daniel Gucciardi and Dr Kylie Coulson for receiving 2016 Aspire Professional Development Awards.

Daniel, from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, will attend the ISSP 14th World Congress in Sevilla, the premier conference in the field of sport and exercise psychology, where he will apply for a position on the Managing Council.

Kylie is an Adjunct Professor from the School of Accounting and will use her award to present her research on public sector governance and accountability at the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration Management conference and the International Institute of Public Finance 2016 conference.

You can read more on the awards in the announcement included in the West Australian.

Further information on previous winners can be viewed on the Perth Convention Bureau's website.

If you prefer, contact Pia Travaglini at or 9266 9003.