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AOC Student Grants

© Geoff de Lisle

The Australasian Ornithological Conference (AOC) is the primary conference for BirdLife Australia and Birds New Zealand, and the largest biennial gathering of enthusiastic amateur and professional ornithologists and avian researchers from Australasia and beyond.

The AOC 2022 was held as a virtual conference 8-10 February 2022.

Birds New Zealand offers grants to assist postgraduate research students from New Zealand to present their findings at the AOC.  Depending on the location of the conference, the grant may cover the cost of travel or registration fees.

A grant is awarded ONCE to any one person. Successful applicants are expected to write a short report on their conference experience for publication in Birds New Zealand and/or submit an article to Notornis.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, applicants must be current Birds NZ members and postgraduate students at the time of submitting an application.

How and when to apply?

Download the criteria and application form here.
Applications for the AOC 2024 will be called for closer to the time.

Articles from previous AOCs

Articles are available via the link below.