Conference Funding Application and Guidelines

Application Form (Click to download)

2017 ASAPA Travel Support Guideline

Members: Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu (Chair), Ceri Ashley, Alexander Antonites, Annie Antonites, and Mpho Maripane.

General Criteria
2017 ASAPA Travel Support seeks to provide financial support to deserving participants to
attend the 2017 ASAPA Conference to be held for the first time at the University of Pretoria (from 04 to 07 July 2017). Funding shall be allocated, in particular, to participants (students and other professionals) on demonstration of being economically disadvantaged.

Priority will be given to postgraduate students and early career academics. The eligibility of employed professionals shall be considered depending on the availability of funds.

• Membership of ASAPA: Only ASAPA members can apply for 2017 ASAPA Travel Support. Non-members who wish to be considered for financial support are thus encouraged to apply and pay for ASAPA membership. To the extent possible, priority shall be given to ASAPA members who have shown commitment to the association over many years.
• Participation at 2017 ASAPA Conference: Applicants must demonstrate that they shall either be organising a session or presenting a paper at the 2017 ASAPA Conference. See the ASAPA website for further details on the approved sessions. Funding priorities have been determined in the following order: (i) ASAPA membership (in good standing) of more than two years, (ii) coordination of a session during the 2017 ASAPA Conference, (iii) presentation of a paper, (iv) previous serving on ASAPA structures, and (v) presentation of a poster.
• A strong intention to travel: Applicants must indicate other sources of financial support for their travel. This can include personal resources.

Application Form
The application form (PDF or MS-Word) is available at the top of this page with the
deadline set at the 26th of April 2017. Fill in the form electronically, and send it back via email to Please DO NOT contact 2017 ASAPA Travel Support directly. For any enquiries, send an email to

Notification: Successful applicants shall be notified by the Chair of the 2017 ASAPA Travel
Support Committee.

Important message: It is highly unlikely that the successful applicant will be offered full travel support that covers all the costs necessary to attend 2017 ASAPA (i.e. registration fee, accommodation cost, and travel cost). You are therefore strongly encouraged to seek additional funding. In addition, successful applicants who have been offered accommodation must be willing to share a room to reduce accommodation costs.