The Royal Society of Tasmania is offering bursaries for Tasmanian secondary/senior secondary students who have been selected through a competitive process to represent Australia at an international event. The amount of each bursary may be up to $1000.

What is the Royal Society of Tasmania? The Society has been in active existence since 1843 and we have continued to achieve our aim of ‘advancing knowledge’ in a wide variety of ways. The bursaries are one way in which we support the youth of Tasmania. More information about the Society’s activities is available on our website: .

Who can apply? In 2018 bursaries were offered in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. In 2019 the bursary program is being broadened to also support students selected through a competitive process for international events in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

What is the closing date? There is no closing date for applications, as applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.

How to apply: Students need to send a written application including:

  • a brief descriptor of the international summer school or event they have been selected to attend, including dates and costs
  • a copy of the recommendation from the Australian selection event or activity they were selected to attend
  • a concise statement, written by the student, about their goals and aspirations and a short CV (max 2 pages)
  • the endorsement of a senior staff member of their school.

Note: As the student/staff member may be contacted for interview/further information please provide contact phone numbers.

Youth ANZAAS 2019: Students accepted for Youth ANZAAS 2019 are also eligible to apply for financial support.

Send applications to:

We would be grateful if you would circulate this opportunity as widely as possible through your network of contacts.


Yours sincerely


Dr Deborah Beswick

Chair, Bursaries Committee

The Royal Society of Tasmania