Promoting the awareness, understanding & control of weeds

Society Travel Assistance Grant

Limited travel funds are available to be allocated each year as a Travel Assistance Grant to assist eligible members with national and/or international travel.  A maximum of $1000 is available per member for assistance in travel expenses, to be used at the discretion of the successful applicant for payments such as registrations, accommodation, fares and/or meals. Preference may be given to members who will be presenting at the event.


  • The Society welcomes applications from as wide a range of members as possible, including fieldworkers and technical staff as well as scientists.
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18 year old
  • Applicants for the Travel Assistance Grant must have been a financial member for two consecutive years including the current financial year.
  • Applications are required to be lodged in advance of travelling and funds must be used within one (1) year of being approved. Successful applicants will be notified in writing (within one month of applications closing) of the agreed amount of funding to be provided by the Society
  • Current members of the Weed Society of New South Wales Inc. Executive Committee may apply but are excluded from the Awards panel.
  • Where applicable, applications must be signed by the employer/manager to indicate that the application is a true record and the applicant will have approval to travel.
  • Rarely will the grant meet all of the travel expenses so the applicants are expected to demonstrate that the balance of funding is available from other sources. Funding is NOT available for local travel within 250 kilometres of the applicants’ usual workplace.
  • Payment will be made to successful applicants upon receipt by the Society of the Grant and Awards Refund Form (attached page 3), together with copies of receipts verifying expenses exceeded the grant and a one page report (preferably with photos) for the Society newsletter detailing the benefits derived from the event. This must be received within 4 weeks of return from travel.


Application process


1. Download an application form.

2.Applications must be received by 17 July 2021.

3. The Awards Sub-committee of the Weed Society of New South Wales will screen all applications to ensure all eligibility criteria are met. The sub-committee will make recommendations to the Society Executive Committee based on benefits to The Weed Society of New South Wales with preference for those applicants who have had less opportunity for travel in previous years. A decision will be made on successful applications within one month of the closing date.


Applications are to be forwarded to:

The Secretary
Weed Society of New South Wales Inc.
PO Box 6
Muswellbrook NSW 2333




Previous Recipients


2018 Xiacheng Zhu
  Husham Al-Qaderi
  Husam Khalaf
2015 Terry Inkson
2015 Laura Williams
2014 Barry Shepherd
2007 Vinod Kumar Chejara
2005 Emilie-Jane Ens
2001 Clare Murphy
1999 Mark Gardener
1997 Greg Madafiglio
1996 Richard Medd
1994 Brian Sindel
  Deirdre Lemerle
  Peter Dowling
  Malcolm Campbell
1993 Chris Nazer
  Mike Barrett
  Peter Michael
1992 Alex McLennan
1991 Brian Sindel
  Andrew Leys
1988 Deirdre Lemerle
  Richard Medd
1987 Don Pollock
1984 Andrew Read