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2020 OCS Virtual Conference

The OCS provided funding for two student prizes ($500 AUD each) for our first virtual conference.

2019 OCS/NZMSS Conference, Dunedin New Zeland

The OCS provided funding for students to travel to the OCS/NZMSS conference to be held in Dunedin, New Zealand from 3-5 July 2019. There were FIVE $500 AUD grants available to students for this conference.

2018 OCS Conference, Moreton Bay Queensland

From 21-23 Feb 2018, the OCS held a special event conference at Moreton Bay Research Station. The Save Our Seas Foundation generously supported OCS students by providing five travel grants of AUD$500 each to help students attend the meeting to present their work. In addition, the OCS is also offered 2 grants of AUD$200 each to help students attend the pre-conference workshop on telemetry. 


Our long-term sponsor Passions of Paradise once again supported prizes of $500, which was awards to the students that delivered the best oral presentation and best conference poster.

2017 Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Tahiti

In 2017, the OCS did not hold conference and instead encouraged members to attend the 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, the region's largest ichthyology conference held once every four years. The 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference was held in Tahiti from 2-6 October 2017.


The OCS offered two Special Travel Awards for this event to support airfare travel to Tahiti up to a maximum of $2,000 AUD.

  1. One grant was to support a female student (honours, masters, or PhD) or Early Career Researcher (within five years of graduating from a postgraduate degree) to attend IPFC Session I1 Women in Marine Sciences in the Indo-Pacific. Women from the Large Ocean Island States in the Pacific and Indian Oceans are especially encouraged to apply

  2. One grant is to support a postgraduate student (honours, masters, or PhD) to attend IPFC Session D2 Indo-Pacific Predators: biology, ecology, conservation and management.

2016 OCS/ASFB Conference, Hobart Tasmania

In 2016, the OCS awarded six Travel Grants funded by the Save Our Seas Foundation and Great Barrier Reef tourism operator Passions of Paradise to attend the conference was held in conjunction with the Australian Society of Fish Biology in Hobart, Tasmania. The OCS also awarded four prizes for outstanding student posters and presentations. Click here for more details about conference prizes and awards presented during 2016. 

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Previous Conference Grants and Awards

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