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Cave Scholarships

Scholarships for the Cave Think Tank – Training Effective International AT Practitioners 

This workshop will take place in an incredible cave surrounded by natural bushland west of Sydney. We chose this venue because we feel that the magnificence of the cave and its beautiful surrounds will help the workshop processes reach depth and richness, ultimately benefiting the workshop participants and Think Tank outcomes.

While we have worked hard to keep costs of the Cave Think Tank down, we recognise that our decision to hold this three-day workshop in a cave has meant the cost to attend is significant for all attendees. This choice of location also limits the number of participants to a maximum of 25 people. Only eight people can have private/bed accommodation, the rest will have camping-style accommodation with the option of sleeping in the cave.

To help support attendance by experienced AT practitioners, trainers and educators from around the world who could not otherwise afford to attend, Adventure Works Australia are able to provide a limited number of partial or full Cave Scholarships.

The scholarships have been enabled through receipt of a small grant gained by Griffith University Australia from the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). These scholarships are intended to support wide international representation, and priority will be given to those who could not attend without financial assistance – in particular those from foreign countries with very low monetary exchange rates. We intend that approximately seven of the 25 workshop participants will be financially supported via these scholarships. 

The scholarships include campings-style accommodation, food and a short shuttle from the local train Station.

The scholarship does not include: wider transport to and from the cave, nor transport to the 8IATC.

Application Process

To be eligible for a scholarship, you need to be living in a country other than Australia and be non-Australian, and your foreign monetary exchange rate needs to be lower than the Australian dollar (e.g. 50.3455 INR = 1 AUD).

Scholarship applications close on May 20th 2018 and all applicants will be told of the success of their application by June 1st 2018.

Adventure Works Australia directors and key Griffith University staff will select successful applicants based on the criteria below. The criteria will be used to assess who will receive full scholarships and who will receive part scholarships. 

To avoid missing out on a place, scholarship applicants are encouraged to register for the workshop now, which will require full payment. If you are successful in gaining a scholarship, you will be reimbursed for the appropriate scholarship amount. We understand this ‘holding a place’ may not be financially possible, and we would invite an email to let us know if this is your situation. In special circumstances we may be able to hold a place for you ‘pending scholarship selection’.

To register for the pre-conference workshop you need to go to the 8IATC site and register for the 8IATC selecting the Think Tank during the registration process.

If you have already registered for the Think Tank but are eligible to apply for the scholarship please apply and if successful the scholarship amount will be refunded to you.

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