Travel / travel grants

General Travel Award Advice

Do you require financial assistance to travel to the ASM? Now is the time to start thinking about what travel grants are available to you and how to access them. There are general lists of funding sources available e.g. the GrantsLINK directory ( but also consider sources and organisations which relate specifically to your area of research interest.

Discuss your options with supervisors, other students and your Faculty Research Officer (if available). What internal departmental, University or Research Institute grants are available to you? Then look at local, State and Commonwealth government sources; non-government organisations e.g. Heart Foundation and other sources such as community funds and Philanthropy Australia.

Student Travel Awards

Travel grants-in-aid are offered to interstate student members of the HBPRCA to encourage participation. You must be a student member of the HBPRCA by September 30 in the year of application, a full-time student in Australia or New Zealand and presenting at the meeting. If a travel grant is approved, available funds will be distributed based on a percentage of the economy return fare. Applicants must indicate on the Abstract Submission form when submitting their abstract if they would like to be considered for a travel grant. Applicants will be notified at the time of program announcement. Awards are not granted to students living in the State in which the meeting is being held.

Robert Vandongen Travel Award

Robert Vandongen Travel Award

The Robert Vandongen Travel Award is presented to the young investigator from WA whose abstract scores most highly. No application is required.


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Taxis are generally available outside the Baker IDI/Alfred Hospital.  Alternatively, to book a taxi please phone 13 10 08.

Public Transport

Trains: Prahran railway station is only a short stroll along Greville St from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.

Buses: Bus routes from the city 216,219 and 220 will take passengers to the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute/Alfred Hospital.

Trams: From Swanston Street City. All trams except nos. 8 and 1 travel along St Kilda Rd. Alight at the corner of St Kilda and Commercial Roads. Tram no 72 does travel along Commercial Road and there is a tram stop at the Main Entrance of The Alfred Hospital.

For further information regarding train, tram & bus information & timetables call 131 638 or visit

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