AILAF Grant Writing Workshop

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Unlock Your Research Potential with our AILAF Grant Writing Workshop!

Are you new to scientific drilling and eager to make a mark in your research career? Securing a small research grant early on can be a career-defining opportunity, helping you prove a concept, establish yourself as an independent researcher, and boost your CV.

Join us for an exclusive one-day virtual workshop on mastering AILAF (ANZIC IODP and ICDP Legacy Analytical Funding) grant proposals. Hosted by the University of Tasmania, this workshop will guide you through the intricacies of crafting compelling proposals for our AILAF grants.

AILAF grants of up to $25,000 are frequently available to researchers from ANZIC members institutions for the study of previously collected ocean and land core samples and data, and the rapid delivery of research outputs. Opportunities extend to fields beyond traditional geosciences, including data science, mathematics, molecular and genetic analysis, and much more.

Since 2012, ANZIC has funded 105 AILAF projects, totalling nearly $2 million. This is your opportunity to learn from the best, enhance your proposal writing skills, and take a significant step forward in your research career.

Where? When?

The Workshop is online, 9am-5pm, Monday July 1, 2024. 
Attendance is free – simply register and you will receive the Zoom link.

Workshop Schedule

In this workshop, learn about the core repositories and how to access data, become familiar with various analytical techniques, and hear about the nitty-gritty of submitting an AILAF grant proposal.

Find out what makes a great proposal and what the reviewers are looking for, hear grant writing tips from previous awardees, and even ‘assess’ some applications yourself!

See the full schedule.

Bonus! ANZIC-sponsored in-person attendance!

In addition to the virtual workshop, ANZIC is offering a unique chance for a small cohort of Early Career Scientists, including Honours and Postgraduates, to attend in-person. You’ll attend the workshop at the University of Tasmania on Monday July 1, followed by tours of the University facilities and networking with peers on Tuesday July 2. 


What is included?

  • In-Person Workshop: Enhance your grant writing skills with personalised tips from previous AILAF awardees.
  • University Tours: Explore the state-of-the-art facilities at the University of Tasmania
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers and experts in your field and expand your professional network.
  • The selected attendees will have the opportunity to assist with aspects of managing the online workshop.


All expenses covered by ANZIC:

  • Return economy flights: from your location to Hobart.
  • Accommodation: 3 nights stay
  • Reimbursement of meals and beverages when not provided (excluding alcohol)
  • Reimbursement of transfers to and from the airport


How to apply:

We are seeking approximately four dedicated applicants for this in-person experience. To apply, please submit a one-page statement detailing:

  • Your Interest: Why you want to learn more about AILAF grants.
  • Your Goals: The types of grants you are considering submitting.
  • Your Benefits: How attending this in-person workshop could benefit your studies or career progression.

This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding of grant writing, gain insights from experienced researchers, and get hands-on experience with various analytical techniques and facilities. Don’t miss out on this chance to advance your career!

Please email your one-page statements with the subject heading “AILAF workshop applicant”, by Thursday June 13, 2024.