MERGA provides financial assistance to its members, for conference attendance, in the form of "bursaries" to assist recent research graduates, students, and teachers to attend each MERGA conference. A person can be awarded only one MERGA bursary of each type, and only one bursary per conference. Bursary recipients are expected to write a brief (one or two paragraphs) report for an upcoming MERGA newsletter.
MERGA INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
In addition MERGA provides financial assistance to international researchers who have limited access to financial support to attend and present a paper at the annual MERGA conference. This scheme aligns with MERGA's goal of extending our Australasian outreach and establishing a stronger regional presence while acknowledging the financial constraints affecting participation that may be experienced by researchers in developing countries in the region. MERGA is offering two MERGA International Research Development Bursaries to support the attendance of 2 researchers from overseas at each annual conference. These are to help cover full conference registration. The recipients must be making a contribution to the conference program -- preferebly a research report but otherwise a short communication or a symposium paper.