Conference Placement Program

The Eligible conference list for Semester 2, 2015 has now closed.

Eligible conferences for 2016 will be listed here in early January 2016. 

Download the CPP application form here.


Current RAMUS scholars and former scholars who are RAMUS Alumnus members can apply for support to attend selected conferences. The Conference Placement Program supports about 35 grants each semester.

The maximum level of assistance is $1500.

The Conference Placement Program aims to assist scholars and alumni to attend selected conferences that will:

  • encourage current and former RAMUS scholars’ choice of a rural career; and/or
  • broaden their professional knowledge relating to rural medical practice; and/or
  • provide useful information about living and working in rural communities; and/or
  • enable them to establish contacts for future rural employment or postgraduate training placements.

Eligible conferences

A list of eligible conferences is issued every semester. To be eligible conferences must:

  • be held in Australia;
  • have a strong rural and remote health context and/or enhance clinical skills in rural practice;
  • have significant rural and remote and/or Indigenous health academic content; and
  • provide opportunities for networking and information exchange with rural health practitioners, service providers and/or training organisations.

Full details of the criteria for eligible conferences, the application and selection process, the levels of funding available, and the payment and reporting requirements are given in the CPP Guidelines.

Scholars and alumni can propose that a conference be added as eligible for the CPP. Refer to the CPP Guidelines for details of how to do this.

How to apply for a CPP grant

Apply using the CPP Application Form and submit it by email to by the due date given on the list of eligible conferences. Please note that applications submitted after the due date may not be considered. 

Applications will be assessed and applicants notified of the outcome usually within one week of the due date for the conference.

If your application is successful your CPP grant will be paid directly to you, half before the conference and half after the conference, subject to the requirements outlined in the CPP Guidelines. You will be responsible for making your own registration, travel and accommodation arrangements for the conference.



Statutory Declaration

To complete requirements for payment of the second instalment of a Conference Placement Program grant, recipients must provide a statutory declaration. The declaration must be provided as a hard copy. Please download and complete the declaration and post it to: 

RAMUS Conference Placement Program
National Rural Health Alliance
PO Box 280