GCC2023 Fellowships

GCC2023 is proud to offer a number of student fellowships to attend the conference!

The fellowships are available only to students or postdocs. The application deadline for in-person fellowships has passed but you can still apply for a virtual fellowship, via this form. To apply, you will need to write a paragraph about how would this experience further your education and career. Additionally, each applicant must submit an abstract for consideration for inclusion into the conference program (more below).

Two types of fellowships are offered:

  • 2 in-person fellowships: this will cover the conference and CoFest registration, conference dinner, up to 4 nights of hotel stay, and up to AU$500 in travel costs. Food and any travel expenses in excess of AU$500 will be the responsibility of the awardee. To apply for this type of fellowship, you must submit an abstract for a short or long talk.
  • 10 virtual fellowships: this will cover the cost of virtual conference registration. To apply for this type of fellowship, you must submit an abstract for a poster or demo and be present online during your scheduled poster or demo session to interact with the attendees.

For details on the topics that will be presented and should be submitted as abstracts, check out the abstracts page.

The fellowships are made available by an anonymous donor, with much appreciation from the conference organizers and the students.


The following are a list of key dates for the fellowship application process:

April 14Application deadline for in-person fellowships
May 25Review results returned to applicants
June 2Application deadline for virtual fellowships
June 12Review results returned to applicants

Selection process

Fellowship applications will be reviewed by the scientific committee and selected based on multiple criteria including:

  • Your research, and how well you can describe it in your abstract;
  • How much impact attending will have on your education and career;
  • Preference will be given to historically underrepresented communities and research and education in developing countries.