Conference funding

Conferences of National Significance (CoNS) funding

The National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN) is funded by the Department of Health (DoH) to support Rural Health Club (RHC) and Alumni members to attend Conferences of National Significance (CoNS). This funding is administered by Rural Health Workforce Australia (RHWA).

CoNS aims to fund RHC and Alumni member’s to attend rural health conferences to provide:

  • Professional development
  • Networking
  • Increase knowledge and skills
  • Inspiration

CoNS guidelines

Applications must be made in line with the CoNS guidelines.

NRHSN travel policy

Applicants must accept the NRHSN travel policy. Please ensure you have read the travel policy before submitting your application.

Quick reference CoNS application timeline

Please find the quick reference CoNS application timeline here to refer to throughout the application process.

How to apply

NRHSN CoNS funding must be applied for via the online application form. You can access the relevant conference application form from the table below.

CoNS calendar


CoNS Application closing date

CoNS Application Form access




More Info

The final CoNS round for the 2015-16 financial year is now closed.