Combined 11th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the 3rd International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability 'Better Together' Conference 2022


The Board of Directors of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) is committed to making the Conference accessible to persons from low resource communities or workplaces, or where attendance at the Conference would not be possible without additional funding support.

With the move to a fully virtual conference, the AusACPDM has decided to offer a final opportunity for scholarship applications closing on 10 January 2022. Applicants from the previous round may not apply again.

The AusACPDM will be offering a number of different streams of Scholarships in 2022:
  • Australasian (Australia/NZ/Pacifica) attendees
  • International attendees, with preference given to non-OECD countries
Scholarship Application Portal

Visit the scholarship application portal to understand the full submission process. You can save a submission at any time to return to it later.

Download the forms:
Application Form
Recommendation Form

Scholarship Inclusions

The scholarship gives you the opportunity to network virtually with world class industry leaders and stay up to date with the latest clinical care, research and evidence-based practice.

All scholarships include:
  • Complimentary registration to the Conference (excluding pre-conference workshops)
  • Complimentary ticket to attend the International Affairs Session

International Affairs Luncheon

All scholarship recipients are required to attend the International Affairs session.

Five of the scholarship winners will be invited by the committee to speak at this event.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive a Conference scholarship, candidates must:
  • Demonstrate proof of current AusACPDM membership or membership of a full or Provisional Academy Member of the IAACD - see IAACD website
  • Provide a written statement from their institution stating that other possible sources of funding have been applied for and institutional funding is not available;
  • Ensure the Recommendation Form is submitted by their employer, supervisor or academic instructor;
  • Provide proof of country of residence;
  • Provide a recent photo with the application. Successful applicant photos will be used to assist with mentor recognition;
  • Complete the self-application form (with signature) – nominations by other parties will not be accepted;
  • Not be a recipient of other AusACPDM funding e.g PhD platform scholarship, invited speaker to the Conference;
  • Agree and provide signed consent to have their name and photo published as a scholarship recipient in the Conference app and on the AusACPDM website;
  • Agree to provide a written report (300 words) within 2 months of the Conference on how their attendance at the Conference has assisted in improving their knowledge, skills and service delivery. NB: Previous successful applicants cannot apply for further scholarship funding for the next 2 AusACPDM Conferences (i.e. 4 years).


Priority is given to those applicants:
  • Who can demonstrate in their application how participation will enhance their own knowledge, skills and service delivery;
  • Who have a sound plan for disseminating and implementing the acquired knowledge and skills with colleagues in their community or country;
  • Who’s clinical and research clients might benefit the most from the new knowledge and skills of the applicant and their colleagues.

Selection Criteria

Applications received by 10 January 2022 will be checked for completeness. All complete applications will be forwarded to the International Affairs Committee for review.

Applications will be reviewed, discussed and scored by the Committee members, with a final decision made by the end of January 2022. Applicants will be notified by early February 2022.


If you face any issues in submitting your application, accessing the portal or have any other questions, please contact;

Acknowledgement of Country

Better Together 2022 acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land and sea in which we live and work, we recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and culture and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.