PDL Student Grant Program

Providing assistance to future pharmacists

The PDL Student Grant Program provides assistance to selected individual student members to attend a recognised conference or event to enhance their education and training as future pharmacists.

Grant details

Up to three PDL grants are available nationally each year, at a value of up to $5,000AUD each.

Grants may include:

  • Financial assistance to attend a recognised event or conference, including (where relevant)
  • Full delegate registration
  • Travel*
  • Accommodation*
  • Meals
  • Additional requests in application pertaining to event attendance will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • Two years of complimentary PDL membership upon commencement of pharmacist registration
  • Mentorship and advice in developing career pathways from PDL’s Professional Officers, Board and Local Advisory Committee members
  • Support from PDL Local Advisory Committees in the relevant state, with the opportunity to participate in meetings if deemed suitable by the state committee

*Terms and conditions apply to travel and accommodation expenses based on the location of event and location of the applicant, at PDL’s discretion.

Please contact grants@pdl.org.au with any queries or refer to our terms and conditions

2023 grant recipients

Congratulations to this year’s grant winners. Jo Cavanagh and Alexander Siu will be attending the 81st FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Brielle Geard will be attending the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) Conference in 2024. 

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Alexander Siu

University of Technology Sydney

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Brielle Geard

University of Tasmania

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Jo Cavanagh

The Unversity of Western Australia

Our previous winners

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Sanam Fath Abadi

University of Sydney, 2022

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Alicia-Maree Pyke

Queensland University of Technology, 2022

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Kingston Yeung

University of Sydney, 2022

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Joby Elias

University of South Australia, 2022

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Gurkamal Singh

University of Western Australia, 2021

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Molly Hanley

University of Newcastle, 2021

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Edgar Poon

University of Queensland, 2021

SG20 Mikah Peterson

Mikah Peterson

University of South Australia, 2021

SG20 Stefan Coombs

Stefan Coombs

Monash University, 2020

SG20 Monica Sharma

Monica Sharma

University of South Australia, 2020

Hear from our grant recipients

“I used my PDL student grant to attend APSAD 2022, a conference focussing on the research findings of clinical and social interventions in various drug and alcohol organisations nationwide.  I would like to thank PDL for their amazing support and the opportunity to widen my knowledge in addiction medicine. When registering for the conference, PDL’s communication and swift assistance was fantastic. The grants team was friendly and appreciated the sense of urgency I had to book this conference. I felt that PDL was excited for me to receive this opportunity and wanted to provide me with the best opportunity possible to enjoy the conference. I highly recommend every pharmacy student to apply for this grant, as this is a valuable opportunity to build your knowledge and network with others in our profession.”

– Joby Elias, 2022 PDL Student Grant recipient

“Although not what I had originally planned [because of the COVID-19 pandemic], I was able to use my PDL grant to attend the SHPA Foundation Seminar in Clinical Medication Management. I was incredibly grateful for the financial support from PDL and the opportunity to use the money to attend this event. The course was beneficial in helping me consolidate and extend on the knowledge I was gaining during my clinical placement, and touched on several topics which were not taught at university. I am now undertaking my internship in the hospital setting, and find myself using the knowledge and skills I gained on a daily basis. Most importantly, I am sure that this opportunity has meant I am able to provide better care for my patients and add more value to the multidisciplinary team.”

– Mikah Peterson, 2020 PDL Student Grant recipient