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.
Up to three PDL grants are available nationally each year, at a value of up to $5,000AUD each.
Grants may include:
*Terms and conditions apply to travel and accommodation expenses based on the location of event and location of the applicant, at PDL’s discretion.
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.
“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.”
“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.”