MSA Funding Support Program

This program provides funding support to membrane-related events such as workshop and symposia that are held in Australasia.


Who can apply for the MSA workshop support program?

All MSA members can apply for funding support from the MSA.


Funding use – What the MSA workshop funding support program is for?

Financial support is provided for activities and projects that are beneficial to membrane technology in Australasia. This includes a range of activities, such as:

  • Sharing of knowledge on one particular topic related to membrane technology in the laboratory, pilot or full scale level,
  • Dissemination of results/outcomes at the end of a project and highlight future trends,
  • Promoting new activities.

Funding support is available to help out with:

  • Administrative activities (e.g., venue, materials),
  • Catering (e.g., cost of lunch, coffee),
  • Sponsoring speakers (e.g. travel and accommodation expenses),
  • Awards,
  • Free or discount registration fees for ECR.

A maximum of $2,000 per event will be allocated.


How to apply?

The application form must be submitted to the MSA Workshop Committee at least 3 months before the date of the event with the subject “MSA Workshop funding application”. Please advise the MSA as soon as possible of any planned event so that we can consider it for budgeting. The chances of success are likely to be improved by an early application. The outcome of the application will be announced approximately 1 month after the submission of the application.



To qualify for this funding program, your group has to meet the following terms and conditions:

  • Matched funding – your application must include at least an equal monetary or in-kind contribution from you or your project partners;
  • Registration fees – the event should provide free or more than $50 discount registration fees for MSA members;
  • Reporting – write a short article on the event for publication in the MSA newsletter, highlighting relevant points of interest to MSA members (this is a requirement before reimbursement is given);
  • Acknowledgment – the MSA (including the logo) must be acknowledged for providing financial support in all printed media (programs, flyers, cover slides, websites, etc.) and presentation materials.

Application Form (click here to download)


Program Coordinator: Dr Leonard Tijing ([email protected] or [email protected])

Previous Events

Ceramic based membranes for gas separation applications
University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 2 July 2015

Workshop supported by MSA: Advances in Pretreatment for Desalination
University of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 February 2015

3rd MSA Workshop & Networking, Integration of Oxidation and Membrane Technologies
Victoria University, Melbourne, 30 June 2014

2nd MSA Workshop & Networking, Controlling membrane fouling: Design and operation
University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, 30 June 2014

1st MSA Workshop, Challenges for potable water reuse: Removal of small contaminants by membranes
University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 31 January 2014

1st MSA Networking, 1st NSW Membrane Networking
University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, 30 January 2014