Industry Networking Event Funding

As postgraduates ourselves, we understand the importance of establishing strong support networks to help us on our transition from postgraduate life to our career. While we offer a jam-packed schedule of events each trimester, we understand sometimes the most beneficial events are Industry networking events . Therefore, we want to help make your industry networking event for fellow postgraduates a reality. We are extremely excited to be able to offer up to $600.00 in funding to support group initiated industry networking events currently GUGC and GCAP enrolled postgraduates!

Terms & Conditions


  • All applicants must be currently enrolled postgraduate students (coursework or HDR) of Griffith University on the Gold Coast campus, and must be a registered GCAP member.
  • Only groups can apply and must include a minimum of three (3) members from the GCAP postgrad community. A group bank account/club account is required for the deposit of funds. Alternatively, GCAP may request to pay a direct invoice (i.e. to the event venue).


  • The Group must demonstrate how the funds will support their event and benefit the GC postgraduate community.
  • An overview of the event including venue, budget and number of expected GC postgraduates attending must be provided.

Submission Process

  • Applications can be submitted during the teaching trimester only (weeks one to twelve).
  • Applications are limited to the online form below, an attached & an attached event overview including of the event budget.

Selection Process

  • Applications will be independently considered by the GCAP Funding Committee and approved by the GCAP Board.
  • The GCAP Funding Committee and Board reserves the right to request further information from applicants as and if required. Successful applicants may be invited to an informal interview to discuss the application in greater detail and/or receipts may be requested prior to funding being confirmed or paid.
  • Not all applicants can and will receive funding. All other funding applications will be taken into consideration, including funding applications submitted to the Student Guild.


  • A maximum of $600.00 in total will be provided to each successful group each trimester. Applications for smaller amounts will be accepted, and a group can apply for lesser amounts periodically amounting to a total of $600.00 per trimester.
  • No funding will be paid prior to census date and confirmation of student enrolment as a postgraduate on the GC Campus.
  • GCAP reserves the right to grant a lesser amount than requested.


  • Groups approved funding, are required to provide a short written blog and photo of their event within two weeks of the completion of their event.
Are you a currently enrolled Griffith University Gold Coast campus postgraduate student? *

Unfortunately you must be a currently enrolled Griffith University Gold Coast campus postgraduate student to be eligible for this funding. 

Family Name *
Given Name(s)*
Griffith Student ID*
Griffith Student Email: *
Phone Number*
Are you an international or domestic student?*
Are you a full-time or part-time student? *
Are you a coursework or HDR postgraduate student? *
What year of postgraduate studies are you currently completing? *
Please select your academic group: *
Australian Address:*
Please provide the full name and student number of all currently enrolled Griffith University Gold Coast postgradaute students involved organising this social or networking event.
Name of Event*
Event location: *
Has the location/venue been confirmed? *
Event date:*
Event time:*
Expected number of attendees:*
Expected number of attendees who are Gold Coast enrolled postgraduate students:*
Please provide a summary of the social or networking event (maximum 200 words):*
Please provide an outline/breakdown of expected costs for this event (i.e. proposed budget):*
Please describe the expected benefits for postgraduate students (maximum 200 words):*
Please specify how much funding you are requesting:*
Please describe how the funds will be used (maximum 200 words):*
Do you have a group/club bank account to deposit the funds should your application be successful? *

Please note, if successful, funds will only be deposited into an established group or club bank account. Alternatively, GCAP may request to pay an invoice directly (i.e. venue hire fee, catering costs etc.). 

Have you or any other group members received funding for this social or networking event previously? *
Please declare and describe any other expected or current sources of funding (maximum 200 words):*
You must read and accept all conditions in the following declaration and authority before submitting your online application form. Your application form submission will not be considered unless you accept these conditions. By submitting this online application you:*