TEFMA Travel / Research Scholarship

Congratulations to:

2019 Travel / Research Scholarship Winner:

Lilly Rodger, University of Newcastle


TEFMA has established a Travel / Research Scholarship for first line supervisors and above in facilities organisations. The intention is that the scholarship/s be awarded annually; however, this will be subject to the annual budget established by the Board and dependent on suitable applications being received. The TEFMA Education Committee is to administer this Scholarship.

Applications for the 2021 TEFMA Travel/Research Scholarship will open again in early 2021.

 Key dates for all applicable scholarships and awards will be updated in the Event Calendar shortly.

To view application forms and information packs, please refer to Related Resources below.


The Aim of the Scholarship is to provide an opportunity each year for a person(s) employed in facilities management with an institution that is a member of TEFMA to undertake a study tour of other Australasian institutions to improve their knowledge of contemporary facilities management practices.

  • Only one nomination per institution is permitted each year for each scholarship.
  • Scholarships will normally be granted to an individual only once.
  • Candidates must be a full-time employee of an Institutional Member of TEFMA.
  • If the candidate is not already a member of TEFMA, then the host Institutional member is to arrange for the candidate to become a member of TEFMA.
  • Candidates must be operating at a first line supervisory position or above. 
  • Scholarship applicants may be required to undertake an interview.
Application and Selection

Invitations to apply for the Scholarship will be circulated to all members. The invitation shall clearly indicate the closing date for receipt of applications and the address to which they are to be forwarded. Reminders should also be promulgated.

The Scholarship is awarded to an eligible candidate after consideration of the responses to the Selection Criteria on the Selection Criteria form.

Selection of the successful applicant/s will be determined by the TEFMA Board following receipt of a recommendation from a Panel established to review the applications.

The Review Panel shall be made up of the following members:

  • Chair, Education Committee
  • Member, Education Committee
  • A Past President of TEFMA

More than one Scholarship can be awarded in any calendar year.



The Scholarship

The Scholarship has a value of up to A$5,000 inc. GST towards the cost of the study tour. The successful applicant will need support from their institution for both the time to undertake the study tour, and the contribution to any costs in excess of the scholarship amount. Where the total cost of the study tour is less than A$5,000, the scholarship will be the actual costs incurred.

The successful applicant will be required to produce a written report within 4 weeks of completing the study tour, giving an outline of the information obtained and how the new knowledge will be applied to the applicant's work. The report will be published in the TEFMA newsletter.


A successful applicant is to make all necessary travel/visit arrangements. The successful applicant's institution pays for all travel costs and those other costs associated with the visit programme. The institution then forwards a copy of the claim/appropriate invoices to the TEFMA Treasurer for reimbursement of the TEFMA (Scholarship) contribution.


Previous Scholarship winners can be accessed here>>