Bursary opportunities for the 31st IASP World Congress have now CLOSED. Applicants will be advised of the outcome by 30th June.

Through the support of our generous sponsors, we are pleased to offer a significant number of bursaries to attend the 31st World Congress.

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IASP World Congress & Lived Experience of Suicide Summit 2021 Bursary Application

For people with a lived experience of suicide, bursaries are on offer to attend the Joint 31st World Congress and Lived Experience of Suicide Summit 2021, where you may not have otherwise been able to attend

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Bursaries to this joint event, the first hybrid, international, suicide prevention conference, will create an innovative, interactive platform for those with lived experience of suicide from diverse backgrounds to stand shoulder to shoulder with sector organisations, corporate organisations, world leading researchers and government to find new ways of reducing emotional pain and distress and save lives.

Bursaries on offer:

There are 4 types of Bursaries on offer to the LE Community

  1. In person registration for the Joint 31st IASP World Congress and LE SUMMIT 2021
  2. In person registration for the LE SUMMIT 2021
  3. Virtual registration for the 31st IASP World Congress (For those who are unable to leave home to attend the Congress in person such as those from Regional/Remote areas)
  4. Travel assistance to the Gold Coast (A limited amount of funding is available to assist with travel expenses if required)


What is not covered by the Bursaries:

Bursaries do not cover expenses for food, (beyond what is provided as part of the joint events), transfers (travel [unless granted under the travel bursary], travel between airport, accommodation and venue) or personal expenses.

How are the bursary allocation decisions made?

A small working group from Roses in the Ocean, IASP and Griffith University AISRAP will look at all applications and distribute bursaries in a manner which supports both national representation and diversity of those with a lived experience.

The decision on who is to receive bursaries will be made by the working group. Decisions will be final, and reasons will be confidential.

Bursary applicants will need to:

  • Have a lived experience of suicide (according to the definition of lived experience below);
  • Answer all questions in the application in full.

Those who receive a bursary will need to:

  • be available to attend all days of the event covered by the bursary granted:
  • Joint 31st IASP World Congress and LE SUMMIT 2021 19th September – 24th September 2021
  • LE SUMMIT 2021 19th – 20 September 2021
  • Virtual registration of the 31st IASP World Congress 21st – 24th September 2021

with a goal to interact and engage in sessions/workshops and with other event attendees; and

  • Complete the surveys at the conclusion of each of the individual events.

The final date for bursary application submissions is 30 May 2021 CLOSED and all applicants will be advised by email of the outcome of their application by 15 June 2021 30th June 2021.

In the event of COVID-19 related travel restrictions being imposed upon the joint event, in-person registration bursaries will be converted to virtual registration bursaries.

Lived Experience of Suicide.

Roses in the Ocean defines a lived experience of suicide as having experienced suicidal thoughts; survived a suicide attempt; cared for someone through suicidal crisis; or been bereaved by suicide.



The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and Roses in the Ocean are committed to protecting your privacy.  The questions in this application may be of a personal nature to understand your personal situation and reasons for applying to receive a bursary.  This information will only be used for the purpose of deciding who receives a bursary and the coordination of registration and travel (where applicable).


If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact Roses in the Ocean by email to


Support Lines.

Should completing this form raise any strong emotions for you and you'd like to speak with someone,

here are some National helplines and websites:

Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 | (

Lifeline: 13 11 14 | (

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 |


Beyond Blue: 1300 24 636 | (

Headspace: 1800 650 890 | (

ReachOut: (

Everymind (