Conferences

What we offer

Mannkal sponsors students to attend conferences in Perth, interstate and overseas on topics such as economics, finance, law, liberty, entrepreneurship and more.

The conference experience

Attending a conference is the perfect way to prepare you for your internship application. Students are generally eligible for and attend, one conference prior to going on an internship. However, additional conference opportunities may be offered throughout the year to outstanding scholarship performers.

Mannkal covers all basic necessary expenses for the conference, administered through the student’s university. The funding includes airfares, accommodation (usually a youth hostel or equivalent), travel insurance, visa fees, any conference expenses and a small living allowance.

The application process

Applicants must submit their cover letter, resume and academic transcript. Additional documentation may be required depending on the conference. Please see the specific conference opportunity for what documents are required.

Conference scholarships are generally finalised at least one month prior to the conference.

All Mannkal scholars must be available to attend a compulsory pre-departure briefing with Mannkal to ensure that they are completely prepared, and a post-scholarship de-brief to share what they have learned.

Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis throughout the year. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a conference scholarship.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Mannkal scholarship, you must:

– Currently be enrolled as an undergraduate or postgraduate student at a Western Australian university;

– Hold either Australian citizenship or permanent residency*

– Be based in Western Australia.

*International students are unfortunately not eligible for Mannkal scholarships; in very rare circumstances, an exception may be made. However, international students are very welcome to attend any of our seminars and events.

Attendance and participation at our seminars and other events is a requirement. Above all, Mannkal values entrepreneurialism and enthusiasm for a free and open society. We consider students from across all faculties and departments. Course marks are one consideration, but this should not exclude students who have made contributions in other areas. Some of these volunteer positions benefit from a formal study of economics and public policy, although a keen interest and awareness of the philosophical concepts behind these subjects is more important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 28 - March 1, 2019

 

About the Conference:

The big solution to global poverty is smaller than you think, but it requires a new philanthropic strategy to change the way we see ourselves and those we hope to help. Are you interested in breaking down barriers to alleviate poverty? If so, apply to attend the Atlas Network’s 2019 Asia Liberty Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka from February 28 – March 1, 2019, with Mannkal.

 

The Asia Liberty Forum brings together friends of the freedom movement across Asia to discuss challenges facing the region and how to empower individuals to bring themselves out of poverty through free-market reforms. You will learn from distinguished speakers and participate in interactive sessions to strengthen civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom.

 

You have the power to make a difference. With your help, we can permanently combat the root causes of poverty. Together, we can do development aid differently.

 

How to Apply:

To apply please email the following documents to Scholars Coordinator, Sharni Cutajar, analyst@mannkal.org:

 

1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae (up to two pages) including photograph (within CV)

 

2. Cover letter

 Points to consider for your application:
– What it is about the conference specifically that interests you? Which speakers and philosophies?
– What do you want to learn? What will you do with that knowledge?
– Why should you be chosen for this particular opportunity?’

 

3. Your answers to the following questions*:

a. How should we fight poverty in third world countries?

b. Are property rights important in the creation of wealth?

c. Is there an inherent conflict between serving people and earning profit?

 

4. Academic transcript clearly stating your name (unofficial copy is sufficient).

 

Additional documentation may be required depending on the conference.

 

*Please answer the three (3) questions in no more than three (3) pages in total and attach as a separate PDF document to your application email.


All successful applicants must be available for a pre-departure seminar at 11am on Monday, January 21st and a de-briefing at 11am on Monday, March 11th.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 19!

 

Application outcomes will be announced in mid-January.

LibertyFest* - Perth

9  March

  • Applications will open in December

*Bonus conference opportunity - all students, past and present, are invited to apply!

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 6 - 27, 2019

 

About the Conference:
Are you interested in a career in international affairs or business? Do you want to discuss complex contemporary issues in a diverse academic setting? Are you eager to visit Hong Kong, a modern city built on an ancient civilization, where cultures intersect and East meets West? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) is the program for you. Stand out in the competitive global job market and in graduate school admissions by gaining invaluable international experience this summer!

 

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has organized international academic programs for more than 20 years. Our objective is to provide a rigorous academic experience, foster dialogues that cross borders, and create a global network of responsible future leaders.

 

AIPE is a unique program that brings together approximately 65 students from across Asia and the United States together to explore fundamental issues related to political economy and government. The combination of educational, cultural, and social exchange will allow participants to explore challenging ideas, form life-long friendships, and will greatly benefit their educational and professional development.

 

How to Apply:

To apply please email the following documents to Scholars Coordinator, Sharni Cutajar, analyst@mannkal.org:

 

1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae (up to two pages) including photograph (within CV)

 

2. Cover letter

Points to consider for your application:
– What it is about the conference specifically that interests you? Which speakers and philosophies?
– What do you want to learn? What will you do with that knowledge?
– Why should you be chosen for this particular opportunity?’

 

3. Your answers to the following questions*:

(a) In your view, what is the proper role of government?

(b) What is your understanding of “libertarianism” or “classical liberalism”?

(c) Should the government raise taxes to fund deficits? If not – why, and what else can it do?

 

4. Academic transcript clearly stating your name (unofficial copy is sufficient).

 

Additional documentation may be required depending on the conference.

 

*Please answer the three (3) questions in no more than three (3) pages in total and attach as a separate PDF document to your application email.

 

All successful applicants must be available for a pre-departure seminar and a de-briefing session.

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE DECEMBER 17th!

 

ALS Friedman Conference & World Taxpayers' ConferenceSydney

23-26 May

  • Applications will open in February

2018

LibertyFest - Brisbane

Samuel Griffith Society Conference - Brisbane

ALS Friedman Conference - Sydney

Asia Liberty Forum - Jakarta