Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

Froggy February Photo Competition closes 28 February 2023

The Royal Society of Queensland Research Fund

Established to support small-scale research projects in the natural sciences and social studies that escape the attention of mainstream funding authorities. For details see the Society’s webpage.

Geraldine Memorial Prize for writing on “Improving public health in remote communities”

The 2023 Walter Fisher Grant(s) will distribute up to $20,000 for mycology research. Applications close on 5 March 2023.

Australian Academy of Science

Grant opportunities from the Australian Academy of Science.

Australian Wildlife Society University Grants.

Ecological Society of Australia Grants and Awards 2022

Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment – This funding opportunity supports post-graduate students researching ecology, wildlife management and natural history. Make sure you read all the application guidelines and FAQs at the link below before applying.

Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarships: An annual grant for research in terrestrial, marine or freshwater ecology.  This $6000 grant supports the field-based research of a postgraduate student working in applied ecology and is open to terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecology.

Australian Ecology Research Award – The AERA aims to recognise an outstanding ecological researcher within Australian ecology. Nominations of researchers from academia, and public and private sector agencies are welcomed.

Mike Bull Award for Early Career Nature Scientists supports the emerging career of a nature scientist. Applications are encouraged from across Australia (or more broadly) where the recipient’s research focus benefits nature science in Australia. Only Australian research institutions are eligible as hosting organisations. The award includes a medal for academic excellence and a $3000 grant to support the career of the recipient. The grant is to be used to:

  1. Support a research program, including purchase of equipment for field expenses,
  2. Attend a conference or important seminar (including registration fees, flights), and/or
  3. Visit another lab or potential future collaborator.

For more information on how to apply, see how to apply for a grant. This award was established with the support of Mike’s family and colleagues through the Professor Mike Bull Research Fund for Early Career Nature Scientists to continue his important legacy in animal behaviour, ecology and conservation research and mentorship of students.

Australian Citizen Science Association

Do you need a little bit of extra cash for a citizen science initiative you have always wanted to do? Would you like to publish your citizen science research in an open access journal for maximum public benefit but can’t quite afford the fees? (Note: there are no author charges to publish in the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland, an open access journal).

ACSA’s fifth round of Seed Grants closed in July 2022. If you missed it, check ACSA Qld’s website and bookmark for the next round.

Commonwealth Government

Grant opportunities from the Commonwealth Government.


The periodic newsletter of Queensland Water and Land Carers includes announcements of grants in the landcare and environmental restoration fields. The May 2022 Newsletter, for example. Some are annual awards, so if you have missed the deadline in 2022, bookmark for another year.

PhD opportunities in groundwater

The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is interested in hearing from prospective students seeking a PhD in groundwater. NCGRT has 15 university partners covering most State and Territory capital cities. PhDs are available across a range of topics including geochemistry, groundwater modelling, uncertainty analysis, groundwater in mining, surface water/groundwater interactions, groundwater dependent ecosystems, groundwater contamination and remediation, water law and policy. Candidates with skills in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, ecology, law and/or social sciences are encouraged to contact. The Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland are partner universities.
See the website for details.

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