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Grants and funding

The Royal Society of Queensland Research Fund

The inaugural round of applications for grants of up to $5000 was announced in 2018. The Fund aims to support naturalists and early-career researchers in the natural sciences. The Trustees encourage applicants willing to conduct research relevant to the management of koalas in central Queensland to apply. Click on the Society's Research Fund web-page for further information. The Society has committed up to $5000 for each of 2019 and 2020. An updated Funding Policy is now available, with applications closing on 31 July 2019.

Birds Queensland Research Grants

Birds Queensland will offer a limited number of grants for research relating to the conservation of birds and their habitats in Queensland, especially those under threat. BQ Research Grants cover the costs of items such as laboratory materials, field equipment and travel, but do not normally cover salaries or attendance at conferences. They are for projects of one-year duration commencing in 2020, although consideration may be given to further funding of suitable on-going projects. Applications require the support of an incorporated body or of a university head of department and research services section, through which the research contract and grant payment will be administered. See Birds Queensland website for further information.

Ric Nattrass Research Grant

In 1999 the Queensland Frog Society Trust Fund was established to support the environmental aims of the society. In 2009 the first scholarships were made available. In memory of the founder of this society, the scholarship has been named “The Ric Nattrass Research Grant”. The purpose of the grant is to assist research into Queensland’s frogs.

Applications for 2019 are closed. Download this light-hearted flyer to read more about the Public Trust Fund and donate towards the investment in Queensland’s frog fauna through the Ric Nattrass Research Grant. Remember, donations over $2 are tax-deductible!