Student Research Awards

Australian Coral Reef Society

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Grant amount: A $2,500 - A $4,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 2, 2021 11:00pm PDT

Fields of work: Marine Biology Oceanography

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Australia and New Zealand

Location of residency: Australia, New Zealand

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Founded in 1922, the Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) is the world's oldest organization concerned with the study and conservation of Australia’s coral reefs.

In 2020, ACRS will support the research of up to five students by the provision of Student Awards. The most outstanding proposals (which meet the eligibility criteria) will be awarded the Terry Walker Prize of $4000 or the Danielle Simmons Prize of $4000. Up to three ACRS research awards of $2500 will also be awarded. 

Funding Priorities

  • Given Terry Walker’s commitment to field studies on Australian coral reefs and cays, this award is to be spent primarily on field studies on Australian coral reefs.
  • Given Danielle Simmons commitment to field work at Heron Island, successful applicants for this award will need to spend some time at Heron Island working in the field.
  • The other research grants (up to three) of $2500 are to be used for laboratory and/or field studies relevant to Australian coral reefs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants:
    • Enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university
    • Working towards a PhD or MSc on a topic involving research on Australian coral reefs

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be a financial member of the society for 2017 before applying for these awards. Memberships for 2017 may be paid after the 1st November 2016. A copy of your membership payment receipt provided electronically by PayPal needs to be included in the application.


  • Awards may not be used to fund conference attendance or travel not related to field studies.