Australian Flora Foundation Research Grants

Australian Flora Foundation


Grant amount: A $5,000 - A $20,000

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 15, 2019 (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 14, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Australia

Location of residency: Australia

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Overview:

The Australian Flora Foundation was established in 1981 with the aim of fostering scientific research on the biology and cultivation of Australian plants. It was thought that by encouraging research, a greater awareness of the value of the Australian flora would be developed resulting in explicit measures for their conservation and utilisation.

Typically, projects are funded up to $10,000 per annum for two years or up to $15,000 for one year.

The Australian Flora Foundation will consider all relevant applications, with special interest in the following categories:

  • conservation of Australian plant diversity, particularly where there are threats from climate change
  • the cultivation of Australian plants, to ensure their survival and reduce the threat to native ecosystems
  • enabling the management of rare and endangered plants.

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

Eligibility:

  • Applications for grants to support original scientific projects on the biology and cultivation of Australian plants are invited from research workers in Australia. 
  • Projects must be scientifically sound and aim to provide outcomes within the period of the grant.
  • Applicants must be suitably qualified or identify a qualified project supervisor.
    • Just one principal investigator.
  • All applications on rare and endangered plants should indicate how the research relates to the known management plan for the species.

Ineligibility:

  • The Foundation does not fund projects that are for conference travel, publications, research on orchids, or taxonomy.
  • It gives a low priority to flora surveys per se and studies on marine plants.