Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment Grant

Ecological Society of Australia

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Grant amount: Up to A $7,500

Next deadline: Apr 30, 2020 7:59am PDT

Later deadlines: Nov 30, 2020 5:59am PST

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Australia

Location of residency: Australia

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The Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment invites applications for post-graduate student research support in three general areas:

    • Field work on Australian native plants and animals to gain understanding of ecological interactions, population dynamics, animal behaviour, and species distribution
    • Conservation biology and biodiversity studies relating to the management of protected areas and rare or threatened species in Australia
    • Wildlife management relating to sport hunting, harvesting, pest control, management of non-game animals, and effect of land management on native species.

      Applicants must be made via your University Grants office, not by students or supervisors. Grant awards are paid to the University. We would prefer that all the funds requested for the student's research be allocated for the work of the student and not for the general administration of the School or Department. We consider that the Government should be providing funds for that purpose. 

      Most Universities set a three year limit on PhD student registration but some exceptions apply, especially for part time students. These grants will usually be renewable for a period of two to three years, for funding purposes the maximum grant for a project will be $22,500; pending satisfactory progress reporting. 

      Travel to appropriate scientific conference is encouraged but the budget item should not exceed $500 in each of the first two years of the project. In the final year, the student may budget up to $2,000 to attend an international conference. The total conference and travel budget for the project is is limited to $3,000. 

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


      • Eligibility is limited to Universities in Australia.
      • Students are only eligible to receive one grant per year.
      • Students who applied for a grant and were unsuccessful can re-apply at the next funding round
      • Grants will be awarded for the purchase of equipment, supplies, travel to study areas and conferences to assist students going into the field and publishing their results.


      • Preference will be given to students at an early stage of a Doctoral program. Masters and Honours projects will normally not be supported.


      • Funding for course fees, personal laptops or computers will not be approved.