Marine Vertebrate Grants

Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SWRRFI)

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2019 12:00am PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 15, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Research Scientist Graduate Student Faculty Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Australia

Location of residency: Australia

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The Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to funding and promoting independent marine research projects. Through research and rescue activities, Sea World aims to help build our knowledge and appreciation of the wondrous variety of life in our oceans.

Since its beginnings in 1988 as the Neptune Oceanic Foundation, the Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation has been a major benefactor of marine research in Australia.

The Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation Inc. (SWRRFI)* is a non-profit organisation and approved research institute dedicated to understanding, protecting and conserving marine life. The Foundation does this by supporting leading scientists around Australia through our annual Marine Vertebrate Grant Program. Every year our scientific committee select projects to be funded by the Foundation. This six person committee includes leading scientists based at universities around Australia. Although SWRRFI seeks to encourage and assist marine sciences in the broadest sense, for the present it gives priority to projects relating to aspects of the biology of marine vertebrates and will consider applications from public and private sectors.

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


  • Student applications must identify the supervisor as Chief Investigator; Students must be named as a Co-Investigator.
    • A student application counts as a full project.
  • Chief Investigator and Co-investigator/s may have one active project and one new application; a maximum of two at any one time.


  • SWRRFI does not fund infrastructure, conference travel or publication costs, salaries for the chief investigator or co‐investigators.