Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales: Paddy Pallin Science Grants

Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales

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Grant amount: Up to A $7,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2020 7:59am PDT

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

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

Location of project: Australia

Location of residency: Australia

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 3 years of receiving their PhD

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The Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales' (RZS NSW) main focus is to foster the study and conservation of Australia's unique native fauna. 

The Paddy Pallin Foundation and the Royal Zoological Society of NSW are offering up to four Science Grants in 2019, worth up to $7,000 each to support field-based, high quality ecological research.

The objective of the grant program is to provide financial support for conservation‐based research of Australian ecosystems that will ultimately lead to tangible outcomes for management. The scope of the research is open to terrestrial, marine and freshwater research on animals and/or plants and ecological communities.

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


  • The grants are open to postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers (with less than 3 years of research related experience since conferral of PhD, excluding research career interruptions).
  • Applicants must be either enrolled or have an academic position (including adjunct/visiting positions) at an Australian University or research position at a relevant institution - e.g. CSIRO or a museum.
  • Applicants must be financial members of the RZS NSW.
  • The research must address conservation problems in Australian systems and have clearly defined management implications.
  • The work should have the potential to lead to publication in high quality ecological or conservation journals.
  • The successful grant winner will be expected to present the outcomes of their research at a public lecture within 18-24 months of award date. A video summary of the project (either recording of the public lecture or other vignette video (approx. 5 minutes) will then be posted on Foundations and partners websites.
  • Details of the successful projects each year will be summarised on the RZS NSW, Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and Paddy Pallin Foundation websites.
  • A short report of the project is required at the end of Year 1 and a final report after 18‐24 months suitable for posting on the above websites.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants should be financial members of the RZS NSW.


  • Preference will be given to research which deals with ecological community processes.


  • University or research institutional on-costs are not supported.
  • Conference travel is not supported.