Australian Biological Resources Study: National Taxonomy Research Grant Program

Category Scientific Research

Status Closed

Delivered on behalf of Department of the Environment and Energy

Selection Process Open

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

The Australian Government is inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to apply to contribute towards outcomes under the Department of the Environment and Energy’s Program 1.2: Science, Information and Research commencing in the 2020-21 financial year.

The Australian Biological Resources Study National Taxonomy Research Grant Program provides grants for research into taxonomy and systematics and to support the training and/or recruitment of taxonomists.

The program is the only grant program in Australia that is targeted towards the support of research into taxonomy, to:

  • improve our knowledge of the Australia biota through targeted taxonomic research
  • increase funding for taxonomy through enhanced co-funding opportunities
  • build Australia’s taxonomic capacity by supporting tertiary research training and early career researchers.

Benefits of the program include:

  • increased support for students and early career researchers (including provision for retired taxonomists to mentor younger researchers through support for non-salaried researcher positions)
  • provision for major, national-scale investigations incorporating multiple researchers and institutions.

Grant applications must address at least one of the Australian Biological Resources Study: Priority Areas for Research Grants.

More information

More information about the Australian Biological Resources Study: National Taxonomy Research Grant Program as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sample Commonwealth Standard Grant Agreement
  • Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement
  • Sample Standard Grant Agreement General Grant Conditions
  • Sample Simple Grant Agreement General Grant Conditions
  • Project Budget template
  • Activity Work Plan template

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Please quote 2019-3040 – National Taxonomy Research Grant Program when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents