2016-17 round of the ABRS National Taxonomy Research Grants Program

Published: Monday 10th August 2015

The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) provides grants to Australian institutions to support Honours, Masters and PhD students to undertake taxonomic research.  The ABRS also provides research grants to established researchers for taxonomic projects. 

The 2016-17 round of the ABRS National Taxonomy Research Grants Program - Research and Capacity-Building Grants streams is NOW OPEN for applications. 

The ABRS provides online delivery of taxonomic and biological information on taxa known to occur in Australia. Grants can be awarded to research projects where the primary aim is to undertake taxonomic research on the Australian biota or to develop products that aid in the dissemination of taxonomic information.

The ABRS and the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria have partnered with the Atlas of Living Australia to develop an online Australasian eFlora platform to support collaborative and more flexible creation and delivery of online floras. The ABRS is seeking to support projects that will assist it to develop content, fill gaps and maintain the currency of the Flora of Australia, consistent with its curation and delivery on the Australasian eFlora platform.

The ABRS is also seeking to support projects that update and expand the data held in the Australian Faunal Directory.

For more information, please don't hesitate to contact the ABRS or check out the websites: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/funding-and-research/grants/index.html

Fully completed applications should be submitted to the Research Office (res.grants@acu.edu.au ) at least seven working days prior to the funding body’s closing date.

Internal Due Date: 18 October 2015

Deadline: 2:00pm AEDT[1] 28 October 2015

For information on internal requirements for submitting a research grant please see ACU research grants website.