March 2017 Grants are now OPEN. Applications close Monday 1 May 2017.
Nature Foundation SA is a non-profit organisation that raises funds to conserve and sustain South Australia’s natural biodiversity. Since its inception, the charity has raised many millions of dollars for on-ground projects, land conservation, education programs and research.
Each year, Nature Foundation SA undertakes grant funding in the categories listed below. In each case, grants will be assessed by the Research, Projects & Education Committee to determine how they contribute to the conservation of South Australia's biodiversity and habitats. See the Nature Foundation SA Guidelines for Assessing Projects for further information about the criteria considered.
Applications close on Monday 1 May 2017. All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 24 May.
Nature Foundation SA will be holding a Presentation Ceremony at Uni SA on Thursday 1 June and hope that all applicants and supervisors will be able to attend.
PhD/Masters Grand Start Scholarship Program - NOW OPEN
Each grant is to a maximum of $3000 per annum for a maximum of three years. Each grant recipient must reapply on an annual basis to receive new grants in subsequent years. Decisions as to whether to continue funding a scholarship will be based on the performance report for the previous year,submitted by the grantee, the comparative merit of other grant applicants, the consistency of the research in meeting NFSA’s conservation goals and the availability of funds.
NFSA encourages research that informs the management of its properties Witchelina and Hiltaba nature reserves, Tiliqua, Para Woodlands and Cygnet Park Sanctuary. Please review the property information on our website, or call 08 8340 2880 for more specific information about NFSA properties. Download the Scholarship Application Form here
Honours Year Grand Start Scholarship Program - NOW OPEN
Each grant is up to a maximum of $1500 to assist Honours students undertaking field research.
For both of these programs, Nature Foundation SA encourages research that informs the management of its nature reserves. Preference will be given to research that fulfils this objective. Please review the nature reserves information on our website, or call the office for more specific information.
NFSA encourages research that informs the management of its properties Witchelina and Hiltaba nature reserves, Tiliqua, Para Woodlands and Cygnet Park Sanctuary. Please review the property information on our website, or call 08 8340 2880 for more specific information.
Download the Scholarship Application Form here
Community Education and Awards - NOW OPEN
Community Grants are available to education-based programs involving the interlinking of conservation and science in association with Nature Foundation SA nature reserves or projects.
Download the Community Grant Application Form here.
Research Project Grants - NOW OPEN
Research project grants are provided to support projects that assist South Australian wildlife in the natural environment.
Download the Project Grant Application Form here.
Roy & Marjory Edwards Scholarship - CLOSED.
A perpetual scholarship in conservation biology field reserach for PhD students. This scholarship will provide $12,000 per annum for up to three years to support a postgraduate student (Masters or PhD) at a South Australian University. For more information about the Roy & Marjory Edwards Scholarship, click here.
Research Grant Reports
Nature Foundation SA has funded a range of diverse grants and scholarships over the years, which have contributed to the conservation of plants, species and habitat in our environment.
Click here to view reports from some completed projects funded through Nature Foundation SA .
Australian Sea Lions
The Australian sea lion is one of South Australia's most loved animals and yet, during the 19 century, it was hunted to extinction throughout much of its habitat.
Click here to find out more about Nature Foundation SA's involvement in efforts to protect this vulnerable species.