Grants

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September 2017 Grants are now OPEN.

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 Nature Foundation SA Guidelines for Assessing Projects for more information.
Additional documents- Witchelina Management Plan Summary
                                    Hiltaba Management Plan Summary

Projects supporting River Murray threatened flora and fauna or native wildflowers will be given priority consideration.


Applications close: 5pm COB Friday 27th October 2017.

Nature Foundation SA will be holding a Presentation Ceremony at the Basil Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Frome Rd, in late November with the date and time to be advised. We hope that all applicants, family and supervisors will be able to attend.

PhD/Masters Grand Start Scholarship Program - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

 

NEW- Nature Foundation-Scientific Expedition Group RL & GK Willing Grant - OPEN

The scientific Expedition Foundation in partnership with Nature Foundation SA is pleased to announce its latest student grant offering. The SEF scholarship will be an annual $1500 grant awarded to an honours student focused on advancing the understanding of:

  1. Trends in the abundance and distribution of native populations of South Australian fauna and flora; or
  2. Soil, water, geology or climate where it will affect abundance and distribution of native populations of South Australian fauna and flora.
Download the NFSA-SEF RL & GK Willing Grant Application Form here
 

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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 .

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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.






Professor Mike Bull Research Fund for Emerging Scientists

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The late Professor Michael Bull has left a wonderful legacy in animal behaviour, ecology and conservation. Mike was an outstanding scientist and was well known and revered for his mentorship of students.

Working with Mike's family, a group of colleagues have responded to numerous requests to develop a lasting legacy best reflecting his contribution to students, organisations and environmental research. Find out more here.