Applying for grants

Researcher Marina Louter with Thick-billed Grasswrens at Witchelina Nature Reserve

Grants are currently CLOSED. The next grant round will open in MARCH 2019.

The Nature Foundation SA grants program funds research that contributes to the conservation of South Australia’s biodiversity and habitats. We prioritise research grant proposals that align with our Science Strategy and focus on our Nature Reserves or our Water For Nature program.

Successful grant recipients are required to enter into a grant agreement which outlines requirements in relation to use of funds, reporting and acknowledgement of Nature Foundation SA. 

Applying for a Grant

Nature Foundation SA offers grants in a number of grant categories. Applications for funding will only be considered during specified grant rounds.
All research grant proposals must demonstrate capacity to deliver on at least one of the following outcomes:

  1. Support the objectives of our properties.
  2. Answer a question posed by Nature Foundation SA.
  3. Significantly advance or solve a major environmental issue in South Australia.

and if a proposal is for a multi-year grant it must also:

  1. Show how the money can successfully leverage additional funding from other organisations.

Grants program guidelines will be provided prior to the launch of the next grant round.

It is recommended that you read the following documents, which will assist you to align your grant proposal with Nature Foundation SA priorities:

To discuss your project idea with Nature Foundation SA or for any other grant queries, please call 1300 366 191 or email us.

March 2019 Grant Round

The March 2019 Nature Foundation SA grants round will open on Monday 4 March 2019, with applications closing on Friday 12 April 2019. This round will offer grants in the following grant categories:

Grant Category Study Level Grant Amount
Grand Start Scholarship Program PhD/Masters  Up to $3000 per annum
Grand Start Scholarship Program  Honours  Up to $1500
Nature Foundation Scientific Expedition Foundation RL & GK Willing Grant Honours Up to $1500
Roy and Marjorie Edwards Scholarship PhD/Masters $12,000 per annum for up to 3 years
Scholarship under the Professor Mike Bull Research Fund for Emerging Young Scientists Honours/PhD Up to $1500