Applying for grants

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

Applications for grants are currently closed.
Our next grants round will be announced on this page.

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, our conservation programs 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 nature reserves or Water For Nature.
  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.

It is essential that you read the Grants Program Guidelines before applying for a grant.

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

The Grant Application Form will be available to download when a grants rounds is open.

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 Grants Round

The March 2019 Nature Foundation SA grants round closed on Friday 12 April 2019. This round offers grants in the following grant categories and applications are currently being assessed:

Grant Category Study Level Grant Amount
Grand Start Grants Program PhD/Masters  Up to $3000 per annum
Grand Start Grants Program  Honours  Up to $2000 for 1 year
Nature Foundation Scientific Expedition Foundation RL & GK Willing Grant Honours Up to $1500 for 1 year
Roy and Marjory Edwards Scholarship PhD/Masters $12,000 per annum for up to 3 years