Grants and Proposals

  • Birds Queensland Research Grants for 2020 - closing date for applications is 31 August 2019

*Interested in obtaining an Application Kit should contact the Secretary, Birds Queensland please email to:

Community Sustainability Action grants: Protecting Queensland's Threatened Species

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  • Research Professionals - Funds opportunities

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  • Grahan Harrington Student Scholarship - single $ 1,000 funding grant

-Applications closes end of June! Great opportunity for students to work  on projects focusing on bird research in NQ.

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  • The Ian Potter Foundation

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  • Funding opportunities and PhD opportunities: Northen Development

More details: ARMS Foundation and ARMS 2019 Conference

  • GrantConnect

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  • 2019 Crawford-in-Queensland Student Awards -closes  soon

- Offers a small number of student awards aimed at promoting international agricultural research for development in our near region

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  • JCU Postgrads: Tess is offering two grants of $500 (each) to attend the Student Conference in Conservation Science Australasia (SCCS 2019).

Students should submit an abstract to give a talk to the conference and provide the evidence to Yoko once accepted.  In case we have more than 2 applicants, a TESS committee will decide which two students get the grant.

  • Exploration grant – conservation technologies

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  • Exploration grant – recovery of species on the brink of extinction

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  • Perpetual IMPACT funding 2019

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Scholarships, Training and Job Positions

  • PhD candidates: Investigating the relationship between lianas and Australian rainforest recovery

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  • 5 Years Research Fellow Position at USC

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  • Want to get up to speed with Python? JCU are offering Software Carpentry workshop in Cairns (24 and 25 of July 2019)

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  • Post-Doctoral Scientist Position Zero-Deforestation Commitments and Land Use Change (one year position)

* Beef and Soy in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado / Palm Oil and Beef in Colombia and Peru (deadline September 15, 2019)

More details: submit a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV, and phone and email addresses of three references to Holly Gibbs


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  • PhD project to study Black-throated finch Ecology

Essential selection criteria:

- An undergraduate degree in science;

- Ecological research experience through an Honours or Masters program;

- Evidence of strong written and communication skills (e.g. published works);

- Ecological field experience

Desirable selection criteria:

- Ornithological experience

- Strong quantitative skills

- Banding licence or willingness to apply for one

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  • SFS (The School for Field Studies):  new Centre Director position

The SFS Centre for Rainforest Studies (CRS) in Yungaburra, QSLD, Australia

Start Date: August 1, 2019 (somewhat flexible, but no later than August 15th)

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  • Remunerated short field work job: Environmental Management Professional

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  • Research Fellow - Ecosystem Services of urban trees

- Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Yale University, is seeking to hire a Research Fellow for a period of two years starting in early 2019.

- Applicants should possess a PhD in biology or related research field.
- Experience in measuring plant physiological parameters (preferably experience measuring photosynthesis and/or sap flow) and plant functional traits.
- Background knowledge and experience in plant ecophysiology, plant functional traits, urban ecology, green infrastructure, and/or plant biology.
- Experience working with tropical plant species, or experience with plant species identification.
- Ability to manage project logistics, lead project meetings, perform administrative tasks, troubleshoot equipment issues, and manage team members (e.g., Research Assistants, Student Researchers, etc).
- Willingness to work both independently and in small teams, and participate in lab/team culture.
- Experience with technical and scientific writing, evidenced by 2 to 3 publications in reputable journals.
- Ability to be present in Singapore by the project start date in Spring 2019.

For full consideration, please submit the following materials to Dr. Taylor Sloey via email at
- Cover letter, 
- CV, names and contact information of 3 references, 
- academic transcripts, 
- sample of writing (published text)

  • FIELD PROJECTS International: Research Assistant Training Program

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  • HDR Scholarships available  - Food Agility HDR Program


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  • Letters to a Pre-Scientist: Demystifying science careers by creating personal connections between students from high-poverty schools and real scientists

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  • JCU Public Seminar Series - Partnering for impact on the SDG's

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