Applied Taxonomy Contracts are available to support further applied research utilising Bush Blitz data or the development of a product that helps meet Bush Blitz Programme objectives.
The purpose of these contracts is to bridge the gap between taxonomy and applied outcomes through products such as educational tools for students/rangers/mine management, online resources, workshops, field guides etc., and for further research with national agricultural, national resource management, or other conservation outcomes.
Funding & Duration
Funding will be available for an amount of up to $40,000 (excluding GST) for a period of 12 months or up to $80,000 (excluding GST) for a period of 18 months. Expressions of interest that include acknowledgement of funding or in-kind support from other sources will be considered of higher merit.
All Principal Investigators or Project Managers must have submitted all reports associated with previous Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) National Taxonomy Research Grant Programme (NTRGP) grants, Bush Blitz grants, previous Tactical Taxonomy Contracts and any other contract related to Bush Blitz field work for their expression of interest to be considered.
If you have not submitted a report for a previous grant or contract you must submit it with your expression of interest. If the proposed project involves the analysis of Bush Blitz survey specimens, applicants need to be affiliated with an appropriate holding institution in order to gain access to facilities and material from collections.
Copies of your application must be forwarded to the Research Branch, accompanied by a signed and completed copy of the University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet.