Australia & Pacific Science Foundation (APSF): Project Grants 2015

Australia & Pacific Science Foundation (APSF) provides funding on a competitive basis to encourage high quality research by scientists in national or state institutions, and universities.

ASP’s Research Committee particularly favours research activities that seem likely to lead to improved systems of managing land, water, plants and animals in ways which will enhance the productivity and quality of food, fisheries, plants and forests, while simultaneously conserving the natural environment, preserving biodiversity, avoiding pollution of soils and water, and enhancing human welfare.

Funding & Duration

The APSF provides support of up to $15,000 per annum,  for a maximum of three years.

The components of the project budget for which funds are sought from the Foundation must be justified – both travel and equipment for which funding is sought must be essential for this project.


Grants are awarded to institutions within Australia or other countries of the South West Pacific region for activities within those countries.

The project must form an identifiable element of work that would not be undertaken without the support of the Foundation. If the project is a sub-project of a larger investigation it must be sufficiently discrete for the outputs and outcomes to be independently evaluated. (Projects that may be seminal to subsequent larger grants from other sources are attractive to the Foundation.)

The project must be in the biological or biophysical sciences or have application in those areas, and must not be medical research.

Submission Requirements & Internal Due Date

Applications must be submitted for internal review by 27 Feb 2015.

Submitted applications must be accompanied by a signed and completed copy of the University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet.

Applications may be emailed to the Research Branch unless otherwise specified.


Further Information

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