Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) National Taxonomy Research Grant Program: Capacity Building Grants

The National Taxonomy Research Grant Programme (NTRGP) focuses on support for training and/or recruitment of taxonomists, especially for research on critical taxonomic groups.

The ABRS offers Honours Scholarships, Masters Scholarships and Research Training Program Scholarship Top-Ups under the Capacity-Building Grants stream of the Programme.

Capacity-Building Grants do not have a cash co-funding requirement. That is, applicants do not need to obtain a commitment of cash co-funding for their application to be considered.

The ABRS is offering applicants starting a PhD on a Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship in 2019 the opportunity to top up the existing RTP rate by $10,000 per year. The PhD research projects of applicants must be focused on taxonomy or systematics analysis and address the ABRS Research Priorities. At least $5,000 of the Top-Up must be used to supplement research costs, with up to $5,000 of the Top-Up used to supplement living costs. Evidence of an RTP Scholarship and enrolment will need to be provided to the ABRS prior to or upon acceptance of an offer of a grant. RTP Top-Up applicants must have applied for an RTP Scholarship that commences in 2019.

Non-salaried researcher grants are also available and are offered on an annual basis to allow the completion of projects by non-salaried researchers. A particular priority for these grants is to capture knowledge from senior, retired professionals and allow mentoring of junior researchers.

Please note that, while an overseas institution may partner with an Australian institution on a grant project, the host institution must be an Australian institution and the student/researcher must be based at the host institution.

Funding & Duration

Type of grant & amount
(per annum)
ABRS contribution
(per annum)
Honours Scholarship — $10,000 $10,000 1 (or 2 part-time)
Masters Scholarship — $10,000 $10,000 1 (or 2 part-time)
RPT Top-Up — $10,000 $10,000 3
Non-salaried researcher — $5,000 $5,000 1

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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