The VicBioCon Organising Committee is pleased to offer two types of grants to encourage greater participation and inclusion in the VicBioCon community.

The Breaking Barriers Grant

This grant was established with the first Victorian Biodiversity Conference in 2017 following a small but important donation, and has grown from there. The Grant has become part of the culture of the conference – through it we hope to ensure that the event is as inclusive, supportive and diverse as possible. This grant is only available to presenters at VicBioCon.

The Breaking Barriers Grant for 2023 is currently open! Applicants must fill out an application form and submit it to us by 11.59pm on Sunday 15th January 2023.

The VicBioCon Research Grant

The Research Grant is aimed at supporting PhD students and early career scientists undertaking research or conservation action within Victoria. We also welcome applicants from land managers, environmental educators, and community organisations (e.g. ‘Friends of’ groups) who are actively engaged in projects that increase understanding or persistence of biodiversity within Victoria. The grant is intended to cater for our diverse audience of researchers, students and community members dedicated to conserving biodiversity in Victoria.