VicBioCon Research Grant

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a grant to provide additional financial assistance to support the work of the VicBioCon community.

The VicBioCon Research Grant is aimed to support 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.

Applicants will be judged on the project relevance, feasibility and meaningful impact to conservation or biodiversity knowledge in Victoria. Consideration will also be given to how well applicants have articulated how grant funds will be utilised to deliver project outcomes.

The VicBioCon Research Grant is available to a single applicant for a value up to AU$2000.


Applicants will be announced at the closing of VicBioCon 2022 and expected to present their results at the VicBioCon 2023.


Applicants must:

  • Be actively engaged in research or work that increases knowledge, or supports conservation of biodiversity within Victoria

  • Be affiliated with a Victorian-based research, or higher education organisation

  • Be available to present at the Victorian Biodiversity Conference 2023


To avoid conflicts of interest, please note that current and past (<2 years) VicBioCon committee members are not eligible to apply.


How to apply:

Applications will open on Monday 29th November 2021. Applicants must fill out the below application form and submit to us by 11.59pm on Sunday 9th January 2022.

Apply for the VicBioCon Research Grant

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