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VicBioCon Research Grant

Applications have now closed

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 must fill out the below application form and submit to us by 11.59pm on Sunday 15th January 2023.

Applicants will be announced at the closing of VicBioCon 2023 and expected to present their results at the VicBioCon 2024.


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 2024

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

The VicBioCon Research Grant for 2022 was awarded to Emily McIntyre from
The University of Melbourne for 'Effect of storm-induced tree damage
on soil fungal diversity in a dry temperate Eucalypt forest'.
We look forward to hearing about Emily's research at future conferences!
Apply for the VicBioCon Research Grant

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