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Science Grants 2013

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Paddy Pallin Science Grants

The Paddy Pallin Foundation, The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and Humane Society International will be offering six Science Grants in 2013, worth up to $7000 each to support field‐based, high quality ecological research. The objective of the grant program is to provide financial support for conservation‐based research of Australian species and ecosystems that will ultimately lead to tangible outcomes for management. The scope of the research is open to terrestrial, marine and freshwater research on animals and/or plants and ecological communities as per the table below





Grant focus

Paddy Pallin Foundation (PPF)

PPF Grants (x2)

Marine, terrestrial or freshwater systems, preference for benefits to ecosystem

Humane Society International (HSI)

HSI Marine Grant

Threatened or migratory EPBC listed species and communities in the marine environment


HSI Threatened Species Grant

Threatened or migratory EPBC listed species and communities in terrestrial or freshwater environments

Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife

FNPW Grant (x2)

Threatened or migratory EPBC listed species and communities in the marine environment





The grants are open to postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers (within 3 years of submitting PhD). Funding for 2013 will commence in September. The grant will be administered through the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.


Grant Conditions

 • Applicants must be either enrolled or have an academic position (including adjunct/visiting positions) at an Australian University or research position at a relevant institution eg CSIRO or a museum.

  • Applicants should be financial members of the RZS NSW The research must address conservation problems in Australian systems and have clearly defined management implications.
  • The work should lead to publication in high quality ecological or conservation journals
  • The successful grant winner will be expected to present the outcomes of their research at a public lecture within 18‐24 months of award date.
  • Details of the successful projects each year will be summarised on the RZS NSW, Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and Paddy Pallin Foundation websites.
  • Conference travel is not supported
  • University or research institutional on‐costs are not supported
  • A short report of the project (up to two pages) is required at the end of Year 1 and a final report after 18 months (3-5 pages) suitable for posting on the above websites.




Application Process

Applications should be submitted as a SINGLE PDF and contain the following

  • Completed cover sheet.
  • Research proposal structured under the following headings; Aims and Background, Significance of the research (including conservation significance), Methodology, and Management Implications of the work (max 3 pages)
  • The proposal should also include an itemized budget with brief justification for each item, a short description of the research environment at host institution and the names , details of research funding already received (project title, funding body and amount), and the contact details of 2 referees (max 2 page)
  • Brief CV including qualifications, summary of research/professional experience, publications/presentations (max 2 pages)
  • A letter from the Head of Department or Head of Research Unit indicating that such a research proposal can be carried out within the Department and that any animal ethics issues have been or will be resolved.
  • Applications must be emailed in PDF format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and received by the Executive officer of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW by 5:00pm on 5th August 2013. Late applications will not be considered.


A subcommittee comprising members of the council of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW and representatives of the Paddy Pallin Science Grants funders will assess applications and the decision of the subcommittee is final. Applicants will be notified by email of the outcomes of the grant by 15 September 2013. Funding will then be provided on a staged basis after completion of progress report (after approximately 9 and 18 months depending on project).


Enquiries please contact the RZS office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Todownload the cover sheet click here.

To read about the Paddy Pallin Foundation Science Grant recipients click here



















Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 18:41


Applications are now closed for the Paddy Pallin Science Grants 2013