Monday, 28 November 2016

New research grants of up to $500,000 for citizen science open now

Applicants should note the following:
·  Funder Deadline: 4.00pm AEDT Friday 17 February 2017. Applications to be submitted online by the applicant 

·  Applicants should create an Application Record in myResearch/Pure and submit the record with the attached application to the Pre-approval workflow. MRO will then progress the application onto School/Faculty for approvalto support the submission. 
o Select Funding Organisation: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
o Select Funding OpportunityCitizen Science Grants

Last Monday, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Greg Hunt MP announced the Citizen Science Grants element of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme, part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation Science Agenda.

Citizen Science Grants are competitive research grants of $50,000 to $500,000, for a period of up to three years.

Applications should be for research projects that involve a significant component of citizen science.

The grant round is open from now until 17 February 2017, to provide enough time for people to identify partners, projects and prepare applications.

More information, including the programme guidelines, can be found at, or in the attached fact sheet HERE.

Applicants can contact the Department on 13 28 46 for further information on the grants.

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