Reef Guardians Research Grants 2018

Applications are now open for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardians Research Grants 2018 (previously called the Science for Management Awards) — from 8 December 2017 to 14 February 2018.

The grants support new management-relevant research that addresses key risks and threats faced by the Great Barrier Reef. The grants provide an important avenue for postgraduate students to contribute directly to improved future management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

About the grants program

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardians Research Grants program provides funding to students working towards a doctorate or master’s degree in the physical, biological and social science disciplines.

The Reef Guardian Research Grants 2018 program aims to support research which:

The grants are in the form of financial assistance, ranging from $1000 to $5000 for successful projects. They’re open to doctorate and master’s students in the physical, biological and social science fields throughout Australia.

Applicants are advised to carefully read the guidelines for the Reef Guardian Research Grants 2018 before applying and look at past award winners' projects.

Applying for a grant

The closing date for submitting applications is 14 February 2018.

Applicants should complete the online Application form via the Smartygrant platform and submit their completed application electronically.

Applications will be assessed in a competitive, merit-based process against the program’s assessment criteria.Following assessment of the applications, applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome in April 2018.

Application preparation documents

Further information

Email: grants@gbrmpa.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4750 0700