Australian Conservation Taxonomy Award - for young scientists
The Australian Conservation Taxonomy Award is designed to foster research by young scientists into important taxonomic problems that have significant implications for conservation in Australia. The Nature Conservancy, thanks to generous support from The Thomas Foundation, have created this $9,000 Award, which includes funding for a research project and costs associated with attending two Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conferences.
Applications for an Australian Conservation Taxonomy Award are welcomed from all current financial members of the Australasian Systematic Botany Society who are either enrolled as postgraduate research students or planning to enroll in a postgraduate research degree within twelve months of the closing date for applications. The project must contribute to Australian systematic botany (including cryptogams), must be carried out within Australia, and must have relevance to a conservation issue. The value of the grant awarded will be $6000 plus up to $3000 allocated to attendance at 2 ASBS conferences. Applications will be assessed on the quality of the applicant and the proposed project. The project should be clearly defined in scope and preferably result in a publication.