Nature Foundation SA Inc is a non-profit organisation which raises funds to conserve and sustain South Australia's natural biodiversity. Since its inception, NFSA has raised many millions of dollars for on-ground projects, land conservation, education programs and research.
Nature Foundation SA undertakes two rounds of grant funding each year in the categories listed below. In each case grants will be assessed by the Foundation's Research, Projects and Education Committee to determine how they contribute to the conservation of South Australia's biodiversity and habitats. See the Guidelines for Assessing Projects for further information about the criteria considered.
- Conservation Research on NFSA Properties. NFSA encourages research that informs the management of its properties: Witchelina, Tiliqua, Para Woodlands, Cygnet Park Sanctuary and Hiltaba. Please review the property information on this website, or call 1300 366 191 for more specific information about NFSA properties.
- PhD/Masters Grand-Start Scholarship Program. Each grant is to a maximum of $3,000 per annum for a maximum of three years. Each grant recipient must reapply on an annual basis to receive new grants in subsequent years. Decisions as to whether to continue funding a scholarship will be based on the performance report submitted by the grantee for the previous year, the comparative merit of other grant applications, and the consistency of the research with meeting NFSA’s conservation goals.
- Honour Year Grand-Start Scholarship Program. Each grant is to a maximum of $1,000.
- The Wildlife Mysteries of Lake Eyre Research Fund. Lake Eyre is one of the driest places on one of the driest continents and yet it is probably most famous for its floods. Researchers have an unrivalled chance to discover some of the mysteries of how plants and animals cope with the irregular patterns of the inland. Research Grants, to a maximum of $6,000.00, are available for projects directed towards gaining vital information to protect the unique wildlife in the region of the Lake Eyre Basin and to learn how to better manager the inland environments. Download Mysteries of Lake Eyre application form
- Community Projects within: Download Community Project application form
- Red Tailed Black Cockatoo. Research & projects to help rescue an engendered sub-species of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo in the State's South East.
- Australian Sea Lion. Research projects that study movements between colonies, feeding and diving behaviour and breeding success to fully understand why these animals are having problems surviving, and to establish management plans that will assist in reversing this trend.
Applications for August 2013 are now open. Applications close Friday 30th August 2013.
If you have any further queries, please call 1300 366 191 or email Admin.