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 to assist Honours students undertaking field research.
- General Conservation Research. The maximum application amount for a single grant is $10,000.
- Community Education and Awards. Grants are available to any education-based program involving the interlinking of conservation and science.
- Roy and Marjory Edwards Postgraduate Scholarship. This award was initiated in 2002 by a generous donation from Mrs Marjory Edwards to set up a perpetual scholarship for research into conservation biology. The scholarship will be used to support a postgraduate student (Masters or PhD) at a South Australian University. This scholarship will provide $12,000 per annum for up to three years. The proposed research project must fall within the Nature Foundation’s objectives and be:
- High quality scientific research that makes a significant contribution to the conservation of South Australia’s biodiversity; or
- In the field of biological science with a view to the resolution of an environmental problem or the conservation of South Australian wildlife.
Applications for August 2014 are now open. Applications close Monday 15th September 2014.
All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be advised in due course.
If you have any further queries, please call 1300 366 191 or email Admin.