How to Apply

Nature Foundation’s grants support research that contributes to the conservation of South Australia’s biodiversity and habitats.

Researchers at Hiltaba Nature Reserve; photo James Dorey

Nature Foundation's Research Grants Program is NOW OPEN. Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 2 May 2021.

We prioritise proposals that align with our Science Strategy and focus on our nature reserves, our conservation programs and our Water For Nature program.

Nature Foundation’s grants program offers grants in several categories. Please refer to our grant categories to see which grant you may be eligible for.

Grants may not be offered in each category in every grant round.


All grant proposals must demonstrate capacity to deliver on at least one of the following outcomes: If a proposal is for a multi-year grant it must also:

Before you apply

It is essential that you read the Grants Program Guidelines before applying. We also recommend you read the following documents, and align your grant proposal with Nature Foundation’s priorities outlined in them:

The Mike Bull Award for Early Career Nature Scientists has its own objectives and research proposals will be assessed against these, which you can find in the relevant sections of the grant categories and Grants Program Guidelines.

Next steps

Complete the Grant Application Form and email it to [email protected] before 5pm Sunday 2 May 2021.

Complete the Research Project Grant Application Form and email it to [email protected] before 5pm Sunday 2 May 2021.

To discuss your project idea with Nature Foundation or for any other grant queries, please call 08 8340 2880 or contact us.

Successful grant recipients need to enter into a grant agreement which outlines requirements in relation to use of funds, reporting and acknowledgement of Nature Foundation.