birding-aus Notice: Stuart Leslie Bird Reseach Awards

Subject: birding-aus Notice: Stuart Leslie Bird Reseach Awards
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 16:42:01 +1100
Funding Opportunity - Postgraduate Ornithological Research and Conferences

Applications for the 2000 Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award are now open.
Established in 1997, this national Award supports the research work of
postgraduate students and ornithologists in Australia, enabling them to
participate in essential fieldwork and attend scientific conferences.

Applications in the following areas are encouraged:
- field work on the behaviour and ecology of native Australian birds
- conservation biology of threatened native birds and management of their
- travel to ornithological conferences within Australia by postgraduate
students to deliver a paper or poster

Typically, grants of $500 to $3000 will be awarded for research projects
and up to $500 made available for fieldwork or conference travel.  Grants
for research projects will be renewable for 2-3 years, provided
satisfactory progress is made and reports are submitted on time.

Grants are awarded on the strict understanding that funds will be exempt
from university, college or other institutional or organisational
administration charges.
Preference is given to supporting researchers at an early stage of their
research program.

Applications close 31 March 2000.  Awards will be announced late June.

For an application form or further information, please contact Ms Kerry
Spencer at Birds Australia's national office, 415 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn
East VIC 3123, Ph (03) 9882 2622, Fax (03) 9882 2677, email


Hugo Phillipps
Communications Coordinator
Birds Australia
415 Riversdale Road
HAWTHORN EAST 3123, Australia
Tel: (03) 9882 2622, fax: (03) 9882 2677
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