The Hermon Slade Foundation (HSF) is now inviting applications for its Grant Program to improve systems of managing land, water, plants and animals in ways which will enhance the productivity and quality of food, fisheries, plants and forests, while simultaneously conserving the natural environment, preserving biodiversity, avoiding pollution of soils and water, and enhancing human welfare.
Grants are awarded to Australian institutions for activities within Australia. Occasionally activities located in countries of the south west Pacific may also be funded.
- The Foundation typically provides project grants up to A$30,000 (ex GST) per year for up to three years.
- The project forms an identifiable element of work that would not be undertaken without the support of the Foundation. If the project is a sub-project of a larger investigation it must be sufficiently discrete for the outputs and outcomes to be independently evaluated. (Projects that may be seminal to subsequent larger grants from other sources are attractive to the Foundation.)
- The project is in the biological or biophysical sciences or has application in those areas, as exemplified in projects described on this web site, and is not medical research.
- The components of the project budget for which funds are sought from the Foundation must be justified — both travel and equipment for which funding is sought must be essential for this project.
- Administrative costs are not funded, but HSF may be assessed by Universities as Category 1 Australian Competitive Grant Income. Publication costs levied by scientific journals are not supported by the Foundation.
For more information, visit HSF.