Every nature-based and scientific society welcomes inquiries from people interested in their activities. Just browse the Events calendar for an activity in your locality; or browse the Member Groups tab for a society that specialises in an aspect of science or natural history that captures your attention.
The Royal Society of Queensland Research Grants
Two early-career researchers won awards under the inaugural round of grants from the Society's Research Fund in 2018. Grants are available for small-scale projects that escape the attention of the mainstream grant programs. See the Society's website for further details. Applications will be invited in early 2019 for the next round.
There are a few grant programs for modest-scale projects in Queensland-focused natural science. Researchers are encouraged to inquire of the following sources:
- Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarships: An annual grant for research in terrestrial, marine or freshwater ecology.
- Australian Academy of Science.
- Australian Wildlife Society University Grants.
- Grant opportunities from the Commonwealth Government (notably the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science, GO103).
Citizen science projects
Please refer to the index page of the Australian Citizen Science Association for links to projects in a field or locality of interest.
Also refer to the joint ACSA / Atlas of Living Australia Project Finder.