The objectives of the Small Environmental Grant Scheme is to support biodiversity conservation projects in Australia that are concerned with one or more of the following:
* monitoring and recording data
* community education
* community capacity building (training)
* research and science
* sustainable land management (NSW only)
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund was established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available.
The National Geographic Society awards grants for research, conservation, education, and storytelling through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest. National Geographic Society grant-funded projects should be bold, innovative, and transformative.
The Linkage Projects scheme promotes national, and international, collaboration and research partnerships between key stakeholders in research and innovation including higher education institutions, government, business, industry and end-users. Research and development is undertaken to apply advanced knowledge to problems, acquire new knowledge and as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research.
The Australian Orchid Foundation will support research for projects related to orchids, including:
Studies to research orchids in their habitat and management practices to protect those orchids and their habitats;
Studies of wild populations of orchids, their biology, distribution, conservation and taxonomy;
Cultivation and propagation of orchids;
Education of the public;
Education of young people, in particular in the sciences relevant to orchids; and