The Skyrail Rainforest Foundation offers funding to support student research that enhances the protection of tropical rainforests through better understanding and sustainable practices.

Each year research students will be able to access up to $5,000 for PhD and masters projects and up to $2,000 for honours projects, Graduate Diploma in Research Methods projects and other Masters Coursework where there is a strong research component.

The funding favours projects with a specific focus on the impacts on flora and fauna, ecosystem recovery, revegetation, and ongoing management programs for Australia's Tropical Rainforests and protection of rare, threatened and vulnerable species and regional ecosystems. Projects that also address impacts, recovery and threat abatement, for example; weed and pest incursion of rainforest ecosystems following Severe Tropical Cyclones, will be particularly welcome.

Since inception, the foundation has provided more than $440,252.13 to research projects.

Each year applications will be reviewed and assessed by the SRF's Public Fund Management Committee who are experts in education, conservation, environmental management and business.


Research Funding for Rainforest Protection has now closed for 2018. More opportunities will be made available to students in 2019.

Current Funding Projects

Students that have received funding from the foundation are required to submit regular progress reports throughout their research. This allows the committee the opportunity to keep up to date with the progression of all student projects.

For students currently completing research projects and that have received funding from the foundation, you are able to download the progress report form as well as the final report form for submission below. All progress and final reports can be sent directly to the foundation.

Student Progress Report   Student Final Report  


For further information regarding submissions for funding, please contact the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation via email email/info)( or phone (07) 4038 5511.