Student Research Funding Supporting Rainforest Protection Now Available

Rainforest Research Funding Now Open  

The Skyrail Rainforest Foundation is pleased to announce the annual launch of funding to support student research that enhances the protection of tropical rainforests through better understanding and sustainable practices.

Over the last 10 years the foundation has funded a vast array of rainforest focussed projects and has provided more than $400,000in project grants. Eligible research applicants will be able to access up to $5000 for PhD projects and $2000 for Honours projects, Graduate Diplomas in Research Methods projects and other Masters coursework containing a strong research component.

Dr Ken Chapman, Chairman of the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation, said the foundation was pleased to make this funding available. "The foundation sees great value in the research the students undertake and is pleased to assist them in their efforts which enhance our understanding of our surroundings and lead to a sustainable coexistence," he said. "Skyrail Rainforest Foundation and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, through its support of the foundation, are ambassadors of environmental protection. This goal is reinforced by the foundation’s ongoing support of research projects.”

To assist with the preparation of submissions, the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation document, Guidelines: Applications for Funding Students is available.

Applications will be reviewed and assessed by the foundation’s Public Fund Management Committee comprising experts in education, conservation, environmental management and business. 

Organisations or individuals are invited to submit applications to be considered for this funding opportunity. 

The closing date for submissions is Monday 12th June 2017.