Selection criteria for grant awards
Each application will be
- Closeness to the objectives of the Australian
1) conservation of Australian plant diversity, particularly where there
are threats from climate change
2) the cultivation of Australian plants, to ensure their survival and
reduce the threat to native ecosystems
3) enabling the management of rare and endangered plants. All applications
on rare and endangered plants should indicate how the research relates
to the management plan for the species.
- Originality and technical feasibility.
- The scientific merit of the project,
as advised by the Scientific
Research Committee. Projects must be scientifically sound.
Applicants must be suitably qualified or identify a qualified project
- The likelihood of success within the
proposed time frame.
- The availability of funds.
The Foundation does not fund projects
that are for conference travel, publications, research
on orchids, or taxonomy. It gives a low priority to flora surveys per