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Australian Antarctic Science Grant Program

Contact Details

Science Planning and Coordination

P: 03 6232 3600



Department of the Environment and Energy
Close Date & Time:
9-Oct-2018 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
211006 - Natural Resources - Conservation and Protection
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Australian Antarctic Program conducts world-class science of critical national importance and global significance that delivers on Australian Antarctic policy and operational priorities. The Program is led, coordinated and delivered by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).

The Australian Antarctic Science Program (AASP) considers applications for science projects that address the Australian Government’s Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan 2011-12 to 2020-21. Applicants can apply for a grant and/or logistical support through the AASP.

The AAD’s primary focus is providing logistical support to enable program participants to undertake field work for approved projects in Antarctica,the subantarctic and the Southern Ocean. This support usually takes the form of transport between Hobart and Antarctica/the subantarctic, accommodation and meals, clothing and kitting, and medical services for expedition participants.

The AAD also manages the Australian Antarctic Science Grant Program, which has been supporting scientific Antarctic research since 1986.

The grant program is a component of the overall AASP and all applications, regardless of whether or not they are requesting (or are eligible for) a grant, are assessed through the same application system.

Three types of grants are included in the program:

  • Research project grants
  • Co-funded postdoctoral fellowship grants
  • RJL Hawke postdoctoral fellowship in Antarctic Environmental Science (one only).

To be eligible for an Australian Antarctic Science Grant:

  • The applicant, or Chief Investigator (CI), must be from an eligible Australian organisation. Only applicants from eligible institutions can access the grant questions in the application form.

  • CIs seeking a grant must meet at least one of the following criteria at the time of application, and for the full term of her/his participation in the project: 

    • be an employee for at least half time (50 per cent of Full Time Equivalent) at one Australian eligible organisation, or

    • be a holder of an Emeritus, Adjunct or equivalent appointment at an Australian eligible organisation and not be employed more than half time (50 per cent of Full Time Equivalent) at another organisation that:

      • is outside the higher education sector

      • engages in research funded predominantly from state/territory or Australian Government funding sources.


Grant Activity Timeframe:

August 2018 - September 2019

Total Amount Available (AUD):
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $10,000.00 to $150,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:

The AAD has an online application system called AAO (Antarctic Applications Online) for the AASP. The same application form and assessment process is used for all applications, which must be submitted through AAO.

Contact Details

Science Planning and Coordination

P: 03 6232 3600



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