Applications for the 21/22 Jim Cuthbertson Grant now OPEN


The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ) is calling for applications for a grant worth $4,000 to undertake national park on-ground work or research. This grant is made possible thanks to a much-appreciated bequest from Jim Cuthbertson, and matching funding from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service this year.

The inaugural Grant (2018-2019) attracted more than $80,000 of in-kind flora and fauna survey work with findings presented in the upcoming Autumn edition of Protected.
The proposed project must address at least one of the following, listed below in order of priority:

    • improve the conservation value/resilience of one or a number of parks;

    • strengthen the science and evidence base of one or a number of parks or park proposals; or

    • advance community knowledge of, or connection to, Queensland’s national parks.

Applicants may be Honours, Masters or PhD students, or volunteers.
Proposed projects shall take no longer than two years. Six monthly progress and a final report are to be provided by the recipient.
Applications will be assessed on:

    • the potential conservation outcome (35%),

    • relevance to current issues and/or the applicant’s research (35%)

    • any additional funding obtained by the applicant (20%)

    • health, safety and environment including provisions for COVID safe measures (10%).

Please download and complete the application form below and return to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Wednesday 31 March. Any questions about the grant can be directed to [email protected].

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