"In 2000, the Australia and Pacific Science Foundation was established to sponsor activities within Australia and managed by Australian entities. In 2005 sponsorship was extended to include projects with components within the south west Pacific, managed by Australian institutions or other entities within those countries. In seeking to achieve its aims, The Australia & Pacific Science Foundation provides support, on a competitive basis, for the following activities:
- The top priority is to encourage high quality research by scientists in Australian national or state institutions, and similar institutions in other countries of the South West Pacific.
- Occasional support may also be given to such activities as training, publications or conferences.
The Foundation seeks to complement, rather than compete with, other funding bodies.
The APSF provides research grants for the support of ecology, biodiversity, and life sciences in Australia and the Southwest Pacific region.Grants are awarded to institutions within Australia or other countries of the Southwest Pacific region for activities within those countries or within the region.
Typically the APSF provides project grants up to A$15,000 per year for up to three years. Applications from students as project leaders are not accepted.
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