Lepidoptera grant open

The first grant from the Australian Lepidoptera Research Endowment has been announced and it’s open to any lepidopterist working on Australian fauna. We’re sharing the details below to support this wonderful initiative.


Australian Lepidoptera Research Endowment

Call for grant applications 2016

We are pleased to announce initial grants of up to $4500 from the Perpetual Foundation – Australian Lepidoptera Research Endowment (ALRE) for the financial year July 2016 to 2017, and are inviting applications.


Any lepidopterist, amateur or professional, working on the Australian fauna, is eligible to apply for any of the activities considered for support listed on the ALRE website:


To be eligible, grants can only be handled by organisations that hold Australian Taxation Office Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR1) endorsement (covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997). Further documentation may be requested during the selection process to confirm an organisation’s eligibility.


The application form can be found on the ALRE website and should be submitted by 1 April 2016 by email to Marianne.Horak@csiro.au

Selection Process

The applications will be assessed by the Scientific Advisory Committee and a recommendation with applications to be funded from the ALRE will be made to the trustee in May 2016. Successful applicants will be advised by the trustee by 30 June 2016 and the grant will be disbursed to the eligible beneficiary. Since this is the first funding round the timing does not conform to that suggested on the ALRE website.

For queries please contact Marianne Horak (Marianne.Horak@csiro.au or Tel. 02-6246 4259)