Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology

Applications for funds between July 2014 and June 2015 are now closed.

Blue Tongue Lizard

Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum

Applications are now open for the latest round of grants-in-aid to be awarded by the Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology. Applications will be considered in any of the following two categories:

  • honours student
  • postgraduate student

Individual grants will range to a maximum of $1,000. .

Applications should include the following information:

  • Applicant's name and permanent address
  • A brief outline of the project
  • A brief budget, specifying:

              (1) travel and field costs 
              (2) equipment
              (3) miscellaneous (with brief explanation)

  • Proposed date of completion

Applications should be sent to:

The Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology
Attention: Maxine Kauter
The Australian Museum
6 College Street
SYDNEY NSW 2010

Application form (applications close at 5pm on Monday 19 May 2014

Download the Application Form

This application form must be used. The application should be brief and concise but with enough detail to allow the proposal to be evaluated. Additional pages may be used if absolutely necessary.

In accepting an award, successful applicants will thereby agree to the following:

  • To comply with all State and Commonwealth fauna regulations
  • To submit a brief report within one month of the completion date
  • To acknowledge the Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology in any publications

The Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology is an Australia-wide fund which seeks to provide small grants-in-aid to Australian students interested in herpetology. The Fund was established in 1979 to commemorate the memory of Peter Rankin, a young herpetologist who died accidentally while collecting in New Caledonia shortly after having graduated from university. The Fund makes awards annually to a total of approximately $3,000. Contributions to the invested capital of the Fund are continually being sought by the Committee overseeing the Fund. Contributions are tax deductable.

Any questions should be directed to:

Ms Maxine Kauter Program Coordinator, Science & Learning and AMRI

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