Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology
Applications for funds between July 2013 and June 2014 are now open. Applicaitons close at 5pm on Friday 17 May 2013.
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
(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 Friday 17 May 2013
The application form is only available in PDF format.
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 Project Coordinator, Research and Collections