Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology

Applications are now open for the latest round of grants-in-aid to be awarded by the Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology.

Ross Sadlier and colleagues in New Caledonia

Photographer: © Australian Museum

The Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology is an Australia-wide fund which seeks to provide small grants-in-aid to herpetological projects. 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.

Applications will be considered in any of the following categories:

  • private
  • honours student
  • postgraduate student

Individual grants will range to a maximum of $1,000. Projects (including field-work) must be conducted in Australia.

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.

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

Applications should be sent to:

Marcela Pacheco
Executive Assistant, to Assistant Director, Science & Learning
Head, Australian Museum Research Institute
6 College Street, Sydney NSW 2010
Tel: 61 2 9320 6106
Email Marcela

Any questions should be directed to Marcela Pacheco

Applications for funding between July 2015 and June 2016 are now open. Applications close at 5pm Friday 17 April 2015.

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