2018 Applications - NOW OPEN

In 2018, ACRS will support the research of up to five students by the provision of Student Awards. The most outstanding proposals (which meet the eligibility criteria) will be awarded the Terry Walker Prize of $4000 or the Danielle Simmons Prize of $4000. Up to three ACRS research awards of $2500 will also be awarded. Awards may not be used to fund conference attendance or travel not related to field studies.

Given Terry Walker's commitment to field studies on Australian coral reefs and cays, this award is to be spent primarily on field studies on Australian coral reefs.

Given Danielle Simmons commitment to field work at Heron Island, successful applicants for this award will need to spend some time at Heron Island working in the field.

The other research grants (up to three) of $2500 are to be used for laboratory and/or field studies relevant to Australian coral reefs.

To apply, please download these two files:

1. Guidelines

2. Application Form

Please email your completed application form as a single file (.pdf or .doc), named: last name_first nameto Rebecca Fox (rebecca.fox@anu.edu.au).

The closing date for research grant applications for 2018 will be Friday 16 February 5pm AEDT (4pm QLD time, 2pm WA time). Successful applicants will be notified by mid-March, with the formal announcement of award recipients to be made as part of the proceedings of the ACRS Annual Conference 2018.

Incomplete applications, applications not submitted in the format requested as well as applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


Opening date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 09:00
Closing date: 
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 09:00