Australian Biological Resources Study: National Taxonomy Research Grant Program 2023–24

The National Taxonomy Research Grant Program provides researchers with funds to positively contribute to the fields of taxonomy and systematics, and build Australia's taxonomic capacity by supporting research training.

Closes in 44 days

Closing date: Wednesday 18 January 2023 5:00pm AEDT Wed 18 Jan 2023 5:00pm AEDT

What do you get?

Grant amounts vary. The maximum grant amount per research stream:

  • $300,000 for Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant
  • $270,000 for Research Grant
  • $20,000 for PhD Scholarship Support Grant and Early Career Research Grant
  • $10,000 for Honours, Masters Scholarships and Non-salaried Researcher Grants.

Who is this for?

Australian institutions who are hosting a Principal Investigator including Early Career and Postdoctoral researcher, or a PhD, Masters or Honours scholarships student. There is also a stream for individuals affiliated with an appropriate institution applying for a Non-Salaried Researcher Grant.


The National Taxonomy Research Grant Program commits over $2 million annually to support research into taxonomy.

The program aims to:

  • improve knowledge of the Australian biota through targeted taxonomic research
  • increase funding for taxonomy through enhanced co-funding opportunities
  • build Australia’s taxonomic capacity by supporting tertiary research training and early career researchers.

Learn more about the policy that supports this program.

Research streams

Use the list below to compare grant streams and decide which one is right for you. You can also refer to the table in Appendix B of the grant opportunity guidelines to compare grant streams.

Open all button toggle all accordions

Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

How to apply

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

When you're ready to apply

Apply using our online portal:

  • Create or log into your portal account.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your application.
  • Submit your application before the close date.

Make sure you include enough detail and supporting evidence in your application to help us decide whether to award you the grant.

Don’t submit the application until it’s complete. You can’t correct a mistake.

Open all button toggle all accordions

Apply now

Apply for the National Taxonomy Research Grant Program 2023-24 now

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines
  • read and understand the sample grant agreement.
Open all button toggle all accordions


Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form – Research Grants

Sample application form – Early Career Research Grant

Sample application form – Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants

Sample application form – Honours and Masters Scholarships

Sample application form – PhD Scholarship Support Grants

Sample application form – Non-Salaried Researcher Grant