Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Birds NZ Research Fund (BNZRF)

The "Birds New Zealand Research Fund" is a national fund that is managed by our Executive Officer on behalf of T/GEAR, a New Zealand Charitable Trust.

Applications will be accepted from individuals or organisations prepared to make a difference through ornithological research, with outcomes likely to provide for better management of New Zealand birds or their environment. Approved applications will be funded retrospective for a 12 month period only. 

Criteria - Preference will be given to applications that will:

  • involve research on "Preferred Research Topics"
  • involve research on native species. Note: testing of methodologies is not suitable for funding
  • involve research with a measurable outcome and a commitment to have results published
  • involve people learning as well as being involved
  • demonstrate intent to publish at least part of their funded work in the society's journal Notornis
  • lead to results that will clearly be of benefit to the conservation of New Zealand birds

How and when to apply:

  • Applications for the 2017 funding round have now closed.
  • The next applications will be called for in June 2018.

Current and Previously Funded Projects:

  • See links below