This postgraduate student award was made possible through the generosity of Allen Keast, Emeritus Professor of Biology at Queens University, Kingston Ontario, Canada. Professor Keast was arguably Australia's most influential ornithologist if account is taken of the scope of his research, the number of scientists with whom he worked, and the part he played in educating the global ornithological community about Australia's birds.
His desire to fund this award stems from a lifelong passion to encourage and support young ornithologists.
He was made a Fellow of the RAOU in 1965 and awarded the D.L. Serventy Medal in 1995. Professor Keast sadly passed away in 2009.
Applying for the Award
Applications for the Prof Allen Keast Research Award are now being accepted. The closing date for applications is 5pm, March 31.
Submit one application for a research award as the Professor Allen Keast, Stuart Leslie and Emu – Austral Ornithology Research Awards are all assessed simultaneously.
Applications in the following areas are encouraged:
Field work on the behaviour and ecology of native Australian birds
Conservation biology of threatened native birds and management of their habitats