The South Australian Ornithological Association Inc. (Birds SA) established the Birds SA Conservation Fund with the intention of making available research grants to encourage and promote research into the birds and their habitats in Australia. The Birds SA Conservation Fund Committee considers all applications for grants from the Birds SA Conservation Fund with this intention in mind.
Grant applications are usually considered in April (for applications received by 31 March) and in October (for applications received by 30 September).
Grants are available up to a maximum of $3000.
The following are general guidelines to provide applicants with information on projects that the Birds SA Conservation Fund is likely to support:
1. Projects that increase knowledge and understanding of birds and their habitats.
2. Projects relating to management and conservation of Australian bird species and their habitats.
3. Projects that investigate factors relating to declining or threatened species of birds.
Applications are encouraged from research institutions for supervised project funding at the Honours Degree, Masters Degree and PhD levels and projects conducted by researchers at South Australian Research Institutes. Applications are also encouraged from people not aligned to any institution.