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Australian Biological Resources Study National Taxonomy Research Grants Program
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Eligibility Requirements

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Principal Investigator

The Principal Investigator on an application must be an Australian researcher that is employed at least part-time by an appropriate institution. Principal Investigators are expected to have administrative attachment to an institution in order to gain access to facilities and material from collections.The Principal Investigator will be the person who has scientific and intellectual responsibility for the conduct of the project and will responsible for ensuring the proposed project is conducted in accordance with the project details, project budget and in line with the timeframe associated with the application. If successful, the Principal Investigator is also responsible for ensuring that reports are completed and provided to the host institution contact officer for signing and submitting to the ABRS.In applying for a grant under the Research Grants stream, the Principal Investigator agrees to potential involvement in the assessment of future grant applications, or in public activities run by the ABRS promoting taxonomy.
To be eligible for the grant opportunity you must meet the requirements as identified above. Should you be unable to meet the requirements you are ineligible to apply for this grant opportunity.

Early Career Research Grant

The Principal Investigator on an Early Career Research Grant application must have completed their tertiary studies no more than five years from the date of application submission. Date of completion is the date the university informed the applicant they have been awarded their PhD.
To be eligible for the grant opportunity you must meet the requirements as identified above. Should you be unable to meet the requirements you are ineligible to apply for this grant opportunity.
The date you have selected is more than five years prior. It is a requirement that the Principal Investigator on an Early Career Research Grant application must have completed their tertiary studies no more than five years from the date of application submission; therefore, you may be ineligible to apply.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Only researchers who have had their PhD thesis accepted can apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant. If applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant, Postdoctoral Fellows must be the Principal Investigator for the application to be eligible. Postdoctoral Fellows can also apply as Principal Investigator for a Research Grant or may be included as part of a team applying for a Research Grant.

Please attach a copy of the notification confirming acceptance of PhD thesis for Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants. *

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Australian citizenship and Australian residency status *

Applications for Honours Scholarships, Masters Scholarships or PhD Scholarship Support Grants will only be accepted on behalf of students who hold Australian citizenship, or have permanent Australian residency status. The proposed research for Honours Scholarships, Masters Scholarships and PhD Scholarship Support Grants must be undertaken at an Australian institution.Applications for Non-salaried Researcher Grants will only be accepted on behalf of Australian citizens. Researchers applying for a Non-salaried Researcher Grant can be affiliated with an appropriate institution or can be retired researchers.You must hold Australian citizenship or have permanent Australian residency to apply for this grant opportunity.
You must respond to this question. If you are not a permanent resident of Australia or do not hold Australian citizenship, you are ineligible to apply for this grant opportunity.
You must hold Australian citizenship or have permanent Australian residency to apply for this grant opportunity.

PhD Scholarship Support Grant *

PhD Scholarship Support Grants are available to PhD students who have successfully secured a Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. Applicants must have secured an RTP Scholarship that commenced in the current calendar year (e.g. the applicant of a PhD Scholarship Support application submitted in November 2019 must have received an RTP Scholarship that commenced in 2019).
You must respond to this question. If you do not hold a RTP Scholarship that commenced in the 2019 calendar year you are ineligible to apply for this grant opportunity.
You must hold an RTP Scholarship that commenced in the 2019 calendar year to apply for this grant opportunity.

Australian citizenship status *

You must respond to this question. If you are not a permanent resident of Australia or do not hold Australian citizenship, you are ineligible to apply for this grant opportunity.
You must hold Australian citizenship to apply for this grant opportunity.

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Host Institution to administer the Grant

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Please select the entity type of the Host Institution *

For a list of eligible legal entity types, refer to the Guidelines. All Research Grants, Honours and Masters Scholarships and PhD Scholarship Support Grants must be administered by an appropriate Host Institution. Overseas institutions are not eligible to apply for grants as the Host Institution. However, they can partner with an Australian institution through Joint Investigators or other collaborators on the application, or through co-funding contributions.
You must respond to this question. Choose the legal entity type that is relevant to the Host Institution from the list. NOTE: Use the field’s scroll-bar or the keyboard’s down-arrow to view all available options. If you are unsure about the Host Institution's legal entity type, please seek independent advice (e.g. from your Accountant) or refer to http://www.abr.business.gov.au/ for further information.

Is the Host Institution an existing Community Grants Hub Grant Recipient? *

You must respond to this question. Select 'No' if the Host Institution is not an existing recipient of a grant through the Community Grants Hub. Select 'Yes' if the Host Institution is an existing recipient of a grant through the Community Grants Hub. If yes is selected you then must enter your organisation ID number in the next field. The Host Institution’s organisation ID number should be entered as it appears on the Grant Agreement. After entering the organisation ID number, click on the 'Search' button to validate the ID to bring back key organisation details for this Application. Should there be any issues with validation, a message will be returned to give a choice on actions to progress. If you require assistance, please call .
If Yes, provide the Organisation Id number as it appears on your Grant Agreement and then click 'Verify number' to confirm the details are correct Tip: Copy and paste the Organisation Id number from the Grant Agreement to avoid errors.

Are updates required to the Host Institution's details? *

You must respond to this question. Select ‘No’ if updates are not required to the Host Institution’s details as currently held by the Community Grants Hub. Select ‘Yes’ if updates are required to the Host Institution’s details as currently held by the Community Grants Hub. You will be required to contact your Funding Arrangement Manager to update your details.

Please contact your Funding Arrangement Manager to update your details.

Mandatory check box if the response was 'Yes' to the question: "Are updates required to the Host Institution’s details?" Check this box to confirm that you have contacted your Funding Arrangement Manager and your organisation information is now current.

Does the Host Institution have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN)? *

You must respond to this question. For further details refer to http://www.abr.business.gov.au/.
If Yes, provide the Host Institution's ABN and ABN Branch Number (if applicable)
Enter your ABN into the Australian Business Number (ABN) field and click the Validate ABN button to retrieve your registration details.
Enter the ABN Branch Number relevant to the Host Institution’s ABN, if applicable. This is limited to 3 digits.
Enter your ACN into the Australian Company Number (ACN) field and click the Validate ACN button to retrieve your registration details.
If you have Trading/Business Names registered, you can select the relevant Business Name. If you have not registered your Business Name, you can either select "Same as Legal Entity" or "Other" in the "trading name/business name" field. If "Other" is selected, you will be asked to provide the Host Institution's trading/business name in another field that will become available.
If No, attach a completed Statement by a supplier (reason for not quoting an ABN to an enterprise). Further information about a Statement by a Supplier is available on the ATO website.

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What is the Host Institution's Legal Name? *

If your Application is successful, will only enter into a Grant Agreement with this legal entity. It may be different to the name the Host Institution trades or provides services under.
You must respond to this question. 80 character limit. NOTE: This field accepts the characters of A to Z, 0 to 9, ( ) . , ’ & -/ \ @, all other characters including carriage returns are not accepted.

Does the Host Institution have a trading name (business name) different to their legal name? *

This is the trading/business name that the Host Institution trades or provides services under. For further details about having a trading/business name refer to http://www.asic.gov.au. An example of an Host Institution trading under a business name would be ABC Pty Ltd trading as Alpha Bravo Charlie Services.
You must respond to this question. Select 'No' if the Host Institution does not have a trading name different to their legal name. Select 'Yes' if the Host Institution trades under a name (eg. Business name), different to their legal name. If 'Yes' is selected, you must then enter the business/trading name in the 80 character limit field provided. NOTE: This field accepts the characters of A to Z, 0 to 9, ( ) . , ’ & -/ \ @, all other characters including carriage returns are not accepted.

What is the registered business address and main contact details of the Host Institution?

The business address must be completed in full and not be a PO Box. For example: Level 1 Main Building 220 Business Street Canberra City ACT 2601 Note: the address fields accept the characters of A to Z, 0 to 9, ( ) . , ' & - / \ @, all other characters including carriage returns are not accepted. Please note that if an Applicant selects 'Unable to validate' following an initial failed validation attempt, the Department will use this non-validated address for correspondence.
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What is the postal address of the Host Institution?

The postal address must be completed in full. For example: Level 1 Main Building 220 Business Street Canberra City ACT 2601 Note: the address fields accept the characters of A to Z, 0 to 9, ( ) . , ' & - / \ @, all other characters including carriage returns are not accepted.

What is the Host Institution's financial email address for the receipt of payment advice should the Host Institution be successful?

You must respond to this question. 350 character limit. The email address must be entered in a valid format without spaces (eg. example@business.com.au). Payment advice includes Recipient Created tax invoices (RCTIs).

Is the Host Institution GST registered? *

To be registered for GST the Host Institution must have an active ABN. Questions on GST requirements should be addressed to the Australian Taxation Office. See www.business.gov.au for more information.

Does the Host Institution operate as not-for-profit? *

For eligibility requirements, refer to the Guidelines. For further details about not-for-profit organisations refer to the Australian Tax Office website.
You must respond to this question. Select ‘No’ if the Host Institution operates for profit. Select ‘Yes’ if the Host Institution operates as not-for-profit.

Is the Host Institution registered as a charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)? *

For further details refer to http://www.acnc.gov.au/.
You must respond to this question. Select 'No' if the Host Institution is not registered as a charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission (ACNC). Select 'Yes' if the Host Institution is registered as a charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for profits Commission (ACNC).

Is the Host Institution able to provide documentation to support the legal entity type? *

You must respond to this question. At least one attachment must be provided if the response to "Is the Host Institution able to provide documentation to support the legal entity type?" is 'Yes'. Select 'No' if the Host Institution is not able to provide documentation to support the legal entity type. Select 'Yes' if the Host Institution is able to provide documentation to support the legal entity type. If 'Yes' is selected, click the 'Click to Upload' button to add the file in each attachment section and then click the 'Add Attachment' button to add sections for subsequent attachments. Note: the maximum size permitted per attachment file is 2MB and the overall form has the capacity to take 15MB of attachments in total. Once a file has been uploaded or an attachment section has been added, select the appropriate 'X' symbol button to delete. NOTE: There is a maximum of two attachments for this question if the response is Yes.
As the Host Institution has indicated that the Legal Entity type is Trustee on behalf of a Trust in order to validate your organisation as a Legal Entity you are required to provide a copy of your full and signed Trust Deed identifying both the trust and trustee. Click the 'Click to Upload' button to add the file in each attachment section and then click the 'Add Attachment' button to add sections for subsequent attachments. Note: the maximum size permitted per attachment file is 2mb and the overall form has the capacity to take 15MB of attachments in total. Once a file has been uploaded or an attachment section has been added, select the appropriate 'X' symbol button to delete. NOTE: There is a maximum of two attachments for this question if the response is Yes.
As the Host Institution has indicated that the Legal Entity type is Organisation established through a specific piece of commonwealth or State/Territory legislation in order to validate your organisation as a Legal Entity you are required to provide one of the following: your Government Gazette a copy of your Certificate of Incorporation or Letter of Patent the name and section of the Act that incorporates your organisation Click the 'Click to Upload' button to add the file in each attachment section and then click the 'Add Attachment' button to add sections for subsequent attachments. Note: the maximum size permitted per attachment file is 2mb and the overall form has the capacity to take 15MB of attachments in total. Once a file has been uploaded or an attachment section has been added, select the appropriate 'X' symbol button to delete. NOTE: There is a maximum of two attachments for this question if the response is Yes.
In order to validate your organisation as a Legal Entity you are required to provide a copy of your full and signed Trust Deed. Note: It is mandatory to provide one document where it has been indicated that the Legal Entity is a Trustee on behalf of a Trust.
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Does the Host Institution support taxonomic research? *

Host Institution Contact

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Who is the Host Institution's preferred authorised contact person for this Application? *

The person must have authority to act on behalf of the Host Institution in relation to this Application.

Provide an alternate authorised contact for this Application. *

This person must also have authority to act on behalf of the Applicant in relation to this Application.

Principal Investigator/Student

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Details of the Principal Investigator/Student

Is the Applicant a Principal Investigator or student associated with an appropriate institution? *

Appropriate institutions include, but are not limited to, Australian museums, herbaria, universities and other government agencies that support taxonomic research. An institution supporting a Principal Investigator/student must have an interest and capacity to support taxonomic research.

Who is the Principal Investigator/Student? *

Academic Transcript *

Please attach a PDF copy of the applicant’s most recent academic transcript

Please attach a PDF copy of the applicant’s most recent academic transcript

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Will the Principal Investigator partner with Joint Investigators? *

An Applicant may determine that service delivery is best achieved through the use of a consortium arrangement or use subcontractors. If yes, you will be required to provide the details of each consortium member/subcontractor details. Up to 10 consortium members/subcontractors can be included in the Application Form by clicking the add button at the end of this question.
Provide details of Joint Investigators (up to 10).

Joint Investigator

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Do you have more than 10 joint investigators?
More than 10 joint investigators.If you have more than 10 joint investigators, please supply the same details as asked for the first 10 in a document and attach to this Application.
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Curriculum Vitae *

Please attach a PDF copy of the applicant’s most recent academic transcript

Please attach a copy of the most recent Curriculum Vitae of all principal and joint investigators. Each CV should not exceed four pages in length or your application will be considered ineligible.Use the 'Click to Upload' button to select the relevant file. Note the 2mb limit per attachment. Multiple documents should be scanned into a single document. Compressed or zip files are not accepted. File names must be unique and not include foreign characters.

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Applicant’s Supervisor

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Who is the Applicant's Supervisor? *

Postal Address *

Curriculum Vitae *

Please attach a PDF copy of the applicant’s most recent academic transcript

Please attach a copy of the Curriculum Vitae of the Applicant’s supervisor. The Curriculum Vitae should not exceed four pages in length or your application will be considered ineligible.

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Project Details

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Project Title *

Provide a short descriptive title.You must respond to this question. 250 character limit. NOTE: This field accepts the characters of A to Z, 0 to 9, ( ) . , ’ & -/ \ @:, all other characters including carriage returns are not accepted.
(Limit: approx 35 words, 250 characters)

Project Summary *

Provide a brief description of the project and its outcomes. This description may be used in public reporting if the Application is successful.You must respond to this question. 2000 character limit (approximately 300 words). The character count includes letters, numbers, spaces, paragraph marks, bullet points etc. NOTE: In this field, please only enter the characters of A to Z, 0 to 9, ( ) . , ’ & -/ \ @:. Other characters should not be entered as there is a risk of data corruption.
(Limit: approx 300 words, 2,000 characters)

Does the Applicant plan to deliver the Activity as the lead agency of a consortium or use subcontractors? *

An Applicant may determine that service delivery is best achieved through the use of a consortium arrangement or use subcontractors. If yes, you will be required to provide the details of each consortium member/subcontractor details. Up to 10 consortium members/subcontractors can be included in the Application Form by clicking the add button at the end of this question.