New fund to foster collaboration between early career researchers and professionals

Future Earth Australia has designed a new funding initiative to help students, researchers and professionals collaborate on Australia’s most pressing sustainability challenges.    

Launching today, the Future Earth Australia Opportunities Fund is a competitive small grants program aiming to support early career skills development and collaboration across the sustainability and environment sector.    '


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Two streams of funding are available to early career applicants wishing seize an existing opportunity to develop their professional skills, and/or develop a collaborative project linked to an outcome or recommendation in one of Future Earth Australia's national strategies.

Applicants can apply for the below funding streams:  

  • Seizing Opportunities: Bursary grants from $200 to $1000 to help with professional skills development.   

  • Creating Opportunities: Grants from $1000 to $5000 to support the development of a collaborative project linked to one of Future Earth Australia’s national strategy topics: urban sustainability, oceans and coasts, or climate adaptation.   


Both funding streams open on the 30th of August and will be delivered in the coming months, outlined below. 


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You can learn more about the Opportunities Fund and the kinds of activities and projects to be funded in our Early Career Hub. This program has been generously supported by Grander's Trust.

Please contact with any questions about the initiative.