Raptor Research Grant 2022

Birdlife Australia Raptor Group is taking applications for a research grant again in 2022 to assist in the delivery of raptor research projects. This grant is available to professional and amateur researchers alike.

In awarding grants a small panel of the Birdlife Australia Raptor Group (BARG) will assess the merits of the project against a series of criteria.


Minimum criteria for eligibility:

  • The applicant must be a BARG member
  • The applicant’s study must focus on an Australasian raptor
  • The applicant must agree to submit a summary for BARGs use in media
  • The applicant must acknowledge BARG in any media or scientific publications

Research grants will be assessed according to the following criteria:

General Criteria

  1. How well does the proposed project fit BARG’s aim of “promoting the study, conservation and management of diurnal and nocturnal raptors?”

Technical criteria

  • Does the project have a clear objective?
  • Does the project have a clear and practical methodology to achieve its objective?
  • How realistic is the project proposal? E.g. does the candidate (or project partners) have the necessary skills, and can the project be achieved within the proposed timeframe


  • How much will this grant contribute to the overall project: i.e. is the project big enough to make a meaningful contribution to conservation, while not being so large that BARG funding makes little difference to the outcomes?
  • How is the grant proposed to be spent? How will this grant contribute to the project?

Proposed hierarchy for assessing which projects to provide funds by topic:

MOST FAVOURED: funded whenever possible

  1. The project proposal clearly articulates how the project outcomes will lead to the improved management of Australasian raptors into the future (e.g. research that’s outcome will be to recommend improved management techniques).
  2. Active management that will directly benefit the conservation of Australasian raptors, but which might only be in the short term
  3. The project aims to educate the public in a way that will improve the conservation of raptors
  4. Theoretical research that will improve our knowledge but does not have any tangible conservation outcome

LEAST FAVOURED: rarely funded (but still eligible and worthy research)


Applications must be typed in the format of a BARG application grant which is available below.

Applications close on 15 August 2022. Please send you applications to barg@birdlife.org.au

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