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Grants and Scholarships

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Program is one of the largest conservation programs currently under way in Australia, and its research and management programs are significant world-class collaborations between the Tasmanian Government, the University of Tasmania and other leading research institutions.

Project grants and scholarships are funded from donations received through the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal via the Tasmanian Devil Research Advisory Committee, to support research and management programs that meet the key priority areas of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.

Applications are considered in one round each year, however, the Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Honours Scholarship and the Tasmanian Devil Elite Scholarship are considered twice per year.

Please note that applications for 2018 are now closed.

For further information, please see:

Over $3.5 million has been awarded in grants and scholarships since 2005. See the full list of recipients:

Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant

Grants of up to $35,000 are available to assist with research costs for projects endorsed by the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis according to research priorities and as funding allows.

Tasmanian Devil Management Project Grant

Grants of up to $35,000 are available to assist with non-research costs for projects (i.e. not research grants or scholarships) that contribute to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program’s management priorities. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis according to the Program’s priorities and as funding allows.

Tasmanian Devil Community Project Grant

Grants of up to $35,000 are available to assist with projects to contribute to the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program’s priorities involving community groups. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis according to the Program’s priorities and as funding allows.

Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Honours Scholarship

Each Scholarship is valued at $5,000 for one year of full-time study. The Tasmanian Devil Research Advisory Committee (TDRAC) may at its discretion award an additional amount of $2,000 towards research costs. Applications for honours projects should be submitted on the UTAS Tasmanian Honours Scholarship Application form available here.

Tasmanian Devil Elite Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded to top up an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) level, or equivalent award to the value of $7,500 per annum for up to three years with a possible six month extension, with an additional discretionary contribution towards research costs. Details of research projects are available here, under College of Sciences and Engineering > Science, Engineering and Technology > Biological Sciences.

Professor Rob White (Chair)

Retired, School of Zoology, University of Tasmania

Rebecca Pinto

Manager, Wildlife Management, DPIPWE

Emeritus Professor Greg Woods

Menzies Centre, University of Tasmania

Dr David Pemberton

Manager, Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

Professor Elissa Cameron

Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury + Zoology, University of Tasmania

Rebecca Cuthill

Advancement Office, University of Tasmania