The 2017-18 Bush Blitz Tactical Taxonomy Grants are now OPEN.

A key component of Bush Blitz is taxonomy and further research that supports the applied application of taxonomy, based on material collected during Bush Blitz surveys or the development of products that help achieve the Bush Blitz objectives.

Tactical Taxonomy Grants are now available to researchers for the publication of new species and resolution of problematic groups collected from Bush Blitz surveys. Grants are available for an amount of $15,000 (ex GST) and will be for a period of 12 months.

Applications must specify what Bush Blitz material will be studied and/or how the project proposal will help meet the program objectives.

Applications will be accepted by either emailing with all the required documentation or by post:

Director of National Parks
c/o Bush Blitz Grants Officer
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

The round closes at 5pm on 16 October 2017. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.

NB: Researchers must have submitted all due reports associated with previous Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) National Taxonomy Research Grant Program grants, Bush Blitz grants, Tactical Taxonomy contracts and contracts related to Bush Blitz field work, for their application to be considered. If you have not submitted a report for a previous grant or contract you must submit it with your application.

2017-18 Round

Guidelines and EOI Form

Sample Funding Agreement

2016-17 Round

Successful 2016-17 Bush Blitz Grant Recipients [DOCX 24KB]

2015 – 2016 Round

Successful 2015-16 Bush Blitz Grant Recipients [DOCX 14KB]

2014 – 2015 Round

Successful 2014-15 Bush Blitz Grant Recipients [DOCX 28KB]


Reporting Templates

For further information regarding the Bush Blitz Tactical Taxonomy Grants, please contact:

Bush Blitz Grants Officer