AAS Research Grants

Up to $50,000 / year

The AAS intends to conduct timely research to help achieve the objectives of the Society. The AAS Federal Council has authorised a Research Grant Plan for the AAS Research Grants. The Plan is not meant to take the initiative from applicants, but rather to use input from AAS members to identify strategic research needs that are appropriate. The plan was developed collaboratively by membership of the AAS via a survey and the Research Committee with representation from each division.

The limit for individual grants is currently $50,000 with a pool of funding up to $100,000 over 3 years.

The approved AAS priority research areas are:

  • Windfarm noise assessment.
  • Underwater noise monitoring & detection.
  • Environmental noise modelling and assessment.
  • Sleep disturbance assessment.
  • Road traffic assessment.

The Research Grant committee will evaluate and prioritise these against the agreed projects so the topics that best address these projects are funded first.

Successful applicants will be required to provide matching support (which can include in-kind labour or direct funding) and report to the AAS at predetermined stages.

AAS Research Grant is a competitive, merit based program using the following criteria:

  • Value for money.
  • Alignment with areas nominated as a research priority by the AAS.
  • Demonstrated execution plan and key deliverables.
  • Demonstrated appropriate management or oversight capability over the research team.

The application form is available for download on this page. Details regarding how to make an application are contained within the application document.

Please submit completed applications in electronic form (preferably PDF) by the closing date to the General Secretary.

The closing date for applications seeking funding for each fiscal year is 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on the 31st July preceding.  Funding for approved submissions received after this date may be deferred funding until the following fiscal year depending on the approved budget.

Any questions or queries regarding the grant and the application process should be directed to the General Secretary.

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