Student research grants program

2021-22 FSC Student Research Grant Round now open!

The Fisheries Scientific Committee (FSC) is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Student Research Grants Round. The FSC has available $3,000 to fund 1-2 student projects, aimed at filling gaps in research information for threatened and potentially threatened species of fish and marine vegetation in NSW. The grants are intended for use by undergraduate 3rd year major project students, or as part of an Honours, Masters or PhD project.


The FSC assesses nominations for the listing (or de-listing) of threatened species, populations and ecological communities of fish and marine vegetation in NSW, and their key threatening processes. This task relies on the availability of up-to-date scientific data on species distribution, abundance, habitat and ecology.

Projects funded through the Student Research Grants provide the FSC with information on threatened aquatic species and communities to help support their listing, conservation and management. This information is also assists in managing species recovery through initiatives undertaken by NSW Department of Primary Industries.

How to apply

Please refer to the “Information for Applicants” document for further details. Please ensure you read the Student Research Grants Terms and Conditions, and the Information for Applicants available below, prior to commencing your application.

Information for Applicants (PDF, 381.76 KB)

FSC Student Research Grants 2021-22 Terms and Conditions (PDF, 98.7 KB)

Apply now via the online application form

Applications close 11.59 pm (AEST) on Friday 11 December 2021.

Please note: Late applications will not be accepted unless a request for an exemption is received and approved in writing by the Chair of the FSC prior to the closing time and only under exceptional circumstances.