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Student rainforest research funding supporting the protection of tropical rainforests now available from the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation.

The Skyrail Rainforest Foundation is pleased to announce the annual launch of funding to support student research that enhances the protection of tropical rainforests through better understanding and sustainable practices. The foundation has funded a vast array of rainforest focussed projects and to date, has provided over $375,485.93 in grants to projects.

Eligible research applicants will be able to access up to $5,000 for PhD projects and $2,000 for Honours projects, Graduate Diplomas in Research Methods projects and other Masters coursework containing a strong research component.

Dr Ken Chapman, Chairman of the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation, said the foundation was pleased to make this funding available. “The foundation can see great value in the research the students undertake and is pleased to assist them in their efforts which enhance our understanding of our surroundings and leads to a sustainable coexistence” he said.

“Skyrail Rainforest Foundation along with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway who supports the foundation, are ambassadors of the protection of the environment, a goal reinforced by continuing to support research in this way” added Dr Chapman.

To assist with the preparation of submissions, a Skyrail Rainforest Foundation (SRF) guideline document is available to download on the funding page. For further information, please contact the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation via phone (07) 4038 5511.

Applications will be reviewed and assessed by the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation’s Public Fund Management Committee who are experts in education, conservation, environmental management and business.

Organisations or individuals are invited to submit applications to be considered for this funding opportunity. The closing date for submissions is Friday 22nd April 2016.