Funding Applications Open 2017

The Skyrail Rainforest Foundation is pleased to announce the annual funding release to support student research that enhances the protection of tropical rainforests through better understanding and sustainable practices.

Over the last 10 years the Skyrail Rainforest foundation has funded a vast array of rainforest focused projects and has provided more than $400,000 in project grants.

The Foundation enables eligible research applicants access of up to $5000 for PhD projects and $2000 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 sees 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 lead to a sustainable coexistence,” he said.

“Skyrail Rainforest Foundation and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, through its support of the foundation, are ambassadors of environmental protection. This goal is reinforced by the foundation’s ongoing support of research projects.”

To assist with the preparation of submissions, the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation document, Guidelines: Applications for Funding Students can be downloaded for review and all supporting documents including applications for student rainforest research can be found on the website.

Applications will be reviewed and assessed by the foundation’s Public Fund Management Committee comprising 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 Monday 12 June 2017. 

Skyrail Rainforest Foundation Memberships

Idividuals can also apply to become members of the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation. Foundation Members receive numerous Personal Benefits including Skyrail discounts, e-newsletters, an exclusive Membership Card and discounts at Skyrail’s Gift Shops. Membership is $30 per annum.

Tropical Rainforests are a precious natural resource. Whilst they only account for approximately 6% of the Earth’s total surface, they are home to an amazing diversity of fauna and flora, much of which is not found anywhere else.

Joining the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation enables individuals to contribute to a wonderful cause whilst also receiving Skyrail discounts and additional exclusive member only bonus benefits, as negotiated by the Foundation.

Membership is the same price for adults and children and signup can be completed on the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation’s website.

For further information please contact the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation via email info@skyrailfoundation.org or phone (07) 4038 5511.

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