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Opportunities in plant systematics

Information on awards, grants, training and job opportunities in plant systematics will be posted here from time to time as they become available. If you would like information to be posted here, please email with the details.

Student assistance to attend ASBS conferences

ABRS National Taxonomy Research Student Travel Bursary Program

Hansjörg Eichler Awards

Scholarships, fellowships and grants

The Jayne Wilson Bequest Bursary

The late Jayne Wilson was a resident of Canberra who developed a keen interest in Tasmanian fauna and flora, largely as a result of her research into the life of renowned Tasmanian botanist, Dr Winifred Curtis. The Wilson Bequest was generously granted to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 2016 and a portion of the bequest has been allocated to bursaries to assist with studies of interest to the Museum.

The bursary is for up to $5,000 and is aimed at graduate-level or above research associated with TMAG’s collections. One successful applicant will be selected per year.

Further information can be found at

Applications close: 28 October 2016

National Taxonomy Research Grant Programme (NTRGP)

The National Taxonomy Research Grant Programme is managed by the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) and provides support to Postdoctoral Fellows and established career researchers to undertake research relevant to the taxonomy and systematics of the Australian biota. Research and Postdoctoral Fellowship grants are available.

All NTRGP grants have a co-funding requirement. That is, applicants must have obtained a commitment for the applicable amount of co-funding for their application to be considered.

All NTRGP grants to be awarded in the 2017–2018 round will be of three years duration.

For more information see

Applications close: 3 November 2016

Workshops and Symposia

Haemodoraceae Symposium, Melbourne

24–26 November 2016

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne Gardens are running a three-day Haemodoraceae Symposium in November at RBG Melbourne (first day, science) and RBG Cranbourne (subsequent days, horticulture). Steve Hopper and Angus Stewart are the feature presenters.

Further information can be found at

Job Vacancies

None currently advised.

Vacation Studentships

None currently advised.


The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research in Canberra runs a Volunteer Botanical Training Program in January–February each year. Applications for the 2017 program close on Monday 21 November 2016. For more information please visit

Post Graduate Scholarships

None currently advised.

Post Docs

None currently advised.