Opportunities

Researchers needed to address ecosystem resilience

Researchers needed to address ecosystem resilience

Expressions of interest are now open for a new Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC project for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria (DELWP).

The project will inform the expansion of DELWP’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Framework to better address ecosystem resilience in Victoria.

The successful research team will help address ecosystem resilience by developing evidence-based approaches that inform targets for ecosystem resilience, including Tolerable Fire Intervals, Geometric Mean Abundance and modelled individual species abundance. The chosen research organisation will also provide guidance and tools to deliver regionally based targets and recommendations for short- and longer-term improvements to the Framework. The research is due to be completed by 30 November 2021.

PDF icon Download the full Expression of Interest

Supporting documents

  1. PDF icon Draft Contract
  2. PDF icon Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC / DELWP Governance Arrangements
  3. File DELWP Project Plan Template
  4. File Project Evaluation Report Template
  5. PDF icon Quarterly Reporting Template
  6. PDF icon Guidelines for ecosystem resilience monitoring, evaluation and reporting within the Victorian Bushfire Monitoring Program

Submitting a proposal

EOI proposals are due by 10 June 2021 to office@bnhcrc.com.au

Tactical Research Fund

Tactical Research Fund

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC established the Tactical Research Fund in 2017 to encourage the development of short duration research projects meeting the well-defined near-term needs of CRC end-user partners. The broad aim of the Tactical Research Fund is to provide a source of funding for short-term, end-user focused research projects or 12 months or less duration, addressing strategic issues for the sector and that have national significance.  

The Tactical Research Fund is currently not open for applications. Please be advised for the next round of funding by staying up-to-date with our website, Facebook and Twitter.

For more information and key documents visit the Tactical Research Fund page.

Quick response funding

Quick response funding

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC have funding available for quick response research following natural hazards. The aim is to provide support for researchers to travel to areas affected by natural hazards (bushfire, flood, cyclone, severe storm, earthquake or tsunami) to gain an understanding of the event, the impacts and to capture perishable data. Funding support is limited to $2500 (inc. GST) per team for any individual event.

Applicants do not need to be current Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researchers to be eligible. PhD students are eligible to apply for this funding where an understanding of the event directly relates to their PhD studies. 

For more information and key documents visit the quick response funding page.

Domestic and International Travel Support

Domestic and International Travel Support

Domestic and international conference travel support is available to researchers, PhD students receiving Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC scholarship support and Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Associate students. Total funds available to support travel are capped annually.

File Conference travel application form

Completed forms should be returned via email to:

John Bates, john.bates@bnhcrc.com.au

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