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The Ecological Consultants Association of NSW supports ecological research in Australia and would like to award three grants of up to $2000 each year to assist researchers to carry out their ecological projects.

  •       ECA of NSW Conservation Grant ($2000)
  •       Ray Williams Mammal Research Grant ($2000)
  •       Bushfire Ecology Research Grant ($1000) 

Download a PDF Information and Application Form  – Grant Application Form 2020

Download a Word Application Form  Grant Application Form 2020



  • Ray Williams Mammal Research Grant ($2000): Angela Rana (Sydney University) – Assessing the success of the rewilding of small mammals into North Head
  • ECA Conservation Grant ($2000): Gracie Liu (University of NSW) – Moving with the times: Can movement and habitat use predict species persistence in an increasingly modified world
  • Bushfire Ecology Research Grant ($1000): Joshua Whitehead (University of New England) – Does fire affect the relationship between plants and their pollinators, or are they capable of rekindling things when burned out?


  • Ray Williams Mammal Research Grant ($2000): Amy Rowles (Western Sydney University) – Seasonal importance of high-elevation habitat for Australian Bats.
  • ECA Conservation Grant ($2000): Chantelle Doyle (University of NSW) – Ecology of the critically endangered Hibbertia spanantha
  • Terrestrial Ecology Research Grant ($1100): Grant Webster (Macquarie University) – The Ecology of the newly described and endangered frog Uperoleia mahonyi


  • Ray Williams Mammal Research Grant ($2000): Alexandra Ross (University of NSW) – Assessing the success of the Nailtail Nursery; a novel conservation strategy.
  • ECA Conservation Grant ($2000): Corey Callaghan (University of NSW) – A citizen science environmental tool to assess avian biodiversity in urban greenspaces.
  • Terrestrial Ecology Research Grant ($2000): Vanessa Gorecki (Queensland University of Technology) – Roosting ecology of bats in road structures in Brisbane.


  • Ray Williams Mammal Research Grant ($2000): Cassie Thompson (University of Sydney) – Reducing fragmentation and barrier effects for Eastern Pygmy Possums and other small mammals in the peri-urban environment.
  • ECA Conservation Grant ($2000): Jane Williamson (Australian Catholic University) – Fire interval guidelines aimed at sustaining flora diversity: are they also sustaining fauna diversity?
  • Terrestrial Ecology Research Grant ($2000): Annabel Ellis (University of Sydney) – The Role of Introduced Rats (Rattus rattus) in Restoring Island Rainforest Communities.
  • Terrestrial Ecology Research Grant ($350): Thomas Taylor (Western Sydney University) – Quantifying the effectiveness of thermal weeders as an ecological tool for native plant regeneration.


  • Ray Williams Mammal Research Grant ($2000): Ana Gracanin (Wollongong University) – Set-& Forget’ Mammal Monitoring – Remote Camera Monitoring in Budderoo National Park for Spotted-tailed Quolls.
  • ECA Conservation Grant ($2000): Kristen Petrov (University of Western Sydney)  – Recovery of the imperilled Bellinger River Snapping Turtle.
  • Terrestrial Ecology Research Grant ($2000): Alexandra Callen (Newcastle University) – Understanding movement patterns of Green and Golden Bell Frog in a closed population can improve survey methods and enhance reintroduction efforts.


  • Ray Williams Mammal Research Grant ($2000) : Charlotte Mills (University of NSW) – Is woody shrub encroachment a legacy of native rodent declines.
  • ECA Conservation Grant ($1700): Ryan Sims (University of NSW) – Identifying alternate response models of endangered box gum grassy woodland following livestock exclusion.
  • ECA Conservation Grant ($300): Amelia Saul (Sydney University) – The relationship between the density of Lantana and its role as habitat for native reptiles: how does density affect the provision of ecosystem functions by alien species.
  • Terrestrial Ecology Research Grant ($1200): Kyla Johnston (Sydney University) – How an animal’s personality influences its trapability and the consequences for wildlife management devises.