RBMS Honours/Masters research grants

RBMS funds research grants for Honours and Masters students each year with the following aims:

  • To support development of new knowledge in integrated catchment management, and
  • To support students within our community of practice.

Up to two awards are available with a value of $1000 AUD each.

Students enrolled in a research project equivalent to at least 0.5 years full time study load, at Honours or Masters level at an Australian university are eligible to apply.


2024-25 Grants Round

We are now inviting applications for the RBMS Honours/Masters research grants 2024-25.

The call for applications and application form can be downloaded here.

Deadline for application: 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 30th June 2024

The grant will be awarded by Monday 15th July 2024.


Previous RBMS Honours/Masters research grant awardees:

Year  Awardee  University Degree Research Topic
2023    Kristen   McNamara  University of   Melbourne Master of Environment Untangling the drivers and barriers of aquatic plant growth in regulated Victorian Rivers
2023    Will O’Connor  University of   Melbourne Master of Bioscience Exploring the influence of river flows, floodplain productivity and invasive species on the recruitment of native fishes 
2022    James   Malcher  Deakin   University Master of Sustainability Why, How wide, how much? A methodology for estimating costs & co-benefits of riparian zones on agricultural land along the upper Barwon
2022    Stephanie   Brown   University of   Melbourne Master of Science  Drivers of organic matter decomposition of headwater streams in an urbanizing region