Joyce Lambert Antarctic Research Fund

Critical Dates

Monday 30 May 2016
9.00am (AEST)

Applications open

Monday 18 July 2016
11.59pm (AEST)

Applications close

Late September 2016

Notification of outcomes


The Joyce Lambert Antarctic Research Fund is looking for researchers to undertake internationally or nationally collaborative Antarctic Research. For the purposes of the scheme 'Antarctic' is defined as the continent of Antarctica and the ice shelves, waters, and island territories in the Southern Ocean situated south of the Antarctic Convergence.

Funding will only be awarded for research related to the Antarctic.

Antarctic research may include research related to:

  • The physical (including natural or built)
  • Socio-economic
  • Legal and cultural (including historical) environs of the Antarctic
  • The activities or issues impacting on the above.

This scheme is to be run every two years. The next round is expected to open in mid-2018 for projects commencing in 2019.


Seed grants of up to $50,000 will be offered to support researchers in conducting high quality Antarctic research programs. The purpose of the programs is to leverage international or national networks and programs and enhance the University's Antarctic research impact. Awarded funding may be expanded over one to three years.


  • Collaborative or interdisciplinary team applications will be considered favourably. 
  • Team applications must nominate a 'Coordinating Investigator'.
  • Chief/Coordinating Investigators must hold a salaried academic appointment of at least 0.5 FTE at the University of Melbourne.
  • There are no restrictions on other members of the proposed project team, including international team members.

How to apply

  1. Review the funding guidelines

  2. Complete the application form

  3. Submit the application via Themis

Supporting documents

2017 Funding Guidelines

2017 Application Form


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