The Lesslie Endowment has been established on behalf of the Lesslie family, recognizing the contributions of Dr Rob Lesslie, an alumnus of The Australian National University, to landscape conservation and ecology.
The endowment will support research and other activities through ANU to promote long-term sustainable management and conservation of Australia’s national landscapes and ecosystems. The endowment will provide support for research grants, scholarships, fellowships, prizes or public seminars and workshops. Particular interests include research and development advancing ‘whole of landscape’ land evaluation and conservation, integrated natural resources management, and measures to maintain the environment integrity of our natural landscapes and ecosystems. Research should lead to tangible outcomes for policy and management.
Initially funding is available for research grants and scholarships to support operational expenses. Honours and graduate students can apply for up to $15,000 each and ANU researchers and affiliates can apply for up to $25,000. Applications that include collaboration with the wider community of practitioners in the field of landscape conservation, including other universities and research institutions, government, NGO sector, community groups and land managers, will be viewed favourably.
Conditions of Award for Research Grant
Conditions of Award for Scholarship
Applications close 31 March 2017.