CBA Grants & funding

Funding opportunities and grants provided by CBA

Ignition grants


Each year the CBA funds a number of pilot projects via our Ignition Grant program. We typically have two rounds per year (around March and September).

Synthesis groups


Since 2012, the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis has built an interactive and collaborative community across CSIRO and ANU, and this expanded to include the University of Canberra in 2018.

Looking forward, our key goals include:

Honours awards


As part of our Ignition grant scheme, the CBA may fund Honours Awards for either the January or mid-year intake of honours students. We will also consider funding for Masters students' projects.

A new round of Ignition Grants will open in September 2020.

Our main goal with this funding is to facilitate ANU and UC students spending time in CSIRO labs, providing valuable exposure to CSIRO scientists and research.

Up to $10,000 may be awarded (including up to a $5000 stipend).

Training support

One of the major objectives of the CBA is to build capacity through training of postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers.


We want to hear from you!

The CBA welcomes input from our Early Career Researchers (Postdocs and PhD students) regarding the types of training activities they need to address their specific research requirements and interests. 

Past CBA-funded workshops proposed by ECRs:

Visiting scientist support


A major objective of CBA is to enhance collaboration and training opportunities via external visitors who will conduct a workshop and/or seminar open to CBA members during their visit to Canberra.