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Reef Guardian Research Grants 2019

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 12:00PM 21 February 2019 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


Welcome to the Reef Guardian Research Grants 2019 online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For any queries please contact us on (07) 4750 0700 during business hours or email and quote your application number.

Click here Reef Guardian Grants Guidelines to view the guidelines.

For further information using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On every page of the form you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in, click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen. Any applications you have started or submitted will be listed on the screen. You can reopen your draft application to resume your submission.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


SmartyGrants is an automated system and the closing date and time is final. No extensions will be granted.

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application and you are ready to submit it, click on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the Navigation Panel. You will not be able to submit your application until you have completed all of the compulsory questions.

Once you have submitted your application, it cannot be amended and no additional supporting materials can be added.

Upon submission of your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation email then your submission has NOT been submitted. You will need to submit the application again.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.