16 September 2021

As part of its current research funding round, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is making its annual public call for research proposals to address the research priorities identified for potential AFMA funding in 2022/23.

The AFMA Research Committee (ARC) met on 25 August 2021 to consider fishery-specific research priorities identified by individual fishery Resource Assessment Groups (RAGs) and Management Advisory Committees (MACs). From this, a range of research priorities were identified for potential funding in 2022/23. Applicants will need to submit a full proposal against these priorities.

Applicants should use the research priority scopes provided as a guide when developing their full proposals to meet the identified need for the project.

To assist in the quality control and to ensure that the proposal is relevant to identified research priorities, applicants are invited to discuss their applications with the relevant AFMA Fishery Manager and the AFMA Research Section prior to submitting a proposal.

Please note that AFMA is seeking submission of full proposals by Friday, 29 October 2021. This is earlier than in the past to allow sufficient time for AFMA to consult relevant RAGs/MACs and the Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA) on proposals prior to the ARC’s assessment and recommendation on the final 2022/23 research budget at its early February 2022 meeting.

Applicants will be notified in late February 2022, whether their proposals have been endorsed for funding.

Find the research priority scopes and further information on completing full proposals on the AFMA research priorities for 2022/23 page.