The Fungimap Research Grant is an annual small grant open to citizen scientists and those building the capacity of fungi citizen science in Australia. It helps to cover the cost of citizen scientist research for Australia’s native fungi. The Australasian Mycological Society also have a Research Grant program open to people associated with an Australasian research organisation.
For our inaugural 2022 research grants, we awarded four grants to:
- Katrina Syme with her project Filling the Fungal Gaps in South West Australia, seeking to further document fungal species and describe and publish at least two new taxa from the South West Australia Ecoregion.
- Ema Corro and MYCOmmunity for their project Using LAMP to hunt for the critically endangered Tea Tree Fingers, aiming to develop a LAMP test to detect Tea Tree Fingers DNA and/or RNA, search for new populations, document presence/absence results, and train citizen scientists.
- Tijana Petrovic for her project Diversity of macrofungi in the Waite nature reserves (Adelaide, SA), seeking to investigate fungal genera/species including those that form ECM associations with various native tree species in two different habitats as well as exotic trees in the Waite Arboretum, their distribution, a possible shift in diversity, as well as creating brochures as an educational resource.
- Jessica Bamford and Sam Whiting for their project Analysis of Cortinarius in the Adelaide Hills. Fully sponsored by the Adelaide Hills Science Hub, this is a pilot project of 20 Cortinarius collections and a community workshop with the Adelaide Hills Science Hub and Fungimap.
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For more information on the 2022 Research Grants, see links below:
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