Joyce Lambert Antarctic Research Fund

Critical Dates

Friday 25 February 2022

Applications open

Wednesday 13 April 2022

Applications close

May 2022

Notification of outcomes


This program is offered every second year. The current offering will take place in 2022 for funding commencing 2023. 

The Joyce Lambert Antarctic Research Fund looks for researchers to undertake internationally or nationally collaborative Antarctic Research. For the purposes of the scheme 'Antarctic' is defined as the continent of Antarctica and the ice shelves, waters, and island territories in the Southern Ocean situated south of the Antarctic Convergence.

Funding will only be awarded for research related to the Antarctic.

Antarctic research may include research related to:

  • The physical world (including natural or built);
  • Socio-economic concerns and contexts;
  • Legal and cultural (including historical) environs of the Antarctic;
  • The activities or issues impacting on the above.


Seed grants of up to $20,000 will be offered to support researchers in conducting high quality Antarctic research programs. The purpose of the programs is to leverage international or national networks and programs and enhance the University's Antarctic research impact. Awarded funding may be expended over one to three years.


  • Chief or Coordinating Investigators applying for Joyce Lambert Antarctic Research Funding must hold a salaried academic appointment at the University of Melbourne of at least 0.5 FTE (either continuing, or fixed-term for the duration of the grant period). There are no restrictions on other members of the proposed project team, including international team members.

How to apply

  1. Review the funding guidelines

  2. Complete the application form via SmartyGrants

  3. Obtain Head of Department approval via Themis Submissions Workbench

Supporting documents

2023 Funding Guidelines

2023 Application Form


Joyce Lambert Antarctic Research Fund questions and primary email

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