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About MABA Grants

MABA provides grants to support two key areas in Lepidoptera research:

  1. Biosystematics, and

  2. Biodiversity conservation.

MABA offers two main grants.


The Australian Lepidoptera Research Endowment


The Australian Lepidoptera Research Endowment was established by Marianne Horak and Douglas Hilton within the Perpetual Foundation. It supports taxonomic and phylogenetic research on Australian moths and butterflies by professional and amateur entomologists, and to enhance the curation of the Lepidoptera collection at the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC).

This grant is open to any lepidopterist, amateur or professional, working on the Australian fauna.

Information on how to apply for the grant can be found here.

The MABA Biodiversity Fund

The MABA Biodiversity Fund was established by Michael Braby on behalf of MABA for the specific purpose of supporting the society’s environmental objectives on biodiversity conservation, namely to promote and support the conservation of moths and butterflies and their habitats.

This grant is not yet open for applications. It will be open for applicants working on Australasian fauna. We have submitted an application to the Register of Environmental Organisations and, if successful, the Fund will be endorsed to receive tax deductible donations (i.e., deductible gift recipient status).

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