IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group
Student Research Assistance Scheme (SRAS)
The IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group’s Student Research Assistance Scheme (SRAS) has been developed with the specific goal of encouraging and assisting undergraduate and post-graduate students to undertake formal research on crocodilians, particularly field research. The CSG recognizes that crocodile research often involves a greater commitment of resources and time by students, relative to many other subjects, and believes that this justifies efforts to assist. This is the type of research that gives students the skills needed to assist crocodile conservation and to become active CSG members in the future.
The SRAS will provide up to $US 1000 per year to a limited number of projects that meet the criteria for assistance. The grant is not designed to fully fund projects, nor to sustain them over years, but rather to provide some direct financial assistance to students during their study. Students are encouraged to use the CSG funds, and the "CSG Approved Project" status, to try and lever more project funds from other sources.