Surveying funding scheme opens new round

By on 25 June, 2021

ADF image by TPR Jarrod McAneney © Commonwealth of Australia

The Surveyors Trust is calling for submissions from the surveying and spatial industry for the second round of its Project Funding scheme.

According to the Trust, preference will be given to projects that are jointly funded with government bodies or other funding organisations.

Proposed projects must also comply with the objectives and core values of Trust, which are:

  • Education — all surveyors are educated to a high, consistent standard and achieve recognised qualifications
  • Professional development — all surveyors continue to expand their knowledge over the life of their career
  • Mentoring — experienced surveyors support less experienced surveyors and advance the ‘industry of tomorrow’
  • Recognition — surveyors are acknowledged for their contribution to society
  • Sharing — royalties from centrally stored intellectual property are reinvested in projects to advance the spatial industry
  • Ethics — surveyors uphold the integrity of the spatial industry
  • Quality and innovation — surveyors conduct high quality, evidenced-based work and seek innovative approaches that will advance the spatial industry

To make a submission, download the application form and email it to Submissions must be received by July 16, 2021.

According to the Trust’s website, the organisation “exists to collect royalties from the sale of plans developed by surveyors (members) and apply these pooled funds to finance projects that will:

  • Advance the expertise of surveyors and have the expertise of surveyors recognised by industry stakeholders and decision makers
  • Protect the ongoing sustainability of Australia’s surveying and spatial industry and protect the associated intellectual property.”

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