Funds raised by the ACRS are used to support the next generation of Australia’s coral reef scientists. We support Australian student participation to the annual ACRS meetings and we provide research grants to PhD students working on the biology and geology of coral reefs. Presently, 4 student research awards are competed for annually and the two best are represented as the Terry Walker Prize ($2500) and the Danielle Simmons Prize ($2500). If you would like for your donation to be use in some other manner consistent with the goals of the Society, we would welcome your input.
If you are interested in supporting ACRS through a tax-deductible donation, please use the account details below or contact our Treasurer, or use the form below.
Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation Branch: Park Beach Plaza, Coffs Harbour Account Name: Australian Coral Reef Society BSB Number: 032585 Account Number: 164823
Vicki Harriott Award Fund
In recognition of the special contribution to coral reef research by Dr Vicki Harriott (marine biologist and educator), the Australian Coral Reef Society Council has established the Vicki Harriott Memorial Student Prize. The prize will be presented each year at the ACRS Annual Scientific conference for the best student presentation.
The ACRS Council has established a dedicated fund to support this prize and invites colleagues and friends of Vicki’s to donate to the memorial fund so that Vicki’s great contribution towards marine science and education can be acknowledged and remembered. Your help is now sought so that sufficient funds can be raised to enable this prize to be awarded in perpetuity – to achieve this, the ACRS Council has set a fund-raising target of AU$10,000 (ten thousand dollars).
A specific bank account has been established by the ACRS Council so that donors may contribute directly to the fund. Details are provided below. You can make your payment via the internet and in doing so can opt to record your name as donor. Alternatively, you can make a deposit at any branch of the Westpac Bank, and ask for a reference number for your payment. A third option is to send a cheque or money order to the ACRS made payable to the “ACRS Vicki Harriott Award Fund”.
Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation Account Name: ACRS Vicki Harriott Award Fund BSB Number: 034061 Account Number: 221697 SWIFT identification: WPACAU2S (for contributions from outside Australia)