Social and Economics Research

The FRDC facilitates targeted and appropriate social science and economics RD&E through the Human Dimensions Program.

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Applying for Funding

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Manger or relevant State/Territory Fisheries Research Advisory Body (FRAB), to discuss research options and proposals.  All FRDC funding applications must be submitted by filling in the online application form at FishNET. The steps to submit an online application are outlined here.

When required to identify which "Review organisations" you would like to review your application, ensure that the SSERCP (now Human Dimensions Program) box is selected.

Annual Competitive Funding Round

Visit the Applying for Funding page for current priorities and information to guide preparation and submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI).  

The FRDC's FRABs/Subprograms/Coordination programs will assess these EOI and provide advice to applicants on whether their application has been supported and recommended for submission to the FRDC.

Reports available