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Systematics and taxonomy scheme

This scheme is administered by the Systematics Association and the Linnean Society.


  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) - contributed to applications which focus on priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan

Funding total


Number of projects funded

12 - for results see external links.


To provide short-term funding for research in systematics and taxonomy. The initiative is intended to support preliminary research that will form the basis of novel responsive mode proposals with a substantial systematics/taxonomy component.

Key aims

  • To stimulate the submission of high quality taxonomy and systematics-related research proposals to the UK's Research Councils. To improve representation of systematics and taxonomy in the UK Research Council's portfolio