In assessing for financial assistance, the Trustee gives preference to proposals that seek to establish a special niche in disciplines that will be of particular benefit to South Australia. Research projects having clearly identifiable potential for worldwide commercial application will also be highly regarded.

Preference will be given to South Australians carrying out research in South Australia or elsewhere. However, other persons involved in research in South Australia may also be eligible for consideration.

Undergraduate scholarships may be awarded to enable eligible South Australians to undertake relevant studies at approved centres in South Australia or elsewhere.

Apply for assistance

Contact the Secretary to apply for assistance from the Fund, The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Fund at the following address:
MailThe Secretary 
The Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund 
Australian Executor Trustees 
44 Pirie Street 
CallTelephone: (08) 8127 1600 
Facsimile: (08) 8127 1601

Application Forms

Download an application form on this website, print a copy, complete the details and forward it to the address above.

Applications may be considered in the first week of March, June, September and December and should be submitted at least thirty days prior to the quarterly meetings.

Research and development project

Successful persons or organisations with research and development projects should utilise the following reporting template when preparing progress or final reports for the Secretary, The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund. Please make every attempt to keep to this template wherever possible. Reports should be submitted by the successful persons or organizations at least thirty days prior to the quarterly meetings.

Scholarship or sponsorship

The minimum requirement for successful scholarship or sponsorship applicants is an annual report by 1 November each year to the Secretary, The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund.