Environmental Research Grants
Call for applications
The call for Expression of Interest to the Environmental Research Program opened on 12 January 2013 and will close at 5 pm on 15 February 2013.
Please note: Seeding grants will not be offered in 2013.
Aim of the program
The aim of the Environmental Research program is to support research projects that help address environmental problems in NSW.
The objectives of the Environmental Research program are to:
- generate new knowledge or information to facilitate local solutions to environmental problems
- discover new methods of operation for NSW industries that are less harmful to the environment
- provide knowledge about general environmental problems
- assess environmental degradation.
The total amount to be offered under the Environmental Research program in 2013 is $1,000,000.
Grants are available for biophysical, social or economic research relating to any of the four priority areas from NSW 2021 project categories outlined in the table below. Organisations can submit a maximum of three Expressions of Interest for each project category.
1. Threats to the environment
- Pests and weeds
- Coastal erosion
- Coastal inundation
2. Biodiversity and native vegetation
- Habitat restoration
- Threatened species (Priority Action Statement 2)
- Air quality
- Waste recovery
|4. Rivers, wetlands and coasts|
- Environmental water
- Wetland and catchment health
Application process for 2013
The documentation below is provided to assist with applications to the NSW Environmental Trust.
The Environmental Research application process has two stages; Expression of Interest, and then application by invitation only. The Environmental Trust only accepts Expressions of Interest to the advertised categories.
Applicants are advised to read the Research Program's 2013 Guidelines for Applicants as well as the 2013 Expression of Interest Guidelines prior to completing an Expression of Interest.
The Research application guidelines can be read in either PDF or Word format.
Grants awarded in previous years
For information on previous grants awarded please select the relevant program from the side navigation menu.
A range of case studies from previously conducted Environmental Research projects are available on the Case studies page. These projects all have their unique way of assisting to conserve and enhance the New South Wales environment.
For further information please contact the Environmental Trust on (02) 8837 6093.
Page last updated: 11 January 2013