Environmental Research grants

To assist with future planning the program themes and priorities for the 2018 round are listed below.


The aim of the Environmental Research program is to support applied research projects that help address environmental problems in NSW.  The objectives of the 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 and enhance public good
  • knowledge and advance techniques to solve general environmental problems in NSW
  • assess and evaluate application of innovative solutions to decrease environmental degradation in NSW.


  • The total amount offered under the Environmental Research program in 2017 will be $1,000,000.
  • Grants of up to $150,000 are available. 

2018 program themes and priorities

To assist with future planning, the themes and priorities for the 2018 Round are listed below.

Theme 1: Resource management

Theme 2: Wetlands and river systems


  • Integration of biodiversity into sustainable agriculture
  • Impact of land use on water quality and ecosystem health


  • Wetlands in a changing climate

  • Allocation of environmental water

  • Ecological responses to changing flow regimes

Theme 3: Landscape management

Theme 4: Marine, coastal and estuarine ecosystems


  • Soil health and biodiversity
  • Biodiversity and resilience in rehabilitation and revegetation
  • New technologies for landscape management


  • Connectivity of ecological systems and habitats
  • New technologies for the restoration and protection of coastal and marine environments

Forms and guidelines

The Environmental Research application process has two stages; Expression of Interest, and then application by invitation only.  The Research program is closed to applications. The forms and documents below are for reference and information only.

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms
Expression of Interest
Closed Closed

2017 Program Guide

(PDF 774KB)


2017 EOI Guide

(PDF 420KB)


EOI application form

(PDF 316KB)


(by invite only)


Forms will be sent to invited applicants.


2017 Program Guide

(PDF 774KB)

Further information

For all enquiries, please contact the Environmental Trust administration:

Phone:  02 8837 6093
Email:    info@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 15 September 2017