Calls for expressions of interest for Environmental Research Grants

Organisations and institutions with research proposals to address environmental problems in NSW have been invited to lodge an expression of interest (EOI) for the NSW Environmental Trust’s latest Environmental Research Grant Program.

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Environment Minister Mark Speakman said that the closing date for EOIs was 11 March 2016 and invitations to submit full applications would follow the assessment of EOIs.

“The aim of the Environmental Research Program is to support applied social, economic and biophysical environmental research projects, with the priorities for this round being biosecurity, climate change, waste and pollution and mechanisms for social engagement.

“There is $1 million in total for the program, with grants of up to $150,000 available. This is a great opportunity for research organisations to utilise these funds to deliver positive outcomes for our environment.”

The objectives of the program are:

  • to generate new knowledge or information to facilitate local solutions to environmental problems;
  • to discover new methods of operation for NSW industries that are less harmful to the environment and enhance public good;
  • to provide knowledge and advance techniques to solve general environmental problems in NSW; and
  • to assess and evaluate the application of innovative solutions to decrease environmental degradation in NSW.

“Competition for funding under the program is usually very high,” Mr Speakman said. “In the 2015 grant round the Trust received 173 EOIs, invited 30 full applications to be submitted, and awarded eight grants.”

Successful grants will be announced by November 2016.

For further information and to make an EOI visit Environmental Research Grants.