This program is now open for applications, closing 3pm, Monday 31 May 2021.
The Environmental Research program supports applied research in identified priority environmental themes. The objectives of the program are to:
- generate new knowledge or information to help local solutions to environmental problems
- discover new methods of operation for NSW industries that are less harmful to the environment and enhance the public good
- knowledge and advance techniques to solve general environmental problems in New South Wales
- assess and test application of innovative solutions to decrease environmental degradation in New South Wales.
Who can apply?
We offer grants to collaborations that:
- show the capability to undertake applied research
- include the end-user of the proposed research.
Collaborating entities can be:
- community groups and organisations
- government entities.
2021 program themes and priorities
In line with the NSW Environmental Trust Strategic Plan 2020-2024, one theme (Post Bushfire Flora Recovery) will be offered this year under the 2021 Research round. Further information on this round is available in the program guidelines (PDF 1.6MB).
Post Bushfire Flora Recovery
Following the devastating 2019–20 bushfire season, more than 100 native plant species have been identified as high priority for post-fire survey work to determine their response and current conservation status. Grants funding survey work to determine the current status of these species is available to eligible groups. Data collected through this program will be used by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to inform recovery strategies and actions for these species.
Applicants must nominate species from must nominate species from the list provided (PDF 111KB) in their proposal. Proposals which demonstrate coordination of survey work to maximise the number of species for the funding requested, will be prioritised.
Grantees will require a scientific licence under Part 2 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Research projects funded under this round will be required to submit data to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to inform recovery management actions.