This program is currently closed for applications.
Successful applications for the 2019 round have been announced.
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 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.
Grants of up to $200,000 were available for the 2019 round. A total of at least $1 million will be awarded.
2019 program themes and priorities
Mechanisms for social engagement
- Legitimacy of participatory engagement* (i.e. Citizen Science, public/private partnerships)
- Tools for predictive and adaptive on-ground management actions
- Impacts of land use on the water balance of natural systems
- Governance and strategy behind success and uptake of natural resource management (NRM) and land management programs
- Bushfire management
- Connectivity and landscape corridors
- Innovation in biosecurity
Wetland and river systems
- Waterway and groundwater-dependant ecosystem health and connectivity
- Impacts of land use on wetlands and river systems
- New techniques to improve the health of wetlands and river systems
Who can apply?
Grants are offered to collaborations that:
- demonstrate the capability to undertake applied research
- include the end-user of the proposed research.
Collaborating entities can be:
- community groups and organisations
- government entities.
When can applications be made?
Applications for the 2019 round have closed.