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National Environmental Science Program (NESP) 2

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Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
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30-Jun-2020 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
321003 - Scientific Research
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to apply to contribute to outcomes under the National Environmental Science Program (NESP 2) from the second half of 2020 through to June 2027.

NESP 2 represents a $149 million investment by the Australian Government in applied environmental science to support decision-makers from across the Australian community, including Indigenous communities, build resilience while achieving positive environmental, social and economic outcomes. The program represents a critical cross-cutting enabler that provides the evidence base for the design, delivery and on-ground monitoring of core Government environmental commitments and the basis for long-term environmental programs.

The program will consist of multi-disciplinary research hubs or consortia hosted by Australian research institutions with national capability and be delivered where appropriate through regional nodes.

NESP 2 will deliver applied scientific knowledge, decision tools and practical management options to support environmental commitments made by all levels of Government and other end-users.


Applications are being sought from collaborative, multi-disciplinary and multi-institution/organisation consortia or groups. The consortium must nominate a lead applicant who is solely accountable to the Commonwealth for the delivery of grant activities. The lead applicant must be an Australian research institution (public or private) and an eligible entity as per the list below. Eligible organisations can form a consortium with ineligible organisations. 

To be eligible as the lead applicant you must be one of the following entity types:

  • Indigenous Corporation

  • Company

  • Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • Non-Corporate Commonwealth Statutory Authority

  • Commonwealth Company

  • Corporate State or Territory Entity

  • Non-corporate State or Territory Entity

  • Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority

  • Local Government

  • Cooperative

  • Incorporated Association

  • Statutory Entity

  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust.

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To apply go to the application form here.


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