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National Environmental Science Programme



The National Environmental Science Programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia's environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science.

The programme is a long-term commitment to environment and climate research with funding of $25.5 million per year during the life of the programme.

The programme will be implemented through a competitive process in which groups of research institutions will apply to form research hubs, which commenced in January 2015. The six research hubs focus on:

It is anticipated that successful applications for the National Environmental Science Programme would incorporate:

In addition to the six hubs, a small component of funding will be available each year for research projects to address emerging priorities. The Minister for Environment will work with the Department of Environment to determine research projects that will be addressed through emerging priorities funding.

The program is an amalgamation of the National Environmental Research Program and the Australian Climate Change Science Programme.

Application details: Please refer to the links below for further information.


Department of the Environment
John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: 1800 803 772


Last updated: 15 August 2017
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