New round of grants to advance pest animal and weed control

The Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is offering grants for projects targeting established pest animals and weeds.

Funding of $13 million is being made available under the Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions Competitive Grant Round.

Grants will range in amounts from $300,000 up to a maximum of $2 million.

Successful projects will deliver targeted, innovative research into new and improved control technologies for established pest animals and weeds, and could include:

  • developing biological controls;
  • solutions for herbicide resistance;
  • genetic modification technologies;
  • chemical and non-chemical herbicides; and
  • digital, web-based and disruption technologies and electronic resources.

The grant round forms part of the Commonwealth’s $30.3 million investment into managing established pest animals and weeds under the four year Established Pest Animal and Weed Management Pipeline.

Applications close on 25 September.