Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions Competitive Grant Round

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Established pest animals and weeds are a significant threat to Australia’s economy, environment and industries.

The Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions Competitive Grant Round (competitive grant round) will fund projects to better manage the impact of established pest animals and weeds.

$13 million in funding is available. Eligible applicants can apply for a share of this funding.

The competitive grant round will target organisations that have a proven research and development capacity.

Outcomes

  • Advance a range of breakthrough control solutions that challenge traditional approaches to managing priority established pest animals and weeds to enable better outcomes.
  • Deliver innovations that improve existing established pest animals and weeds control methods or tools, as well as improved detection and monitoring methods.
  • Further research into, and development of, new and enhanced ‘farm ready’ pest animals and weeds control tools to increase uptake and accessibility of these tools by farmers and land managers.

Projects

Successful projects will target priority invasive established pest animals or weed species that are not endemic to Australia or a particular part of Australia.

The projects will deliver targeted, innovative research into new and improved control technologies for established pest animals and weeds.

Projects could include:

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

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

Find out more, including the guidelines, on the Hub website.

Last reviewed: 4 August 2020
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