I am pleased to announce the NSW Government is inviting technology developers, researchers, organisations, educational institutions, businesses and individuals to apply for grants to undertake research, testing, and development that will help reduce the risk of interactions between beach users and sharks in NSW.

Up to $200,000 per year is up for grabs and we want the best and brightest minds to apply.

The projects are vital to ensure we are up to date with the science and looking at ways to improve beachgoer safety.

This is an exciting project to be a part of and I encourage anyone with an interest in this field, or who has an idea about preventing shark incidents, to apply for this funding.

This year there is a priority on projects that develop technologies and / or research that looks at the social and economic implications of shark incidents in a community.

The NSW Government’s $16 million Shark Management Strategy is testing and trialling new and emerging technologies to help build on existing science

Grants are open to national and international applicants, and joint applications are encouraged. Any proposed projects should be developed as one year in duration.

To apply for a grant, applicants will need to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

Further information on the Shark Management Strategy can be found at DPI’s website