ICEDS Seed Funding 2023

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4 October 2023

Applications for the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) Seed Funding are now open.

ICEDS Members are eligible to apply for an Ideation (up to $10,000) or Research (up to $20,000) grant supporting nascent projects that advance novel solutions and build capabilities towards the growing challenges of climate change and / or energy transition and / or disasters. Projects should aim to align with one of the following primary themes: 

  1. Reducing vulnerabilities (e.g. social, environmental, economic) relating to climate change and / or energy transition and / or disasters preparedness, response and recovery.  

  1. Generating societal benefits in the context of climate change and / or energy transition and / or disasters preparedness, response and recovery via inclusive, equitable and / or co-designed solutions. 

  1. Restoring, maintaining or improving natural systems in relation to climate change through the adoption of novel emissions-reduction or adaptation solutions. 

  1. Supporting equitable governance and enhancing capacities (of people, communities, business) in relation to climate change and / or energy transitions and / or disaster risk management.  

  1. Supporting the ANU Below Zero Initiative which seeks to reduce the University’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and progressively draw down emissions using ANU land and / or via projects. 

ICEDS staff are available to assist with applications and we encourage you to contact us at

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please join us online for a Seed Funding information session on Monday 16 October 1-2pm. Please register your attendance here.  


The Seed Funding Guidlines are available here (now updated with FAQs).

The Seed Funding Application Form is available here

Click here to download a 'print' version of the Seed Funding Application Form, noting that final submissions of the form must be made online here.  

Note: Applications close 11:59pm AEDT Monday 23 October.  

If you are not an ICEDS Member, click here to join the Institute