The Australian Research Council (ARC) will fund a new research initiative, the PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Remediation Research Program (the Program) through the ARC’s Special Research Initiatives scheme. Up to $13 million in total funding is available to support a range of research projects.  

Scope

The Special Research Initiative: PFAS Remediation Research Program aims to facilitate the development of innovative technologies to investigate and remediate PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) contaminated media including soil and other solid contaminated debris, groundwater, waterways and marine systems.

Announcements

On Friday, 10 August 2018, The Turnbull Government announced new funding outcomes for Round 1 of $8.2 million for the PFAS Remediation Research Program. Project details are available from the ARC’s dynamic Funding Announcements web page.

On Wednesday, 10 October 2018 Round Two of the Special Research Initiative: PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Remediation Research Program was opened. $4.8 million of funding was made available for this round.

For more information about Round Two of the Special Research Initiative: PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Remediation Research Program, please visit GrantConnect.

For more information about PFAS, please visit the Australian Government’s PFAS website