Deadline: 16 January 2017
The Australian Academy of Science (the Academy) is inviting Australian Organizations and businesses for its “Regional Collaborations Program” to collaborate with regional and international science, research and innovation partners on solutions to shared regional challenges within the Asia–Pacific regions.
The programme aims to support the Australian Government’s commitment to:
- assist in the removal of barriers for researchers and businesses seeking to collaborate on issues of regional and national significance
- support technical and research mobility
- build research capability, facilitating Australia’s access to global science and research networks and infrastructure.
There is no set minimum or maximum total project cost requirement, projects much include matched funding of 1:1 (cash only). For example, if an applicant seeks $25,000 of programme funding, then the project proponents would need to contribute another $25,000 (cash), bringing the total value of the project to $50,000.
- Applicants must be either an Australian research organisation or Australian business (see Glossary for definitions) willing to form collaborative multi-partner teams with participation from at least two other economies, with the intention of building strong international linkages within the Asia–Pacific region in science, research and innovation.
- Research organisations
- tertiary education institutions (as per the Higher Education Support Act 2003)
- cooperative research centres
- Publicly funded research agencies
- state or territory-funded research organisations
- public research companies
- private research companies
- not-for-profit research organisations.
- Australian businesses
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- be incorporated and registered for GST
- not be engaged in any litigation, arbitration, administrative proceedings, investigations, of or before any court, tribunal, commission, arbitral body or other agency in any jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Australia (for enterprises based in Australia) or in their nominated economy.
- Australian personnel
- Australian personnel are considered Australian citizens or permanent residents.
- Eligible project activities must:
- address a shared regional challenge of national interest, via science, research and innovation collaboration
- demonstrate a benefit to Australia through the collaborative work proposed
- include at least two non-Australian partners
- have evidence of being able to provide 1:1 leveraged cash contribution
- feature workshop and mobility components, either led by Australia or a regional project partner, or facilitated through multi-lateral fora.
- Note: Non-corporate Commonwealth entities (as defined under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) are not eligible under this programme.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Canada, China, Chile, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, United States.
For more information, please visit Regional Collaborations Programme.