Australian Government: Australia-India Strategic Research Fund Collaborative Research Projects

Deadline: 23 January 2019

The Australian Government is seeking applications for the 11th rounds of its Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Collaborative Research Projects to support collaborative science and technology research projects with Indian counterparts that are of mutual benefit to Australia and India.

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The objectives of the AISRF are to:

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  • increase the uptake of leading science and technology by supporting collaboration between Australian and Indian researchers in strategically focused, leading-edge scientific research and technology projects
  • strengthen strategic alliances between Australian and Indian researchers, and
  • facilitate Australia’s and India’s access to the global science and technology system.

Grant Information

The maximum grant amount is $500,000.

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The maximum grant period is 3 years.

Priority Areas

The priority areas for Round 11 of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund Collaborative Research Projects are:

  • Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund (administered by DST in India)
    • Energy storage (batteries)
    • Marine science
  • Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund (administered by DBT in India)
    • Plant genomics
    • Neurodegenerative diseases, including palliative care

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible applicants must:
    • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:
    • a company, incorporated in Australia
    • an incorporated not for profit organisation
    • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO) as defined in appendix A
    • a Cooperative Research Centre
    • an other Australian incorporated entity.
  • Joint applications involving more than one Australian partner are acceptable, provided the lead applicant is the main driver of the project and eligible to apply.
  • They can only accept applications:
    • that have a primary Indian partner that has submitted, or is in the process of submitting, a corresponding application to India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) or the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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