Research Grants

Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) – Round 10 (GO4148)

This grant supports short-term (up to 3 years), industry-led collaborations.

Projects must: 
•develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for industry and deliver real outcomes
•benefit small to medium enterprises (SMEs)
•include education and training activities

You can use the funding to cover costs directly related to your project including:
•new research
•proof of concept activities
•pre-commercialisation of research outcomes
•industry-focused education and training activities
•conferences, workshops, symposia related to the joint research
•information sharing and communications related to the research

This is not a complete list and other costs may also be eligible.

To be eligible for funding in CRC-P Round 10 your project must have a focus on addressing gaps in Australia’s waste and recycling capability, particularly in regards to plastics, paper, glass and tyres.

To be eligible as a lead applicant you must:
•have an Australian business number (ABN)
•be incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation

Your trading activities must be either:
•enough to be called a trading corporation
•a major, not minor, part of your overall activity

Project partners must include:
•2 Australian industry organisations, including at least 1 SME
•1 Australian research organisation

Estimated grant value $100, 000 to $3 million.

Closes 1 October 2020

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The Australian Laureate Fellowships

This grant opportunity encourages applications from the highest-quality researchers by providing eligible Australian Laureate Fellows with project funding in addition to a salary supplement and salary-related (on-cost) support.

We may name two successful Australian Laureate Fellows as the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow and the Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow. The Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship may be available to a highly ranked female candidate from the humanities, arts and social science disciplines. The Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship may be available to a highly ranked female candidate from the science and technology disciplines. Recipients will be provided with additional funding to undertake an ambassadorial role to promote women in research.

The Australian Laureate Fellowships objectives are to:
•support ground-breaking, internationally-competitive basic and applied research;
•forge strong links among researchers, the international research community and/or industry and other research end-users;
•enhance the scale and focus of research in Australian Government priority areas;
•attract and retain outstanding researchers and research leaders of international reputation; and
•provide an excellent research training environment and exemplary mentorship to nurture early-career researchers.

The intended outcomes of the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme are:
•expanded knowledge base and research capability in Australia; and
•economic, commercial, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia.

Total grant amount $2,071,992.00 to $3,671,992.00 

Closes 4 November 2020

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Linkage Research Projects (GO3426)

The Linkage Program promotes national and international research partnerships between researchers and business, industry, community organisations and other publicly funded research agencies. By supporting long-term strategic research partnerships, the Australian Research Council encourages alliances that solve problems, acquire new knowledge and allow the transfer of skills and ideas as a basis for securing commercial benefits of research.

The Linkage Projects scheme objectives are to:

  • support long-term strategic research alliances between higher education organisations and industry/business and other research end-users, in order to apply advanced knowledge to problems
  • provide opportunities for internationally competitive research projects to be conducted in collaboration with organisations outside the higher education sector
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in Australian Government priority areas.

The intended outcomes of the Linkage Projects scheme are:

  • the growth of a national pool of world-class researchers to meet the needs of the broader Australian innovation system
  • economic, commercial, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits for Australia.
Closes 1 December 2020
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2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity (GO 4046)

The objective of this grant is to:

•support the development of new approaches and the use of technologies to improve communications between brain cancer survivors, their families, carers and health care professionals; and
•understand how information technologies and platforms can be used to support people with brain cancer, their families and carers, and the physical, psychosocial and economic impact of a brain cancer diagnosis.

Survivorship research must be focused on children, adolescents and young adults, or adults with malignant brain cancer, their families or carers.

Areas of focus may include:

•research into new educational and communication methods and approaches, including special approaches and considerations for underserved and at-risk populations
•research on new methods and strategies to disseminate cancer information/innovation to healthcare providers (e.g., web-based information, telemedicine, smartphone apps etc.) and the effectiveness of these approaches
•research on new communication processes and/or methods and information technologies with the health care system and the effectiveness of these approaches.

Up to $3 million is available.

Closes 20 October 2020 
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