New Grants

Grants of up to $1 million are available to Australian companies for collaborations between Australian and Chinese research institutions conducting a range of research-related activities in the following specialised fields:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
    • astronomy related technology, including big data
    • new materials in manufacturing
    • cross-cutting technologies that will de-risk, scale up, and add value to manufactured products
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
    • effective technologies for individuals to manage their own health care
    • better models of health care and services
  • Resources and Energy
    • low emission energy production from fossil fuels and other sources
    • new clean energy sources and storage technologies and demand response technologies that are efficient, cost-effective and reliable.

 

Deadline date:

20th Dec 2017 5:00 pm AEDT

 

What grants or funding is available?

The maximum grant amount is $1 million.
The program is ongoing with biennial funding rounds.

  • The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.
  • The maximum grant period is three years.

 

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be non-tax-exempt (unless you are a university, in which case you must be registered as income tax exempt)
  • be registered for GST
  • and be one of the following eligible entities:
    • a company incorporated in Australia
    • an incorporated not for profit company
    • a Publicly Funded Research Organisation (PFRO) as defined in Appendix A of the Program Guidelines
    • a Cooperative Research Centre
    • an other Australian incorporated entity.

Your project must involve:

  • a Chinese primary partner who has submitted, or is in the process of submitting, a corresponding application to the relevant Chinese organisation, and
  • an Australian end user or industry partner that can apply the research outcomes.

Non-Corporate Commonwealth entities are not eligible to apply.

For more information on eligibility please refer to the Program Guidelines.

 

What is the assessment criteria?

To be competitive you must score highly against all of the following criteria:

Merit criteria 1) – 30 points

The scientific merit of the proposed research, including the potential of the anticipated outcome to advance the knowledge base of the discipline, and its likely scientific impact:

  • Aims and background
  • Significance and innovation
  • Approach and methodology
  • Roles and research capability of personnel
  • References

Merit criteria 2) – 30 points

The ability of the centre to maximise the application and commercialisation of research outcomes:

  • Expected outcomes and benefits resulting from the proposed research
  • Utilisation of the research outcomes
  • Details of governance and intellectual property arrangements

Merit criteria 3) – 20 points

The contribution of the centre to building enduring Australia-China collaboration in a priority area of research.

  • Importance of the collaboration between Australian and Chinese partner organisations to project
  • Strategy to maintain the collaboration beyond funding

Merit criteria 4) – 20 points

The capacity, capability and resources of all project partners to manage the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and deliver the activities:

  • Roles and research expertise of each project partner including the lead organisation
  • Project plan
  • Cash and in-kind contributions and budget

 

How do I apply?

To apply, fill in the Online Application Form.

 

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