Supporting instruments for Science and Technology cooperation
The FASIC (French-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration Grants) is a French-Australian Hubert-Curien Partnership for cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
The Scientific Mobility Program is an annual call for collaborative projects which finances the short-term mobility of researchers, including PhD students, in both directions between France and Australia through French government funding.
AINSE – ANSTO – French Embassy Program Scholarships: SAAFE
An annual call for applications in partnership with ANSTO and AINSE in order to facilitate exchanges between France and Australia of PhD students from the nuclear and engineering sectors in the fields of healthcare, environment or the nuclear fuel cycle.
The Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN) aims to actively promote the development of research and innovation cooperation between France and Australia. The Association supports the community of researchers, industry players, community stakeholders and policy makers who are involved in existing research and innovation bilateral collaborations or who seek ways to develop new initiatives of interest for our two countries.
Join AFRAN : http://afran.org.au/register/
Contact AFRAN : http://afran.org.au/contact-us/
• The Australian Research Council – ARC:
Foreign researchers are eligible for these opportunities providing they are not in the role of coordinator for the submitted projects.
Discovery program : provides funding for fundamental research through 5 pathways:
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Australian Laureate Fellowships
Linkage Program : provides funding for research projects with a partnership with business, industry, community organisations or other publicly funded research agencies
Industrial Transformation Research Program
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
ARC Centres of Excellence
Special Research Initiatives
Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects
The calendars for the various ARC funding opportunities can be found here:
• National Health and Medical Research Council –NHMRC:
A number of grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council correspond to various priorities:
Grants to Create New Knowledge
Grants to Accelerate Research Translation
Grants to Build Australia’s Future Capability
Work With Partners
Collaborative Grants (NHMRC international activities)
Descriptions and calendars for these opportunities are available here:
• Global Innovation Linkages (NISA) :
This opportunity finances partnership research projects initiated by an academic laboratory and an Australian company, and an associate partner (academic or industrial) from one of 17 priority countries. The grant can provide up to $1 million AUD for a project for a maximum of 4 years, with equivalent contributions (in cash or in kind) brought by the consortium. The financed projects must correspond with the themes of the Australian Growth Centers.
• Global connection funds (ATSE) (priming grants / bridging grants) :
This opportunity offers limited financing, type seed-funding (7000 AUD for priming grants/50 000 AUD for bridging grants. It finances the initiation of partnership research projects associating an Australian academic laboratory and an SME from one of 17 priority countries.
• The Biomedical Translation Fund:
The Government has established a partnership with the private sector to support biomedical innovation and to improve the transfer of research results in health in Australia. The Biomedical Translation Fund will help Australian companies to overcome the challenges experienced in the marketing of their ideas.
• Innovation Fund (CSIRO):
200 million Australian dollars will be assigned to the CSIRO innovation fund to commercialize early stage innovations by the CSIRO, universities, and other public research organizations.
• Endeavour Scholarships:
These scholarships, based on the merit, are very competitive and are open to international applications. They are supplied by the Australian government and finance citizens from around the globe so that they conduct their studies, research, or professional initiatives in Australia and, for Australians, so that they undertake the same abroad.
• National Agency for Research (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche – ANR) :
The National Agency for Research is a funding agency financing French research across all its disciplines. Its mission is to stimulate innovation and technology transfer by encouraging interactions and collaborations between public research and industrial partners.
Australian researchers are eligible but not funded by the European Union. The Australian government (NHMRC) provides financial support to its researchers involved in prize-winners H2020 consortiums in medical research. While there is no federal support for other fields, some universities are equipped with support mechanisms (i.e. the University of Melbourne).