Supporting instruments for Science and Technology cooperation [fr]

Embassy of France in Australia:

The Embassy instruments are advertised on this link


FASIC (French-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration Grants) is a French-Australian Hubert-Curien Partnership for cooperation in science, technology and innovation.
In 2018 and 2019 the FASIC programme is implemented along three different schemes: FASIC Workshops, FASIC PhD and FASIC Researchers. This program is meant as a catalyst and aims to support the launch and the critical early-stage development of bilateral research projects between France and Australia. It also aims to support the strategic scaling-up of science and technology collaborations.
More about FASIC

Scholarship AINSE – ANSTO – French Embassy Program : SAAFE

Since 2017, the SAAFE program has facilitated the conduct of research and fostered research collaborations between France and Australia, in nuclear science and engineering, in the research areas of Human Health, Environment, and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.

The SAAFE program supports Early Career Researchers at PhD and postdoctoral levels to travel from Australia to France – and from France to Australia – to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages.

More information on the AINSE Website

Australia-France Social Science Collaborative Research Program

The Embassy of France and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia have partnered to set up a new program allowing our two counties to join forces and foster social science collaboration on topics of interest to both Australia and France: The Social Science Collaborative Research Program!

This program will especially foster research activities conducted by early and mid-career researchers, research activities relevant to Pacific Island Studies, and research activities with the capacity to support the development of strategic alliances between France and Australia.

More information on the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Website


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.
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Australian federal opportunities

- 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:

- Linkage Program : provides funding for research projects with a partnership with business, industry, community organisations or other publicly funded research agencies

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.

- Regional Collaborations Programme (AAS) :

The Australian Academy of Science (the Academy) invites Australian research organisations and businesses to apply for funding for multi-partner projects and/or non-project aligned, multi-partner workshops under the Regional Collaborations Programme. The programme will fund Australian participants from eligible organisations to collaborate with regional and international science, research and innovation partners on solutions to shared regional challenges within the Asia–Pacific region.

- 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.


- ANR - National Agency for Research (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche) :
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.

Europe H2020

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).

Dernière modification : 24/02/2020

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