The Global Connections Fund (GCF) aims to provide
support for Australian Researchers and Small to Medium Enterprises
(SMEs) to collaborate with counterparts in key global economies,
promote researcher-industry engagement and knowledge transfer, and
The program, a new initiative of the Australian Academy of
Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and supported by the Australian
Government, includes two forms of funding: Priming Grants and
Priming Grants – Expressions of Interest close
6th May 2016
Priming Grants offer total funding of up to $7,000 per applicant
and are intended to enhance collaboration between Australian small
to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and researchers with their
counterparts in a number of priority listed economies. However,
they are not designed to fund ongoing research costs or to support
existing collaborative activities.
The 2016 call for applications is now open to Australian-based
Researchers and Australian-based SMEs, who must be the primary
applicants. To be eligible, the applicant must have already
identified a potential international partner and have their
agreement before placing an Expression
of Interest (EOI) by 6th May 2016. Only approved
EOIs are eligible to make a formal Priming Grant Application.
Priming Grant 2016 Expression of Interest –
due 24:00 AEST 6th May 2016.
Priming Grant 2016 Application – due 24:00
AEST 27th May 2016.
Bridging Grants are larger follow-on grants of up to $50,000 to
help develop viable projects and test them for commercialisation.
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