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Business

Australia Japan Foundation Grant Programme

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) seeks to advance Australia’s engagement with Japan by supporting people-to-people linkages; amplifying and shifting perceptions of Australia in Japan to reflect contemporary Australia; and facilitating the promotion of the inventive, innovative capabilities that Australia brings to Australia-Japan collaborations across broad and ever sophisticated sectors. The AJF also seeks to bring to the fore, awareness of the ongoing vital importance of Australia and Japan on each other’s foreign and trade policies by facilitating informed discussions.

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Science
Business

Cooperative Research Centres Projects Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Industry

Grant Background: Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC) Grants provide funding for collaborations to solve industry identified problems. The 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

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Agriculture
Agriculture

Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program will:

  • improve community connectedness and collaboration through building community network members’ skills and social network diversity and sharing of learnings amongst agriculture dependent communities
  • increase social networking, support and engagement and wellbeing and reduce social isolation through increasing participation in community networking events/conferences, stimulating higher rates of innovation in the local economy and the agricultural sector over time
  • improve community networks access to risk management information and training, increasing the capacity of community networks to participate in regional drought resilience planning
  • increase community economic development and diversification opportunities to improve access to meeting places and facilities, reducing social isolation and improving community wellbeing over time
  • deliver small scale projects, such as improving meeting places for the network members, that assist the management of the network, and community facilities that support community drought resilience.

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Science
Business

Business Research and Innovation Initiative

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Business Research and Innovation Initiative occurs in 3 stages.

Stage 1 – challenge selection

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology approved the following 5 challenges for the Priority Sectors Round:

  • Revolutionising agricultural spray applications
  • Turning farm crops into a renewable hydrogen source
  • Turning office trash into energy treasure
  • Counting fish using advanced technologies
  • Automating the detection of whales at sea.

Stage 2 – feasibility study

They ask for applications from eligible entities to undertake a feasibility study that responds to one of the current key government challenges.

Stage 3 – proof of concept

If your study shows that your idea is feasible, you can apply to develop a proof of concept. Only applicants who complete feasibility studies can apply for proof of concept funding. The maximum grant amount is $1 million with a maximum period of 18 months. For each round there is $10 million available for all proof of concepts.

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Community
Community

Compact Alliance Partnerships

Funder:  NSW – Multicultural

Grant Background: Multicultural NSW is inviting proposals for new 12-month Community Partnership Action (COMPACT) projects. COMPACT aims to inspire and empower young people to stand up and stand united against extremist hate, fear and division as champions for community harmony.

Multicultural NSW is inviting proposals for projects that bring together partners or consortia with the demonstrated experience, expertise and capacity to engage and effect positive change in young people, families and communities within a community resilience-building frame.

COMPACT supports partnerships and collaboration between community, non-government, youth, sports, arts/media, educational and other organisations by providing grant funding for innovative, evidence-based community projects.

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International
Business

Australia-ASEAN Council 2020 Covid19 Special Grants Round

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The objectives of the Australia-ASEAN Council’s 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round are to support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and the ASEAN region during and following the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when restrictions on travel and social distancing will limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits.

In this context, the round will target online and other activities or forms of engagement that help bring people together through virtual means and build cross-cultural linkages, but do not require travel and are consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19. Countries in scope include: Brunei Darassalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The round will also prioritise applications that directly contribute to the priority needs of ASEAN countries during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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International
Business

Australia-Indonesia Institute 2020 Covid19 Special Grants Round

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The objectives of the Australia-Indonesia Institute’s 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round are to support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Indonesia during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, when restrictions on travel and social distancing will limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits.

In this context, the round will target online and other activities or forms of engagement that help bring people together through virtual means and build cross-cultural linkages, but do not require travel and are consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19.

The round will also prioritise applications that directly contribute to the priority needs of Indonesia during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community, Environmental

Community Litter Grant

Funder:  NSW – Planning, Industry, Environment

Grant Background: The aim of the Community Litter Grant program is to help deliver the NSW Government target to reduce litter by 40% by 2020. All funded projects must include direct community leadership and participation in the development of litter prevention activities.

Grant funding is available in two streams:

Stream 1: On-Ground litter prevention projects

  • For groups who want to act on a locally identified litter issue at one or more locations
  • Projects in this stream will use proven methods of litter prevention to support the motivation of the community group to reduce litter.

Stream 2: Own It and Act partnership projects

  • Projects in this stream will be longer-term strategic state or regional litter prevention initiatives that may not be site-specific.
  • Projects must demonstrate how they build leadership and capacity of community groups to deliver ongoing litter prevention outcomes.
  • Projects in this stream must align with and support the Own It and Actstrategic framework developed by the DPIE Litter Prevention Unit.

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Business

Australia India Strategic Research Programme

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The AISRF provides grants for collaborative research projects with Indian partners. For Round 13 of the AISRF, your project must involve research in a COVID-19 focused priority area and must be mutually beneficial for Australia and India with outcomes that contribute to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your project must be in a priority area. The priority areas for Round 13 – COVID 19 Collaborative Research Projects are:

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund (administered by DST in India)

  • Antiviral coatings, other preventive technologies
  • Data analytics, modelling, Artificial Intelligence applications
  • Screening and diagnostic testing

Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund (administered by DBT in India)

  • Development of immunotherapeutics
  • Development of animal model/in vitromodel for vaccine development
  • Assay development and validation for testing of vaccines and therapeutics
  • Viral genomics and bioinformatics

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Education

National Careers Institute Partnership Grants – Round One

Funder:  Federal – Education

Grant Background: The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants for up to 2 years to enhance partnerships with industry, employers, schools and tertiary institutions to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • improve the quality of, and access to, careers information and advice
  • build an evidence-base for best practice career development
  • demonstrate the value of career development
  • increase knowledge and create greater awareness of career paths and career information
  • develop and showcase innovative approaches to delivering career development services

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • enhanced career pathways that help all Australians to reach their full career potential
  • increased understanding of skills sought by employers
  • stronger collaboration in the delivery of careers information and advice
  • improved quality of careers information and advice

Examples of the types of project they expect to fund under this program include, but are not limited to:

  • establishing virtual workspaces with industry partners
  • growing career advisor capacity and capability and industry engagement to new cohorts
  • increasing the reach and impact of existing proven programs
  • supporting career influencers to help career decision-makers
  • research projects to inform government policy.

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