Agriculture - Food
Agriculture

Science and Innovation Awards for Young People

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: Grant applications are now open for the 2021 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for a grant to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers, innovators and others active in agriculture with original projects that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries.

There are ten industry Science Award categories open for applications: biosecurity and digital innovation; cotton; eggs and poultry (layers); forest and wood products; grains; horticulture; meat and livestock; red meat processing; viticulture and oenology; and wool.

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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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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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Science
Business

Australia-China Science & Research Fund

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) supports activities undertaken through Joint Research Centres (JRCs). These virtual centres link Australian and Chinese research institutions doing research in a priority area.

The priority areas for round 4 of the program are:

Food and agribusiness

  • agritech
  • supply chains
  • future food and their regulation

Digital technology

  • medical technologies including services and aged care
  • financial technology
  • big data

Energy and resources

  • new energy (renewables)
  • hydrogen
  • energy storage and supply
  • mineral exploration

Advanced materials

  • biomedical metal materials such as titanium and magnesium alloys
  • graphene technology
  • high-performance structure and composites

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Children & Youth

Online Safety Grants Program

Funder:  Australian Communications and Media Authority

Grant Background: The Online Safety Grants Program, led by the eSafety Commissioner, is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

Grant funding is available to non-government organisations (NGOs) that deliver online safety education to children, young people and their communities, or training to those who work with them.

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Community, Education, Environmental

Australian Geographic Society Sponsorship

Funder:  Australian Geographic Society

Grant Background: Each calendar year the Australian Geographic Society donates generously to maintain its programme of sponsorship of Australian adventurers, scientific and environmental research, and community projects.

Project Sponsorships are available in four categories, science, environment, adventure, and community. Projects covering more than one project category and/or opportunities for volunteer involvement are encouraged.

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Innovation
Business, Education, Health

The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements in science, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching.

The prizes are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in Science Prizes.

The Science Prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally.

They welcome nominations of diverse candidates and those from a different range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are five Science Prizes for science and innovation:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
  • Prize for New Innovators

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Innovation
Business

Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Industry

Grant Background: Cooperative Research Centres Projects grants support 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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Science
Health

Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity

Funder:  Federal – Health

Grant Background:  There are no known prevention measures for brain cancer and for some types of brain cancer, no effective treatments. It is widely recognised that the key to improvements in this area is investment in research.

The objective of the 2019 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity is:

  • to support the development of better approaches to address the medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer to improve quality of life and the survivorship experience.

Survivorship must be focused on children, adolescents and young adults, or adults with malignant brain cancer, their families or carers.

Areas of focus may include:

  • medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer – for example: cognitive, executive and memory impairment; fatigue; behavioural issues; seizures or toxicities of anticonvulsants; and fitness to drive
  • impact on survivors, their families and carers – for example: anxiety and depression; and long-term impacts including economic impact
  • efficacy of new or existing models of care and interventions, including the factors that contribute to success – for example: efficacy of new or existing models of care which involve nurse care coordinators, and components of the care model which contribute to success; and impact of rural and remote patient locality on effectiveness of survivorship clinics.

The intended outcomes of this grant opportunity are to develop:

  • a better understanding of the effects and impact of symptoms on quality and quantity of life, independence, function and disability
  • develop new care models that improve the experience of survivors, their families and carers.

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