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Australia-India Council Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australia-India Council (AIC) seeks to advance Australia’s foreign and trade policy interests by building awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India.

The objectives of the AIC 2020 Grant Program are:

  • support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and India 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 India during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • raise awareness of Australia in India, and of India in Australia, in a way that encourages further growth in relations between the two countries, including in the trade and investment relationship;
  • promote exchange and collaboration between Australian and Indian organisations in fields of relevance to the bilateral economic partnership;
  • deliver high quality programs that demonstrate Australia’s economic credentials and technical excellence to influential audiences in India;
  • seek community involvement in, and private sector support for Australian engagement with India including by encouraging corporate investment in collaborations that advance Australia-India relations; and
  • promote examples of a successful bilateral relationship.

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Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: Australia-India Collaborative Research Projects are funded by the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF).

The objectives of the AISRF are to:

  • increase the uptake of leading science and technology by supporting collaboration between Australian and Indian researchers in strategically focused, leading-edge scientific research and technology projects
  • strengthen strategic alliances between Australian and Indian researchers
  • facilitate Australia and India’s access to the global science and technology system.

The priority areas for Round 12 of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund Collaborative Research Projects are:

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

  • Climate Change mitigation and adaptation
  • Food processing, storage and distribution
  • Mining safety and efficiency 

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

  • Cancer therapeutics/ theranostics
  • Genomics and precision medicine
  • Pest-resistant crops

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