Science
Agriculture, Education, Rural & Regional

Science and Innovation Awards for Young People

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: Grant applications are now open for the 2022 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.  The Science Awards have already helped 272 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world.

There are 12 industry Science Award categories open for applications.

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Science
Business, Health

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) provides grants for collaborative research projects with Indian partners. For Round 14 of the AISRF, your project must involve research in focused priority area and must be mutually beneficial for Australia and India.

Your project must be in a priority area, the priority areas for Round 14 of AISRF are:

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund:

  • Quantum technologies
  • Earth observation remote sensing
  • Groundwater resources management
  • Downstream processing, recycling and tailings reclamation of critical minerals.

 Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund:

  • COVID-19 long-term health impacts
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Digital health and telemedicine
  • Biomaterials (including bioplastics).

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Military
Business

Strategic Policy Grants

Funder:  Federal – Defence

Grant Background: The Strategic Policy Grants Program is a mechanism for Defence to support independent research, events and activities to shape the public Australian strategic debate, with a focus on Defence issues, and support and enhance Defence’s strategic policy advice.

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Innovation
Business

NSW Small Business Innovation & Research Program

Funder:  NSW – Chief Scientist & Engineer

Grant Background: The NSW Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) program is an initiative of the NSW Government that provides competitive grants to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to find and commercialise innovative solutions to well-defined problems for NSW Government agencies.

The SBIR program is designed to:

  • Leverage the capacity of NSW SMEs and R&D to solve important problems for the NSW Government
  • Drive jobs and industry growth and support the development of innovative products and services in NSW.

The benefits of the SBIR program for NSW SMEs include:

  • grant funding to develop and commercialise a new technology or service
  • Working with the NSW Government to pilot and test solutions
  • Potential NSW Government contracts for successful solutions
  • Retaining intellectual property rights and the right to commercialise and sell solutions in domestic and global markets.

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Agriculture
Agriculture, Environmental

Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock: Research Grants support on-ground trials involving Australian producers to collect data on emissions and productivity impacts from the use of low-emissions feed technologies.

The objectives are to:

  • engage livestock producers and build an evidence-base to support calculation of livestock emissions reductions and productivity outcomes (e.g. dose-responses) in livestock, from the use of feed technologies
  • increase livestock producers’ and service providers’ experience with feed technology products
  • verify claimed productivity and emissions reduction benefits
  • leverage co-investment in technologies that have the potential to reduce livestock emissions
  • support partnerships between producers and industry to advance emissions reduction in livestock.

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Technology
Children & Youth, Community, Education

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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Intenational
Uncategorized

Global Innovation Linkages Programme

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Global Innovation Linkages Program provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers collaborate with global partners. They support strategically focused, leading-edge research and development.

Your project must be in at least 1 of their 6 priority areas. The priority areas align with the six Government-funded Industry Growth Centres set up to support industry. Read more on the relevant Growth Centre website:

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A row of hanging light bulbs
Education

National Intelligence Postdoctoral Grants

Funder:  Federal – Office of National Intelligence

Grant Background: The National Intelligence Postdoctoral Grant is a new initiative, which involves the sponsorship of unclassified academic research designed to achieve Australian Government objectives for research and innovation in national intelligence and security.

The program will offer funding for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions for early career researchers to undertake academic research in relation to Research Problems – specific areas of interest and relevance to the National Intelligence Community.

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Science
Education

The Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in:

  • scientific research
  • research-based innovation
  • excellence in science teaching

The prizes will award up to $750,000 each year for outstanding achievements.

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

There are 5 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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