What we’re funding

$32 million will be invested over 4 years to bring industry and academia together.

Desired outcomes

The purpose of this research funding is to:

  • improve the career progression of early to mid-career researchers
  • enhance the entrepreneurialism and the commercialisation skills of researchers
  • support researchers to remain in the sector.

Key elements

This program will benefit career progression and increase focus on end-user needs, entrepreneurialism and the commercialisation of research.

Why it’s important

  • Results from a 2016 national survey show that 83% of researchers considered leaving for another career, with the majority being mid-career researchers. This loss would significantly impact on Australia’s research knowledge and skills base.

How to apply

Applications for this initiative are now open through GrantConnect and the business.gov.au website.

Applications close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on 9 April 2019.

You may wish to register on GrantConnect to ensure you are alerted to all grant opportunities.

Last updated: 
12 February 2019