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Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions 2021 Grant Closes: 29th of April 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: $1,500 to $20,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=43a91b35-a2cb-4492-8ffd-0c16e72ab730

This grant opportunity provides organisations, such as schools and community groups, funds to help young Australians to take part in:

  • in-person and virtual STEM engagement events, activities and competitions in Australia and New Zealand (where permitted by COVID-19 restrictions)
  • virtual STEM engagement events, activities and competitions activities and competitions overseas (student/s to participate remotely from Australia).

The grant is for up to 100% of eligible project costs. 

The greatest grant amount per student is:

  •     $2000 for STEM events or activities within Australia
  •     $5000 for international STEM events or activities.

 

Last Updated: 24th of February 2021
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Global Innovation Linkages Program Grant Closes: 7th of April 2021 - 5:00 am Value: $500,000 to $1 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=54b701be-ad93-4b5c-b421-4282e423fde2

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.

The project must be in at least 1 of the 6 priority areas:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Food and agribusiness
  • Medical technologies and pharmaceuticals
  • Mining equipment, technology and services
  • Oil, gas and energy resources
  • Cyber security

The project must have a lead applicant and project partners.

The lead organisations must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following:

  • an Australian incorporated entity
  • a publicly funded research organisation (defined in section 14 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
  • a Cooperative Research Centre
  • an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body

Project partners must include one of each of the following:

  • Australian industry entity
  • Australian research entity
  • global partner
Last Updated: 11th of February 2021
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Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grant Closes: 25th of March 2021 - 5:00 am Value: $100,000 to $3 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=57dcba85-8dc3-4419-a1da-050eb48113fc

This grant supports short-term (up to 3 years), industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community. The program isa proven model for linking researchers with industry to focus on research and development towards use and commercialisation.

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.

Round 11 will support short-term industry-led collaborative research that focuses on the National Manufacturing Priorities. A small pool of funding will also be available to high quality projects from all industry sectors.

As part of the Australian Government’s Regionalisation and Decentralisation Policy framework, Round 11 also includes dedicated funding for up to two Regional CRC-Ps tailored to prominent industries in regional Australia. Objectives of the Regional CRC-P grants are to support economic activity and diversity, improve innovation and create long-term sustainable jobs in Australia’s regions. Eligibility for this funding is restricted to projects based in regional Australia, with at least one entity relocating from a capital city for the duration of the project. To be successful, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to regional Australia by delivering economic and social benefits to the host community. They expect that strong applications will also identify synergies and overlaps with on-going work of Rural Research and Development Corporations.

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.

This is not a complete list and other costs may also be eligible.

Last Updated: 11th of February 2021
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The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science - Science Prizes Award Opened: 2nd of February 2021 - 9:00 am Closes: 9th of March 2021 - 5:00 am Value: $50,000 to $250,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Prime-Ministers-Prizes-for-Science

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 5 Science Prizes for science and innovation:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science ($250,000)
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation ($250,000)
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year ($50,000)
  • Prize for New Innovators ($50,000)

Each prize recipient receives a medallion, lapel pin, prize money as described above and an award certificate.

Last Updated: 19th of January 2021
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The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science - Science Teaching Prize Award Opened: 2nd of February 2021 - 9:00 am Closes: 9th of March 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $50,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/prime-ministers-prizes-for-science-science-teaching-prizes

The Science Teaching Prizes recognise Australian science educators for excellence in science teaching. They welcome nominations of diverse candidates and those from a range of backgrounds and geographical regions.

There are 2 science teaching prizes:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools ($50,000)
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools ($50,000)

 

Last Updated: 19th of January 2021
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New Air Combat Capability - Industry Support Program (NACC-ISP) Grant Closes: Ongoing until funding expended - Expected to close soon Value: Matched up to $1 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/New-Air-Combat-Capability-Industry-Support-Program-NACC-ISP

Only $136,000 of funds remain to be dispersed as per their website in November 2020, therefore this program is expected to close soon.

Provides Australian businesses and research organisations with matched funding of up to $1 million for Projects to help them enter export markets, secure domestic contracts and upskill their staff so they can win work with the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.

The Departments of Defence and Industry, Innovation and Science deliver and manage the New Air Combat Capability – Industry Support Program (NACC-ISP). It aims to help defence industry businesses to improve their:

  • capability
  • competitiveness and
  • capacity for innovation

with regard to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) project.

NACC-ISP will assist businesses that want to:

  • enter export markets
  • secure domestic contracts and
  • up-skill staff.

The NACC-ISP offers Australian industry and research organisations three streams of assistance. Applicants must invest the same dollar value of the funding they are seeking.

Stream A: Grants of up to $1 million over a period of no more than 3 years (plus any approved extensions), for the development of new or improved JSF technology, product, process or service.

Stream B: Grants of up to $250,000 over a period of no more than 18 months (plus any approved extensions), for the development of new or improved JSF technology, product, process or service.

Stream C: Grants of up to $300,000 with no more than $100,000 per financial year, for a period of no more than 36 months for Australian universities, Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), publicly funded research agencies (PFRAs) or a company controlled by one of the above.

Last Updated: 18th of January 2021
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Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grant Closes: 30th of April 2023 Value: $250,000 to $1 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=7D92D73D-DECA-5BCE-139D0A7E8289229F

Supports Australian businesses with domestic or international supply chain opportunities by providing grant funds for building their capacity, skills and capabilities.

The objectives of the Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants are to:

  • grow Australian industry’s capability and capacity to support NASA’s endeavour to go forward to the Moon and then on to Mars
  • grow the participation of Australian companies in domestic and/or international space supply chains that could support Moon to Mars activities
  • grow the skills, capabilities and capacity of the Australian space industry.
Last Updated: 2nd of November 2020
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Defence Global Competitiveness Grants Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: $15,000 to $150,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/defence-global-competitiveness-grants

The Defence Global Competitiveness Grants will help Australian SMEs to invest in projects that build export capability to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry. The Defence Export Strategy defines Australian defence exports as “any defence-specific or dual-use goods or services exported by Australian defence industry, including as part of a supply chain, that are intended for a defence or national security end-user”.

Funding is for up to 50% of eligible project costs.

Project activities can include:

  • buying, leasing, constructing, installing or commissioning of capital equipment including specialist software to enhance cyber security.
  • design, engineering and commissioning activities.
  • workforce training and accreditations.
Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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SMART Projects and Supply Chains Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Tailored advice Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Supply-Chain-Facilitation

Provides businesses with access to strategic or high-value projects that increase business capability, meet the specific needs of a market opportunity, or otherwise improve business performance and leadership capacity.

A facilitator will provide advice, guidance, and network connections, and you may also be able to access a matched Growth Grant of up to $20,000 to action recommendations from your participation in the project.

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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Incubator Support - New & Existing Incubators Grant Closes: Applications are ongoing Value: $26,000 to $500,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Entrepreneurs-Programme/Incubator-Support-New-and-Existing-Incubators

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity at the firm level. The objective of the program is to drive business growth and competitiveness by supporting business improvement and innovation connections in targeted Growth Sectors and the commercialisation of novel products, process and services.

The objective of the New and Existing Incubators component is to:

  • help develop new incubators in regional areas and/or sectors with high potential for success in international trade
  • boost the effectiveness of high performing incubators, including funding support to expand their services and/or develop the innovation ecosystem
  • encourage incubators to work with more data-driven start-ups that use public data as part of their business.

For a New and Existing Incubators project you can apply for a minimum grant amount of $26,000 and a maximum grant amount of $500,000, over a maximum period of 24 months. The maximum grant percentage varies depending on your project location as defined in the regional locator tool.

 

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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Incubator Support - Expert-In-Residence Grant Closes: Applications are ongoing Value: $5,000 to $100,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: http://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Entrepreneurs-Programme/Incubator-Support-Expert-in-Residence

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity at the firm level. The objective of the program is to drive business growth and competitiveness by supporting business improvement and innovation connections in targeted Growth Sectors and the commercialisation of novel products, process and services.

The objective of the Expert in Residence component is to increase the capabilities of incubators and improve the chance of commercial success for start-ups in international markets by organising and providing access to top quality research, managerial and technical talent through incoming and outgoing secondments of national or international experts.

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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Tradex Scheme Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Varies based on the the goods imported Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: http://www.business.gov.au/assistance/tradex-scheme

The Tradex Scheme provides an upfront exemption from Customs duty and GST for eligible goods imported to Australia that are then exported within one year or other approved period. This provides a cash-flow benefit to the importer.

The goods may be:

  • exported in the same condition as imported
  • processed or treated then exported, or
  • incorporated in other goods which are exported.

Export may be carried out by the importer or a third party. The goods must be exported within one year although approval can be sought to extend this period.

The Tradex Scheme is an alternative to the duty drawback arrangements under the Customs Act 1901. Duty drawback allows the importer to claim back Customs duty paid on goods that are then exported.

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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