Australia – Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol47 Issue19 16–20 May 2022

The scheme provides funds to meet the travel and living costs of researchers who spend time at a collaborating institution in Australia or Germany (the DAAD in Germany will fund the costs for the corresponding German applicant visiting Australia). The project funding available will only cover return economy airfares from Australia to Germany and a per diem (either AUD$250/day or a maximum of AUD$3500/month) with a maximum funding per year/project of AUD$12,500. Basic research costs such as staff and/or equipment are not funded. Project funding will commence in 2023.

Each participating Australian university nominates its own level of financial contribution to the scheme and will only fund projects that involves its own researchers and students. The Australian National University has committed AUD$120 000 for the 2022 application round. In agreement with the Australia – Germany Joint Co-operation Scheme terms and Conditions 2022, each university will go through an internal ranking process according to the assessment criteria. Supported applications will then be provided to Universities Australia office which will report to the DAAD in Germany. Hence, for this scheme ANU internal ranking procedures are required. See below for important dates and deadlines:

  • 6 April 2022 - Applications for the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme open.
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022 - College Research Office deadline for application review. 
  • 27 June 2022 - College Research Office deadline for Australian applications to be submitted to institutional research offices and for German applications to be submitted to the DAAD.
  • 27 June – 25 July 2022 - RSD to assess and rank applications using the scheme guidelines provided by UA in accordance with ranking procedures at the DAAD.
  • 25 July 2022 - Completed ranking spreadsheets to be sent to UA.

Further information on the ranking process will be distributed in the coming weeks.

It would be most appreciated if you could notify the Research Office if you intend to apply for this scheme – 

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