Funding Opportunities

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue4 13–17 February 2017

ASPIRE 2017
Australian Academy of Science, AU

The ASPIRE prize is an annual award which recognises young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication, and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies as demonstrated by the impact to APEC economies through market-led innovation.

Maximum Award: USD$25,000
Closing date: 20 February 2017

ON Prime
CSIRO, AU

ON Prime is our entry level, part-time pre-accelerator program that helps research teams validate their research and discover a real world application for it. We provide you with an opportunity to test paths for your IP, know-how or tech through a process of customer discovery and market validation, and help you unlock your entrepreneurial nous required to take your work to the next level.

Please advise the CPMS Reasearch Office if you intend to apply.

Maximum Award: $5,000
Closing date: 24 February 17

Experiment – in search of bold research ideas
VolkswagenStiftung – Volkswagen Foundation, DE

This initiative aims to support new research concepts in science, engineering, behavioural and life sciences, disregarding the project risk and perhaps the vagueness of a successful outcome. Approximately 15 exploratory projects will be granted per year, worth €100,000 each for a period of 18 months.

Maximum award: €100,000
Closing date: 05 Jul 17 (recurring)

Horizon prize for CO2 reuse
Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, EU

This rewards innovative products utilising CO2 that could significantly reduce the atmospheric emissions of CO2 when deployed at commercial scale. The prize is worth €1.5 million.

Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 03 Apr 19

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