Funding Opportunities

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue16 8–12 May 2017

Bridging Grants
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and administered by the Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)

The Bridging Grants is a program of assistance that targets early stage of proof of concept and knowledge transfer, product development and market testing, innovation and commercialisation activities. It supports the partnerships of Australian Researcher – International SMEs in a priority listed economy, and Australian SMEs – Researchers in a priority listed economy.

Funding Amount: $25,000-50,000 per grant

Scheme opens: 2 May 2017

  • Eligibility Test: 2 May – 5:00 pm 16 May 2017
  • Scheme closes: 5:00 pm 23 May 2017
  • Outcome announced: July 2017


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 2017 (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 2019

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