Australia- India Strategic Research Fund

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol44 Issue36 9–13 September 2019

Australia- India Strategic Research Fund

Internal Selection Process for Two ANU Applications


NOI: Please notify the College Research Office (CRO) by Tuesday 17 September if you are interested in this opportunity:

Summary: The Australia-India Strategic Research Funding scheme (through the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)provides Australian researchers with funding of up to $1,000,000 to support collaborative science and technology research projects with Indian counterparts that are of mutual benefit to Australia and India.

Priority areas: These are outlined in the Grant Guidelines, extracted below.  

Guidelines and Eligibility: Please click here for further information and eligibility criteria.

Internal Selection: There can only be two applications (one per priority area below) submitted per organisation, therefore if there are more than two NOIs, the applications will undergo an internal ranking process (led by the Research Services Division). 

  College Research Office (CRO) and Research Services Division (RSD) Deadlines

  • Notifications of Intent (NOI) to Apply due to CRO Tuesday 17 September 2019 midday AEDT
  • Full application due to CRO for review Tuesday 1 October 2019 midday AEDT
  • CRO submits application to RSD* Monday 14 October 2019 at 10am AEDT
  • ANU Assessment Ranking panel review time* 14 – 16 October 2019
  • Notification of ranking outcome* Thursday 17 October 2019

Final applications submitted to Funder Wednesday 23 October  2019 at 5pm AEDT

 *If there are only two applications, the selection process will not be needed.


Priority Areas

Your project must be in a priority area, The priority areas for Round 12 of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund Collaborative Research Projects are:

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund (administered by DST in India)

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Food processing, storage and distribution
  • Mining safety and efficiency

Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund (administered by DBT in India)

  • Cancer therapeutics / theranostics
  • Genomics and precision medicine
  • Pest-resistant crops

The lead organisation can submit a maximum of two applications:

  • one with a corresponding Indian partner application being submitted under the Science and Technology Fund with India’s DST
  • one corresponding Indian partner application being submitted under the Biotechnology Fund with India’s DBT.

1.2. What qualifications or skills are required?

If you are successful and where applicable, relevant personnel working on the project must maintain the following registration/checks:

  • Working with Children check
  • Working with Vulnerable People registration.

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