The Department of State Development, together with the Chief Scientist of South Australia, is currently undertaking a review of programs under the Premier’s Research and Industry Fund (PRIF) encompassing the SA Research Fellowship Program, International Research Grants Program, Collaboration Pathways Program, and the Catalyst Research Grants Program.
The objective of this Review is to ensure that Funds programs are structured in such a way that they have maximum impact in areas of critical need, and/or strategic importance to the State and align with the State’s ten economic priorities.
Whilst the review is underway, the Department of State Development will not be calling for applications for the 2015-16 PRIF funding round.
Please note the Innovation Voucher Program will not be impacted by the review process and will remain open.
On completion of the review and follow up consultation with key stakeholders, it is expected that further announcements on future funding rounds from the PRIF will be made towards the end of 2015.