Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF): Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Joint Research Centres 2017

The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) supports strategic science, technology and innovation collaboration of mutual benefit to Australia and China. The ACSRF builds critical mass in areas of strategic priority and supports enduring partnerships between Australian and Chinese researchers. The ACSRF will also facilitate activities that encourage the application and commercialisation of research outcomes to the mutual benefit of both countries and provide early career researchers the opportunity to gain relevant Australia-China research experience.

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos, announced the following priority areas for Round 3 of the ACSRF Joint Research Centres (JRC).

  • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Astronomy related technology, including big data
    • New materials in manufacturing
    • Cross-cutting technologies that will de-risk, scale up, and add value to manufactured products
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
    • Effective technologies for individuals to manage their own health care
    • Better models of health care and services
  • Resources and Energy
    • Low emission energy production from fossil fuels and other sources
    • New clean energy sources and storage technologies and demand response technologies that are efficient, cost-effective and reliable.

Next Round

Australian research partners of each successful JRC will receive grants of up to $1 million, with the Chinese government supporting its respective Chinese partners.

Applications for this round will close 5pm ADST on 15 November 2017.

In the previous round (2015) only one application was submitted per institution. It is expected that this will be the same for the upcoming round. The ACSRF is in the process of updating the guidelines but advise prospective applicants to use the existing guidelines.

How to Apply

The University is calling for Expressions of Interest from interested research teams to select one proposal to go ahead for full submission to the ACSRF.

The EoI is to be submitted once completed and signed, to Lynette Kelly at Research Services, by Friday, 29 September 2017. 

Please note: It is expected that applications will be required to have at least one Australian end user or industry partner.

Further Information

For further updates and information please refer to the ACSRF website.

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