Monday, 30 January 2017

ATSE Global Connections Fund Priming Grants 2017 – CALL FOR EOI APPLICATIONS

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has announced a funding round for its Global Connections Fund.
The scheme is designed to:
  • Increase linkages and collaborations with key global economies
  • Promote researcher-industry engagement and knowledge transfer
  • encourage translational activities, end use development and commercialisation of outcomes
The program will only support collaborations between Researchers and SMEs.
The grants will support Australian SMEs and researchers to:
  • enable initial exploratory partner meetings to take place
  • undertake consortium meetings (travel-related costs), assistance with minor project expenses; and /or costs associated with establishing formal relationships (legal agreements) or funding applications for joint activities.
  • support potential SME-researcher partnerships in exploring the viability of an intended research and development (R&D) collaboration or technology solution
  • explore avenues for follow-on project seed‑funding
  • Priming Grants are not designed to fund ongoing research costs, or to support existing collaborative activities.
  • Your proposed partner should not be part of an existing research or commercial relationship but a new opportunity you are seeking to explore.
Priming Grants are not intended for use to support research projects on SMEs, commercialisation or entrepreneurial activities. They are solely intended to promote translational activities between entities which lead to new innovations in products or services.
The broad topic areas of activity for Priming Grants are:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
Funding Available:
Priming Grants offer total funding of $7,000 AUD/applicant to eligible SME-researcher partnerships for activities preparing cooperative, international R&D projects or facilitating technology solutions
Expressions of Interest: Open from February 3rd to 5pm on the 23rd of February.
If successful, the full application is due to the funder at 5pm on the 13th of March.
Submission Process:
If you require feedback, the MRO will be available to offer advice and support for all EoIs and applications.
  • Applicants should create an Application Record in myResearch/Pure and submit the record with the attached application to the Pre-approval workflow. MRO will then progress the application onto School/Faculty for approval to support the submission.
    • Select Funding Organisation: Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
    • Select Funding OpportunityGlobal Connections Fund – Priming Grant
EoIs and Applications should be submitted online by the applicant:

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