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The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) supports strategic science, technology and innovation collaboration between Australia and China.
The ACSRF facilitates activities that:
We jointly manage the ACSRF along with the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.
The ACSRF comprises three elements:
ACSRF-Joint Research Centres (ACSRF-JRCs) are virtual centres which link Australian and Chinese research institutions conducting specific research related activities.
The ACSRF supports Australia-China science and technology workshops, seminars and symposia, including the long standing Australia-China Science Academies Symposia Series. These forums seek to strengthen cooperative research links between Australia and China in areas of mutual interest.
The Australian and Chinese Governments jointly fund the Young Scientists Exchange Programme (YSEP) for early to mid-career researchers.
YSEP provides an opportunity for researchers from Australia and China to undertake a two week exchange. Successful applicants establish linkages with a range of research organisations and learn about the science and research environments of each country.
We have held annual exchanges under YSEP since 2006. YSEP aims to support science, technology and innovation collaboration between Australia and China by fostering long-term relationships between future science leaders from both countries.
The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) works with us to administer the YSEP.
YSEP, thematic science workshops, seminars and symposia
Australia’s National Science Statement sets a long-term approach to achieving a strong science system.
Last updated: 15 November 2018
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