Close up image of semiconductor silicon wafer with text ‘Grant opportunity - International Partnerships in Critical Minerals Program – applications now open’.

The Australian Government is strengthening international critical minerals projects through a $40 million grant program. 

The grants will provide between $2 million and $20 million in co-funding for early to mid-stage critical minerals projects in Australia. The grants will help advance international partnerships that support Australian processing and diversify supply chains.

Eligible activities for the grants include:

  • pilot and demonstration plants, capacity expansions, and research and development activities 
  • development or commercialisation of technology and intellectual property
  • critical minerals processing technologies
  • development of downstream processing capability.