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The next round of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) is open for applications, with $6 million in grants available to support collaborative, cutting-edge research projects.

Australian researchers can apply for grants of up to $1 million for projects in the following priority areas:

  • artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • new and renewable energy technologies (particularly ultra-low-cost solar and clean hydrogen)
  • urban mining and electronic waste recycling
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • RNA vaccines and therapies.

Australian and Indian governments agree on priority areas, creating stronger links between the 2 countries.

The AISRF helps build links between research institutions in both countries and enhances Australian-Indian collaboration in mutual priority areas.

Applications for round 15 of the AISRF close on Wednesday 15 March 2023. Learn more and apply at