We fund collaborative research with China on science, innovation and technology.
The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) supports strategic science, technology and innovation collaboration between Australia and China.
The ACSRF has supported research collaboration across a large number of areas, including for example:
The ACSRF facilitates activities that:
We jointly manage the ACSRF with the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.
The ACSRF comprises 3 elements:
The ACSRF-Joint Research Centres (ACSRF-JRCs) are virtual centres that link Australian and Chinese institutions and fund research in priority areas agreed between both Governments.
Competitive grant rounds are held regularly. You may only apply while a round is open.
Program guidelines apply to Australian applicants only. Chinese applicants should follow the Chinese Government guidelines.
The ACSRF supports Australia-China science and technology workshops, seminars and symposia , including the long standing Australia-China Science Academies Symposia Series. These meetings strengthen cooperative research links and build enduring relationships between Australia and China in areas of mutual interest.
The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) partners with us to deliver the Symposia Series.
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.
Under the ACSRF, there have been 8 rounds of YSEP. The program is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 international travel restrictions.
The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) works with us to administer the YSEP.
YSEP, thematic science workshops, seminars and symposia:
Last updated: 6 January 2022
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