We fund collaborative research with India on science, innovation and technology.
The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) supports scientists in India and Australia to collaborate on leading-edge research.
The fund has supported research collaboration across more than 20 different mutual priority areas, including:
The fund can also support new urgent research priorities for both countries, such as responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The AISRF links Australian and Indian research institutions together to work on strategically focused, leading-edge scientific research and technology projects.
The projects build research capacity and maximise the application, commercialisation and sustainability of research outcomes, supporting the continued economic growth and development of both nations.
Competitive grant rounds are held annually and you may only apply while a round is open.
Program guidelines apply to Australian applicants only. Indian applicants should follow the Indian Government guidelines.
High-performing Australian early and mid-career researchers can access funding to travel to India and work with leading researchers at major Indian science and technology organisations. The Indian Government also supports Indian researchers to spend time at Australian institutions. These reciprocal fellowships help to facilitate long-term science, technology and innovation collaboration between our nations.
The workshops bring together leading researchers from Australia and India to focus on key issues of mutual interest or contemporary challenges facing both nations.
They aim to:
Australia’s National Science Statement sets a long-term approach to achieving a strong science system
Last updated: 6 January 2022
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