International collaboration on science and research

We ensure Australia remains at the forefront of science and technology innovation helping Australian businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to access international collaboration opportunities.

International collaboration and partnerships are fundamental to building science and research capability. 

Australia has a strong track record collaborating with international partners to strengthen our national and global science and research systems.

Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund

The Australian Government’s Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund (GSTDF) identifies and finances science and technology initiatives to grow Australia’s capability.

The fund has strategic and bilateral elements.

Bilateral element

Collaborating with India on science and research

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) supports scientists in India and Australia to collaborate on leading-edge research.

Collaborating with China on science and research

The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) supports strategic science, technology and innovation collaboration between Australia and China.

Collaboration opportunities and advice

International collaboration advice

If you’re thinking about establishing an international collaboration with our support, this advice can help you plan and manage for success.

Collaboration case studies

An Australian-Indian partnership to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis

Case study from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund.

Large area opto-electronics (LAOE) for Australia and India

Case study from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund.

Novel imaging diagnostics for Alzheimer's Disease

Case study from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund.

Advanced manufacturing of high performance alloys

Case study from the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund.

Increasing Australian wheat marketability in China

Case study from the Australia-China Science and Research Fund.

Maximising the benefits of the bilateral Australia-China Science and Research Fund

Case study from the Australia-China Science and Research Fund.

Latest news

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$3.8 million in grants for Australia-India scientific collaboration

Five research projects will share the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Round 15 funding.
Paola Pamaploni (EEAS), Maria Cristina Russo (EU Co-Chair), Caroline Millar (Australia’s Ambassador to the EU) and Carolyn Patteson (Australia Co-Chair).

Australia and the EU celebrate 30 years of scientific cooperation

Australia and the European Union came together in Brussels to celebrate 3 decades of research partnership.
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More funding for Australian researchers to collaborate internationally

The Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund (GSTDF) will help develop Australian science in priority areas. Expressions of interest are now open.
The Australian and German delegations of the joint science and technology meeting.

Australia and Germany strengthen ties on science and research

The 2 countries engaged in talks as part of an ongoing cooperation agreement.
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Getting ready for the Osaka World Expo 2025

Our department will contribute to the Australian presence at the next World Expo in Osaka, Japan.
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Grants finalised for international collaborative research projects

The Global Connections Fund round 5 recipients are working on projects in medical science, recycling and clean energy, and the food and beverage industry.

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