International collaboration on science and research

We support Australian businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to collaborate with international partners.

Science and technology initiatives to grow Australia’s capability

Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund: strategic element

The Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund (GSTDF) identifies and funds science and technology initiatives to grow Australia’s capability.
The strategic element is a flexible funding arrangement. It will fund collaborative projects with identified research partners in 4 priority areas.

We have identified the priority areas through extensive stakeholder engagement and alignment with Australian Government strategies and priorities.

The research partners have been selected through:

  • data analysis
  • their track record of delivering world-leading research capabilities
  • impactful collaboration potential with Australia.

Priority areas and identified partners for 2022:

  • advanced manufacturing: USA, Italy, UK, France, Switzerland
  • artificial intelligence and quantum computing: Japan, UK, France, Spain, USA
  • hydrogen production: Germany, Canada, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand
  • RNA (including mRNA) vaccines and therapies: USA, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Singapore.

The Prime Minister and Minister for Science and Technology will review priorities annually.

Learn about the bilateral element of the GSTDF

Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund's 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.

Opportunities to partner with Australia on innovation, science and research

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.

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