AFRAN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
AFRAN plays an active role in facilitating the organisation of events and communication initiatives to support a growing community of members, as well as facilitating bi-national dialogue on research and innovation issues. Many of these initiatives are member-initiated and supported by AFRAN and additional ﬁnancial resources.
AFRAN ANNUAL CALL FOR INITIATIVES
AFRAN funds initiatives or series of smaller, integrated initiatives (such as network building activities, one-oﬀ or series of collaborative research exhibitions or productions, symposia/workshops focussed on community development) designed to federate, build and scale up thematic communities around particular research and innovation areas within the perimeter of AFRAN and/or between France and Australia.
FRENCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Australian researchers are eligible but not typically funded by the European Union. The Australian government (NHMRC) provides ﬁnancial support to its researchers involved in prize-winners H2020 consortiums in medical research. While there is no federal support for other ﬁelds, some universities are equipped with support mechanisms (i.e. the University of Melbourne).
The National Agency for Research is a funding agency ﬁnancing French research across all its disciplines. Its mission is to stimulate innovation and technology transfer by encouraging interactions and collaborations between public research and industrial partners.
The PHC FASIC (French-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration) Grants is a French-Australian Hubert-Curien Partnership for cooperation in science, technology and innovation. Since 2018, it is implemented along three diﬀerent schemes : FASIC Researchers, FASIC PhD, and FASIC Workshops.
The objective of the SAAFE program is to foster research collaborations between France and Australia in nuclear science and engineering in the ﬁeld of human health, environment and nuclear fuel cycle. The program will support early career researchers at PhD level to expand research and innovation activities and to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support Australia and France research and innovation
AUSTRALIAN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
ARC DISCOVERY PROGRAM
Providing funding for fundamental research through 5 pathways:
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Australian Laureate Fellowships
ARC LINKAGE PROGRAM
Providing funding for research projects with a partnership with business, industry, community organisations or other publicly funded research agencies:
Industrial Transformation Research Program
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
ARC Centres of Excellence
Special Research Initiatives
Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects
A number of grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council correspond to various priorities:
Grants to Create New Knowledge
Grants to Accelerate Research Translation
Grants to Build Australia’s Future Capability Work With Partners
Collaborative Grants (NHMRC international activities)
This opportunity ﬁnances partnership research projects initiated by an academic laboratory and an Australian company, and an associate partner (academic or industrial) from one of 17 priority countries. The grant can provide up to $1 million AUD for a project for a maximum of 4 years, with equivalent contributions (in cash or in kind) brought by the consortium. The ﬁnanced projects must correspond with the themes of the Australian Growth Centers.
GLOBAL CONNECTION FUNDS (ATSE)
This opportunity oﬀers limited ﬁnancing, type seed-funding (7000 AUD for priming grants and 50 000 AUD for bridging grants). It ﬁnances the initiation of partnership research projects associating an Australian academic laboratory and an SME from one of 17 priority countries.
BIOMEDICAL TRANSLATION FUND
The Government has established a partnership with the private sector to support biomedical innovation and to improve the transfer of research results in health in Australia. The Biomedical Translation Fund will help Australian companies to overcome the challenges experienced in the marketing of their ideas.
These scholarships, based on the merit, are very competitive and are open to international applications. They are supplied by the Australian government and ﬁnance citizens from around the globe so that they conduct their studies, research, or professional initiatives in Australia and, for Australians, so that they undertake the same abroad.
PACIFIC FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The funding programs detailed in the Funding opportunities/France page will often be available to support research programs in collaboration with institutions on the Islands (including funding from the European Commission, as French territories are considered as a EU member country for most schemes), in addition to which there exist speciﬁc programs to work in the Paciﬁc
The Fund for economic, social and cultural cooperation in the Paciﬁc called "Fonds Paciﬁque", is the main French instrument of regional cooperation in the Paciﬁc. Financed by the Ministry of Foreign Aﬀairs, this program contributes, through cooperation with independent Paciﬁc States, to the regional integration of New Caledonia, French Polynesia and islands Wallis and Futuna.
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNTIES
Local institutions (see Research actors in Oceania) as well as research for development programs run by the Paciﬁc Community, SPREP and national/regional aid programs (e.g. DFAT, AFD, ADB, World Bank) oﬀer speciﬁc funding to work in the Paciﬁc.
Opportunities for research and innovations collaborations might also be available, through cooperation programs in place between New Caledonia and Vanuatu, and through programs put in place by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) or the Institut Francais.