FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

EVENTS

AFRAN also funds small events (such as scientific cafés, forums, public talks, etc) initiated by its members. AFRAN offers up to AUD200 towards catering and/or logistics for these events.

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FRENCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 
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H2020

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).

ANR

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.

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FASIC

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.

SAAFE

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

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AUSTRALIAN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 
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ARC DISCOVERY PROGRAM

Providing funding for fundamental research through 5 pathways:

  • Discovery Projects

  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • Future Fellowships

  • Australian Laureate Fellowships

  • Discovery Indigenous

ARC LINKAGE PROGRAM

Providing funding for research projects with a partnership with business, industry, community organisations or other publicly funded research agencies:

  • Linkage Projects

  • Industrial Transformation Research Program

  • Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

  • ARC Centres of Excellence

  • Special Research Initiatives

  • Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects

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NHMRC

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)

GLOBAL INNOVATION

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.

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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.

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ENDEAVOUR SCHOLARSHIPS

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

 
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FONDS PACIFIQUE

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.

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