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Australian-French Space Research Collaboration Initiative 2024

Deadline 10 January 2024


The Embassy of France, Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, and the Australian Space Agency, in collaboration with the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN), are pleased to open a call for proposals to conduct cooperative research activities in space science and technologies.


Funding up to 25,000 AUD in total is available to support activities within a 2-year (24 month) time frame, and no later than 31 December 2025. The funding is not intended to support major research, but specifically targeted to developmental and seed assistance.


The aim of the Initiative is to support collaborative research activity between Australia and France in the space sector, promote academic and research exchange and foster shared knowledge of best practices through the organisation of workshops, summer schools or conferences.


Activities under this Initiative must address at least one of the following priority areas of space research: Earth observation; Space tracking and communications; Space situational awareness; In-situ resource utilisation, robotics and remote operations; Space medicine and life sciences; Space science.


Submitted projects must be joint research projects involving at least a French and an Australian research partners, with the lead applicant being an Australian research organisation. Eligible participants are Australia and France affiliated researchers, and experts in the public and private sectors.


You will find the general information and application process of the Australian-French Space Research Collaboration Initiative 2024 following this link.


Applications should be submitted to science.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr no later than 5pm AEDT Wednesday 10 January 2024. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2024.

For any query about this program, feel free to contact: science.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr




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