Joint Research Centres have announced that Aussie researchers collaborating with Chinese partners on industry-based projects can apply for funding under the 3rd round of the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF).
Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Arthur Sinodinos said the 3rd round of funding will support up to six new ACSRF – Joint Research Centres in areas relevant to the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres initiative and the country’s Science and Research Priorities.
According to him, the Australian Government will provide up to $1 million over three years to successful Australian consortia for projects that link Australian and Chinese research institutions to build research capacity, maximise the application and commercialisation of research outcomes, and boost collaboration between researchers and industry.
The Chinese partners’ participation in these activities will be supported by the Chinese Government.
“My department will be holding information sessions on our engagement with China and this round of ACSRF – Joint Research Centres,” Mr Sinodinos said, adding that applications for this round will close 5pm AEST on 15 November 2017.
Applicants for this round are required to have an industry-based partner or end user in addition to a Chinese partner, with a focus on priority areas such as advanced manufacturing, medical technologies and pharmaceuticals, and resources and energy.
For detailed information about the ACSRF – Joint Research Centres and the application process, please go to: https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Australia-China-Joint-Research-Centres.