Major Research Initiatives

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Major Research Initiatives can be defined as major research funding opportunities, and other large-scale industry and government research related initiatives, that have one or more of the following characteristics: high value, strategically important, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, high risk, and have complex funding requirements. The Research Project Development team support the coordination and submission of the grants below:

Grant Scheme

Overview Dates

Australian Research Council

Centres of Excellence

Prestigious foci of expertise through which high-quality researchers maintain and develop Australia's international standing in research areas of national priority.

Internal UniSA EOI process:

Expected End of February 2024, Committee process expected for all applications (partnering or leading)

Next round ARC EOIs:
TBA June 2024

Australian Research Council

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

Funding to engage in cutting-edge research on new technologies and economic, commercial and social transformation which support the development of research outcomes that benefit industry partners in the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

[UniSA EOI Deadline: Early August 2024]

TBA November 2024

Australian Research Council

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

Fosters close partnerships between university-based researchers and other research end-users to provide innovative research degree and postdoctoral training. more information

[UniSA EOI Deadline: Early August 2024]

TBA November 2024

 

AusIndustry - Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Cooperative Research Centres

Supports medium to long term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services. CRC grants solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes.

ROUND 25 –  Stage 1 Closes March 5 2025

Round 26 – Opens December 2025

AusIndustry - Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Cooperative Research Centre Projects

Supports short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services. CRC-Ps solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes.

Expect Round 16 to Open February 2024

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Global Innovation Linkages Programme

Supports projects focused on developing high quality products, services or processes that will respond to industry challenges.

TBA

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Australia-China Science and Research Fund
Joint Research Centres

Funding for Virtual Centres which link Australian and Chinese research institutions conducting a portfolio of research related activities in a specified field of research. TBA

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund:

- Indo-Australian Science and Technology Fund
- Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund

Helps Australian researchers from public and private sectors to participate with Indian scientists in leading-edge scientific research projects and workshops.

TBA expect March 2025

National Health and Medical Research Council

NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence

Providing support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical, population health and health services research.

Expected to open October 2024

Expected to close End Nov 2024

National Health and Medical Research Council

Synergy Grants

Providing a fixed amount of $5 million over five years to support the most outstanding multidisciplinary teams of investigators to work together to answer major research questions, that cannot be addressed by a single investigator or discipline, for the improvement of human health.

UniSA Internal EOI deadline 26 February 2024

Minimum Data 6 March 2024

Due Date – 3 April 2024