The Australian Government’s Global Connections Fund and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) are pleased to launch a call for Priming Grants – a new vehicle for driving collaboration between Australian researchers and overseas small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and Australian SMEs with overseas researchers with linkages encouraged across 17 priority economies.
Funded support of AUD $7,000 is available for establishing initial contacts between researchers and SMEs that have identified a possible collaborative relationship, to:
- support initial meetings and discussions between the two parties (e.g. travel and meetings focused on forming a relationship); and/or
- formalise partnerships (e.g. legal fees); and/or
- assist with applying for major R&D funds in Australia and globally
EOIs close May 27 2016.