Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF)

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Applications are now open for Round 3 of the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF)-Joint Research Centres (JRC) as announced by the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO.

The priority areas for Round 3 are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Astronomy related technology, including big data
    • New materials in manufacturing
    • Cross-cutting technologies that will de-risk, scale up, and add value to manufactured products
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
    • Effective technologies for individuals to manage their own health care
    • Better models of health care and services
  • Resources and Energy
    • Low emission energy production from fossil fuels and other sources
    • New clean energy sources and storage technologies and demand response technologies that are efficient, cost-effective and reliable

You can view an information session webinar about the guidelines and the application process.

Intending applicants can find out how to apply here: www.business.gov.au/ACJRC.

Background

The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) supports strategic science, technology and innovation collaboration of mutual benefit to Australia and China. The ACSRF builds critical mass in areas of strategic priority and supports enduring partnerships between Australian and Chinese researchers. The ACSRF will also facilitate activities that encourage the application and commercialisation of research outcomes to the mutual benefit of both countries and provide early career researchers the opportunity to gain relevant Australia-China research experience.

About the ACSRF

The ACSRF comprises of three elements supporting its objective to facilitate stronger collaborative ties between the two countries. These elements are:

  • ACSRF – Joint Research Centres
  • Thematic Science Workshops, Seminars and Symposia (including Australia-China Science Academies Symposia Series)
  • Young Scientist Exchange Programme

The ACSRF is jointly managed by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.

ACSRF-Joint Research Centres

ACSRF-Joint Research Centres (JRCs) are virtual Centres which link Australian and Chinese research institutions conducting a portfolio of research related activities in a specified field of research. ACSRF–JRCs facilitate a concentration of effort and outcomes beyond that which can be expected with individual research projects.

Thematic Science Workshops, Seminars and Symposia (including Australia-China Science Academies Symposia Series)

The ACSRF supports Australia-China science and technology workshops, seminars and symposia, including the long standing Australia-China Science Academies Symposia Series. These forums seek to strengthen cooperative research links between Australia and China in areas of mutual interest.

View further information about Thematic Science Workshops, Seminars and Symposia (including Australia-China Science Academies Symposia Series).

Young Scientists Exchange Programme

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) has been engaged to run the Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Programme (YSEP).

For more information on YSEP, visit the Young Scientists Exchange Programme page.

Programme Guidelines

View the 2015 ACSRF Program Guidelines.

View the ACSRF–JRC Round 3 Guidelines.

Contact us

For any queries relating to the ACSRF–Joint Research Centres, please use the following contact details:

For any queries relating to Thematic Science Workshops, Seminars and Symposia (including Australia-China Science Academies Symposia Series) and the Young Scientists Exchange Programme components of the ACSRF, please contact: +61 2 6276 1093 (Hours of operation: 9am–5pm (AEST) Monday-Friday).

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