Regional Collaborations Programme

Now open for application until 9am (AEDT) Monday 16 January 2017.

The Regional Collaborations Programme (RCP) is a component of the Global Innovation Strategy under the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

The programme aims to assist Australian researchers and businesses to build strong linkages in the Asia-Pacific region by funding multi-partner science, research and innovation activities that deliver innovative solutions to shared regional challenges.

These activities will, in turn, reduce collaboration barriers and promote an open approach to science, research and industry collaboration throughout the Asia-Pacific.

What support is available?

Funding support is available for single or multi-year collaborative projects, as well as collaborative workshops, that seek to develop innovative solutions to a shared challenge within the Asia-Pacific.

$3.2 million is available under this programme from 2016-17 to 2019-20.

The programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • assist in the removal of barriers for researchers and businesses seeking to collaborate on issues of regional and national significance;
  • support technical and research mobility; and
  • build research capability, facilitating Australia’s access to the global science and research networks and infrastructure.

The Regional Collaborations Programme will be administered by the Australian Academy of Science. For more information on how to take advantage of this opportunity, please visit

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