The Global Connections Fund (GCF) aims to provide initial funding support specifically to promote Australian Researchers and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) collaboration

The Program consists of two forms of funding: Priming Grants and Bridging Grants which are designed to: 

  • increase linkages and collaborations with key global economies 
  • promote researcher-industry engagement and knowledge transfer
  • encourage translational activities, end use development and commercialisation outcomes

The program only supports Researcher-SME collaborations and does not support SME-SME or Researcher-Researcher collaborations.

Bridging Grants -1st Call 2016

The Bridging Grants (BG) application process for this 2016 round is now closed. The next call will be in 2017. Dates and details will be published on this site and email information sent to those who have subscribed to the BG mailing list. 

Applicants in the latest round will be notified of the outcomes in mid November.

Priming Grants -1st Call 2016

The next round of Priming Grants will take place in the first quarter of 2017. We are planning of two rounds during the year. To be notified of call details please sign up to the notification list and we will email you when call arrangements are finalised.

18/8/16: The Priming Grant outcomes were announced by The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. Please also see the news section for details.

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