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 is open. Please visit the BG pages for more information.

Bridging Grants will provide follow-on funding to support a range of activities including proof of concept, market testing and early prototyping projects.  These grants are a competitive matching funds program. 

Priming Grants -1st Call 2016

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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