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 2018 - call BG182
- The eligibility testing phase (4th-14th June) is now closed.
- All final Bridging Grant applications must be received by 17.00 hr (AEST) on the 28th June 2018.
Priming Grants 2018 - call PG181 - now closed
The Priming Grant call PG181, is now closed for 2018. Results will be published here shortly.
Priming Grants and Bridging Grants Outcomes 2017
Priming Grant (call 171): A list of the successful applicants in this round can be found here.
Bridging Grant (call 172): A list of the successful applicants in this round can be found here.
Priming Grants 2016 Outcomes
ATSE 'Focus' Publication
ATSE has published in the October 2017 edition of FOCUS an overview of the outcomes from Priming Grant round PG 161 and a small selection of stories about some of those Priming Grant recipients. This content can be viewed online here.
Global Connections Fund: Priming Grant Innovation Stories from 2016
Priming Grants are a very cost-effective and successful early stage engagement instrument. The first round under the GCF demonstrated that the program has global applicability in supporting engagement between SMEs and researchers. The profiles in this booklet are a snapshot of some of the researchers and SMEs who have been supported by the GCF.
The Global Innovations Strategy
The Global Connections fund is part of the Australian governments Global Innovations Strategy. Learn more about this and download a PDF of the strategy here.
Partnering with Australia on innovation, science and research
The Australian Government has developed a booklet showcasing Australia’s innovation, science and research credentials to the world. It outlines a range of opportunities for international parties to partner with Australia on innovation, science and research.