Bridging Grants

Grants help Australian researchers and SMEs go global

Eighteen Australian researchers and 11 small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) will share in $1.4 million in government grants to meet and collaborate with global partners to progress their ideas. 

Today I announced the grants, under the Global Connections Fund, which will provide seed funding to help viable Australian projects to grow in scope and scale, and to test commercialisation and proof-of-concept activities.

Creating Collaborative Business Opportunities through Bridging Grants

The 2017 round of Bridging Grants were announced today by the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator The Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO.

The 29 grantees announced will receive funds totalling $1.422 million to support a range of early stage research translation/commercialisation activities including proof of concept, market testing and early prototyping of projects. 

Bridging Grants First Call 2016 - Update

The Global Connection Fund Update


We are pleased to announce that Bridging Grants will be opening for Expressions of Interest (EOI) and eventually, full applications in mid-August 2016.

In the interim we have made available on the GCF website the Bridging Grant information including the BG guidelines, the BG FAQs, BG eligibility criteria and the process of application. You will also be able to download an example EOI and Application form and a budget template for consideration.

This information will allow potential applicants to consider what is required in advance and to prepare for an initial EOI, and if that is approved, a full Bridging Grant application. 

The Global Connection Team