AISRF outcomes, case studies and evaluations

Here you will find a searchable summary and outcomes of previous funding rounds; case studies demonstrating how the AISRF helped Australian researchers to collaborate with Indian scientists in leading edge scientific research projects; and results from an evaluation of the AISRF program.


The following documents provide outcomes about the previous funding rounds.

Case studies

The following case studies illustrate how the AISRF helped Australian researchers from public and private sectors to collaborate with Indian scientists in leading edge scientific research projects. If you would like to feature your AISRF project in a case study, please contact the AISRF team at

The team from the Australia-India Trauma Systems CollaborationReducing the burden of injury in Australia and India

A person dies from traumatic injuries as a result of a road accident every four minutes in India. In Australia, over 1200 deaths were caused by road accidents in 2015. Australia’s National Trauma Research Institute and the All India Institute of Medical Science are investigating the effects in India of a number of innovations in systems of trauma care and rehabilitation.
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Researcher, Joris Keizer, using a scanning tunnelling microscope to fabricate silicon devices with atomic precisionQuantum computing

Understanding and controlling noise has become critical for the development of quantum computers and the continued miniaturisation of traditional computers. Collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Indian Institute of Science combines Australia’s state-of-the-art fabrication facilities and India’s ultrasensitive noise measurement apparatus — with great results.
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New drugs to help fight the diabetes pandemic

In Australia, diabetes is among the leading causes of illness, disability, amputations and death, and more than 100 million people in India will suffer from the chronic disease by 2030. Diabetes is preventable, but once established it has no cure. The University of Queensland is working with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology to identify potential new anti-inflammatory therapies for type 2 diabetes.
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Prof Stephen Kent (far right), Dr Madhuri Thakar (centre), and colleagues at the India HIV congressA new frontier in HIV/AIDS vaccine research

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, remains a global epidemic with millions of people infected worldwide. An estimated 27,000 people in Australia and 1.9 million in India are living with the disease. The University of Melbourne is collaborating with the National AIDS Research Institute in India to study people infected with HIV who are able to naturally control the infection in their blood with specialised antibodies, in the hope that this may lead to immunotherapies capable of curing the disease and fast-track the development of an effective vaccine.
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3D generated image of CSIRO’s point-of-care TB diagnostic toolBetter detection of tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death globally. Limited resources and the difficulties of diagnosis and care are hindering efforts to bring TB under control in disadvantaged, rural and remote communities in countries like India, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. A team at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has been working with India’s Institute of Microbial Technology to develop a portable point-of-care diagnostic tool to detect TB without needing laboratory analysis.
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Male and female in laboratory near a computerA new hepatitis C vaccine

Hepatitis C afflicts an estimated 150 million people worldwide. At present there is no effective vaccine for hepatitis C. Australian scientists at the University of Adelaide are working with researchers at the Indian Institute of Science to get a vaccine ready for clinical trials.
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David Blair at the Gravity Discovery Centre, Gingin WA. Courtesy University of Western AustraliaCollaboration on gravitational wave astronomy

The detection of gravitational waves is one of the biggest scientific achievements of modern physics. The September 2015 discovery of these waves will allow scientists to expand our knowledge of the universe and everything in it. The detection of gravitational waves was a multinational effort only made possible by the collaboration of international partners, including from the University of Western Australia and the Raman Research Institute in India.
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Murchison Widefield ArrayNext generation radio telescope to uncover more about the origins of the universe

In the remote shire of Murchison in central Western Australia, a next-generation radio telescope, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), is helping scientists to ‘go back in time’ and discover more about the origins of our universe. The MWA project is a multi-national effort involving hundreds of scientists working in 17 organisations across various nations, including a collaboration between Curtin University and the Raman Research Institute in India. The MWA’s success was instrumental in Australia being chosen as one of the sites for the Square Kilometre Array project.
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image from scanning electron microscopeNanotechnology innovation in biofuels production

Nanotechnology is changing what is possible across a range of industries. The CSIRO partnered with the Indian Institute of Petroleum, bringing together their state of the art nanotechnology capabilities and fuel testing expertise, to develop industry-ready nanocomposite catalysts.
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Previous case studies

Older case studies can be found on the archived case studies page.


In 2012, the AISRF program was evaluated drawing input from surveys, submissions and consultations with key AISRF stakeholders.

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