New grants mark a decade of successful research collaboration between Australia and India

The Australian Government has announced seven new grants to support collaborative research projects under the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF).  The grants mark a decade of successful research collaboration between the two countries under the AISRF.

The seven grant recipients in Australia include BioQ Devices, Deakin University, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, The University of Queensland, and the University of South Australia.  

The joint projects will receive nearly $7 million in Australian Government funding and will push new boundaries in advanced manufacturing, disease control and developing new medical technologies.  

In addition to this funding, the Indian Government, research institutions and industry partners will contribute around $11 million to the seven projects.

The AISRF helps build Australian research institutions’ links with India, a growing science power and important international partner for Australia, with an increased focus on tangible outcomes and business-research collaboration.  

To mark the ten year milestone of world class research under the AISRF, an anniversary booklet of case studies was launched at an event in New Delhi.  The booklet showcases the successes of previous AISRF projects in a range of research areas. 

Since its establishment in 2006, the two governments have committed more than $100 million to the AISRF and the program has supported some 300 collaborative activities, including joint projects, workshops and fellowships.

For more information on the AISRF, including successful grant recipients and case studies, visit www.science.gov.au/aisrf
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