Australia – India Strategic Research Fund

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Australia – India Strategic Research Fund 2011

Scholarship for Australian Government.

Study Subject : Any Field.

Employer : Australian Government.

Level : Researchers.

The Australia – India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) is a platform for bilateral collaboration in science, jointly managed and funded by the governments of India and Australia.

Since its establishment in 2006, the AISRF has supported collaborative, leading – edge research between scientists in India and Australia across a range of agreed priority areas.

It has also helped to build linkages between premier research and educational institutions in both countries.

The AISRF :

The AISRF is Australia’s largest fund dedicated to bilateral collaboration in science with any country.

The Australian Government has committed a total of AUD 65 million over the current life of the Fund, with the Government of India providing matching funding. It is also one of India’s largest sources of support for international collaboration in science.

The AISRF consists of different components, each of which has specific objectives, application processes and funding rules.

Currently, the components are :

  • the Indo – Australian Science and Technology Fund;
  • the Indo – Australian Biotechnology Fund; and
  • the Grand Challenge Fund.

Priority Themes Details :

The first round of the Grand Challenge Fund is open to applications that address challenges in the themes of “food and water security” and “the environment”.

Given the complex nature of the challenges in these themes, multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged. All applications within the two nominated themes will be considered, but proposals that fall within the subthemes identified below are particularly encouraged.

Application Deadline : January 28th 2011.

For further scholarship information and application : http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new10/Indo-Australian_Grand_Challenge_Fund_Guidelines_for_Round_1.pdf.