Funding and opportunities – August 30, 2016

Global Connections Fund: ATSE Bridging Grants – deadline 09 September 2016

The Australian Government’s Global Connections Fund and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) are pleased to advise that the inaugural round of Bridging Grants is now open.

Information regarding the Bridging Grants and the two stage application process (EOI to Funder and Full Application) is available on the Global Connection Fund website.

Bridging Grants are a new program of assistance that targets early stage proof of concept and knowledge transfer, product development and market testing, innovation and commercialisation activities. The grants provide between $25,000 to $50,000 per grant. The grant needs to be supported on a matching funds/in-kind basis of additional resources from the applicant partners, which must be an International SME based in a selected priority economy.

NOI Process – Key Dates:

MRO will run a Notice of Intent (NOI) process to check that the shortlisted NOIs are employing distinctly different technologies and/or are in different areas of research endeavour and that theInternational SME is named in one application only. Please refer to attached NOI form for instructions.

NOIs Due to MRO via Pure 09 September 2016
MRO notification – selected NOIs 13 September 2016
EOIs – Submit to Funder at midnight 16 September 2016
Full Application due to Funder by midnight 07 October 2016

All queries about the scheme should be directed to or 990 51227.