Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund - Strategic Element


The call for applications is currently open

International partnerships are essential for building Australia’s science and research capabilities and creating global opportunities for our industries to thrive

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), in collaboration with the Australian Academy of Science is proud to deliver the Australian Government’s Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund.

The fund’s strategic element provides flexible funding for collaborative projects aligned with Australia’s priority research areas including:

  • advanced manufacturing
  • artificial intelligence
  • quantum computing
  • hydrogen production
  • RNA (including mRNA) vaccines and therapies.

Commencing in 2024, grants will be available to grow international collaboration in our region, enhance Australia’s standing as a science and technology leader, and drive innovation and commercialisation in priority areas. 

Grants from AUD100,000 to AUD1,000,000 are available for eligible Australian organisations collaborating on key areas of science and technology with priority partner countries across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Expressions of interest are now open. Apply through the grant website.

For more information about grant opportunities go to or email

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