The call for nominations is currently closed
The Ukraine-Australia Research Fund has closed and is not accepting applications.
This activity provides funding to allow Ukrainian researchers to send their samples to Australian facilities for analysis, with the results returned to Ukrainian research institutes. This activity will keep researchers productive and publishing at their research institutes in Ukraine, while engaging in international collaborations.
The Australian National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities continue to support the Ukraine-Australia Research Fund by assisting with identifying the appropriate facility and contacts for interested Ukrainian researchers. Applications to any eligible Australian facility will be accepted, however, the Academy is unable to assist in identifying the facility or confirming correct contacts at non-NCRIS facilities.
At the time of submission, the researcher must:
*Master of Science/Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Researchers in the following fields are eligible to apply.
Eligible Australian facilities must be one of the below organisations:
The 24 NCRIS facilities represent the best in cutting edge national research infrastructure in Australia. Information about the facilities can be found at:
To contact a facility, applicants should email email@example.com with their facility of interest and a brief description of the analysis they wish the facility to undertake on their behalf. The applicant will be put in direct contact with the facility to arrange a quote.
Special reduced rates may be available for researchers through this activity, depending on the facility. All facilities have indicated their willingness to support the activity. The Academy would like to thank the NCRIS directors for their support of this program.
Successful applications may receive approval of funding from the Academy towards the cost of:
The Australian testing facility will invoice the Academy directly for expenses incurred to undertake sample shipping, testing and analysis up to the maximum amount of approved funding. Funds are not able to be paid directly to applicants or their home institutes.
The grant does not provide funds for bench fees, managerial and administrative costs or institute overheads. Funding can only be used for the eligible expenses as outlined in the funding agreement.
Researchers can submit an online application on the Academy’s grant portal.
The following documents must be attached to the application:
Applicants should provide a proposal describing the research project and the purpose of the requested testing, and if relevant, analysis of the samples. All application materials must be in English.
Proposals will be assessed on the:
Applications will be assessed by a panel of scientists with diverse expertise, convened by the Academy.
The final decision on application approvals and funding allocations is with the Ukraine-Australia Research Fund Working Group, Chaired by the Academy President Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC PresAA FREng FTSE.
Successful applicants will be required to submit a report detailing the outcomes of their research within three months of receiving the testing/analysis results.
It is a requirement that any publication resulting from the activities funded by this program mentions the support granted to the project by the Australian Academy of Science and the Breakthrough Foundation.
Applications close 11pm (AEST) Tuesday 12 September 2023. Application outcomes are expected in late October.
Applications are considered carefully against the selection criteria by a committee of scientists with expertise in the relevant fields. The decisions of the committees are based on the assessed merit and impact of the proposal. The Academy is not able to enter into discussion or correspondence regarding the reasons why an application is successful or not.
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