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A new Space Innovation Fund in South Australia

The South Australian Space Industry Centre is setting up a fund to support the State’s space industry. It is the first step towards a new Space Innovation Hub in South Australia.

The fund will award $1 million a year, for four years, to support space skills training scholarships, incubation services and an accelerator program.

Ultimately, the aim is to run these programs and deliver services for new space start-ups and early stage businesses from around the world to build specialist space related expertise.


A global call for proposals from organisations to run the Space Accelerator Program and/or the Space Incubator Program is now open.

Key dates are:

  • 10 November 2017 – Request for proposals closes
  • 22 November 2017 – Short-listed applicant negotiations commence
  • 12 February 2018 –  Applications open to startups and entrepreneurs to participate in the Space Accelerator and Incubator Programs

More information on the South Australian Space Industry Centre website.

Applications must be lodged via email to

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The call for project “Fonds Pacifique” is launched!

A call for projects is launched by the permanent Secretariat for the Pacific, with the view to select projects susceptible to be funded in 2018, by the “Fund for economic, social and cultural cooperation for the Pacific “, or “Fonds Pacifique”. The selected projects will contribute to the regional insertion of the French communities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia and islands Wallis and Futuna.

Projects submitted for this call by Australian partners shall be submitted to the Embassy of France in Australia, by November the 17th, 2017 (12 am Canberra time). To be eligible, the selected projects will have to fit in one of the following field:

  • Project allowing the French communities to be associated with the fight against climate change and with the risk prevention of disasters. Projects contributing to the respect for the obligations of States as well as to the implementation of the decisions which were taken in the COP 21 as well as of those who will be during the COP 22 will be particularly appreciated.
  • Economic and industrial project (studies of feasibility, impact, training initiatives…)
  • Sanitary safety or Food safety project (fight against the endemic diseases (non-contagious or transmitted by infectious vectors, management of halieutic resources, actions with great potential of economic development and increase of the regional exchanges).

Beyond these themes, preference will be given to the projects underlining communication efforts, measure of efficiency, follow-up by indicators and outcomes in mid and long terms.

The projects must be co-financed at least at 50 % of the total amount of the eligible expenses

The Pacific Fund is meant to initiate projects and not to support the development of a project through time. In case you foresee that the project you are submitting might lead to a potential re-application later on, this has to be mentioned from the start.
– The projects submitted by Australian partners have to be sent by email at the service of cooperation and cultural action of the Embassy of France in Canberra (, and their description must be drafted in French –for Australian partners

To apply, you must fill the project form: Project Form 2018 EN

… and the provisional budget:Provisional Budget

For any request, thank you for contacting us at:



IFPEN newsletter

IFPEN, Institut Français du Pétrole et des Énergies Nouvelles presents its newsletter (in French) on this link


AFRAN Workshops 2017

In 2016, AFRAN offered grants to members of the Association to support the organisation of 2 workshops aimed specifically at creating structured collaborations within the perimeter of AFRAN and/or between France and Australia. One workshop was on the gene drives with CRISPR technics, the other was on cancer resistance and has been the occasion to launch the first LIA (International Associated Laboratory) between INSERM and Australia.

In 2017, the association will fund 4 new projects on major themes:

  • The Australia-French Energy Symposium – As part of the 3rd Energy Future Conference, coordinated by Prof François Aguey-Zinsou
  • The development of a French-Australian alliance for Ocean Wave Energy, coordinated by Dr Ben Cazzolato
  • The Exoplanets and Astrobiology workshop, coordinated by Dr Charles Lineweaver
  • The French-Australian collaborative project on the observation of sea ice biogeochemistry and its representation in
    global Earth system models, coordinated by Dr Sebastien Moreau.

We would like to thank all the candidates for the quality of their projects, and we wish them, and all of you a lot of success in your collaborative work.


Bulletin de veille science et technologie – Ambassade de France en Australie – Science and Technology Newsletter – Embassy of France in Australia

The Embassy of France is delighted to send you the Science and Technology Newsletter for May 2017.

L’Ambassade de France en Australie a le plaisir de vous adresser l’édition de mai 2017 du bulletin de veille Science et Technologie édité par le poste.


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Call for applications – IMéRA d’Aix-Marseille

IMéRA and its partners are issuing 4 calls, one per programme. Each programme is associated with a “white” (or general) call and a set of specific residencies jointly managed by local, national or international partners. These specific residencies include chairs reserved for experienced researchers.
Interested researchers, writers or artists may apply for one programme only. Please indicate the type of residency you are requesting in your application (general program and/or specific residency) :
  • Art, Science and Society Programme
  • Mediterranean Programme
  • “Science Meets Humanities” Programme
  • Global Phenomena and Regulation Programme


Applications must be in English or French.
Candidates must submit their applications exclusively on IMéRA’s website (
  • Online applications must include:
  • Duly completed application form (mandatory fields): Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications (and/or creations/exhibitions for artists) ; Presentation of research project (maximum 5 pages) with selective bibliography (mandatory for researchers) ; For junior researchers: one to three letters of recommendation ; Additional documents specific to each residency.
For more informations on this link

Bulletin de veille science et technologie – Ambassade de France en Australie – Science and Technology Newsletter – Embassy of France in Australia

The Embassy of France is delighted to send you the Science and Technology Newsletter for May 2017.

L’Ambassade de France en Australie a le plaisir de vous adresser l’édition de mai 2017 du bulletin de veille Science et Technologie édité par le poste.


Bulletin ST-mai 2017


IMPACT7’s call for research innovators

IMPACT7 is a new event to be held on 1 August at Melbourne’s Meat Market.

The organisers, SlatteryIT, are looking for research innovators to present their projects to industry and public. Their focus is on projects that are solving wicked problems and producing research with impact in one of IMPACT7’s 7 Challenges.

Each successful applicant will receive important feedback and guidance, the chance to win a host of valuable prizes, and opportunities to network with leaders across Australian industry, research, and government.

Please encourage your most innovative researchers to take a look at


Other prizes, funding, and opportunities

$80,000 GSK Award for Research Excellence 2017

The GSK Award for Research Excellence is a long-standing and prestigious award which supports outstanding Australian research.

The Award, with its accompanying grant of $80,000, has played a part in assisting some of Australia’s most important leaders and innovators in the medical research sphere. Its focus is on helping support career development with an emphasis on human health and Australian research.

Applications are now open and close on 10 July 2017

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$50,000 Victoria Prize, and Victoria Fellowships now open

Leading Victorian scientists and researchers who have made, or have the potential to make, a significant scientific discovery or technological innovation are encouraged to nominate for the $50,000 Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation.

If you know someone who fits the description nominate them by 2 pm Thursday 22 June 2017

More at:

And for those not quite at that stage yet…

Victoria Fellowships provide a travel grant of up to $18,000 for researchers to undertake a short-term overseas study mission to assist in developing a commercial idea; undertaking specialist training; or career development not available in Australia.

Additionally, Fellows can apply for the Australian French Association for Science and Technology (AFAS) Associate Award valued at up to $5,000.

Applications must be received by 2 pm Thursday 22 June 2017

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The Global Connection Fund

Bridging Grants Round for 2017 Opens 2nd May

We are pleased to announce that the next round of Bridging Grants will be opening for eligibility assessment and subsequently, full applications on the 2nd May 2017.

The timetable for this call is published on the GCF website

In the lead up to this next round opening we have made available on the Global Connections Fund website all of the Bridging Grant information required to prepare an application. This includes the guidelines, the FAQs, eligibility criteria and details on the process of application. You will also be able to download an example application form and budget template for consideration.

This will enable interested parties to consider this material in advance and prepare for an initial eligibility assessment  and if approved, a Bridging Grant application. The application process will require an approval at the eligibility assessment stage before a full application can be made. This is done through a quick online test. You can only take the test once so we ask you read the material associated with this process carefully.

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