Growing your business


The CDIC provides a range of grants to support defence industry businesses. These grants help small to medium Australian businesses grow their capacity to meet Defence capability needs and join global defence industry supply chains.

Available grants


Capability Improvement Grant

If the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) recommends improvements for your business, you can apply for a grant of up to $150,000 to help make the improvements.

Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Grant

A grant of up to $500,000 to help your business with skills development and training in the defence industry.

Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant

Funding of up to $1 million for Australian businesses to build industrial capabilities that fit with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.

Defence Global Competitiveness Grant

A grant of up to $150,000 to help your business invest in projects that address barriers to exporting and build your defence export capability.

Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program Sustainment Grants

Grants up to $250,000 for phase 1 and 2 for Australian companies provided an assignment by the United States Government for maintenance and repair activities for existing components used in the Joint Strike Fighter Program. Phase 3 and 4 funding will be determined by the Department of Defence in accordance with the amount outlined in your supporting business case.

US-Australia International Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI)

Up to $1m per year over three years are available to Australian universities involved in a successful submission to the US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program.

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