International Space Investment – Expand Capability Grants

International Space Investment – Expand Capability will support Australian businesses and research organisations to become involved with international space agencies or established international space programs.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Grants from $100,000 to $4 million.

Who is this for?

Australian companies and publicly funded research organisations.


The objectives of the International Space Investment – Expand Capability program are to:

  • unlock international space opportunities for the Australian space sector
  • expand the capability and capacity of the Australian space sector, and support job creation
  • demonstrate the Australian space sector’s ability to successfully deliver space-related products and services internationally

It aims to support projects which contribute to building a vision and an Australian space sector that inspires:

  • businesses
  • the Australian community
  • the next generation of space workforce, researchers and entrepreneurs


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must be either:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO)

For more information on eligibility please refer to the grant opportunity guidelines.


How do you apply?

The International Space Investment – Expand Capability Grants is closed to applications.

We assess your application against the eligibility criteria and then against the assessment criteria. Only eligible applications will proceed to the assessment stage.

We refer your application to an assessment committee, comprised of space sector and industry experts to assess applications. The committee may also seek additional advice from independent technical experts.

The committee will assess your application against the assessment criteria and compare it to other eligible applications in a funding round. They will then recommend which projects to fund.

The amount of detail and supporting evidence you provide in your application should be relative to the project size, complexity and grant amount requested. You should define, quantify and provide evidence to support your answers.

The Head of the Australian Space Agency will make the final decision.

If your application is successful, you'll receive a written offer. If you are unsuccessful, we'll notify you in writing and give you the chance to discuss the outcome with us.

Successful applicants must enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth. The grant agreement will specify the reporting requirements, payment schedule and milestones necessary to receive payments.

We will make payments according to an agreed schedule set out in your grant agreement. Payments are subject to satisfactory progress on the project.

Payments will be made by direct credit into a nominated bank account.

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

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Application form questions

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Sample grant agreement

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Frequently asked questions

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Budget template

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