Australia-India Strategic Research Fund – Collaborative Research Projects – Round 14

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Round 14 Collaborative Research Project grant opportunity supports collaborative research projects between Australia and India.

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Grants of between $500,000 and $1,000,000. The grant will be up to 100% of eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

An Australian organisation conducting a research project with an Indian partner in a priority area. You must have an Indian partner who is applying for the corresponding grant in India.


The AISRF provides grants for collaborative research projects with Indian partners. For Round 14 of the AISRF, your project must involve research in focused priority area and must be mutually beneficial for Australia and India.

  • the minimum grant amount is $500,000
  • the maximum grant amount is $1,000,000
  • you must complete your project by 01 January 2025.

The lead organisation can submit a maximum of two applications but only one application per priority area.

Round 14 Priority Areas

Your project must be in a priority area, the priority areas for Round 14 of AISRF are:

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund (administered by DST in India)

  • Quantum technologies
  • Earth observation remote sensing
  • Groundwater resources management
  • Downstream processing, recycling and tailings reclamation of critical minerals.

Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund (administered by DBT in India)

  • COVID-19 long-term health impacts
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Digital health and telemedicine
  • Biomaterials (including bioplastics).


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • a company, incorporated in Australia
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO) as defined in section 14 of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body
  • an other Australian incorporated entity.

Joint applications involving more than one Australian partner are acceptable and industry involvement (including businesses) is encouraged where appropriate, provided the lead applicant is the main driver of the project and eligible to apply. For more on joint applications, see section 7.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

We can only accept applications that have a primary Indian partner who has submitted, or is in the process of submitting, a corresponding application to India’s DST or DBT and that include all mandatory attachments.

We cannot waive the eligibility criteria in any circumstances.


How do you apply?

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund – Collaborative Research Projects – Round 14 is closed to applications.

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Grant recipients

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form

Draft key personnel CV template

Draft letter of support template