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Automotive Engineering Graduate Program

We're helping develop graduate engineers with skills and experience for the future automotive industry. Find out about grants to support postgraduate research in automotive engineering priority areas.


What do you get?

Funding of between $200,000 and $1 million, covering up to 100% of eligible costs.

Who is this for?

Universities that provide postgraduate research programs in automotive engineering.


The Automotive Engineering Graduate Program provides funding to universities for industry-based postgraduate research. Universities may use the funding to give students stipends and research support.

Student projects need to be in specific knowledge priority areas for automotive engineering. You must complete the projects by 30 June 2021.

The program aims to help the automotive industry by providing a source of high-quality graduate engineers. They’ll have the skills and experience to match future industry needs.

Grant recipients

View a list of successful applicants that we have offered funding to under the Automotive Engineering Graduate Program.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines