Global Innovation Linkages Program – Round 3

The Global Innovation Linkages Program provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers collaborate with global partners.

This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Grants from $500,000 to $1 million. The grant amount can cover up to 50% of eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

An Australian organisation collaborating with another Australian entity and at least 1 global partner.


The Global Innovation Linkages Program provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers collaborate with global partners. We support strategically focused, leading-edge research and development.

Your project must be in at least 1 of our 6 priority areas. The priority areas align with the 6 Government-funded Industry Growth Centres set up to support industry. Read more on the relevant Growth Centre website:

Find out more about Industry Growth Centres.

When preparing your application, you must consider timeframes and constraints that may impact the delivery, participation in workshops and other activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Projects must be designed to ensure participants’ safety and health.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, your project must have a lead applicant and project partners.

Lead applicant

To be eligible, lead organisations must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

You must also be one of the following:

Project partners

A project must include at least one of each of the following:

  • Australian industry entity
  • Australian research entity
  • global partner


The Global Innovation Linkages program - Round 3 is closed to applications.

We’ll first assess your application against the eligibility criteria.

If your application is eligible, it will proceed to assessment by an independent committee. The committee will have experts in industries and technologies that are relevant to the specific application round. The committee will assess your application against the assessment criteria and compare it to other eligible applications. They’ll then recommend which projects to fund.

The program delegate will make the final decision.

To be competitive you must score highly against all of the assessment criteria.

  • Assessment criterion 1: The extent to which your project improves international linkages with global economies (40 points).
  • Assessment criterion 2: Your capacity, capability and resources to deliver the project (30 points).
  • Assessment criterion 3: The broader national benefits of your project (30 points).

If your application is successful, we’ll send you a written offer. If it’s 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.

We will make payments according to an agreed schedule set out in the 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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Collaboration and IP advice

Applicants must provide details of intellectual property (IP) arrangements in their applications. This includes:

  • use of IP in the project
  • proposed ownership rights to IP generated by the project and strategies for protecting Australia’s interests.
IP Australia has a series of webinars to help you manage your IP overseas.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

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Sample application form

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Key personnel curriculum vitae (CV) template

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Letter of support template

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Sample grant agreement

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