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Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program – Production and Modernisation Grants


This grant provides Australian companies and institutions with funding to develop new or improved capabilities to win work in the production and modernisation phases of the Joint Strike Fighter Program.
Open

Closes in 2038 days

Closing date: Friday 30 June 2028 5:00pm AEST Fri 30 Jun 2028 5:00pm AEST

What do you get?

Grants from $150,000 to $1.5 million to fund up to 50% of eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

An Australian company, university, research organisation or cooperative research centre.

Overview


This grant provides funding to develop new or improved capabilities to win work in the production and modernisation phases of the Joint Strike Fighter Program.

The intended outcomes are a strong, skilled and successful defence industry that:

  • is committed to increase, identify and make the most of business opportunities within Australia and overseas
  • has improved competitiveness by developing skills of the workforce, fostering innovation and boosting productivity.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for the goods and services tax (GST).

You must be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an Australian university
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO)
  • a cooperative research centre.

You must provide:

  • evidence of ownership, access to, or the beneficial use of, any intellectual property necessary to carry out the project
  • evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • an Accountant Declaration that confirms you can fund your share of the project costs.

Applying


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply now for Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program – Production and Modernisation Grants

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • meet the eligibility criteria.

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Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Board or CEO letter of support template

Project budget template

Accountants declaration template