The South Australian Government has announced applications are now open for the Premiers Research and Industry Fund.


State Science and Information Economy Minister, Tom Kenyon, said the $4.2 million in State funding is now open for applications to enhance science and innovation in South Australia.


“Research organisations can now apply for funding for research activities that focus on collaboration and international partnerships or which attract high calibre research talent to South Australia,” Mr Kenyon said.


The programs available through the Premier’s Research and Industry Fund are:


  • International Research Grant Program - These grants, worth a maximum of $100,000 per year for three years, are to encourage research collaborations between Australia and countries such as India and China.
  • Collaboration Pathways Program - Grants of up to $100,000 per year for three years through this program encourage new and existing collaboration within universities to work on joint projects, and can also be used to help universities jointly apply for Federal funding streams. 
  • SA Research Fellowships - This program aims to bring internationally recognised talent to the State for research specific projects. The maximum grant available is $250,000 per year for four years.


“It’s vital to continue investing in innovation and research in South Australia so we continue to remain competitive both nationally and internationally,” Mr Kenyon said.


“These programs encourage relationships ensuring that both the private and public sector can advance and learn from each other,” Mr Kenyon said.