Research May 2020 update

Research and Development collaboration funding opportunity – The Government of Japan.

The Moonshot Research and Development Program The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources welcomes the Government of Japan’s public call for proposals to participate in its Moonshot Research and Development Program, a new $1bn+ research funding initiative. This program is aimed at addressing the challenges posed by Japan’s ageing population and climate change through the development of frontier technologies and areas of research including Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, robotics, AgriTech, MedTech, healthcare, and space applications.

Australian researchers and companies are eligible to compete for funding through the Moonshot program based on criteria prescribed by Japan, specific to each goal. Moonshot Goals 1, 2, 3 and 6 – Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Application guidelines and information on how to apply are available via the link below: Application close 12 May 2020.

NEW Tri-Faculty Open Access Publishing Scheme

A new Open Access Publishing Scheme is now open for applications for articles published after 1/4/2020. This scheme is open to Charles Sturt researchers in all faculties.

A maximum of $2,500AUD is available as a contribution to open access publishing fees. For this scheme the article must be published in a 100% open access journal. Please read the guidelines before applying. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The guidelines and application form are available to download from:

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If you need any further information please contact either your Associate Dean Research, Mark Morrison at or Faculty Research Liaison Officer Sharon Geltch at . The contact details are available in the guidelines.

Call for Applications: CSU COVID-19 Research Grants

The current COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented health crisis with wide-reaching impacts on our families, our communities, our health service and our national and global economy.

To respond to this extraordinary event, the University is releasing $200,000 of internal funding to support projects focused on understanding the impacts on the health, wellbeing, business performance, communities and economy of Australia. Projects can be in any discipline area and with any deliverable outcome providing that these are focussed on:

Application deadline extended for 2021 National Library Fellowships – Friday 29 May.

Who should apply? Fellowships are open to researchers from
Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. Eight funded fellowships will be awarded for research areas where the Library’s collections have the depth to support the desired outcomes.

What do Fellows receive? • an honorarium of AUD1,000 per week for 12 weeks • travel and accommodation support* • privileged access to the Library’s collections, staff and resources • uninterrupted time for research Additional Honorary Fellowships may be awarded to support research and special access but without financial support.

See the below link for Guidelines eligibility, application forms and further information.

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** Please note that all applications for external funding
must be submitted to the CSU Research Office 10 working days prior to the
granting bodies closing date with a completed Notice to Submit (NTS) form
including all signatures of researchers, HOS and ADR. Please contact the RO if your application will be submitted under 10 days for assistance and advice on your timeline submission requirements.

NSW Government Grant Opportunities

NSW Government agencies offer a range of research collaboration and funding opportunities. The Website is updated as new funding opportunities come out. If you have not see it it could be worth a visit

WARATAH RESEARCH – A strong, vibrant and high-quality research and innovation ecosystem is critical for driving the prosperity of NSW, Research delivers the new ideas, products and skills needed to address complex issues and state priorities. Waratah Research facilitates university, government and industry partnerships to deliver impact-driven research and evidence-based outcomes for NSW and its communities.

Chief Scientist & Engineer Research Funding Opportunity.

In addition to keeping an eye on the Watatah page, the NSW Chief Scientist page has additional information and NSW specific funding opportunities.