The Defence Science Institute (DSI) creates defence science research networks for Australia.


The DSI is actively engaging the Australian science and technology community, building defence science research networks,and assembling multi-disciplinary teams including Defence scientists and engineers and researchers from industry and the academic community.

What we do

Past events

Collaborative Research Grants

The DSI Collaborative Research Grant Scheme provides funding to enable industry and/or DSTO to undertake collaborative research with DSI Participating universities, consistent with the Institute’s technology themes. It helps to: Facilitate defence-relevant research engagement between universities, industry, DSTO and Defence organisations; and Connect SMEs to research and expertise in order to strengthen SME participation in […]

Research Higher Degree Grants

The Defence Science Institute’s Research Higher Degree (RHD) Student Grant Scheme provides funding to support postgraduate research students undertaking research projects consistent with the Institute’s technology themes. It helps to Support capability development and capacity building in research areas where Defence has an interest; Facilitate defence-relevant research engagement between universities, industry, DSTO, Defence and/or research […]

DSI Industry Internships

The Defence Science Institute has partnered with the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) to operate the ‘DSI Industry Internship Program’ aimed at connecting highly qualified PhD researchers with Industry Partners to address defence related industry R&D challenges. The AMSI Intern placement program has operated successful for a number of years across a range of industries. […]

DSI Research Grants

AIMS The DSI Collaborative Research Grant Scheme provides funding to enable industry and/or DSTO to undertake collaborative research with DSI Participating universities consistent with the Institute’s technology themes. It helps to ► Facilitate defence-relevant research engagement between universities, industry, DSTO and Defence organisations; and ► Connect SMEs to research and expertise in order to strengthen […]