The Defence Science Institute is calling for Submissions to Round 1, 2015 of its Collaborative Research Grant Scheme and its RHD Student Grants Scheme. Details of each scheme are available below.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and must meet the specific criteria.  Follow the links below for more information on the Grants. All submissions must be via the appropriate application form available from the Defence Science Institute (email Simon Ng or Tel on +613 9035 3384 for further information).

DSI Collaborative Research Grant Scheme

The Defence Science Institute (DSI) is pleased to call for submissions to Round 1 of its 2015 DSI Collaborative Research Grant Scheme.

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.

The DSI is committed to funding research and technology development activities that align with Defence S&T priorities. These priorities are embedded in the DSI Technology Themes. Grants must align to these themes or to a publically available Defence S&T priority area.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and must meet the specific criteria outlined separately. The DSI makes no provision to accept or to fully fund every proposal submitted to the Grant scheme. The DSI reserves the right to reject proposals without consideration.

The deadline for submission of the Grant Application for this scheme is the 28th February 2015. Submission must be via the application form. Applications submitted after this deadline may be retained for consideration in subsequent funding rounds. For further information, please contact the DSI.

Link: DSI – Call for submission for Collaborative Research Grants – Round 1 2015

Link: Collaborative Research Grants – Information for Applicants

DSI Research Higher Degree Grant Scheme

The Defence Science Institute (DSI) is pleased to call for submissions to Round 1 of its 2015 Research Higher Degree Student Grant Scheme.

The DSI RHD Student Grant Scheme provides funding to support postgraduate research students undertaking research projects consistent with the Institute’s technology themes.  RHD Student Grants can be used to support any student working on a project that meets the defined criteria.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The DSI is committed to growing the next generation of researchers and supporting their activities in alignment with Defence S&T priorities. These priorities are embedded in the DSI Technology Themes. Applications for the RHD Student Grants must align to these themes or to a publically available Defence S&T priority area.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and must meet the specific criteria outlined separately. The DSI makes no provision to accept every proposal submitted to this scheme. The DSI reserves the right to reject proposals without consideration.

The deadline for submission of the Grant Application for this scheme is the 28th February 2015. Submission must be via the application form. Applications submitted after this deadline may be retained for consideration in subsequent funding rounds. For further information, please contact the DSI.

Link: DSI – Call for submission for RHD Student Grants – Round 1 2015

Link: RHD STUDENT GRANTS – INFO FOR APPLICANTS

DSI Technology Themes

The current DSI Technology Themes are outlined here. The Technology Themes are also available in downloadable form as a Brochure – Programs – 2013

FAQ

1. Do I have to be a Victorian university to apply for these grants?

No. However, funding can only be supplied to a University that is a Participant in the DSI.  Currently, the University of Melbourne, RMIT, Monash University, Deakin University and Swinburne University are either Participants (Melbourne) or in negotiation to become Participants. For the purposes of this grant round, any of these universities will be treated as a Participant for the purposes of our selection process.

2. Do I need to provide matching funding?

No. However, we assess grants based on the level of contribution and commitment made by collaborators and the amount of leverage that the grant will help you to secure. Both cash and non-cash contributions and leverage are therefore important parts of submitting a strong grant.

3. Can you help me to find collaborators for my project?

Yes, we can. give us a call.

4. What happens if I’m not successful in my application?

You’ll be notified as quickly as possible of the outcome. In some cases, we will invite people to work with us to strengthen the proposal. This may provide a means for you to resubmit the proposal later in the year, but we establish collaboration even where we don’t provide direct funding. We will be keen to do this with proposals that meet our priority areas but for which we can’t provide immediate funding. We’ll let you know if this is the case for your proposal.

5. Are there any requirements related to security?

Generally, no. Recipients of our RHD Scholarship Grants must be Australian citizens because we want them to be able to graduate and move into the Defence and National Security S&T community, but research undertaken using our grants is rarely classified. You are unlikely to need a security clearance unless your collaborator has stipulated this. The DSI does not impose caveats associated with security or IP. These are resolved within the contractual arrangement you have with your collaborators.