Victoria’s Defence Science Institute (DSI) is calling for proposals in support of a $1M initiative to advance the development of prototypes for enhanced resilience against chemical and biological threats. Working together with The Department of Defence’s Operating in CBRN Environments STaR Shot, the DSI Hazardous Agent Challenge (DSI-HAC) has been designed to assist with the formation of multidisciplinary teams in support of the challenge and is open to industry and academia from across Australia.
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Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) is looking to fill the position of Discipline Leader in Ocean Environment and Acoustics in the Sonar Technology and Systems Branch in South Australia.
Applications are now open for DSI's 2021 Collaborative Research Grants.
Innovative individuals and companies in the land domain have until 16 April to enter the prestigious LAND FORCES Innovation Awards, to be presented at the LAND FORCES International Land Defence Exposition at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1-3 June.
Applications are now open for the 2021 round of DSI's Research Higher Degree (RHD) Student Grants.
Valued at $15,000 each and awarded to the university, RHD Student Grants are designed to encourage collaboration between industry, DST Group, Defence or universities to develop the next generation of researchers.
Specifically, the Grants aim to:
► develop research linkages between universities and DST Group and Defence sector businesses;
► support capacity building in research areas where Defence has an interest;
► promote new Defence-related research linkages between universities
by providing stipend support for students undertaking their RHD on Defence-related projects and/or undertaking Defence-industry placements as part of their study.
RHD Student Grants are open to academic staff of DSI Participant universities in Victoria and Tasmania. Applications will be accepted at any time throughout 2021, however, applicants are encouraged to submit early.
All applications are to be submitted online via the DSI Grant portal.
More information on conditions and requirements here.
2020 was an extraordinary year, and at DSI, proved to be one of both challenge and opportunity. Transitioning to remote operations in response to the Pandemic, we pivoted our focus towards capability maintenance and the industry part of our university-defence-industry triangle, while maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders.
As we anticipate a return to ordinary operation in 2021, we look back at some key milestones this past eventful year.
- Request for Information: BAE Systems Education and Skills
- State Government Supports DSI to Continue as Key Player in Victoria’s Defence Capability Pursuits
- DMTC Undertakes National Health Security Resilience Assessment
- DSI Shortlisted as Finalist for Defence Connect Australian Defence Industry Awards 2020