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Call for Applications - Regional Collaborations Programme COVID-19


Grants of up to A$10,000 each are available for early-career and mid-career researchers to increase connectivity and engagement between Australian and Asia–Pacific economies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



The grants support projects that utilise digital methods of collaboration to address shared regional challenges that directly or indirectly relate to the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery. This can include data sharing platform support, open science data formatting costs, online conference/webinar access support, or to research and develop digital tools to respond to regional COVID-19 needs. Eligible project applications must:


·    be led by an Australian researcher


·    include one or more partners from a regional economy on the Asia–Pacific region list (which includes Korea), in addition to Australia as the lead project partner


·    utilise digital resources and tools to work collaboratively to address a regional challenge of significance to Australia, that either directly, or indirectly, contributes to the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery


·    commence activities after grant recipients are announced and conclude by 31 January 2022.




The application deadline is 9am (AEDT) Monday 14 December 2020 and applicants will be notified of the outcome in late February 2021. Click here for more information.