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Australia-India Strategic Research Fund grants



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MEDIA RELEASE

MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

The Hon Julie Bishop MP

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP 30 March 2016

AUSTRALIA-INDIA STRATEGIC RESEARCH FUND GRANTS

Today we announce recipients of six new grants awarded through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF).

The projects, awarded grants totalling $5.6 million, support the objectives of the National Innovation and Science Agenda and help Australian research institutions build links with India, an important partner for Australia in science and research collaboration.

The successful projects will tackle challenges to agricultural productivity and food security, and help develop clean energy technologies.

Australian recipients include the South Australian Research and Development Institute, the University of Tasmania, Deakin University and the University of New South Wales.

In addition to Australian Government funding, the Indian Government and research and industry partners will contribute around $10 million to the six projects.

Since 2006, the AISRF has supported over 240 projects, workshops and fellowships in key areas of priority to Australia and India, involving around 100 top universities and research institutes in both countries.

More information about the AISRF, including successful grant recipients, is available here: www.science.gov.au/aisrf.

Foreign Minister’s Office: Rachel Obradovic 0478 488 874 Minister Pyne’s Office: Rory Grant 0439 764 809 pynemedia@industry.gov.au