07 April 2016

Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation

Rothenberg, Bavaria, Germany.

Be part of the cultural exchange between Australia and Germany.

Applications are open for a new round of the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme, which funds exchanges for leading researchers in the early stages of their careers.

Established in 2014, the scheme funds travel and living costs, enabling Australian researchers to spend time in Germany working alongside their German counterparts and bringing German researchers to Australia to work in local research institutions. Hence, the scheme sets the stage for far-reaching collaboration between Germany and Australia.

According to Universities Australia Chief Executive, Belinda Robinson, “Germany is Europe's largest national economy and for many Australian universities, it is already one of the top priority countries for international research collaboration. This scheme will improve on established links and make way for new partnerships to develop."

During the 2015 application round, 100 projects shared in a total funding allocation of $3.5 million.

In 2016, RMIT along with 35 of Australia's 39 universities have chosen to participate. The scheme is open to researchers involved in a collaborative project with German research partners in all academic fields.

Researchers have until 17 June 2016 to apply for funding under the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.

For further information, go to Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.

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