The NISDRG program supports excellent research that deepens understanding of emerging science and technology and addresses intelligence and national security interests. The grants program will facilitate innovation and develop national security and intelligence capacity. It will also enable Australia’s National Intelligence and Security Communities to systematically engage with Australia’s research and technology community.
The NISDRG program provides support to research that aligns with the priority research areas identified by the Australian Government. These research areas are outlined in the Intelligence Challenges and the National Security Challenges developed under the broad National Security Science and Technology Priorities.
Applications for the NISDRG Program are now open.
The Intelligence Challenges and the National Security Challenges have been developed under the broad National Security Science and Technology Priorities. The Challenges are priority research areas which will be updated from round to round.
The Intelligence Challenges for the NISDRG program for funding commencing in 2021 are:
The National Security Challenges for the NISDRG program for funding commencing in 2021 are:
Key Dates for NISDRG Program
Release of Grant Guidelines: 13 October 2020
Applications Open: 27 October 2020
Request Not to Assess Close: 2 December 2020
Applications Close: 16 December 2020
Rejoinders: 4 February 2021 to 17 February 2021
Anticipated Announcement: Mid 2021
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