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Australian universities involved in approved submissions on designated topics under the US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) can apply for a grant of up to $3 million to fund their project.

What do you get?

A grant of up to $3 million to fully fund a research project on a designated topic.

Who is this for?

The lead Australian university in an approved MURI submission on a dedicated topic.

Designated topic:

The designated topic for AUSMURI Round 4 is: Cyber Autonomy through Robust Learning and Effective Human/Bot Teaming

How it works:

AUSMURI operates in conjunction with the United States Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). It encourages partnerships between Australian and US-based institutions.

Each year AUSMURI designates a topic that is a research priority for Australia’s future defence capability. If an Australian university is part of a successful submission to the US MURI for a research project on the designated topic, it can then apply for AUSMURI funding for that project.

The AUSMURI program will provide 100% of eligible project costs up to a maximum of AUD$1 million per year over 3 years. Projects may be extended for a further 2 years, subject to approval, with additional funding of AUD$1 million per year.

How to apply:

The current AUSMURI application form is only available to the eligible Australian university that was part of an approved MURI submission for the 2020 designated topic.


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