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Australia - Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme
Funder: Universities Australia and DAAD
Aims: The Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany's national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.
The aim is to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes.
The scheme will support exchanges for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Australian universities. Researchers must be working on a joint research project with their German counterparts, rather than simply furthering their own individual research in Germany.
The support of early career researchers and junior scholars is a significant focus of this scheme.  
Funding: The maximum amount of funding available per Australian application is AUD $12,500 per year.
The maximum period of funding for a project under this scheme is two years.  
Key eligibility information: Australian applicants must be:

1. Employed as an academic staff member in a teaching and research or research only role at the Australian university administering the application and with a contract at that university that is valid for the duration of the relevant funding period; or

2. Enrolled for the duration of the relevant funding period as a PhD or Research Masters student at the Australian university administering the application and part of a research project application submitted by an eligible staff member at that same university.

Proposals must provide opportunities for exchanges between early career researchers, although it is not compulsory to be an ECR to apply.  
Key Dates     Applications open: 3 April 2018
External Closing Date: 15 June 2018

  • Australian applicants must submit an electronic copy of the application by email to the designated UniSA contact AND The German Applicant must submit a corresponding application to the DAAD in Germany by the closing date of 14 June 2018.
  • UniSA applicants MUST obtain an application ID from their German colleague/s. This application ID will be issued by the DAAD when the German application is submitted. The DAAD has an earlier deadline of 14 June 2018 so there will be time for you to submit your application with the corresponding ID.
Announcement of award: November 2018
Application Process: 1. Consult with your Head of School or Director of Institute before preparing your application.

2. Submit your completed application to Research.Development@unisa.edu.au by the due date.

3. Ensure that your German Collaborator has submitted their application by the due date to DAAD in Germany, and secure form them their application ID for use on your submission.

4. After submission, applications will be subject to review and ranking by a panel, coordinated by Research and Innovation Services.

5. Applications will be forwarded to Universities Australia for consideration.
Further Information and resources for applicants: Universities Australia Webpage: Australia - Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme
Key Contacts: research.development@unisa.edu.au (ext 25761)