Expressions of Interest Open for APRIL Kickstart Program

The Kickstart Program is a new initiative that can provide up to $7,500 for an individual/organisation(s) to assist with the preparation and submission of a specific, targeted and agreed major external funding application (or applications) in partnership with APRIL and other partners.

Significant external funding pools exist both nationally and internationally for potential investment. The Kickstart Program aims to increase the number of applications that are prepared and submitted to external funding organisations that ultimately increase the funding pool to undertake more of APRIL’s activities, in alignment with Transformational Project and Industry Priority Project priorities in the Strategic Plan.

Expressions of Interest (EoI) for project applications not seeking Kickstart funds may also be submitted but must adhere to the same principle of being a specific, targeted major external funding application in partnership with APRIL (and other partners), in alignment with the APRIL Strategic Plan.

To apply for a Kickstart award, complete an EoI form (available from the Funding Opportunities page) and email it to Professor John Pluske, APRIL CEO/Chief Scientist, at, by 16 October 2020. Questions concerning the program can also be directed to Professor Pluske on 0410-436871.

Important dates:

  • September 14 2020: applications open
  • October 16 2020: applications close.
  • October 19-30 2020: assessment of applications and Zoom interviews (if required).
  • November 2020: decision outcomes.