Funding Opportunities

Expressions of Interest for APRIL Kickstart Program

The Kickstart Program 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, which is open all-year round, complete an EoI form (linked below) and email it to Dr John Pluske, APRIL CEO/Chief Scientist, at j.pluske@april.org.au. Questions concerning the program can also be directed to Dr Pluske on 0410 436 871.

APRIL Commercialisation Project Proposal

APRIL Commercialisation Projects require an external cash component comprising of 20% of the total cash project cost. The duration of a commercialisation project is negotiable if greater than 12 months.

The call for commercialisation projects is open all year round.

To apply for an APRIL Commercialisation Project, complete the Commercialisation Project Proposal form and the Budget and Milestones template.

For further information and to submit your proposal, contact Dr Charles Rikard-Bell, mob +61 439 513 723 or email c.rikardbell@april.org.au