The CAESIE project has announced a second call for Priming Grants (PGA-2).
In this round, a one-time grant of AUD 7,000/EUR 4,800 will be made to successful applicants to support initial meetings and discussions between new and emerging Researcher/SMEs partnerships (e.g. travel and meetings focused on forming a relationship leading to ongoing collaboration activities). Unlike the first call there is only one stage with no follow on funds.
All projects must be completed within 6 months of funding approved (successful applicants will be notified by 31 October 2014) and final reports submitted to CAESIE by 1 June 2015.
To be eligible the Researcher (or group) and an SME should have identified a possible collaborative relationship. It should be a new initiative and not part of an ongoing established collaboration.
Specifically CAESIE funding only supports the following:
- SMEs from Europe seeking to partner with Researchers from Australia.
- SMEs from Australia looking to partner with Researchers in Europe.
- Researchers in Europe seeking to partner with SMEs in Australia.
- Researchers in Australia seeking to partner with SMEs in Europe.
They do not support Researcher-Researcher or SME-SME collaborations between the AU-EU and EU-AU.
Each researcher or SME is permitted to be part of only one application either as the applicant or as the other partner. Multiple applications are not permitted.
The Expression of Interest process is open from 1 August to 26 September 2014.