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The Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) seeks proposals from industry and academia on:

‘How you can contribute to the research objectives on Defence in Cyber?’

Selection criteria


Your submission should answer these selection criteria:

  • alignment to Defence strategy and the example projects (see below)
  • future science criticality
  • collaboration depth (the amount of collaboration proposed among universities, industry, Defence Science and Technology and other Government organisations)
  • delivery of outcomes (the ability of the proposers to deliver the agreed outcomes and milestones)
  • leap ahead potential for Defence

Example projects


Send in your submission taking into account selection criteria and example projects:

  • Cyber Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy
  • the Human Element
  • Trustworthy & Resilient Systems
  • Situational Awareness
  • Mission Assurance
  • Threat Countermeasures and Effects

Application process


There is a two-stage selection process:

     Stage one - 500 word statement addressing the selection criteria.

     Stage Two – shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit further details.

Current and new collaborations with Defence Science and Technology, universities and industry are encouraged.

For more information or assistance, please contact: Cyber-NGTF@dst.defence.gov.au

The call for proposals closes at 2pm (Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time) on 16 February 2020.