International Space Investment – Expand Capability Grants

International Space Investment – Expand Capability will support Australian businesses and research organisations to become involved with international space agencies or established international space programs.
Close date: 17 Dec 2019 05:00 PM AEDT.
What do you get?

Grants from $100,000 to $4 million.

Who is this for?

Australian companies and publicly funded research organisations.


The objectives of the International Space Investment – Expand Capability program are to:

  • unlock international space opportunities for the Australian space sector
  • expand the capability and capacity of the Australian space sector, and support job creation
  • demonstrate the Australian space sector’s ability to successfully deliver space-related products and services internationally

It aims to support projects which contribute to building a vision and an Australian space sector that inspires:

  • businesses
  • the Australian community
  • the next generation of space workforce, researchers and entrepreneurs


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must be either:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO)

For more information on eligibility please refer to the grant opportunity guidelines.


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

The guidelines provide detailed information, including:

  • granting activity objectives
  • all eligibility and assessment criteria
  • the assessment processes
  • reporting and acquittal requirements
  • a description of review mechanisms

When the program opens to applications on 5 November 2019 AEDT, you must submit your application through the online portal. You will need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply now for International Space Investment Expand – Capability Grants

Before you apply, make sure:

  • you read grant opportunity guidelines
  • you read sample grant agreement
  • you understand the assessment criteria
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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Application form questions

Frequently asked questions

Budget template