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Global Innovation Linkages Program – Round 3

The Global Innovation Linkages Program provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers collaborate with global partners.

Close date: 07 Apr 2021 05:00 PM AEST.

What do you get?

Grants from $500,000 to $1 million. The grant amount can cover up to 50% of eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

An Australian organisation collaborating with another Australian entity and at least 1 global partner.


The Global Innovation Linkages Program provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers collaborate with global partners. We support strategically focused, leading-edge research and development. 

Your project must be in at least 1 of our 6 priority areas. The priority areas align with the 6 Government-funded Industry Growth Centres set up to support industry. Read more on the relevant Growth Centre website:

Find out more about Industry Growth Centres.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, your project must have a lead applicant and project partners.

Lead applicant

To be eligible, lead organisations must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

You must also be one of the following:

Project partners

A project must include at least one of each of the following:

  • Australian industry entity
  • Australian research entity
  • global partner


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

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll 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 Global Innovation Linkages Program Round 3

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines.
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Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Collaboration and IP advice

Applicants must provide details of intellectual property (IP) arrangements in their applications. This includes:

  • use of IP in the project  
  • proposed ownership rights to IP generated by the project and strategies for protecting Australia’s interests.

Learn more about undertaking international collaboration

How to register IP rights in other countries

IP Australia has a series of webinars to help you manage your IP overseas.

Grant recipients

Find out which applicants received funding offers under Round 2 of the program.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Key personnel curriculum vitae (CV) template

Letter of support template

Sample grant agreement