Space Infrastructure Fund – Space Payload Qualification Facilities

The Space Payload Qualification Facilities grant provides an Australian company or research institution with $2.5 million for the development of space payload qualification facilities to meet the needs of the Australian space industry.

Close date: 21 Jan 2021 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Up to $2.5 million for up to 75% of your space payload qualification project costs.

Who is this for?

A single grant will be given to an Australian company or research institution who can provide high-level space qualification facilities in Australia.


The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • increase space qualification capability and capacity in Australia
  • improve the availability and coordination of space payload qualification in Australia
  • increase accreditation and international recognition of space payload qualification in Australia
  • meet the needs of the emerging space sector into the future.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must be one of the following entities:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation, where your trading activities
    • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or
    • are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO).

Joint applications are acceptable and encouraged, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.


How do you apply?

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 Space Infrastructure Fund: Space Payload Qualification Facilities

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the grant opportunity guidelines
  • meet the eligibility criteria
  • can address all assessment criteria
  • read the sample grant agreement
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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Project budget template

Board CEO letter evidence of support template