Information for Researchers

Information for Researchers
Every year, FWPA supports a wide range of new and ongoing projects. A structured approach is used to determine the nature of projects and the level of funding allocated.

Instructions for funding applicants
We have streamlined the project application process by replacing the separate Preliminary- and Detailed Project Application forms with a single Project Application form. Guidelines for information being sought under the various headings are hyperlinked to the guidelines part of the Project Application form at Attachment 1.

Range of project areas
The Project Application form is to be used for all project applications and primarily for those with interest in identified FWPA research priority areas (see the R&D themes and investment priorities table).

Submissions for continuing projects, Workshops and Postgraduate Scholarships are not sought via the Project Application form.
Level of completion required
For new project proposals, expressions of interest and submissions in response to Research Opportunity Announcements (ROA) only Part A and B of the Project Application form are to be completed.

Only highly rated submissions will be invited to submit the full application by completing Part C of the Project Application form.
Assessment of proposals
An invitation to submit a full application does not guarantee that it will be recommended for funding. Where appropriate, applications will be refereed externally and assessed competitively by FWPA.

Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate value for money through leveraging, and industry/stakeholder engagement. Please note that FWPA has a preference for projects that can demonstrate strong support from industry and/or other R&D funders in the form of cash, in-kind contribution or a combination of both.

Preference will be given to proposals that maximize the utilization of skills, capacities and expertise of the scientific, general community and the industry through effective collaboration or joint ventures.
Downloads for FWPA research proposals
Please click on the following links to download the Project Application form with Guidelines in MS Word or PDF format. (Note that the PDF version is only suitable for printing).
Project Application Form
Project Application Form - DOC (253KB)
Project Application Form - PDF (41KB)

Project Milestone Reports
(To be used for contracted projects)

Milestone Report Template - DOC (247KB)
Milestone Report Template - PDF (60KB)

Template for Research Reports
Research Report Template - DOC (127KB) 
Audited Final Financial Report
Audited Final Financial Report (AFFR) - DOC (163KB)

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