Voluntary matched funding is once again being made available for collaborative research projects, thanks to an agreement between FWPA and the Federal Government.
For 2019/20 the matched funding is being made available again this financial year, under an agreement negotiated between FWPA and the Federal Government capped this year at $3,318,000.
Funding of up to 50 per cent of total project cash cost, subject to industry and stakeholder endorsement and cash co-investment.
To be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching funding, projects need to:
• Have voluntary cash contributions from at least two unrelated companies, where the money contributed has not originally come from Federal or State Government funding
• Align to industry and government research priorities
• Make intellectual property created available to the industry at the project’s completion – there is no requirement to make availability free of charge
• Not constitute cost-shifting i.e. it must be additional activity not research a company would have carried out in any event.
Summaries of recently completed projects under this scheme are provided by the links below
- Establishing a comprehensive and accessible permanent growth plot dataset – a pilot study for radiata pine plantations in the Green Triangle Region
- Koala location research - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Cross laminated timber acoustic performance research
- Utilising Australian plantation-grown African mahogany for pharmaceutical applications