The AISRF helps Australian researchers from public and private sectors to work with Indian scientists in leading-edge scientific research projects and workshops, and realise the economic potential of the research sector.
This AISRF round is expected to support around eight new projects with the Turnbull Government providing up to $1 million over three years to each Australian grant recipient.
The AISRF is Australias largest fund dedicated to bilateral research with any country and one of Indias largest sources of support for international science.
The AISRF is a major initiative of the governments of Australia and India to strengthen collaboration in science and research.
The AISRF has supported more than 100 high-quality joint projects and workshops spanning a broad range of areas of science.
AISRF projects have attracted significant contributions from respected research partners in both countries representing 90 top universities and research institutions.
I visited the Jai Prakesh Narayan Apex Trauma Centre in Delhi today and saw firsthand the great work facilitated by the AISRF.
He added: "The AISRF
is Australia's largest science fund with any country and one of India's largest sources of support for international science.
"The additional 10 million dollars from the AISRF Grand Challenge Fund, to support Australian partners on four new collaborative projects will build on existing research links and go towards finding solutions to some of our greatest social challenges," he said.
The 64 million dollar AISRF has supported more than 100 projects and workshops, involving more than 80 leading Australian and Indian universities and research institutions, since it began.
Since its establishment in 2006, the AISRF
has supported around sixty leading-edge projects, bringing together top researchers in India from the IITs, IISc, leading CSIR labs and other top-level institutions with counterparts at premier research institutes and universities in Australia.