Australia-US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI)

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Australia-US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI)
Department of Defence
Australian Government
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To be eligible you must be invited to apply and:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be a higher-education provider listed at Table A or Table B of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth) 
  • be party to an approved MURI submission on a designated AUSMURI topic
  • attach all relevant documents.
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Through agreement between the US Department of Defense (US DoD) and the Australian Department of Defence (Defence), the Australian Government will offer grant funding to Australian higher-education providers (universities) that have been successful in a joint Australia-US submission to the US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program. AUSMURI complements MURI, which the US DoD administers. AUSMURI supports Australian universities that are part of successful bids in the US MURI process. Australian Government funding is provided through AUSMURI grants for projects on designated topics determined by Defence to have high potential for significant future defence capability.

We expect to fund only one new AUSMURI grant each year. However, in any year, we may designate more than one AUSMURI topic where the research is deemed a priority for future defence capabilities.

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Purdue Grant Writing Lab: Introduction to Grant Writing Open Link
University of Wisconsin Writing Center: Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal Open Link

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