Our partners

Our Australian partners


The Academy is a member of the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), which unites the nation’s leading experts in technology, science, humanities and social sciences to develop innovative solutions to complex global problems and emerging national needs.
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The Office of the Chief Scientist

The Academy works to provide research-based evidence for the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council via The Office of the Chief Scientist.
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The Crawford Fund

In June 1987, the Academy established the Crawford Fund in honour of the late Sir John Crawford. The fund is a non-profit, non-government organisation and, much like Sir John’s work, it’s dedicated to outstanding international agricultural research.
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Government agencies

We work closely with Federal Government departments and agencies including the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Department of Defence.

Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) 
The Academy works closely with DISR on a number of projects aimed to increase the STEM skilled workforce. As recipients of DISR’s Boosting the Next Generation of Women in STEM $41.2 million grant, the Academy is delivering 500 university scholarships to increase the participation of women and non-binary people in STEM tertiary education, building skillsets and increasing the number of women and non-binary people in leadership and decision-making positions. The Department continues to be an exceptional partner and collaborator on the Academy’s robust international programs. Our current international activities include:
Global Connections Fund
Australia – Korea Tech Bridge
Australia – Korea Research Projects: AI to Counter Infectious Diseases
Global Science & Technology Diplomacy Fund
ACSRF Young Scientists’ Exchange Programme
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Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) 
DSTG has partnered with the Academy to deliver 14 additional Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM scholarships, supporting more undergraduate women and non-binary people through funding, skill development and network opportunities, to help scholars enter and thrive in a STEM-fuelled career. 
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Publicly funded research agencies

Working with publicly funded research agencies, and a variety of other professional bodies and research agencies, allows us to develop proposals and recommendations for both government and industry.

Find out more about the CSIRO, Cooperative Research Centres, Universities Australia, Engineers Australia and The Warren Centre.

The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

The Academy collaborates with RiAus and contributes videos to its Science Channel.
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National Research and Innovation Alliance

The Alliance aims to secure bipartisan support for strategic, stable, long-term funding of science and research.
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Inspiring Australia

Inspiring Australia is a national strategy for engagement with the sciences. It recognises that Australia aspires to be an inventive society with a technologically skilled workforce, a scientifically literate community and scientifically well-informed decision-makers.
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