ANU-CSIRO Agri-Food Collaboration Program


The ANU-CSIRO Agri-Food Collaboration Program (AFCP) is a joint initiative of ANU and CSIRO Agriculture & Food.

The Award provides funding for two Post-doctoral Fellows who provide complementary skills from each institution to work collaboratively on a single, interdisciplinary research project.

The project must address an industry-validated challenge, be mutually beneficial to both ANU and CSIRO, and be thematically linked to one of CSIRO Agriculture & Food’s seven impact areas:

  1. Secure food systems
  2. Healthy foods
  3. Trusted supply chains
  4. Resilient farming systems
  5. High value protein
  6. Future crops
  7. Improved footprint

The Award

The AFCP will be awarded to one three-year project, via the following steps:

  1. Expressions of interest (EOI) will be sought for potential projects
  2. Eligible proposals will be workshopped to develop each project’s value proposition
  3. Projects ready to progress to application will be invited to do so
  4. Expert reviews will be commissioned
  5. A panel from ANU and CSIRO will select one project for the AFCP Award
  6. Two three-year Post-doctoral Fellows will be appointed to undertake the project
  7. The Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT) will work with high-scoring unsuccessful AFCP applicants to identify alternative sources of project funding

How to Apply

Please refer to the AFCP Guidelines

Expression of interest form

Application form


Opening in 2023, watch this space for the next call out !!

Expressions of interest close: TBC

Pre-application workshop: TBC

Applications close: TBC

Notification of Award: TBC


Questions about the Program may be directed to CEAT Executive Officer at [email protected]