Current grant and funding opportunities
Administered through the Defence Science Centre
- Research Higher Degree Student Grant | closes 4pm Friday 22 October 2021
- SEA 5012 Phase 1 Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems: Request for Information / Risk Reduction Activity (external link) | closes 12 noon AWST Friday 24 September 2021
- Defence Science and Technology Group: D.Start Spark (external link) | closes 9:00pm AWST Friday 8 October 2021
- Defence Innovation Hub Special Notice: Next Generation Personal Electronic Countermeasures System for Defence (external link) | closes 9:00am AWST Thursday 14 October 2021
- Army Research Scheme 2021-22 (external link) | closes 11:00am AWST Thursday 14 October 2021
- Australian Defence Science, Technology and Research Summit: Call for submissions (external link) | closes Friday 29 October 2021
About the Defence Science Centre
The Defence Science Centre is the Western Australian contribution to the Australian Defence Science and Universities Network (ADSUN). This network supports the national Defence enterprise through collaboration with state university researchers, industry, the Defence Science and Technology Group, and Defence end-users. This facilitates engagement of Australia's best research and development capabilities with real-world challenges in support of the Defence mission; to defend Australia and its national interests.
The Defence Science Centre provides value to Defence and defence-industry by:
- Highlighting the local research capability to Defence
- Facilitating collaboration on defence-relevant needs
- Identifying opportunities for research and technology development
- Advocating on Defence priorities, capabilities, needs and gaps
- Promoting and showcasing Western Australian defence research and innovation
- Cultivating relationships and linkages between universities, industry and Defence
Previous funded programs
Key partnersShow more
The Defence Science Centre is funded by the WA Government and the Australian Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group. We work closely with WA's 4 public universities and combine the collective resources and capabilities of our academic sector to achieve our objectives. A summary of the defence-related capabilities is available to download from the Western Australian Defence Research Universities Capability Statement publication (PDF, 4.3 MB).
- Defence Science and Technology Group Next Generation Technologies Fund (external link)
- More, together: Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030 (external link)
- Curtin University Defence Research (external link)
- Defence-related capability statement at Curtin University (external link)
- Edith Cowan University Defence Research and Engagement overview (external link)
- Murdoch Defence Research (external link)
Defence Science Centre Advisory BoardShow more
The Defence Science Centre Advisory Board provides advice on the centre's strategic direction in the support of achieving its objectives. The Advisory Board meets approximately 4 times per year.
The Advisory Board is comprised of representatives from government, academia and industry.
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Kirsten Rose (Chair of the Advisory Board)
Executive Director Future Industries, CSIRO
Biography of Ms Kirsten Rose (external link)
Director General of the Department of Jobs Tourism Science and Innovation
Dr Jim Taylor
Program Leader Science & Technology Coordination, Defence Science and Technology Group
Dr Jim Taylor is the DST Program Leader for Science and Technology Coordination. The role covers a broad range of DST coordination activities both internally and externally to Defence, including oversight of the Defence Scientific Adviser network and Australian Defence Science and University Network. Dr Taylor has been in Defence since 1997. He has previously worked in Defence as the Navy Scientific Adviser and the Science and Technology embed in the Future Frigate project.
Denise Goldsworthy AO
Founder of Alternate Futures Pty Ltd; Chair of the Navy Clearance Divers Trust.
Denise Goldsworthy is an Independent Director of Western Power, and Chair of the Navy Clearance Diver Trust, which provides support to current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Branch. Denise has extensive experience as a non-executive director and is the founder of Alternate Futures Pty Ltd, a consultancy that connects Australia’s research organisations, tech start-ups and industry bodies. In 2020, Denise was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished services to business, particularly to technological innovation and research in the mining and manufacturing sectors.
Professor Chris Moran
Curtin Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research
Professor Chris Moran FTSE is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research at Curtin University, where he builds critical industry links to ensure University outcomes and performance. Across a 16-year career with CSIRO, Professor Moran has held a range of leadership roles and has been a Board Member of five Cooperative Research Centres. Professor Moran was Director of the International Mining for Development Centre, and also established the International Centre of Excellence for the mining industry in Chile.
Professor Caroline Finch AO
ECU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President
Biography of Professor Caroline Finch (external link)
Professor David Morrison
Murdoch Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research & Innovation
Biography of Professor David Morrison (external link)
Professor Simon Biggs
UWA Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor
Biography of Professor Simon Biggs (external link)