The National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) program supports excellent research that deepens understanding of emerging science and technology and addresses intelligence and national security interests.

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The program facilitates innovation and develops national security and intelligence capacity. It also enable Australia’s National Intelligence and Security Communities to systematically engage with Australia’s research and technology community. 

The Grant Guidelines for Round 3 of the program have now been released.

The key dates for this program are as below:

  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 25 July 2022
  • Expressions of Interest open: 29 July 2022
  • Expressions of Interest close: 19 August 2022
  • Full applications open by invitation: Late September 2022
  • Request Not to Assess Close: Late October
  • Full Applications Close: Early November 2022 
  • Rejoinders: Early February 2023
  • Anticipated announcement: Mid-2023

The Grant Guidelines are now available on GrantConnect.

All documentation for this scheme will be found on the GrantConnect (Opens in a new tab/window)website. Please note, while the Grant Guidelines are available to view, you will need to register with GrantConnect(Opens in a new tab/window) to access all documentation.*

Please note that new National Security challenges have been included in the Grant Guidelines for NISDRG. The Intelligence Challenges have not changed since Round 2. This round will also include an Expressions of Interest process. 

    Further information about the program can be found on the Research Grants Services’ National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants program(Opens in a new tab/window) page. Enquiries can be directed to

    • CCTIC
    • News Article

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