Standing invitation for project proposals

Eligible Geographic Areas
Developing countries and Australia

Information about the funding opportunity
Supports research that contributes to sustainable agricultural development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Description, Remarks/Restrictions
Project geographical focus is restricted to the Asia-Pacific Region

Funding Web Address

Not specified


Information on deadlines
Project proposals are accepted all year round.

How to apply
Initial project ideas should be addressed to the appropriate RPM. All new proposals should be prepared and submitted electronically using ACIAR's Project Proforma (Microsoft Word) and Project Budget Proforma (Microsoft Excel) that can be downloaded from the following web address For more information follow link to application guidelines.

Application guidelines path

Eligible research topics
ACIAR priorities for future research projects are divided into 4 broad themes, containing a total of 27 suggestions for project development.
The 4 focus areas are:
- Meeting rising demand for animal protein;
- Improving the productivity and efficiency of food crop and forestry systems;
- Better environments from better agriculture;
- Linking farmers to markets.
These statements should encourage interdisciplinary thinking in project design, and do not have a specific disciplinary focus. For more information and for a complete list of focus areas please visit

Who can apply
Individuals, research institutions or government organizations

Contact details

Contact Address
Mr. John Skerritt
Deputy Director responsible for R&D Programs
GPO Box 1571
Canberra ACT 2601

+61 (2) 6217 0559


Donor Organization(s)
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

  • Instruments