Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program Grants


The inaugural FAJS grants are funded by the Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program.

The Program grants are funded by Rio Tinto Group for the purpose of contributing to the Australia-Japan bilateral relationship through education and research collaboration between academia, industry and government, particularly in the areas of science, technology and innovation.

The FAJS uses its funding and networks as catalysts to encourage national and sector-wide cooperation of the kind that calls forward serious, transformative responses from Japan.  We support projects of a quality that is likely to attract interest and expanded financial support from the public and private sectors in Australia and Japan.   


To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be applying on behalf of one of the following entity types:  

o   an Australian or Japanese company or research institution

o   an Australian or Japanese registered charity, not-for-profit organisation or educational institution

o   an Australian or Japanese government entity

and be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years.

Applications from consortia are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above.