Health Security Stream

The Health Security Stream provides grant funding of up to $500,000 (per project) for promising projects that improve Australia’s preparedness and responsiveness to human health threats.

This program, supported by CSIRO, focuses on the development of therapies or other assets that improve Australia’s health security.

Australian health security and countermeasures can include but are not limited to vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostic technologies, devices and/or activities that would have an impact in improving Australia’s human health security or address a known capability or capacity gap for national health security, including:

• infectious disease resilience;
• preparedness and response; or
• manufacturing related to health security

Successful projects that meet their milestones may be eligible for top-up funding and may attract further interest from the CSIRO.

CSIRO will have the option, but not the obligation, to contribute further funding to the recipients of Health Security Stream funding to accelerate project development, which may include further research grants and/or to seek commercial investment.

Awardees of the Health Security Stream can be found here.