New research

To assess the fit for your research idea with AgriFutures Australia’s vision and strategic priorities, it helps to first do your homework.

As a starting point, we recommend you familiarise yourself with:

If your idea is in line with AgriFutures Australia’s vision, the next step is to talk to the relevant Program Manager (see the relevant industry pages for contact details) and keep an eye on the For Researchers page for funding opportunities.

Open call

AgriFutures Australia will request research project proposals via an open call process focused on specific programs and research priorities. Requests for research project proposals will be made available on the AgriFutures Australia website as required.

Outside the open call process, if you have a research project you’d like to discuss with us, please contact relevant Program Manager (see the relevant industry pages for contact details).

Prior to submitting

The Project Lead must have a K2 account in order to submit a proposal.

If your company is not set up in K2, and you require a username and password please complete the K2 New User and Business Request form.

If your company is already set up in K2, but you require a username and password please complete the K2 Request for New User form.

If you require assistance completing your proposal, please refer to the K2 User Guides.

Research Agreement

AgriFutures Australia uses a standard Research Agreement for R&D projects which sets out the terms on which AgriFutures Australia will engage successful applicants to carry out the project.

Applicants must be familiar with the Research Agreement before lodging Preliminary Research Proposals (PRPs), and are advised to seek their own legal advice before lodging a PRP.

Related Resources

K2 User Guide: Submitting a Preliminary Research Proposal

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K2 User Guide: Approving a Preliminary Research Proposal

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