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Universities Australia Conference
25/02/2020 - 27/02/2020
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EURAXESS lists thousands of research jobs from more than 40 European countries and other regions of the world.

Hundreds of funding and support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between Australia, New Zealand and Europe are also available.

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Collaboration opportunities EU - Australia


There are numerous opportunities for studies and research collaboration between Europe and Australia.

Explore them here!



Australian researchers, enterprises and institutions can team up with their European partners to participate in projects under Horizon 2020 – the EU’s flagship scientific programme promoting scientific excellence and industrial leadership.


The final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 has been announced as an investment of around € 30 billion.


The Australian participation to calls is supported whenever the contribution is essential for carrying out the action:

- outstanding competence/expertise;
- access to research infrastructure;
- access to particular geographical environments; or
- access to data.


A consortium of research institutions and companies carries out collaborative projects. These consortiums must have at least three different organisations from three EU Member States or Associated States. Each partner in the consortium needs to bring their own ‘added value’ to the project, such as different competences, facilities, networks or experience. One partner is the coordinator or project manager. It is of advantage to Australian participants if the coordinator has significant experience with EU projects.


The Australian researcher or institution must sign the Grant Agreement, which entails certain rights and obligations, including how much their involvement will cost (regardless of whether they receive EU funding or not).


Australian participants themselves can determine the sources of funding for their Australian part of the project and find resources: these may be own funds of the participating institutions, as well as funds received from state agencies, foundations and other organisations.


Participants also need to be clear on intellectual property rights (IPR) issues. All the partners agree IPR arrangements before the project is signed.


READ MORE on H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 topics explicitly encouraging collaboration with Australia.


You can also explore H2020 Researcher Mobility programmes and what is in store for Australians.






Collaboration opportunities EU-New Zealand


There are numerous opportunities for studies and research collaboration between Europe and New Zealand

Explore them here!



Horizon 2020 is fully open to international participation in all fields and areas. New Zealand researchers, enterprises and institutions can team up with their European partners to participate in projects under Horizon 2020 and make best use of Europe’s excellent opportunities in research and innovation.


New Zealand participants are not automatically funded through Horizon 2020. New Zealand participants themselves determine the sources of funding for their NZ part of the project and find resources: these may be own funds of the participating institutions, as well as funds received from NZ ministries, foundations and other organisations that fund research and development activities in New Zealand. Contributions can also be made in kind.


Potential New Zealand participants are therefore encouraged to contact their research and innovation funding organisations to seek support for their participation in Horizon 2020.


No jointly agreed mechanism is currently in place for co-funding Horizon 2020 research and innovation projects.


Get informed about the Catalyst Fund which supports activities that initiate, develop and foster collaborations leveraging international science and innovation for New Zealand’s benefit.


H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 topics explicitly encouraguing cooperation with New Zealand:


Topic identifier Topic title
INFRAIA01-2018-2019 Integrating activities for advanced communities
SC5-17-2018 Towards operational forecasting of earthquakes and early working capacity for more resilient societies
LC-CLA-07-2019 The changing cryosphere: uncertainties, risks and opportunities


Get inspiration from Success Stories of EU-funded projects delivered in collaboration with New Zealand.


Check the calls available on the Participant Portal and find details on how to participate.


You can also explore opportunities within H2020 Researcher Mobility programmes.








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Researchers Mobility

Short- and long-term mobility of researchers both ways is an important driver of the EU-Australia and EU-New Zealand research and innovation partnership.

Individual researchers can take part in mobility programmes, such as  the flagship components of the Excellent Science pillar of Horizon 2020: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions scheme (MSCA) and European Research Council (ERC).


6.16 billion euro of funding to support research training and career development through a variety of schemes.
At its heart is the promotion of geographic and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers.
The MSCA grants cover all stages of the research career spectrum, from PhD candidates through to highly experienced researchers, developing not only research expertise but also innovation skills and entrepreneurism through the involvement of industry and other non-academic institutions.
All of the schemes solicit "bottom-up" research projects, leaving complete freedom to develop proposals that best suit the trainees and their host organisations.
ERC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers, irrespective of their origins, who are working or moving to work in Europe.

Selection of scientific excellence

The aim is to recognise the best ideas, and confer status and visibility on the best brains in Europe, while also attracting talent from abroad.
There are five main types of grants available.






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Become a H2020 registered expert

The EU is always in need of independent experts as peer reviewers to assist in the evaluation of proposals and the monitoring of actions. Australians are able to register as experts and be selected for these roles.


To be selected as an expert you must have a high level of expertise in the required relevant fields and be available on occasional, short-term assignments.


Benefits of being an independent expert include:

- being able to see cutting edge proposals in your own field,

- network with other leading researchers,

- gain an ‘insider’s’ understanding of the process.


READ MORE on how to fill in the online registration form in order to join the database, also check the calls for experts for details.  




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Newsletters and Flashnotes

Stay up to date with our EURAXESS Australia and New Zealand Newsletter and Flashnotes. Read our country briefings, hot topics, and receive information related to research mobility, cooperation, funding, jobs, and more. Browse old issues or read the most recent ones.

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Horizon Magazine

Get informed about the latest news and the thought-provoking science and innovative research projects funded by the EU. 
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Research EU magazine

Look for inspiration in your research projects? 

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Horizon 2020 – In Brief PDF (594.81 KB)

Browse this brochure containing an accurate sum up of the programme.


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - A Pocket Guide PDF (5.06 MB)

Learn about career development opportunities for researchers at different stages of their careers.


ERC Grant Schemes PDF (1.98 MB)

Read about the ERC funding strategy and the available grants for researchers.







European Commission: Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020, the EU's current framework programme for research and innovation runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion. Horizon 2020 is fully open to international cooperation. The biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, Horizon 2020 is based on 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.



European Research Council: Open to the world

The ERC is a flagship component of Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science. ERC is a top funding body providing funding for excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in Europe, via annual competitions. The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.




Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation.




Erasmus +

Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.

Australia and New Zealand are partner countries in Erasmus+. Australian and New Zealand institutions can join partnerships and be part of Credit Mobility agreements, individual students can apply for Joint Master Degrees. Researchers can also individually apply for Jean Monnet Actions that foster study of European integration.




EU-Australia Mobility

Delegation of the European Union to Australia


Postal address:

18 Arkana Street Yarralumla


ACT 2600 Australia


Phone number: +61 2 6271 2777




Read more about the bi-lateral science and technology agreements with Australia here.



Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

Postal address:

PO Box 5106 – Level 14 – Solnet House – 70 The Terrace  

Wellington 6011 New Zealand


Phone number: +64 4 472 9145




Read more about the bi-lateral science and technology agreements with New Zealand here




About EURAXESS Australia and New Zealand


We serve researchers of all nationalities, all disciplines, and at all career stages.

The membership is free!

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EURAXESS Worldwide

In an increasingly interconnected world, EURAXESS Worldwide offers you the chance to interact on a global scale. It supports researchers working outside of Europe who wish to connect or stay connected with Europe. Through networking, researchers can strengthen European research and scientific cooperation with the world. READ MORE