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Grant Assessing Department of Defence

National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC)

Currently Defence, specifically the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), has the responsibility to coordinate national security science and technology. DSTG is recognised as having expertise across key areas of science and technology delivery, experience in establishing and managing diverse research programs, and strong connections with domestic and international science and technology providers.

The responsibilities of the National Security Science and Technology Centre (NSSTC) within DSTG are to:

  • Coordinate whole of government national security science and technology, to prioritise requirements, provide governance, reduce duplication, deliver science and technology assurance and improve impact
  • Assure delivery of science and technology value by fostering academic and industry science and technology partnerships to build national science and technology capability and enhance targeted delivery to Australian national security agencies
  • Lead international research collaboration to leverage state of the art capabilities for Australia and to provide regional science diplomacy, and
  • Manage DSTG's national security science and technology program, maximising dual-use application of DSTG sovereign capabilities.

DSTG currently funds 9 projects through the NISDRG Program.

Locate your round for assessment resources 

NS23 – NISDRG R3 National Security Challenges (funding commencing in 2023)
NS22 – NISDRG R2 National Security Challenges (funding commencing in 2022) - now closed
NS21 – NISDRG R1 National Security Challenges (funding commencing in 2021) - now closed

 

*source: National Security Science and Technology Centre | DST (defence.gov.au)

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