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Research and Development

Conference Sponsorship Program

Applications for the Conference Sponsorship Program within the Research Attraction and Acceleration Program are currently on hold as part of the sector-wide Comprehensive Expenditure Review being coordinated by NSW Treasury. The program is one of several that will remain on hold until the government makes decisions for the 2023-24 Budget.

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) supports research conferences held in NSW. The assessment panel includes independent representatives from the NSW public sector and the broader research community.

Round 16 of the Conference Sponsorship Program is now closed. Please refer to the Guidelines for Applicants – Conference Sponsorship Program below for further information.

Key Dates

to be advised

Round opens

to be advised

Round closes

to be advised

Applicants notified of outcome


Guidelines for Applicants – Conference Sponsorship Program

Application Form

Applications are now closed for 2023.

Application form – Conference Sponsorship Program

Tips for Applicants

  • Comply with the specified word limit
  • Focus on why the conference is important and how it would benefit NSW (for example, alignment with the NSW 20-year R&D Roadmap)
  • Include an accurate budget with appropriate detail
  • Highlight why sponsorship is needed, and how grant monies would be spent

Previous Funding

In previous years, OCSE provided support to the following research conferences held in NSW.

Check previous conference highlights here.


Faye Langley

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