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Research and Development

Conference Sponsorship Program

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) supports research conferences taking place in 2024 held in NSW in areas of relevance to the NSW 20 Year R&D Roadmap.

The assessment panel includes independent representatives from the NSW public sector and the broader research community.

For further information about Round 17 of the Conference Sponsorship Program, please refer to the Guidelines for Applicants – Conference Sponsorship Program, below.

Key Dates

​​Friday 20 October 2023

Applications open

​​​10:00 AEST Friday 17 November 2023​​

Applications close

Late January 2024

Applicants notified of outcome


Guidelines for Applicants - Conference Sponsorship Program

Application Form

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


Faye Langley
02 9228 4184

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Previous Funding

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

Check previous conference highlights here.