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NSW Physical Sciences Fund

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP and the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, with the successful grant recipients in the 2021 Physical Sciences Fund.
Physical Sciences Fund Announcement Event, Fishburners, Sydney Startup Hub, 15 December 2021 (L to R): Henry Gong, CEO, Roobuck; Dr Gerry Swiegers, CTO, Hysata; Liam Hescock, Head of Product, Growave; the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP; Karl Watfern, co-founder, Hullbot; Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, David Finlay, CEO, Sensortine; Dr Abbie Widin, co-founder, Defy-Hi; Alexander Soeriyadi, CEO, LLEAF.

The Physical Sciences Fund (PSF) is a competitive development and commercialisation program for technological innovations in NSW.

NSW has great strengths in research across a wide range of scientific fields. The PSF aims to build on these strengths by supporting the translation of research into devices and systems ready for commercialisation.

The PSF is a $5 million fund that aims to deliver significant social, economic and environmental benefits to NSW by providing financial support for the development of new and innovative devices and systems within NSW, across the branches of the physical sciences and engineering, including physics, chemistry, astronomy and the earth sciences.

The PSF will provide funding support through a competitive process to individuals, companies, research institutes and universities to take local innovations to market.

Preliminary applications for the 2022 Physical Sciences Fund are now closed.

Guidelines

2022 Physical Sciences Fund Guidelines

Application Form

2022 Physical Sciences Fund Application Form

Important Dates

4 March 2022Preliminary applications open
2 May 2022Preliminary applications close
July 2022Expert Panel undertakes initial assessment
August/September 2022 Full applications requested
October 2022Expert Panel undertakes final assessment
December 20222022 Physical Sciences Fund Announcement Event
Note: dates are subject to change.

FAQ

Physical Sciences Fund Frequently Asked Questions

Expert Panel

PSF Expert Panel members

Contact

Juliet Ono
juliet.ono@chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au


Previous funding rounds

2021 Physical Sciences Fund

The successful funding recipients in the 2021 Physical Sciences Fund were announced at an event held at the Sydney Startup Hub on Wednesday 15 December 2021, in the presence of the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

VIEW THE 2021 PHYSICAL SCIENCES FUND PRESENTATION CEREMONY

VIEW THE 2021 PHYSICAL SCIENCES FUND EVENT BOOKLET This features full winner information and contact details.

2020 Physical Sciences Fund

The successful funding recipients in the 2020 Physical Sciences Fund were announced at an event held at the Sydney Startup Hub on Tuesday 9 February 2021, in the presence of the Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces and the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

VIEW THE 2020 PHYSICAL SCIENCES FUND PRESENTATION CEREMONY

VIEW THE 2020 PHYSICAL SCIENCES FUND SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENTS VIDEO

VIEW THE 2020 PSF EVENT BOOKLET. This features full winner information and contact details.

2019 Physical Sciences Fund

The applications that were successful in attracting funding in the inaugural PSF were announced on 10 December 2019 by the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Hon. Rob Stokes MP.

VIEW THE 2019 PHYSICAL SCIENCES FUND SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENTS VIDEO

Details of the successful funding recipients.

Photography from the evening.