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.
2021 Physical Sciences Fund
The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer is now accepting applications to the 2021 round of the PSF.
Preliminary applications have now closed.
Guidelines about eligibility, selection criteria, assessment processes and other information can be found here:
Frequently Asked Questions on the PSF can be found here:
12 March 2021
Preliminary applications open
06 May 2021
Preliminary applications close
Shortlisted preliminary applicants present to the Expert Panel
Full applications requested
Shortlisted full applicants present to the Expert Panel
Successful applicants informed
Please note dates are subject to change.
Previous funding rounds
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 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.
Details of the successful funding recipients.