Supporting Responses to Commonwealth Science Council Priorities funds the Learned Academies to undertake projects. Applications are accepted from the Australian Learned Academies:

  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Australian Academy of Science
  • Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
  • The Australian Council of Learned Academies. 


The objective of Supporting Responses to Commonwealth Science Council Priorities is to support the development of Australian research in priority areas as set by the Commonwealth Science Council. It aims to provide the Learned Academies and the Australian Council of Learned Academies with the flexibility to achieve that objective in leveraging existing funding provided by non-ARC sources.

The 2017 round of Supporting Responses to Commonwealth Science Council Priorities scheme will address the following Commonwealth Science Council approved horizon scanning topics:

  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Next Generation Agriculture

More information on these topics is available on Australia’s Chief Scientist’s website