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PROJECT COSTS

APR.Intern is continuing to facilitate 3-6 month PhD student internships.

The cost of engaging a PhD student intern starts at $20,000 for a 3 month internship, covering a $3,000 monthly student stipend, one-off $5,500 academic mentor fee and one-off $5,500 project management fee.

SUBSIDIES

No new Government rebates are available, however, businesses in the following sectors may be eligible for subsidies through our program partnerships:

  • Defence
  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Manufacturing
  • MedTech, BioTech & Pharma

These lower the cost of an internship by up to 50%.

Defence 

Eligible Defence businesses in NSW, WA and VIC can access a $10,000 subsidy through our partnerships with the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN), WA Defence Science Centre (DSC) and the VIC Defence Science Institute (DSI). This brings down the cost of a 3-month internship to $10,000.

Food & Agribusiness

Eligible food & agribusinesses can access up to $5,000 in funding support through our partnership with Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL). This brings down the cost of a 3-month internship to $15,000.

Manufacturing 

Eligible manufacturing businesses can access a $7,500 subsidy through our partnership with the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC). This brings down the cost of a 3-month internship to $12,500.

MedTech, BioTech & Pharma

Eligible businesses within the medtech, biotech & pharma sector can access a $10,000 subsidy through our partnership with MTPConnect REDI. This brings down the cost of a 3-month internship to $10,000.