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A partnership between APR.Intern and the Defence Science Institute (DSI) will provide financial support to VIC-based businesses servicing the Defence sector, and deliver a cost effective solution to tackle R&D.

Under the agreement, DSI will provide eligible businesses with a $10,000 APR.Intern subsidy. Businesses can utilise this to access academic expertise through APR.Intern’s short-term PhD student research placements, fill a skills gap and fast-track projects.

When combined with APR.Intern’s Australian Government 50% rebate, the DSI subsidy brings down the cost of a full-time 3-month PhD research placement to just $5,000

These internships will contribute to placements delivered under the Australian Government’s ‘Supporting more women in STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)—National Research Internship Program (NRIP)’.

Please note; all DSI subsidies have now been used as at August 2020. VIC-based Defence businesses can still access the Australian Government 50% rebate. 

PROJECT COSTS

Defence Science Institute (DSI) Voucher

3-MONTH PROJECT COST: $20,000

DSI SUBSIDY: $10,000

INDUSTRY PARTNER UPFRONT COMMITMENT: $10,000

GOV. REBATE TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $5,000

NET COST TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $5,000

Project cost includes a $3,000 monthly student scholarship, a one-off $5,500 academic mentor fee and a one-off $5,500 project management fee.

3 month project normally $20,000; $5,000 net cost with DSI subsidy and rebate
4 month project normally $23,000; $6,500 net cost with DSI subsidy and rebate
5 month project normally $26,000; $8,000 net cost with DSI subsidy and rebate

INTERNSHIP BENEFITS

COST-EFFECTIVE

  • Access to specialised PhD expertise
  • Used for controlled practice growth
  • Suitable for short-term skill needs
  • Eligible for R&D tax incentive

RAPID RESULTS

  • Short, intensive 3-5 month projects for quick implementation of results
  • Quick turnaround on establishment
  • Responsive to changing business needs and priorities

HASSLE FREE

  • IP stays with company
  • No employment requirements
  • Pre-approved contract
  • Simple and transparent model
  • Proven and trusted

INDUSTRY ELIGIBILITY

  • Proposal must have Defence relevance
  • Intern OR business must be Victorian-based
  • One DSI Intern Voucher per business per year
  • Business must be a DSI Participant OR an SME
  • Proposal must be for R&D relevant to DSI’s technology themes or to enhance Defence industry outcomes

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Justin Mabbutt
Business Development Officer (VIC & TAS), APR.Intern

0413 050 952
j.mabbutt@aprintern.org.au