The Australian National Fabrication Facility is privileged to be able to support our Ukrainian colleagues through the Ukraine-Australia Research Fund.
The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) announced the first grant recipients from this research fund. Just over A$330,000 has been awarded from the fund to assist Ukrainian researchers impacted by the war with Russia.
One area of program funding provides access to NCRIS facilities. Ukrainian researchers will be able to send their samples for analysis or designs for fabrication to facilities, including those enabled under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), with the results returned to the Ukrainian research institute.
Funding covers the cost of sending samples between Ukraine and the Australian facility, the cost of instrument access, and of testing and analysing the samples. This activity will keep Ukrainian researchers productive and publishing at their own institutes in Ukraine while also engaging in international collaborations.
ANFF-SA will be providing support to Dr Sergii Khutornoi of the Institute of Marine Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
AAS thanks the not-for-profit Breakthrough Prize Foundation for their funding support of this program, the Australian institutes and researchers hosting Ukrainian visitors, the NCRIS facilities and Directors Group for their ongoing contributions to the program, and the Ukrainian participants.
The Ukraine-Australia Research Fund is such a wonderful scheme to help our colleagues who are continuing to drive research under the most difficult of circumstances.
For more information on the first round of awardees, please visit https://www.science.org.au/news-and-events/news-and-media-releases/aussie-researchers-extend-a-helping-hand-to-ukraine