Future Research Talent Awards- India by Australian National University [Amount of Rs. 4.50L]: Apply by Mar 20: Expired

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Applications are invited for Future Research Talent Awards- India by Australian National University for the year 2022. The last date of application is 20 March.


The Future Research Talent (FRT) awards are jointly offered by ANU College of Science, ANU College of Health and Medicine and ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to students from India.

The FRT is a competitive and prestigious program that attracts the very best international students from high-quality Indian institutions and provides them exposure to ANU research in the Science, Health, Medicine and Computer Science disciplines. The program offers a valuable opportunity for India’s emerging research talent to form international linkages and develop research skills at Australia’s best university (QS World University Rankings 2021/22).


To be eligible for an FRT award, the candidate must:

  • be a citizen of India residing in India;
  • be able to demonstrate a high level of academic ability and research potential;
  • be enrolled in a program at a collaborating institution in India which includes a research component;
  • be nominated for award consideration by a collaborating Indian institution specified by the ANU Colleges of Science, Health & Medicine;
  • be seeking to undertake a research project in one of the specific fields of research proposed by the ANU Colleges of Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering & Computer Science; and,
  • have not previously received an FRT award from the ANU Colleges of Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering & Computer Science.

In exceptional circumstances, applications from students enrolled at institutions other than the selected partner institutions may be permitted at the discretion of the Dean of either of the two Colleges, at the request of a Research School Director.

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Research Areas

  • Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • John Curtin School of Medical Research
  • Research School of Physics


The FRT award program is only open to students from specific collaborating institutions in India. Every year, the collaborating institutions will be provided with nomination instructions, including a link to the nomination and application portal.


The value of each FRT award is A$6000 [not applicable for FRT 2022 round].

FRT awards provide selected Indian students with an opportunity to travel to ANU to pursue collaborative research, for a period of 10-12 weeks, in a range of Science, Health and Medicine disciplines.

The amount offered under the FRT program must be utilised to directly support the recipient’s participation in collaborative research at the ANU Colleges of Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering & Computer Science and may be allocated towards costs associated with, but not limited to: return airfare, visa (including any associated medical expenses), travel insurance, accommodation, and general living expenses [not applicable for FRT 2022 round]. The management of award funds is the responsibility of the recipient. 

Important dates

For FRT 2022 round (comprising remotely supervised projects only):

  • Applications open: 7 February 2022
  • Applications close: 20 March 2022
  • Successful FRT award recipients will be notified by 14 April 2022


Email: at frt.science[at]anu.edu.au

Click here to view the official notification Future Research Talent Awards- India by ANU College.

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