CBA funds a number of pilot projects as part of our Ignition Grant program each year.
These small grants aim to 'kick-start' novel collaborative research between researchers from at least two or more CBA partner institutions (ie. ANU, CSIRO, UC), with the intention that the results will subsequently form the basis of more substantial research proposals and collaborations.
Since 2012, the CBA has funded over 60 Ignition Projects across 11 rounds.
In June 2016 past and present grant recipients were invited to share their progress and results in an Ignition Project Symposium. Presenting short ‘lightning talks’, scientists and students from ANU and CSIRO presented a wide range of diverse and original science highlighting the success of the Ignition grant scheme.