Round 1 Seed Grant Applications NOW OPEN

15 December 2023

The Powerfuels including Hydrogen Network (PFHN) Seed Grant Program (Seed Grant) has been established to develop solutions for the widespread deployment of powerfuels economy in the State of NSW. The seed funding is aimed at technology research, development, and demonstration projects at universities that typically face challenges in securing funding within competitive schemes run by NSW and the Commonwealth Government.

PFHN Seed Grants of between $50,000 and $100,000 are available per project, to be supported by 1:1 cash contribution from industry partner/s. Projects will run for a maximum period of 12 months following the execution of contracts. Seed Grants are intended to translate power fuels technologies at Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 3-6 to higher TRL, bridging the gap in funding for research and commercial potential.

Important Dates

Applications open: 9:59 am AEDT on Friday 15 December 2023

Applications close: 9:59 am AEDT on Monday 11 March 2024

Application assessment: Q2 2024

Projects contracting: Q2 2024

Projects commence: Q3 2024

Projects complete: Q3 2025

Note: The timeline is indicative and subject to change.  

Find out more about the PFHN Seed Grant Program