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  • Start date

    13 April 2023

  • Closing date

    01 June 2023

Hydrogen Research and Development Funding Round

Step 1 - Read the program guidelines
  • Background

    The Hydrogen Research and Development (R&D) Funding Round seeks to support the commercialisation of renewable hydrogen through innovative R&D in renewable hydrogen production, storage and distribution technologies.

    How it works

    The Hydrogen R&D Funding Round is a competitive funding round under our Transformative Research Accelerating Commercialisation (TRAC) Program. The Hydrogen R&D Funding Announcement details the process we will use to fund projects under the TRAC Program. Key documents for the Hydrogen R&D Funding Round include:

    The round has 2 streams. Applicants must select one as their focus:

    1. Hydrogen and Hydrogen Vector Production.
    2. Hydrogen Storage and Distribution.

    Further reading

Step 2 - Observe the key dates
  • Key dates

    Key dates for the Hydrogen R&D Funding Round are outlined below. Please note that these are subject to change at our discretion. For more details, refer to the Funding Announcement.

    • EOI Open Date: Thursday, 13 April 2023
    • EOI Due Date: Thursday, 1 June 2023 at 5:00 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

    The dates represent the current timetable for the Hydrogen R&D Funding Round. We retain the right to amend proposed timelines and stages of the Funding Round at our discretion.

Step 3 - Prepare your response
  • How to apply

    3.1: To submit your Expression of Interest (EOI), navigate to and create an account with the ARENANet Portal

    Submit the following documents with your application:

    • An attachment of up to four pages that describes technical aspects of the Project and any other important aspects of the Project that are not able to be addressed via the Application Form; including supporting justification for estimated performance against key metrics as outlined in Merit Criterion A as per the Hydrogen R&D Funding Announcement.

    Reference documents:


    Got a question? Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document below in the first instance. If your question is not answered in this document email

    Please note: We will not be provide assistance or collaboration on proposals during the EOI stage, but may update this FAQ document as needed, to provide further guidance.


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