The AMMRF Technical Voucher Fund has been established to provide access for researchers in the MedTech and Pharma industries to state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise for nanostructural analysis at AMMRF labs around the country. Applications are simple and the approval process fast. There is no specific deadline and applications can be made at any time.

The AMMRF has centres around the country and a wide range of instruments are available. A list of locations and links is available here. Each centre has a list of the facilities available or you may like to try our TechFi to find the most appropriate technique for your problem.

Three Voucher Options 

Voucher Type Voucher Benefits Applicant Co-contribution
SME $10,000 Instrument time / staff assistance $2,500
Larger Company $5,000 Instrument time / staff assistance $2,500
Travel Voucher 50% Eligible travel costs 50% Travel costs

Vouchers must be used within 12 months of their issue.

Application process

Please complete the application form, attach your Project Description file, and submit by clicking the button on the bottom of this page.

A suggested format for the Project Description is as follows
(1–2 x A4 pages, including diagrams):

  • Names of researchers and their affiliation (company name, institution name)
  • Project aim and specific outcome sought (what question are you trying to answer)
  • Relevant background information
  • Any preliminary results
  • Relevant publications
  • Numbers of PCT applications or granted patents
  • AMMRF node preferred
  • Instrument kind and time required (if known)
1. Application 
Complete the application form below

2. Review
Evaluation based on eligibility, research merit and relevance by the Review Panel.
Note: Advice from relevant AMMRF experts will be sought where required.

Dr Caroline Fuery COO of the AMMRF / Committee Chair 
Dr Melanie Rug CAM Centre Manager, ANU and AMMRF Node Director 
Prof. Richard Tilley
Director Electron Microsope Unit, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, UNSW 

3. Notification
Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome and the details of where and how the work will be performed along with any other obligations and requirements.
4. Acceptance

Successful applicants must formally accept the offer as directed.
5. Report

You will need to complete short reports on your activities and outcomes.

More info:

Download full Applicant Guidelines here
Or contact us:

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* 1. Voucher Type

* 2. Project Title

* 3. Company Name

* 4. ABN
If you do not supply an ABN, you will be requested to provide some other means of proving you are part of the MedTech industry

* 5. Company Size

* 6. Main Service/Product Category

* 7. Technical Readiness Level
Answer does not have any weight in grant selection process. Download definition of TRLs

* 8. Contact Person

* 9. Attach Project Description File

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* 10. I understand and agree with the
terms and conditions mentioned below


The AMMRF has reporting requirements to the federal government. Reports of participants and project results can remain confidential within these reports. The AMMRF publishes profiles and newsletters and there is an opportunity for industry work to be showcased in such publications at the discretion of the industry participant.

By submitting this form I certify that the information I have given the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) as a basis for obtaining access to a laboratory is true and correct. I have read and understood the AMMRF Technical Voucher Fund Applicant Guidelines. I agree that any publications resulting from the use of this facility must acknowledge the AMMRF and I agree to provide annual reports as required.

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MTPConnect – the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre is providing $250,000 in funding to support the AMMRF Technical Voucher Fund over two years.

This venture has received funding through the MTPConnect Project Fund Program – a dollar-for-dollar matched program investing in big, bold ideas to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. MTPConnect is supported by the Australian Government Industry Growth Centres Initiative – learn more at