About SIEF

What is the Science and Industry Endowment Fund?

The Science and Industry Endowment Fund was founded by statute in 1926 at the same time as the predecessor organisation to CSIRO – the CSIR.

While the Fund was quietly active since this time, CSIRO’s gift to the Fund in 2009, made possible from proceeds of its fast wireless local area network (WLAN) technology, has allowed it to be rejuvenated as an endowment mechanism for science in Australia.

The rejuvenated Fund was launched by the then Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr on 20 October 2009:  

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The Science and Industry Endowment Fund has played a vital role in supporting the development of Australian science and scientists. Read more.