A strategic partnership between ASD and ANU.

The ASD - ANU Co-Lab brings together researchers, academics and technical leaders to solve national security challenges and nurture Australian talent.

The Co-Lab opens applications for second round of the Co-Lab Honours Grant


The ASD-ANU Co-lab is proud to announce the second round of the Co-Lab Honours Grant, a unique program designed to accelerate career opportunities and provide highly skilled graduates to meet ASD’s growing workforce requirements.

Access $8,000 in funding, and participate in bespoke training courses. Network with students, professionals and researchers interested in national intelligence and security.

Applications are open until January 31, 2023. For more information and to apply, visit the ANU scholarships website


Co-Lab is a 15-year partnership between the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the Australian National University (ANU). Based at ANU, in a state-of-the-art purpose-built unclassified facility, this unique partnership brings together leading ANU academics and some of ASD’s foremost analysts and technologists to collaborate on a program which puts Australia’s national security at its centre.

Co-Lab unites problem solvers from a variety of disciplines to share in collaborative research projects and provides a pathway for students interested in pursuing a career with ASD and other STEM-related fields. The program of activities focuses on areas such as cryptography, computational linguistics, secure communications, computing, cyber security, psychology and vulnerability research.

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