As part of the Australian Government’s Electromagnetic Energy (EME) Program, ARPANSA will promote, co-ordinate, fund, and lead radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME) research.

There is currently no established evidence that exposure to RF EME at levels below the safety limits of the Australian RF Standard causes any health effects. However, there are gaps in the global knowledge on this topic that require further research.

Continuing research into RF EME will ensure that public health policies are based on the most up-to-date information as telecommunications and other technologies, such as 5G, continue to develop.

How to apply for research funding

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be affiliated with a university, hospital or medical research institute that meets research governance requirements.

To assist with the application process and ensure that proposals are relevant to the research priorities identified in the Research Framework, applicants are also invited to discuss their applications with the EME Program Director if required prior to preparing and submitting a proposal.

When completing and submitting proposals, applicants should:

Current ARPANSA funded research projects

For more information on the projects that ARPANSA is supporting, please read the research abstracts below:


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