Research project support

Alport Foundation of Australia Grants

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF):

AMP Tomorrow Fund: Grants

ANZUP Below the Belt Research Fund: Seeding Grants

Arthritis Australia: Grants-in-Aid and Project Grants

Asthma Australia: National Asthma Research Program 2016-2017

Australasian Podiatry Council: Australian Podiatry Education and Research Fund (APERF) Research Grants

Australian Academy of Science:

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE): 2015 Exchange: Australians to Korea

Australian Army Research Scheme

Australian Association of Gerontology: RM Gibson Scientific Research Fund

Australian Cancer Research Foundation: Capital Works and Major Equipment Grants

Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research

Australian Government: Global Connection Fund:

Australian Research Council (ARC):

Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation (ARHRF):

Brain Foundation Research Gifts

Bupa Health Foundation Grants

Cancer Australia: Pink Pony Seeding Grants

Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Grants

China-Australia Centre for Health Science Research (CACHSR): Joint Research Grants

Coca-Cola Australia Community Grants

Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR): Grants 2015-2016

Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme

Dementia Collaborative Research Centres: Project Grants

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Diabetes Australia Research

Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Research Award

Fay Fuller Foundation: Discovery Fund Grants EOI

Foundation for Children: Expressions of Interest

Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) Education: Grants

Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA):

 

Heart Foundation of Australia:

Heartkids Australia: Grants-in-Aid

Ian Potter Foundation

IRT Research Foundation: Research Grants

J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust General Grants

J.O. & J.R. Wicking and Mason Foundation

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF):

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia:

Motor Neurone Disease Institute of Australia (MND): Grants-in-Aid

MS Research Australia:

Nancy and Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Fund

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF)

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI): Grants Expressions of Interest

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC):

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF):

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborative Research Grants

National Stroke Foundation

Office for Learning and Teaching: Innovation and Development

Physiotherapy Board of South Australia: Research Grant

Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF):

Premier's Research and Industry Fund

Prostate Foundation of Australia (PFA):

Ramaciotti Foundation:

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Foundation Grant

Research Australia: Movember Foundation Mental Health Projects

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation - Clinical Research Grants

Safework SA: Work Health and Safety Grants Program

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia:

Sports Medicine Australia Research Grants

Susan G Komen: Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR)

The Repat Foundation: 2015/16 Annual Grants Program

University of South Australia: Strategic Research Infrastructure Round

Wound Management Innovation (WMI) CRC: Research Grants Expression of Interest

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Alport Foundation of Australia - Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Alport Foundation of Australia - Project Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Scheme overview

The Alport Foundation of Australia supports all areas of research relevant to Alport Syndrome and related disorders.
Alport Syndrome is an inherited disease of the kidney that affects approximately 1 in 5000 people.

The Alport Foundation of Australia has the following objectives:

  • To support Australian patients with Alport Syndrome and their families
  •  To support quality research which provides a better outcome for those with Alport Syndrome and their families
  •  To raise awareness of Alport Syndrome in Australia

Funding available

$20,000 - Project Grants $15,000 - Grants-in-Aid

Eligibility

  • Open to Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Projects must be undertaken in Australia
  • Awards are available to clinical, scientific and allied health professionals
  • Grants-in-Aid are available to new researchers (within 6 year of receiving their PhD)

Opening date

February 2017

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Alport Foundation website

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Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: Partnership Engagement Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: Partnership Engagement Grants: Expressions of Interest

Scheme overview

Alzheimer's Australia invites applications for its partnership engagement grants. These provide a mechanism by which researchers can approach Alzheimer's Australia with requests to contribute financially or in-kind to partnership grant applications to other funding agencies.

The proposed project must:

  • be relevant to dementia;

  • involve consumers in a meaningful way;

  • be administered by an Australia-based National Health and Medical Research Council administering institution;

  • be undertaken in Australia.

Proposals that include an element of research capacity building such as employment of early-career fellows or postgraduate students will be looked on favourably.

Funding available

Up to AU$100,000 will be available per year for funding requests. In-kind requests will also be considered.

Eligibility

The Principal Investigator (i.e., the person making the application for funding) must be a New Investigator. For the purposes of this program, a New Investigator is defined as:

  • A researcher who has not been a principal investigator on a successful research grant worth more than $50,000 (not including salary-related grants such as scholarships or fellowships).
  •  A postgraduate research student, or a researcher with an academic position at or below Level C seniority (i.e., below the level of Associate Professor or equivalent).
  •  A researcher who holds a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or is submitting a PhD prior to the proposed commencement date of the project (excluding applications for PhD scholarships)
  •  A researcher who has been awarded their PhD (or honours degree, in the case of PhD scholarship applications) within eight years of the application closing date, unless exceptional circumstances apply.
  • The research must be conducted in Australia
  •  The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.

Opening date

Round 1: Grant not offered in Round 1 2015 Round 2: Grant not offered in Round 2 2015 

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Alzheimer's Australia

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Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: New and Early Career Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: New and Early Career Project Grants

Scheme overview

AADRF Project Grants are intended to help new investigators establish their careers as independent dementia researchers by supporting small, time-limited research projects, or pilot projects. Projects should focus on biomedical or psychosocial research in any area of dementia, including but not limited to; diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and care.

Project Grants can be used to fund stand-alone research projects or projects that are attached to larger research programs. In such cases, however, there must be clear demarcation between the activities and the outcomes of the funded project and the larger project.

The Foundation is happy to support pilot projects - if an application is made for pilot study funding then this should be clearly stated and explained in the application. Examples of the types of research projects funded can be found on the Foundation's website: www.dementiaresearchfoundation.org.au

Funding available

$50,000

Eligibility

The Principal Investigator (i.e., the person making the application for funding) must be a New Investigator. For the purposes of this program, a New Investigator is defined as:

  • A researcher who has not been a principal investigator on a successful research grant worth more than $50,000 (not including salary-related grants such as scholarships or fellowships).

  •  A postgraduate research student, or a researcher with an academic position at or below Level C seniority (i.e., below the level of Associate Professor or equivalent).

  •  A researcher who holds a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or is submitting a PhD prior to the proposed commencement date of the project (excluding applications for PhD scholarships)

  •  A researcher who has been awarded their PhD (or honours degree, in the case of PhD scholarship applications) within eight years of the application closing date, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

  • The research must be conducted in Australia

  •  The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.

Opening date

Round 1: 6 April 2016 Round 2: TBA 

Internal closing date

Round 1: 9 May 2016 Round 2: TBA 

External closing date

Round 1: 23 May 2016 Round 2: TBA

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Alzheimer's Australia

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Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation-Hazel Hawke Foundation: Research Grant in Dementia Care

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation-Hazel Hawke Foundation: Research Grant in Dementia Care

Scheme overview

For research focused on improving the care of people with dementia.

Funding available

$50,000

Eligibility

The Principal Investigator (i.e., the person making the application for funding) must be a New Investigator. For the purposes of this program, a New Investigator is defined as:

  • A researcher who has not been a principal investigator on a successful research grant worth more than $50,000 (not including salary-related grants such as scholarships or fellowships).

  •  A postgraduate research student, or a researcher with an academic position at or below Level C seniority (i.e., below the level of Associate Professor or equivalent).

  •  A researcher who holds a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or is submitting a PhD prior to the proposed commencement date of the project (excluding applications for PhD scholarships)

  •  A researcher who has been awarded their PhD (or honours degree, in the case of PhD scholarship applications) within eight years of the application closing date, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

  • The research must be conducted in Australia

  •  The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.

Opening date

Round 2: Opens September 2016

Internal closing date EOI

Round 2: TBA

External closing date EOI

Round 2: TBA

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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Alzheimer's Australia

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Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation-Resthaven Inc: Dementia Research Award

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation-Resthaven Inc: Dementia Research Award

Scheme overview

Resthaven Inc. is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service of the Uniting Church that delivers a range of responsive residential and community care services to older people in South Australia and their carers.

Resthaven Inc. recognises that many of the people using their services are living with or caring for people with dementia and invests significantly in research and quality improvement projects related to dementia diagnosis, early intervention, community awareness, supporting carers, and palliative care. As a result of this investment and guiding philosophy.

Resthaven Inc. is widely recognised as a leading provider of high-quality, evidence-based aged and dementia care.
This Award is available to Australian early and mid-career researchers undertaking research on projects on the topic of understanding and supporting respite service utilisation among carers of people with dementia.

Appropriate topics could include (but are not limited to):

  •  research to understand factors that influence decisions about respite,
  • interventions to support service use, or
  •  'social marketing' style approaches to improve uptake of existing services.

Funding available

$150,000 for projects up to 2 years

Eligibility

This award is open to applicants:

  • at or below an academic Level D appointment (i.e., at or below Associate Professor or equivalent level).

  •  A researcher who holds a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or is submitting a PhD prior to the proposed commencement date of the project (excluding applications for PhD scholarships)

  • The research must be conducted in Australia

  •  The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.

Opening date

Grant not offered in 2016

Internal closing date EOI

 

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Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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AMP Tomorrow Fund: Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

AMP Tomorrow Fund: Grants

Scheme overview

AMP's Tomorrow Fund is offering grants to help dedicated individuals to make their mark. This new program aims to support Australian talent and innovation across a very broad range of fields including science, technology and medical research. Applicants would have put in much of the work already, with a lack of funds stopping them from taking their idea to the next level.

To be in the running, you need to provide:

  • What you want to do
  • How you plan to do it
  •  What you've done to move towards your ambition
  •  Expected costs
  •  Provide any funding or recognition you've received and relevant online links (e.g. Facebook page or websites)
  •  Provide 2 references

Funding available

Between $10,000 and $100,000 to cover training, travel costs, research and living expenses.

Eligibility

  • Grants are for individuals only, but if you are part of a team you can still apply, but you will be judged on your own merit.
  • This opportunity is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents of all ages and walks of life (not just researchers) with interesting ideas and goals who need financial help to make a positive impact on the community.

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

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ANZUP Below the Belt Research Fund: Seeding Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

ANZUP Below the Belt Research Fund: Seeding Grants

Scheme overview

ANZUP's mission is to conduct clinical trials research to improve treatment of bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancers. ANZUP is multidisciplinary and aims to assess a broad range of treatment interventions and management strategies to improve outcomes.

In line with ANZUPs strategic plan and with the support of the Below the Belt Pedalthon, we have established the Below the Belt Research Fund to support our members in the development of investigator initiated-studies.

Funding available

$50,000 per grant request

Eligibility

  • Only ANZUP members may apply.
  • Project may be a young or new investigator's study, translational research, innovative sub-study, pilot study or seed funding for a high priority ANZUP study.

Opening date

October 2016

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Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

ANZUP website

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Arthritis Australia Grants in Aid and Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Arthritis Australia Grants in Aid and Project Grants

Scheme overview

The objectives of these grants are to support specific research projects into arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders as well as to support and further the career development of scientists and clinical investigators committed to research into arthritis and allied disorders.

Funding available

  • Grants are typically for short-term projects with well defined aims that can be achieved within a 12 month period
  • The amount allocated is generally in the range of $10,000 - $15,000 per grant for new investigator grants (defined as within 6 years of receiving their PhD)
  • A small number of project grants valued up to $50,000 will be available, including grants focusing on specific arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Eligibility

Within 6 years of receiving their PhD

Opening date

May 2017

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Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Arthritis Australia

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Asthma Australia: National Asthma Research Program 2016-17    

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Asthma Australia: National Asthma Research Program 2016-17

Scheme overview

Asthma Australia is striving to help people with asthma to breathe better. The extent to which this can be achieved through the National Research Program depends on the goodwill and generosity of our funders and supporters.

Project Grants are broken into 4 application types to ensure funding is spread across priority areas and in accordance with the Asthma Australia Strategic Research Framework.

The four application types are:

  • Project Grants
  • Early-mid career researcher grants
  • Innovation Grants
  • Priority population grants

Funding available

Variable depending on Scheme

Eligibility

Special consideration will be given to the applicants submitting:

  • Innovative research ideas
  • Proposals from emerging research units or investigators not currently with NHMRC or ARC funding
  •  Proposals which are a feeder or a precursor to larger future NHMRC or ARC projects
  • Proposals which that align with one or more of Asthma Australia's National Strategic Directions:
    • Education and training
    •  Community information and resources
    •  Social inclusion
    •  Working in partnerships.

Opening date

June 2017

Internal closing date Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date Expressions of Interest

 

External date for Full Applications by invitation only

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Asthma Australia

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Australasian Podiatry Council: Australian Podiatry Education and Research Fund (APERF) Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australasian Podiatry Council: Australian Podiatry Education and Research Fund (APERF) Grants

Scheme overview

The Australian Podiatry Education & Research Fund (APERF) was established in 1990 to advance research into the causes, prevention and treatment of foot problems. With the help of generous donations from the podiatry community - podiatrists in Australia, medical suppliers and grateful patients. APERF has supported more than 40 research projects.

Funding available

up to $5,000 for novice researchers and $10,000 for experienced researchers

Eligibility

The APERF grant scheme is open to everyone involved in foot and foot-related research. However, special weight will be given to podiatrists as investigators, particularly if they are the primary applicant(s). Grants are available to both skilled and inexperienced researchers.

Opening date

June and September annually

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Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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APERF website

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Australian Academy of Science: German Australian Mobility Call for Collaboration in Science and Technology

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

German Australian Mobility Call for Collaboration in Science and Technology

Scheme overview

The Australian Academy of Science, on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, and in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, invites applications from Australian researchers for its Australia-Germany mobility call.

This supports researcher mobility between Australia and Germany in science and technology with a focus on biodiversity and preventive health. Proposals in the following fields are considered:

  • Biodiversity genomics, long-term monitoring, current state and trends in biodiversity and biodiversity informatics; innovative therapies and target identification focused on muscle and liver molecules from basic research to early clinical translation studies

  • Interventional studies related to maternal and child health from preconception to gestational diabetes with a focus on a personalised approach

  • Tracking the course of high-risk obesity, diabetes and related complications using economic modelling with a view to studying health system interventions.

Funding available

  • The Australian government provides up to AU$170,000 with matched funding being provided by the German government.
  • Funding covers economy airfares and living expenses, worth up to AU$200 per person per day or AU$3,000 per person per months, for single or multiple trips of up to three months duration between 1 November 2013 and 31 October 2014 to work on collaborative research projects

Eligibility

  • Be submitted by one of the following eligible Australian organisations, tertiary education institution, Cooperative Research Centre, established under the Cooperative Research Centre Program, registered business or industry group, public sector research agency, private, not for profit, research organisation
  • Australian applicants must have a German partner who is applying through the German Mobility Call

Opening date

CLOSED                   

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RIS

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Australian Academy of Science: Research Visits to Japan 2015-2016

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Academy of Science: Research Visits to Japan 2015-2016

Scheme overview

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from professional researchers to collaborate with researchers in institutes affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
See list of applicable institutes.
Under this scheme, applicants can request travel support for Australian researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions and to access international leading-edge small to medium research facilities and equipment. Support will not be provided for costs associated with the use of these facilities.

Funding available

Maximum of $6,700 (ex GST) including:

  • an international economy class airfare (up to the value of $2,000)
  • ground transportation and internal flights allowance (up to a maximum of AUD$500)
  • a daily living allowance of AUD$200 per day (up to a maximum of AUD$4,200).
  • The program does not provide funds for bench fees, managerial, travel or medical insurance or visa costs.

Eligibility

  • Travel between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 and last for between  14-21 days.
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident living in Australia at the time of submitting the grant application.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent at the time of application.
  • Applicants who have already received two or more awards from the Academy under the Scientific Visits to Japan grant and/or the JSPS Invitation and Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 rounds are not eligible to apply.

Opening date

CLOSED                   

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Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE): Australia Korea Emerging Leaders Exchange Program

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE): Australia Korea Emerging Leaders Exchange Program

Scheme overview

For the next exchange, 6 Australian emerging leaders will travel to Korea to establish and develop personal and institutional linkages with Korea, rather than supporting current research collaborations between individuals. It is recognised that the program may contribute to some existing institutional links, but the priority is the promotion of new collaborations.

These researchers from the nominated S&T fields below will be selected by ATSE via a peer nomination process with merit-based assessment.

The successful researchers will undertake two weeks of visits to develop personal and institutional linkages in Korea, 11-22 May 2015.

Priority Topic Areas for 2015 Exchange:

  • Healthy ageing and well-being;
  •  Capturing the benefits of ICT in a digital economy;
  •  Environmental sustainability

Funding available

 

Eligibility

 

Opening date

January 2016

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RIS

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ATSE website

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Australian Army Research Scheme

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Army Research Scheme

Scheme overview

The Australian Army's Strategic Plans Branch is seeking service providers to undertake paid research on topics that will inform future land force development and modernisation.

Areas of interest are wide ranging and include:

  •  operational,
  • technological,
  • social,
  • cultural and
  • organisational topics.

Researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The Army have seven R&D Plan research priorities:

  • Human Performance
  • Force Protection
  • Land Combat
  • Situational Awareness
  • Command, Control and Communication
  • Force Design and Running the Army
  • Logistic Support to the Force

Funding available

$80,000 (seeding grants of smaller amounts probable)

Eligibility

Contracted research is to take the form of the following research outcomes:

  • An article-style paper of approx 3,000-5,000 words that is prepared and suitable for journal publication, or
  •  A short monograph-style paper between 10,000-20,000 words suitable for publishing as a stand-alone document.
  •  The service provider is to indicate in the application form the type of research outcome proposed.
  • The paper is to be of an academic publishable quality.

Opening date

January 2017

Internal closing date

 
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RIS

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Australian Association of Gerontology: RM Gibson Scientific Research Fund

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Association of Gerontology

Scheme overview

In line with our mission of Expanding Knowledge of Ageing, the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) seeks to support the work undertaken by emerging researchers in any field of ageing through the R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund.

The RM Gibson Scientific Research Fund was established to enable grants to support research by individuals from any discipline engaged in 'medical research in the field of ageing'.

The aim of the RM Gibson Research Fund is to encourage good research particularly from newer researchers in the fields of ageing across all disciplines

Funding available

$15,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be members of the Australian Association of Gerontology at the time of applying for a grant. Intending applicants who are not members can sign up for membership at the discounted membership rates offered to students and early career practitioners.
  • The grants are intended to support new researchers at the beginning or in the first five years of their careers, but there is no age limit.
  •  Postgraduate students may apply for the grant.
  •  The grant may contribute to a larger project on which the applicant is working as a member of a research team.
  •  Awards can only be made to Australian residents.

Opening date

April 2017

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Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

AAG website

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Australian Cancer Research Foundation: Capital Works and Major Equipment Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Cancer Research Foundation: Capital Works and Major Equipment Grants

Scheme overview

The ACRF funds cancer research under the following categories:

  •  Capital Works
  •  Major equipment grants

Projects funded by the ACRF:

  • capital grants for one or more of the establishment of capital works and facilities (including scientific equipment and other technologies), and
  • national enterprises in support of all aspects of cancer research, including but not limited to cell and molecular biology, epidemiology, prevention and drug development.

The ACRF is a 'seed' funding body and is therefore interested in applications for larger scale research projects whose value is over and above the amount sought directly from ACRF.

Applicants are expected to leverage ACRF grants to secure any 'gap' funding and also to feature multi-disciplinary teams, collaborations and evidence of the translational impacts at a clinical level (with patients).

Funding available

$1.5m - $5m

Eligibility

  • ACRF will not consider applications seeking funding for salaries, research consumables and services, or the costs associated with running clinical trials.
  •  Previous grant recipients (research centres and/or chief investigators) are eligible to again apply for funding after the expiration of a three (3) year period from the date of the Board's approval of the previous grant.
  • Applicants should include evidence of how any funds granted by ACRF will be leveraged to source additional funds.
  •  Applications featuring multi-disciplinary teams working collaboratively are encouraged.

Opening date

April 2017

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BDU

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ACRF website

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Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research: Expression of Interest

Grant typeGrant: Expression of Interest

Funding opportunity

Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research

Scheme overview

Over the past seven years ACH2 has supported translational research in the areas of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). In 2015 - 2016, ACH2 will continue to support translational research into these three viruses.
ACH2 is seeking expression of interest (EoI) in applied research from qualified scientists to fund research projects aimed at:

i) developing vaccine candidates, anti-viral drug targets, novel diagnostics and prognostics for HIV, HBV, HCV or hepatitis B/C/HIV co-infection;

ii) molecular tools for tracking epidemics caused by these organisms; and

iii) new tests for supporting vaccine and antiviral trials.

Basic research grants are not sought. Grants based on the specimens obtained from the Immunovirology Research Network collected from clinical trials or cohort studies of patients with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C are also encouraged.

These grants are intended to complement and translate basic research in the virology and immunology of HIV, HBV and HCV funded by other granting bodies.

Funding available

From $50,000 to $120,000 per annum

Eligibility

  • CIs must be Australian permanent residents and
  • have completed the postdoctoral (3 years post PhD) training period.

Opening date

Program currently under review

Internal closing date: Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date: Expressions of Interest

 

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BDU

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Australian Government: Global Connections Fund: Bridging Grant Expression of Interest

Grant typeGrant: Expression of Interest

Funding opportunity

Australian Government: Global Connections Fund: Bridging Grant EOI

Scheme overview

Australian businesses and researchers can now apply for bridging grants from the Australian Government to help them collaborate with researchers overseas to gain a competitive edge in the global market.

These grants will help existing small-to-medium Australian businesses work with researchers overseas, leveraging their academic expertise to help them compete on the international stage.

The grants will also help Australian researchers build strong relationships with international partners, which will lead to the translation of knowledge and intellectual property into market-ready products or services.

Bridging grants offer seed funding to help businesses and researchers undertake innovative projects with overseas partners to support commercialisation and proof-of-concept activities.

Funding available

$50,000

Eligibility

  • The Bridging Grants are open to Australian-based Researchers and Australian-based SMEs who must be the primary applicants. Please check the partnering arrangements on the website.
  • Applicants must be either Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents
  • No applications can be made by prospective international partners.
  • Only one application per Researcher (including Research Groups) or SME.
  • You must have already identified a potential international partner and have their agreement before placing an Expression of Interest.
  • Only Expressions of Interest that have been approved and provided with an BG-EOI number can make the formal Bridging Grant application. 

Opening date

26 August 2016

Internal closing date: Expressions of Interest

9 September 2016 

External closing date: Expressions of Interest

16 September 2016 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Australian Govt NISA website

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 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Indigenous Scheme

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Discovery of Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme

Scheme overview

The scheme provides support for Indigenous Australian Researchers to undertake research projects that may lead to an understanding of a particular subject or that may meet the requirements of their postgraduate research degrees.

Aims:

  • develop the research expertise of Indigenous Australian Researchers who have not participated as a Chief Investigator on a project funded under any of the ARC's other funding schemes or previously been awarded an ARC Fellowship
  • support fundamental research and research training by Indigenous Australian individuals and teams
  • support and retain established Indigenous Australian researchers in Australian higher education institutions; and
  • expand Australia's knowledge base and research capability.

Funding available

  • The minimum level of funding is $30,000 per year of funding; and
  • the maximum is $500,000 per year of funding per Project.

Eligibility

  • A Proposal must nominate at least one Chief Investigator; the first named Chief Investigator must be an Indigenous Australian researcher and will be the Project Leader;
  • As at 1 January 2016, a researcher named as a Chief Investigator on a proposal must meet the ARC eligibility criteria for a CI, and must retain this eligibility for the duration of the project.

Discovery Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award*: Eligibility Criteria A DAATSIA candidate must:

  • be an Indigenous Australian researcher, and
  • satisfy the eligibility criteria for a CI
  • A CI cannot apply for DAATSIA funding only
  • A CI holding an ARC Fellowship or Award may apply for a DAATSIA in the final year of Fellowship or Award funding, but cannot hold an ARC Fellowship or an ARC Award and a DAATSIA concurrently. A Fellowship or Award is considered to be funded for the years set out in the Funding Agreement
  • A DAATSIA recipient must hold an appointment at the Administering Organisation for the duration of the Award.

*Discovery Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (DAATSIA) means an Award available in conjunction with Discovery Indigenous that funds a CI salary.

Opening date

3 February 2017          

Internal closing date

8 March 2017

External closing date

31 March 2017

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Discovery Projects

Scheme overview

This is an externally-funded National Competitive Grant scheme. Funding is provided to organisations for individuals or teams of researchers to undertake excellent fundamental research.

The Discovery scheme also offers a variety of fellowships for both early-career and established researchers.

Intending applicants should ensure that they and any co-Investigators have working RMS accounts and that their details, including FOR codes, have been updated.  

Funding available

  • The minimum level of funding is $30,000 per year of funding;
  • the maximum is $500,000 per year of funding per Project.

Eligibility

The Chief Investigator must meet at least one of the following criteria for the duration of the Project:

  • be an employee for at least half-time (50 per cent of Full Time Equivalent) at one Eligible Organisation; or
  • be a holder of an Emeritus, Adjunct or equivalent appointment at an Eligible Organisation and not be employed more than half-time (50% FTE) at another organisation (conditions apply)
  • be an employee for at least 0.2 FTE (20% FTE) at one Eligible Organisation and hold a paid position at a museum or herbarium; or
  • be a Federation Fellow; or
  • be an Australian Laureate Fellow

Eligibility criteria applicable to Partner Investigators is available on the ARC website

Opening date

7 December 2016               

Internal closing date

2 February 2017

External closing date

1 March 2017

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Linkage Projects

Scheme overview

This is an externally-funded National Competitive Grant scheme. It supports collaborative research and development projects between a higher education institution and a partner organisation, including commercial organisations.

In addition to project funds, applications can include funds fellowships and research scholarships.

The Linkage scheme also supports applications for funding for international research teams and infrastructure through separate application processes (Please see Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities LIEF)

Funding available

  • The minimum level of funding is $50,000 per year of funding; and
  • the maximum is $300,000 per year of funding per Project.
  • Funding available for minimum 2 years, maximum 3 years

Eligibility

  • A proposal must include at least one Australian Partner Organisation
  • The combined Partner Organisation(s) eligible Cash Contribution must be at least 25 per cent of the total funding requested from the ARC.
  • The Partner Organisation Cash Contribution must not be a contribution to salaries for CIs and PIs on the Project.

Opening date

September 2016       

Internal closing date

24 November 2016 

External closing date

22 December 2016

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)

Scheme overview

The LIEF scheme fosters collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of national and international research facilities.
Essentially, the scheme provides funding for large-scale cooperative initiatives so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared by researchers in partnered organisations. However, the ARC may fund single-organisation proposals in some circumstances.

Applications for funding under LIEF are processed once a year.

 Under the scheme, applicants may seek funding for:

  • infrastructure, equipment and facility purchases, construction and installation
  • major computing/data facilities, animal houses, herbaria and experimental farms
  • salaries directly associated with creating and installing infrastructure, equipment or facilities
  • consortium membership costs, travel to the facility and secretariat costs in the case of Australia's participation in the use of significant international-scale research facilities
  • library and research information infrastructure.

Objectives:

  • encourage institutions to develop collaborative arrangements among themselves, across the higher education sector and with organisations outside the sector, in order to develop research infrastructure
  • support large-scale cooperative initiatives involving two or more institutions, thereby allowing expensive facilities to be shared
  • enhance support for areas of research strength and
  • ensure that researchers in fields of recognised research potential have access to the support necessary for development.

Funding available

The minimum level of funding which will be provided by the ARC for a Project under this LIEF funding round is a total of $150,000 per calendar year for all items requested in each calendar year.

Eligibility

A proposal must involve two or more Eligible Organisations unless it can be demonstrated that:

a. collaborative use of the proposed infrastructure, equipment and facilities by another Eligible Organisation is not practicable; and

b. similar infrastructure, equipment and facilities are not available at another Eligible Organisation where collaborative arrangements would be practicable.

Expression of Interest closing date Details to be advised

Opening date

15 February 2017                

Internal closing date

8 March 2017

External closing date

5 April 2017

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

Scheme overview

Part of the ARC's Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP), the ITRH provides the opportunity for universities and industrial partners to focus on significant collaborative R&D projects to achieve outcomes beyond their independent endeavours.

These research hubs provide the flexibility to undertake comprehensive research programs that will help tackle big industry challenges, as well as short-term projects that may feed into the challenges or help answer emerging issues.

The Industrial Transformation Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC which will be updated from round to round.

The Round 3 priorities for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2014 (2014-15 financial year) were (NB: these are unchanged from round 2):

  • manufacturing;
  • food and agriculture;
  • oil and gas, including petroleum;
  • mining and mining services; and
  • medical devices and biotechnology.

Funding available

Up to $1 million per year in each hub along with co-investment by industry partners for up to 5 years.

Eligibility

A Chief Investigator (CI) should be:

  • an employee for at least half-time (50 per cent of Full Time Equivalent) at one Eligible Organisation; or
  • be a holder of an Emeritus, Adjunct or equivalent appointment at an Eligible Organisation listed in Appendix A and;
  •  not be employed more than 50 per cent of Full Time Equivalent at another organisation that:
    •  is outside the higher education sector; and
    •  engages in research funded predominantly from state/territory or Commonwealth Government funding sources.
  • Must reside in Australia for the full life of the project.

A Partner Investigator must not:

  •  meet the eligibility criteria for a CI; or
  •  be an employee of an Eligible Organisation.

Opening date

7 September 2016

Internal closing date

16 November 2016

External closing date

7 December 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ARC: Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

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Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation: Mental Health Research Grants: Expression  of Interest

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation: Mental Health Research Grants: Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

Applications are being called for Research project Grants investigating the Mental Health of Young Australians (Birth to 25 years) from individual or research teams in clinical or public health field for grants in support of research projects. Applications will be evaluated on the following:

  • Scientific excellence and innovation of the applications

  • Innovation

  • Track record of applicants

  • Feasibility, including relevant partnerships

  • Practical benefits to the mental health of the community

Funding available

  • Applications are sought from individuals or research teams for 1, 2 or 3 year mental health research grants
  • Research grants are valued at up to $70,000pa + GST, and must relate to the mental health of young Australians (aged 0-25 years)

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or have Permanent Resident Status and not be under bond to any foreign government. Applicants are to provide, where appropriate, evidence of resident status

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date for Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date for Expressions of Interest

 
Internal closing date for full applications  
External closing date for full applications  

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

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Brain Foundation: Research Gifts

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Brain Foundation: Research Gifts

Scheme overview

The Brain Foundation is a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding world-class research Australia-wide into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries. As an independent organisation, consideration can be given to projects that conventional funding sources would consider high risk.

A division of the Brain Foundation is Headache Australia which was set up specifically to help those suffering from migraines and chronic headaches. Headache Australia is building a National Information Network for people suffering from migraines and chronic headaches and particularly welcomes applications for Headache/Migraine research.

The Brain Foundation invites applications nationally for research gifts to support research projects in clinical neurosciences.

Specific Funding available in 2015:

  • Each year Headache Australia, a division of the Brain Foundation makes funds available for research into chronic headaches and migraines
  •  Research into Dystonia
  •  Research into Parkinson's Disease
  •  Research into Muscular Dystrophy
  •  Research into Brain Tumours

Funding available

$40,000 each indicative

Eligibility

The gifts are open to competition nationally and all researchers in Australia are eligible to apply, however consideration, subject to merit, is given to:

  • Early career investigators, either clinicians or neuroscientists, to help them establish an ongoing research program
  •  Innovative projects
  •  Pilot studies to enable a research project to be developed such that it could be supported by a recognised gift-giving agency in subsequent years
  •  Bridging support for a clinician who has a valid reason for being unable to make an application to a conventional gift-giving agency
  •  Supplementation of an existing gift from, for example, NHMRC, particularly for gift applications that were successful but funded inadequately to allow satisfactory progress to be made.
  •  The Brain Foundation will not accept applications that imply an ongoing commitment beyond a single year.

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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Brain Foundation website

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Bupa Health Foundation: Grants Program

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Bupa Health Foundation: Grants Program

Scheme overview

Once a year the Bupa Health Foundation seeks submissions via Expressions of Interest process for the funding of new initiatives that provide clear benefit to the Australian community in one or more of the following key strategic areas:

  • Wellbeing;
  • Chronic disease;
  • Healthy ageing;
  • Empowering people about their health; and
  • Promoting affordable healthcare.

Funding available

The Foundation looks to fund initiatives from $100,000 to $500,000 for up to three (3) years with potential outcomes of national significance and takes a partnership approach to all grants.

Eligibility

Currently funding is only open to Australian organisations but considerations will be given to applications outside of Australia.

Opening date

Research Program currently under review; funding not offered in 2015-16.

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

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Cancer Australia: Ralph Lauren Pink  Pony Seeding Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Cancer Australia: Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Seeding Grants

Scheme overview

The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Campaign is an international initiative which aims to address the disparities in care for women with breast cancer.

Cancer Australia administers the Australian arm of the initiative by managing an annual seeding grants program.

The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony seeding grants provide funding to support community based organisations to implement initiatives that aim to improve access to quality information, support and services for women with breast cancer in Australia.

Funding available

up to $10,000 for one year

Eligibility

  • Seeding grants are open to organisations providing support in local community settings.
  • Eligible applications will be assessed against selection criteria set down for the grant round and then prioritised against competing applicants for the available funding.
  •  Applications must answer all of the selection criteria and demonstrate that the community-based initiative will meet the project objectives.

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

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Cancer Australia website

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Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation: Expressions of Interest

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation

Scheme overview

The Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation of South Australia Inc (CRF) supports health, educational or social research to encourage and advance investigation into the cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of any condition that may affect the general health, education or welfare of children in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Each year the Foundation disburses approximately $1,000,000.

Applications are sought from the fields of Medicine, Education, Dentistry, Nursing, Social Sciences, Environment, Mental Health and Allied Health Professions.

Applications must be received in one of the following categories:

  • Basic Science

  • Clinical Studies

  • Community-based studies

Funding available

  • The maximum funding per grant will be $75,000 for research, which may be completed over 1 or 2 years
  • Early Career Grants of up to $35,000 are available for researchers applying for the first time as Chief Investigator.

Eligibility

  • Must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, or be able to demonstrate evidence of application for permanent residence; and
  • Must have been awarded a PhD or MD within the last 5 years prior to application closing date
  • Undertaking cardiovascular research overseas may apply for a fellowship to return to Australia to continue their research at an Australian Research Administering Institute.

Opening date

February 2017

Internal closing date for Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date for Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date for Full Applications (for shortlisted applicants: by invitation only)

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

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Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation 

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China-Australia Centre for Health Science Research (CACHSR): Joint Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

China-Australia Centre for Health Science Research (CACHSR): Joint Research Grants

Scheme overview

The CACHSR is a collaborative program between the University of South Australia and Shandong University. It aims to promote significant collaboration which will allow the complementary research resources of both universities (UniSA and SDU), and other research bodies, government bodies and business partners to collectively support research in the field of Health Sciences.

The CACHSR Call for Research Proposals scheme funds highly innovative, intrinsically collaborative and transformational research that will lead to internationally significant advancement of capabilities and knowledge in the area of Health Sciences.

The CACHSR seed funding scheme is competitive and the submission of an application does not guarantee approval of funding.

  • The Application form can be accessed here
  • The Terms of Reference document can be accessed here

For further information please contact Professor Sanjay Garg

Funding available

AUD$10,000 (up to 50,000 RMB for the SDU component)

Eligibility

  • Each proposal will have at least one PI from Shandong University and the University of South Australia.
  • Research leaders are advised to form research groups (clusters) including research students and early career researchers to identify research proposals.
  • In 2015, the Centre is also keen to support projects which can exhibit identifiable links or contribution from professional or industrial partners.

Opening date

August 2016

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

24 October 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

CACHSR website

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Coca-Cola Australia Foundation: Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Coca Cola Australia Foundation: Grants

Scheme overview

The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation supports organisations working to improve the lives of marginalised young Australians.
Marginalisation is broadly defined as:

  • Social/Economic Marginalisation - may result from, but is not limited to, a breakdown in family/community support, low-income, poor education, drug and/or alcohol dependency, homelessness, physical or mental disability, being a refugee or of non-English speaking background or a combination of these factors.
  • Marginalisation amongst Indigenous Youth - with an emphasis on school retention/attendance, poor literacy and numeracy, health issues, poor nutrition, social exclusion or a combination of these factors.
  • Physical Marginalisation - specifically due to living in regional and remote areas of Australia.
  • Mental Health Issues / Youth Depression.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

  • The program you are seeking funding for must be based in Australia.
  • The program you are seeking funding for must target disadvantaged young people aged between 12 years and 25 years. We do not fund programs outside this age group.
  • Funding cannot be provided for the following:
    • Grants to individuals, including students.
    • Activities that collect funds for subsequent redistribution to other charities or individuals.
    • Purchase of land or buildings.
    • Overseas appeals.
    • Sponsorship of marketing appeals, fundraising events or activities.
    • Expeditions or overseas travel.
    • Conferences or seminars.

Opening date

CLOSED FOR 2016

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

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Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR): Grants 2015-2016

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR): Grants 2015-2016

Scheme overview

CAAR is looking for projects that enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab region (comprising the 22 countries and territories of the Arab League).
Proposals must demonstrate relevance to one or more of the Council's strategic objectives.

Priority areas include:

  • Health Care
  • Food Security
  • Education
  • Infrastructure and Elaborately Transformed Manufactures
  • Resources and Energy

CAAR supports innovative projects that have clear outcomes and seeks to ensure the benefits of such activities are spread as widely as possible. The Council has a special focus on assisting the initiation of activities that are likely to prove self-sustaining.

Note: CAAR will also consider applications in the 2014-15 grant funding round to develop and manage an International Speakers Program (CISP). A CAAR-sponsored CISP could focus on bringing experts from the Arab World to speak at conferences and events in Australia. Refer to the website for further information and guidelines

Funding available

$10,000 minimum depending on the merits of the proposal

CAAR encourages applicants also to seek funding for their project from other sources.

Eligibility

  • Both individuals and organisations may apply for grants.
  •  Individual applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents. Proof of citizenship or residence may be required.
  •  Joint applications may be accepted from non-Australian citizen/resident individuals or organisations who are working in partnership with Australian individuals, groups or organisations, where this will promote Australian-Arab relations.
  •  Applicants should demonstrate an established record of achievement in the development and management of projects relevant to their proposed area of endeavour, and should provide evidence of this.

Opening date

February 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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CAAR website

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Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme: Establishment Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme: Establishment Grants

Scheme overview

The Foundation provides grants annually to medical research projects that will benefit the health and well-being of the Defence community. The Defence community is defined as serving and ex-serving ADF personnel, and their immediate families.
The type of medical research funded includes the study of the causes, treatment and prevention of human diseases. The term diseases includes physical or mental ailments, disorders, defects, wounds and morbid conditions, whether of sudden onset or gradual development and whether of genetic or other origin.

In this year's funding round we are seeking grant applications that:

  • Are designed to directly benefit contemporary serving or ex-serving ADF members and their families;
  • Cover physical and mental health issues that lead to behaviours that adversely affect the lives of these family members; and
  • Focus on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation or intervention.
  • We are specifically looking for applications in the clinical and translational science area, involving human-based research. Laboratory based (basic science) research will not be funded in this round.

The aim of Foundation Establishment Grants is to assist a new or an established investigator to progress a novel or innovative area of research to the proof of principle stage that would render that investigators grant proposal competitive in obtaining other external grant funding the following year. It can be used for any combination of personnel, equipment, consumables or other expenses.

Funding available

Minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $50,000 for a period of 12 months

Eligibility

  • Applicants must meet all of the following criteria, at the time of application:
    • Must be the leading chief investigator on the proposed research project that forms the basis of the application
    • The chief investigator and their team members must be Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens holding a Special Category Visa. Applicants who have applied for but not yet been granted permanent residency or a Special Category Visa may apply for the grant
    • Evidence of the appropriate status must be provided before the commencement of the grant
    • Have made prior arrangements with the Head of Department of the University or Institute in which they propose to conduct their research to provide reassurance that fundamental infrastructure is available to conduct the research within that Department
    • Have had several years of research experience. It is desirable but not essential that the applicant holds a higher degree, e.g. PhD, Masters

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date Expressions of Interest:

 
External closing date: Expressions of Interest  
Internal closing date: Full Applications by invitation only  

External closing date: Full Applications

 

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Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme: Booster Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme: Booster Grants

Scheme overview

The Foundation provides grants annually to medical research projects that will benefit the health and well-being of the Defence community. The Defence community is defined as serving and ex-serving ADF personnel, and their immediate families.
In this year's funding round we are seeking grant applications that:

  • Are designed to directly benefit contemporary serving or ex-serving ADF members and their families;
  • Cover physical and mental health issues that lead to behaviours that adversely affect the lives of these family members; and
  • Focus on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation or intervention.

The aim of Foundation Booster Grants is to assist an established research project expand its scope or duration in order to pursue new lines of investigation or to be able to bring forward the publication of results. The grant will be in the form of a renewable annual grant of up to three years. The Booster Grant can be used for any combination of personnel, equipment, consumables or other expenses.

Funding available

  • Booster Grants are awarded for a minimum period of 12 months and a maximum period of 3 years

  • The annual amount provided is up to $100,000

  • The funding is renewable annually for a maximum of 3 years

  • Application for continued funding after three years will be treated as a completely new application and will be assessed on its merits and against the Foundation's medical research priorities at the time of application

Eligibility

  • Applicants must meet all of the following criteria, at the time of application:
    • Must be the leading chief investigator on the proposed research project that forms the basis of the application
    • The chief investigator and their team members must be Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens holding a Special Category Visa. Applicants who have applied for but not yet been granted permanent residency or a Special Category Visa may apply for the grant
    • Evidence of the appropriate status must be provided before the commencement of the grant
    • Have made prior arrangements with the Head of Department of the University or Institute in which they propose to conduct their research to provide reassurance that fundamental infrastructure is available to conduct the research within that Department
    • Have had several years of research experience. It is desirable but not essential that the applicant holds a higher degree, e.g. PhD, Masters

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date Expressions of Interest:

 
External closing date: Expressions of Interest  
Internal closing date: Full Applications by invitation only  

External closing date: Full Applications

 

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Dementia Collaborative Research Centres: Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Dementia Collaborative Research Centres: Project Grants

Scheme overview

The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres(DCRC)have broad research interests across the spectrum of dementia research which map into the NHMRC priority dementia areas. This is the last funding round for projects to 30 June 2017 before the DCRCs move toward a unitary program under the auspices of the NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research (NNIDR).
The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC) seek applications from researchers, health professionals and policymakers for national funding for 2015-16, for small, medium and large projects to be completed by 30 June 2017.
Projects in applied research or knowledge translation must specifically address one or more of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) priority dementia research areas.
Any resulting funding will be subject to finalisation of a grant agreement with NHMRC.

Funding available

$50,000-$200,000

Eligibility

  • The Lead Chief Investigator must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and affiliated with an Australian university, and have a demonstrated commitment to dementia research.
  • Co-investigators may be non-Australian citizens or non-permanent residents of Australia.
  • The research project must be completed by 30 June 2017.
  • Applicants need to be research ready by 1 July 2016.
  •  Ethical approval for projects must be in process, or obtained by 30 May 2016.

Opening date

 January 2017

Internal closing date

 
External closing date:  

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DCRC website

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - Australia-India Council Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australia-India Council Grants

Scheme overview

The Australia-India Council invites applications for its grants. These enable individuals and organisations in Australia to start projects that are likely to promote long-term contact and collaboration between Australia and India.

The aim is to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the mission and goals of the council. Priority is given to activities in the following areas:

  • Public Policy and Economic Relations
  • Science: focussing on agriculture, resources and energy and waste management
  • Education: including skills training and links that support the new Colombo Plan in India
  • Sport
  • Arts and Culture: particularly activities linked to high-profile festivals in Australia and India.

Funding available

$20,000 generally but more may be considered in exceptional circumstances

Eligibility

  • Individual applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Preference is given to projects which receive funding from other sources as well.
  • AIC priorities and selection criteria must be addressed
  • Funding is not available for salaries, fees and honorariums.

Opening date

March 2017

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - Australia-Indonesia Institute Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australia-Indonesia Institute Grants

Scheme overview

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) is calling for project proposals from Australia and Indonesia aimed at promoting greater mutual understanding, contact and exchange between the people of both countries.

The aim is to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the aims and objectives of the Institute. Priority is given to activities in the following areas:

  • education
  • arts and culture
  • technology and innovation 
  • religion and society
  • civil society and media

Funding available

$5,000-$20,000 per grant

Eligibility

  • Individual applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Joint applications may be accepted from non-Australian citizen/resident individuals or organisations who are working in partnership with Australian individuals, groups or organisations.
  • Preference is given to projects which receive funding from other sources as well.

Opening date

Closed

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Diabetes Australia Research: General Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Diabetes Australia Research: General Grants

Scheme overview

Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes. They are committed to reducing the impact of diabetes. In 2015 the Diabetes Australia Research program will provide over $3.5 million to vital diabetes research projects across Australia.

Project applications will be considered across all diabetes research areas including

  • type 1 diabetes,
  • type 2 diabetes,
  • gestational diabetes, and
  • pre-diabetes.

Projects focused on behavioural research, self management education/support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and cultural diversity are encouraged.

Funding available

up to $60,000 for one year

Eligibility

Peer decisions remain the cornerstone of the Grant process, and the two Assessment Criteria are:

  • Research methods and quality
  • Potential research outcomes and merit.

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

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Diabetes Australia website

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Diabetes Australia Research: Millenium Awards

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Diabetes Australia Research: Millenium Awards

Scheme overview

Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes. They are committed to reducing the impact of diabetes. In 2015 the Diabetes Australia Research program will provide over $3.5 million to vital diabetes research projects across Australia.

Project applications will be considered across all diabetes research areas including

  • type 1 diabetes,
  • type 2 diabetes,
  • gestational diabetes, and
  • pre-diabetes.

Projects focused on behavioural research, self management education/support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and cultural diversity are encouraged.

Funding available

up to $150,000

Eligibility

An award will be offered for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Peer decisions remain the cornerstone of the Grant process, and the two Assessment Criteria are:

  • Research methods and quality
  • Potential research outcomes and merit.

Opening date

March 2017

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Diabetes Australia website

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Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Research Award

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Research Award

Scheme overview

The Endowment Challenge Fund will give preference to research projects that address areas where there is little or no research, especially around issues that have a significant impact on the ability of people with a disability (particularly an intellectual disability) to lead an ordinary life.
The Endowment Challenge Fund is interested in the translation of research findings into implications for policy and practice in a form that is useful and accessible to practitioners, service providers and policy makers.

Funding available

$40,000

Eligibility

Applicants must have appropriate qualifications and must be employed by the host institution in which the proposed research will be conducted.

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Endowment Challenge Fund website

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Fay Fuller Foundation: Discovery Fund Grants: Expressions of Interest

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Fay Fuller Foundation: Discovery Fund Grants: Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

The Fay Fuller Foundation was established in 2004 to give support to the community across a wide range of areas.  They have distributed funds to a variety of organisations in South Australia, including those supporting children, health related issues, education and scientific research.

The Foundation has in 2016 opened its first ever public grant round, announcing a Discovery Fund grant program designed to support organisations seeking to find answers that will provide the information and evidence needed to address significant health issues. The Discovery Fund grants are designed to support the brave, those asking questions and entering into the unknown, with the aim to assist in getting the evidence and practice needed to create lasting health solutions and interventions.

The Foundation islooking to fund initiatives that add to or improve the health related outcomes of South Australians over the long-term focusing on the three pillars of health:

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Social wellbeing

Within these three pillars the priority is on prevention, cure and capability building.

An information session will be held on Monday 25 September 2016 at 10.30am in Adelaide CBD. To RSVP please email admin@fayfullerfoundation.com.au

Funding available

No set funding amount

Eligibility

Researchers are requested to submit a 2 page max EOI on this template

Opening date

August 2016 

Internal closing date

30 September 2016

External closing date

5 October 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

UniSA Advancement Services

External source overview

Fay Fuller Foundation website

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Foundation for Children: Expressions of Interest

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Foundation for Children: Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

The Foundation funds research projects designed specifically to improve the health, welfare and well-being of Australian children.

 Preference will be given to projects focussed on children aged 14 years and under although the Foundation will consider projects relating to children up to 18 years of age.

The Foundation Grants Committee will review EoIs and invite selected applicants to complete a full application.

Funding available

$50,000-$80,000 (maximum $100,000 for a 1 year grant or $160,000 for 2 year grant).

Eligibility

  • Projects should be completed in 1-2 years.
  • Emailed applications in word format only.
  •  No more than three (3) pages in total.
  •  Font size of 11pt or above
  •  Email file size should not exceed 4mb.

Opening date

15 August annually

Internal closing date

23 September 2016

External closing date

30 September annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Foundation for Children

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Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) Education: Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) Education: Grants

Scheme overview

the Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) supports Australian educational institutions through grants to bring US Specialists in selected disciplines to Australia for a period ranging between two and six weeks.

The aim of the FSP grant is to assist Australian educational institutions to exchange expertise and build collaborative linkages with US faculty and professionals on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.

For example the Specialist may:

  • develop and/or assess academic curricula or educational materials
  • take part in specialised academic programs and conferences
  • conduct needs assessments, surveys and institutional or programmatic research
  • consult with administrators and instructors of post-secondary institutions on faculty development
  • present lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels
  • participate in or lead seminars or workshops

Funding available

Airfare, related expenses + $200 day living allowance

Eligibility

refer to FSP website

Opening date

Various (6 review cycles per year)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

Rolling deadlines throughout the year

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Fulbright Specialist Program website

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Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Abbvie IBD Clinical Research Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Abbvie IBD Clinical Research Grant

Scheme overview

The purpose of the Abbvie IBD Clinical Research Grant is to advance understanding of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its molecularly targeted treatment strategies in order to provide improved care to patients with IBD.

The Abbvie IBD Research Grant aims to support important innovative clinical and scientific research that will ultimately benefit patients with IBD, therefore projects must have clinically-focused objectives. Research topics may represent clinical, fundamental or epidemiological research, as long as there is a strong focus on an unmet clinical need in IBD.

Funding available

$75,000 for one year only

Eligibility

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold Permanent Australian Residency
  • Be a gastroenterologist or gastroenterologist-in-training and current financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia defined as 'being a financial member of the society for at least one year prior to application for this fellowship'
  • Be an established investigator as evidenced by previous or present project or program grant funding (i.e., from NHMRC, ARC, NIH, hospital foundation or university sources).

Opening date

May 2016

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

GESA

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Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Janssen Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre of Excellence (ICE) Awards - Expressions of Interest

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Janssen Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre of Excellence (ICE) Awards - Expressions of Interest

Scheme overview

The Australian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Association, an association of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, is pleased to call for Expressions of Interest for the Janssen IBD Centres of Excellence (ICE) Awards.

IBD Centres of Excellence (ICE) provide comprehensive patient care. However, a lack of a comprehensive network of such centres of excellence, especially in regional or rural areas, negatively influences current patient outcomes.

Expressions are called for proposals to enhance the quality of IBD care in a measureable manner, either within an existing service or to provide quality IBD care to a new population or region.

  • Submissions may be for traditional or novel approaches and should include proposed outcome measures which are achievable, verifiable and objective.

  • The purpose of the grant is not for pure clinical research.

  • Preference will be given to proposals with the potential for broad applicability.

Funding available

$250,000

Eligibility

  • The work proposed needs to be performed in Australia

  • the applicant should be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status.

  • The success of each funded program will be evaluated based on measurable outcomes to be assessed before and after the intervention. System level outcomes may include (but not be limited to):

    • The development of new clinical tools
    • Easier access to care
    • Reduced need for admission (emergency department, hospital and clinic)
    • Improved measures of healthcare efficacy and/or efficiency

Opening date

May 2016

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

GESA

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Global Connections Fund: Priming Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Global Connections Fund: Priming Grants

Scheme overview

The purpose of the Priming Grants is to enhance collaboration specifically between Australian small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and researchers with SMEs and researchers in 17 priority economies.

The program only supports Researcher-SME collaborations and does not support SME-SME or Researcher-Researcher collaborations. Details here.

Priming Grants are intended to stimulate the intensification of joint Australian-Partner research and innovation by reducing the financial risk on both sides to enter into a collaboration proposal.

The grants will support Australian SMEs and researchers to:

  • enable initial exploratory partner meetings to take place
  • undertake consortium meetings (travel-related costs), assistance with minor project expenses; and /or costs associated with establishing formal relationships (legal agreements) or funding applications for joint activities.
  • support potential SME-researcher partnerships in exploring the viability of an intended research and development (R&D) collaboration or technology solution
  • explore avenues for follow-on project seed funding

Priming Grants are not designed to fund ongoing research costs, or to support existing collaborative activities.

Funding available

$7,000

Eligibility

The Priming Grants are:

  • Open to Australian-based Researchers and Australian-based SMEs who must be the primary applicants.
  • Applicants must be either Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.
  • No applications can be made by prospective international partners.
  • Only one application per Researcher (including Research Groups) or SME.
  • Previous successful Priming Grant holders are not eligible to apply if the area of endeavour is the same as previously funded even if new potential partners are involved.
  • Previous unsuccessful Priming Grant applicants may re-apply.
  • You must have already identified a potential international partner and have their agreement before placing an Expression of Interest.
  • Only Expressions of Interest that have been approved and provided with an EOI number can make the formal Priming Grant application.

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Global Connections Fund website

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Heart Foundation: Partnership Engagement Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation Partnership Engagement Grants

Scheme overview

This award provides a mechanism by which researchers can approach the Heart Foundation Research Program with proposals for the Heart Foundation to contribute to partnership grant applications to other funding agencies.

Although this scheme is predominantly aimed at NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health Projects (Partnership Projects) and ARC Linkage Projects, other partnership grant types will be considered.

Funding available

$150,000 maximum consisting of an up-front one-off funding support (project may be multi-year). Applicants may request a financial contribution, an in-kind contribution, or a combination of both.

Eligibility

  • Open to all researchers with cardiovascular research projects of interest to the Heart Foundation.
  • As this proposal is for the Heart Foundation to partner in an application to another organisation, all eligibility criteria of the partnership scheme to which the application is to be made must be met.
  • Chief investigator must be Australian citizen, permanent resident

Opening date

Closed for 2016

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation - Partnership Engagement Grants

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Heart Foundation: Vanguard Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation Vanguard Grants

Scheme overview

Vanguard grants are available to researchers with an adequate research track record and a concept study with the potential to improve cardiovascular health in the short term.

The purpose of the award is to provide funding to test the feasibility of innovative concepts in public health and/or health services (including clinical service delivery) which may lead to larger, more rigorous testing in the future. These projects will provide tangible outcomes with the potential to improve cardiovascular health.

It is designed to encourage research and innovation in clinical/public health interventions and cardiovascular health practices.

Funding available

up to $75,000 for one year

Eligibility

Open to all cardiovascular researchers. (Note: This award does not fund basic clinical or biomedical research)

Opening date

February 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation - Vanguard Grants

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Heartkids Australia: Grants-in-Aid

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Heartkids Australia: Grants-in-Aid

Scheme overview

HeartKids Australia is currently seeking applications from Australian researchers for project funding in 2016 under their Grants-in-Aid program.

There are three potential streams of funding:

  • Small Research Projects
  • Building Research Infrastructure
  • Research Capacity Building

To fulfil HeartKids Research Criteria proposed research projects will need to contribute to at least one of the following objectives:

  • reducing mortality and/or morbidity from childhood heart disease (CHD)
  • reducing the incidence of CHD
  • developing preventative measures to reduce CHD
  • improving early detection of CHD
  • understanding the causes and disease process of CHD
  • gaining a better understanding of the consequences of CHD and its treatment including neurological, cognitive or social impacts on children affected by CHD and how these issues may be addressed
  • improving the quality of life of children affected by CHD
  • improving the long term management of heart disease that is clinically manifest in childhood.

Funding available

Between $20,000 - $50,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a position in an Australian recognised research institution and the institution must agree to support the research project, research infrastructure or capacity building which is being proposed for funding.
  • Application packages can be obtained from the HeartKids Australia office by calling (02) 9460 7450 or by emailing research@heartkids.org.au

Opening date

August 2016

Internal closing date

19 September 2016

External closing date

26 September 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Heartkids Australia

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Ian Potter Foundation: Medical Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Ian Potter Foundation: Medical Research Grants

Scheme overview

The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia's leading private philanthropic organisations.

The Foundation has a long-established commitment to supporting innovation and excellence in medical research. The Medical Research program area aims to advance understanding and improve treatment of major diseases.
Grant-making centres on :

  • The provision of equipment and capital infrastructure to support outstanding research groups.
  • Encouraging cross-institutional collaborations.

Funding available

Small and large grants are available depending on the program area objectives.

Eligibility

  • Projects should support funding objectives

Projects that fall into any of the following categories will not be considered for funding.

  • Retrospective funding - projects which are already underway or which will commence prior to the date indicated in our online application information are not eligible for consideration.
  • Recurrent expenditure for which there is no future provision. Capital or endowment funds established to provide a corpus for institutions.
  • Research for undergraduate, masters or doctoral students.
  • Auspicing* is not permitted - the organisation applying must be the one that will run the program or project.
  • Applications for public charitable purposes outside the Commonwealth of Australia*.
  • Applications for projects that have previously been declined by the Foundation cannot be resubmitted.
  • Applications will not be accepted from organisations that have not successfully acquitted previous grants from the Foundation

Opening date

7 November 2016

Internal closing date

10 January 2017

External closing date

24 January 2017

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Ian Potter Foundation

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Ian Potter Foundation: Health and Disability Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Ian Potter Foundation: Health and Disability Grants (previously known as Healthy Communities)

Scheme overview

The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia's leading private philanthropic organisations. The Foundation has a track record of funding projects led by far sighted individuals and organisations that improve the Australian community's ability to respond creatively to social, environmental, science and health issues, and that develop our capacity as a nation through the arts and education.

The Foundation will favourably consider proposals that aim to:

  • Enhance the lives of individuals with disability or chronic illness, particularly through innovative approaches to health service delivery
  • Promote research and development in public health and preventative medicine initiatives aimed at improving the health of the Australian community.

Funding available

Small Grant up to $20,000 Grant up to $50,000 (or over but contact must be made with a Program Manager from the Ian Potter Foundation first).

Eligibility

  • Projects should support funding objectives

Projects that fall into any of the following categories will not be considered for funding.

  • Retrospective funding - projects which are already underway or which will commence prior to the date indicated in our online application information are not eligible for consideration.
  • Recurrent expenditure for which there is no future provision. Capital or endowment funds established to provide a corpus for institutions.
  • Research for undergraduate, masters or doctoral students.
  • Auspicing* is not permitted - the organisation applying must be the one that will run the program or project.
  • Applications for public charitable purposes outside the Commonwealth of Australia*.
  • Applications for projects that have previously been declined by the Foundation cannot be resubmitted.
  • Applications will not be accepted from organisations that have not successfully acquitted previous grants from the Foundation

Opening date

7 November 2016

Internal closing date (Expressions of Interest):

25 November 2016

External closing date (Expressions of Interest):

9 December 2016
External closing date for Full Applications (by invitation only) 24 January 2017

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Ian Potter Foundation

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IRT Research Foundation: Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

IRT Research Foundation: Research Grants

Scheme overview

Applications for grants are invited from Australian researchers and institutions with expertise on topics affecting older people in Australia.

This year, the Foundation is looking for research proposals that will help older people to stay at home for as long as possible and to maintain their independence.  

Funding available

Up to $200,000 for three years. Grants above $100,000 will only be considered for significant research projects that will make a considerable impact on the lives of older people.

Eligibility

The priority for the 2016 Grants Round is research proposals that address one or more of the 30 research priority topics listed in the National Community Care Research Agenda, 2010 (www.aag.asn.au) developed by Aged and Community Services Australia, the Australian Association of Gerontology and the ARC/NHMRC Research Network in Ageing Well.

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

IRT Research Foundation

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J.O & J.R Wicking Trust General Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

General Grants: Major Strategic Initiatives

Scheme overview

The JO and JR Wicking Trust aims to achieve systematic change through enduring positive impact in the areas of care for the aged, problems associated with ageing and Alzheimer's disease. The Wicking Trust is proud to have established partnerships with Vision Australia and the Microsurgery Foundation. Areas of interest include:

  • foster innovation;

  • conduct pilot programs and trials;

  • have a commitment to evidence-based research;

  • evaluate their outcomes and impact;

  • proactively share knowledge across the sector;

  • directly or indirectly lead to positive impact for the aged and/or those with Alzheimer's in metropolitan and/or rural Australia;

  • nurture leadership and the professional development of staff;

  • demonstrate an understanding of best-practice and emerging trends in the sector in Australia and overseas; work collaboratively with other organisations in the sector and take a multi-disciplinary approach;

  • leverage resources; and

  • are well regarded by, and influence key decision-makers including government.

Funding available

  • Each grant will be in the order of $100,000+ per annum

  • 3-5 years

Eligibility

NA

Opening date

1 May annually

External closing date for Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date for full applications (by invitation only)

August 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

General Grants - Major Strategic Initiatives

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J.O & J.R Wicking  Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Medical and Scientific Research Grants: Alzheimer's Disease

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

J.O & J.R Wicking Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Medical and Scientific Research Grants: Alzheimer's Disease

Scheme overview

Funding provided by The J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust (the Wicking Trust) and The Judith Jane Mason and Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation (the Mason Foundation) supports medical and scientific research in Alzheimer's Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The goal of the Wicking Trust is to achieve systemic improvements through enduring, positive impact in the areas of care of the aged, problems associated with ageing and Alzheimer's disease.

The goal of the Mason Foundation is to achieve enduring, positive impact in the areas of chronic fatigue syndrome and Alzheimer's disease through funding medical research principally into the causes, prevention and/or management of these diseases.

Focus: Research into more effective diagnosis, treatment or cure of Alzheimer's disease.

In assessing projects, the Foundation will favorably consider applications for emerging research concepts requiring seed funding or young investigators getting established.

Funding available

  • Individual grants up to $60,000
  • Grants will be made to organizations in Australia only

Eligibility

NA

Opening date

1 July annually

External closing date for EOI

 

External closing date

31 July annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Mason Foundation: Alzheimer's

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J.O & J.R Wicking  Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Medical and Scientific Research Grants: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

J.O & J.R Wicking Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Medical and Scientific Research Grants: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Scheme overview

Funding provided by The J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust (the Wicking Trust) and The Judith Jane Mason and Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation (the Mason Foundation) supports medical and scientific research in Alzheimer's Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
It is understood that the sciences related to inflammation, cognition and neurosciences, all have a role to play in advancing our knowledge and understanding of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Therefore, in seeking to achieve the Foundation's goal with respect to CFS the Trustees recognise that support for research that is not directly targeted at people suffering from CFS may provide new insights into mechanism and treatments for this condition. In applying for this category of funding, researchers must demonstrate how successful outcomes from their work could reasonably be expected to lead towards advances in understanding mechanisms, diagnosis, prevention and management of CFS.
There are three streams of funding within the CFS grant category:

  • Early career researchers
  • Proof of principle grants
  • Innovation grants

Funding available

  • Early Career: $60,000

  • Proof of principle grants: $80,000

  • Innovation grants: $250,000

  • Grants will be made to organizations in Australia only

  • Preference will be given to new researchers who have completed their PhD within the past five years and who are now positioning themselves to secure their first solo NHMRC grant

  • Individual, once-off grants of up to $60,000 will be considered in this category

Eligibility

NA

Opening date

1 July annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

31 July annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Mason Foundation: Chronic Fatigue

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JDRF: Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Network's Innovation Award - Letter of Intent

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

JDRF:  Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Network's Innovation Award - Letter of Intent

Scheme overview

This Request for Applications (RFA) for the Innovation Award is open to the best and brightest researchers with innovative ideas that have the potential to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes, regardless of whether you are currently in the field of type 1 diabetes research or completely external to it. We are seeking innovative proposals describing cutting-edge innovation falling outside current type 1 diabetes research paradigms supported by collaborative teams.

Funding available

$1.5m for a period of 2-3 years

Eligibility

Applicants must address the following objectives:

  • significance and innovation of the proposed research
  •  collaboration: across multiple research organisations and/or with industry
  •  inclusion of early-mid career and established researchers in the leadership group
  •  inclusion of at least one experienced researcher who works outside of the field of type 1 diabetes
  •  provision of external support (e.g. additional sources of funding; in-kind contributions)

Opening date

15 April 2016

LOI internal closing date

8 July 2016

LOI external closing date

22 July 2016

External closing date: Full Application by invitation only

26 October 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

T1DCRN JDRF website

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JDRF: Discovery and Development of Immune Tolerance Delivery Systems for Antigen Specific Therapies in type 1 Diabetes - Letter of Intent

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Discovery and Development of Immune Tolerance Delivery Systems for Antigen Specific Therapies in Type 1 Diabetes - Letter of Intent

Scheme overview

JDRF is soliciting letters of intent (LOI) for the discovery, development and pre-clinical testing of tolerogenic delivery systems (TDS) of diabetes-specific autoantigens designed to prevent and/or reverse type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF is committed to translation of research findings towards clinical results and is most interested in projects that have clinical translation potential.

Funding available

Up to US$250,000 per year for 2 years

Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold an M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or equivalent and have a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility.
  • For clinical studies, applicants must hold an appointment or joint appointment in a subspecialty of clinical medicine, and conduct human clinical research.
  • There are no citizenship requirements for this program.

Opening date

October 2016

LOI internal closing date  

LOI external closing date

 

External closing date: Full Application by invitation only

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

JDRF website

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Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Allied Health Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Allied Health Grants

Scheme overview

The Leukaemia Foundation values the amazing work done by allied health professional across Australia to help improve survival and quality of life of people who have been diagnosed with a blood cancer.

To help with continuous improvement of these services, the Foundation is offering three grants to help support services to blood cancer patients.

  • Professional Development Grant
  • Hospital Resource Grant
  • Haematology Distance Education Grant

Funding available

Not confirmed

Eligibility

  •  The health professional is employed in a setting where treatment and care is provided to patients with haematological malignancies.
  • The health professional is employed in a setting where treatment and care is provided to patients with haematological malignancies.
  •  The health professional has a role that directly impacts on the care of haematology patients.

Opening date

Research Program currently under review

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

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Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Grants-in-Aid - Expression of Interest

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Grants-in-Aid Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

These grants are seed funding for new and establishing researchers to collect preliminary data that enables them to apply for more substantial funding from other granting bodies like the NHMRC. As such these grants are not renewable.

GIAs are not intended to be top up grants for existing research projects funded from other sources.

The grant will be offered to new and establishing researchers in any field relevant to haematologic malignancies.

Applications will not be accepted from researchers at Professorial level and others with a strong track record of program or equivalent levels of project grant funding from the NHMRC or similar granting bodies.

Funding available

$110,000 for one year

Eligibility

  • Applicants may only be named as a Chief Investigator on one application.
  • Chief Investigators may be named as Associate Investigators on other applications.
  •  Grants in Aid EOIs will only be accepted from new and establishing researchers.
  • People in positions at Assistant Professor or Professor level are not considered to be establishing researchers and are not eligible to apply for these grants.

Opening date

Research Program currently under review

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

TBA

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

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Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Supportive Care Research Grants-in-Aid - Expression of Interest

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Supportive Care Research Grants-in-Aid - Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

The Supportive Care Grant in Aid seeks to support innovative and new approaches to addressing the supportive care needs of patients and their families.

The Leukaemia Foundation invites expressions of interest for proof-of-concept grants-in-aid for research in the field of supportive care. The purpose of this funding is to support the collection of proof of concept data aimed at improving outcomes for people with blood cancers and related disorders, including but not limited to the development and evaluation of new interventions.

Those who are awarded a proof-of-concept grant-in-aid are expected to use the data collected through this funding to inform a larger funding application to undertake research that focuses on blood cancer patients and/or their families and builds upon the proof-of-concept data collected.

Funding available

$25,000 - $50,000 for one year

Eligibility

  • Applicants may only be named as a Chief Investigator on one application.
  • Chief Investigators may be named as Associate Investigators on other applications.

Opening date

Research Program currently under review

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

TBA

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

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Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND) Grants-in-Aid

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND) Grants-in-Aid

Scheme overview

Researchers working in Australia in fields that are relevant to motor neurone disease are invited to apply for funding to support research commencing in the calendar year 2015. The MND Research Institute of Australia regards its role as one of providing seed-funding for research that is innovative and having a clear relationship to the causes, treatments and cures of MND or the support of people living with MND. Accordingly, the majority of funds available through the Institute are for grants-in-aid of MND research in Australia.
Some of the grants-in-aid are awarded as named grants with funding provided by sponsors. Some of these grants have special conditions.

Funding available

Applications for grants-in-aid up to a maximum value of $100,000 will be considered

Eligibility

Researchers working in Australia in fields relevant to MND.

Opening date

June 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

MND - Grants-in-Aid

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MS Research Australia: Incubator Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia: Incubator Grant

Scheme overview

Incubator grants provide seed funding for the early stages of innovative new research efforts, with the aim of generating preliminary data needed to support future grant applications.There will be two separate rounds of Incubator applications in 2016. Assessment of incubator applications is an expedited process with a shorter turn around than major grant applications. Successful grants from Round 1 will commence funding in the second half of 2016.

Funding available

up to $25,000 for 1 year

Eligibility

Applicants must have research experience.

Opening date

Closed for 2016

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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MS Research Australia: Project Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia: Project Grant

Scheme overview

Project grants is MS Research Australia's main avenue for the support of research relevant to multiple sclerosis in universities, hospitals or other recognised research institutions. Successful applicants for this award will need to have strong experience in MS research. The research proposed must contribute to finding a cure for MS, result in improvements to treatments or provide for greater ability to assist those people living with MS.

Funding available

$30,000 - $140,000 per annum for up to 3 years

Eligibility

  • The applicant should be undertaking a biomedical or social and applied research project within an Australian institution.
  • Chief Investigators who are based overseas for the duration of the grant are not eligible to apply.

Opening date

February 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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Nancy and Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Fund

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Nancy and Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Fund

Scheme overview

The Nancy & Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Fund is offering funds to support individuals or small projects pertaining to stroke prevention.

Complementary and integrative health professionals may apply. Effective transactional research or methods of actively discouraging the intake of fat are accepted as qualifying factors for receipt of distribution from the Fund.

Funding available

up to $40,000

Eligibility

The successful applicant will:

  • have done the most to further the cause of stroke prevention during the past twelve months. and/or
  •  Requires funds to undertake a worthwhile and suitable project over the next twelve months. Innovative projects are encouraged but must be carried out in Australia.

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

No website refer to BDU

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): Accelerator Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF) Accelerator Research Grants (previously Translational Grants)

Scheme overview

The aim of theNBCF's Accelerator Research Grant scheme is to support proposals that either: 

  • Aim to translate breast cancer research across the spectrum into the development of new methods for prevention, early-detection screening, diagnosis and therapy (including supportive care) through  the clinical or applied setting; or
  • Accelerate the translation of results from clinical studies into clinical practice and/or health policy and/or health decision-making processes.

Funding available

  • $250,000 per annum for up to five years
  • The funding is also to support the costs of the proposed research and may include items such as:

    • Facilities and services
    • Storage of biospecimen samples
    • Patient/population research recruitment
    • Treatment costs
    • Development of resources
    • Data collection costs
    • Third party contractual services for pre-clinical activity

Eligibility

  • The Chief Investigator must reside in Australia for the duration of the funding period and;
  • Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project that covers the tenure of the award
  • Hold no more than two NCBF Grants at any one time (excluding Infrastructure Grants, and National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grants)

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF: Accelerator Research Grants

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): Innovator Grants (formerly Novel Concept Awards)

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF): Innovator Grants

Scheme overview

Innovator Grants support projects that challenge existing paradigms or break new theoretical ground.

This grant provides investigators with the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observations and encourages the development of innovative and possibly high-risk avenues of investigation.

  • These grants are intended to initiate new projects and develop novel ideas that deviate from established lines of investigation.
  • Existing research projects or Pilot Studies of an existing project or idea are not eligible for funding through this award.

Funding available

$100,000 per annum for a maximum of two years

Eligibility

  • Reside in Australia for the duration of the funding period;
  • Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project that covers the tenure of the award
  •  Be actively engaged in research in Australia;
  •  Hold no more than two NBCF Grants in total at any one time, (excluding Infrastructure Grants, and National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grants);
  •  Submit only one application in each grant program each year, providing they have not reached the limits specified in the above point.

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF: Innovator Grants

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): National Infrastructure Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF): National Infrastructure Grants

Scheme overview

The National Infrastructure Grant scheme aims to provide core funding for national research activities that provide expertise and/or capabilities that facilitate breast cancer research.

This funding mechanism is directed at building new activities and maintaining existing activities for which there is a clearly demonstrated national need and benefit.

Funding available

$250,000 per year for up to 5 years

Eligibility

  • The Chief Investigator must reside in Australia for the duration of the funding period and;
  • Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project that covers the tenure of the award
  • Hold no more than four NCBF Grants at any one time (up to two of the following: Infrastructure Grants, Partnership Engagement Grant and National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grants)
  • CI can submit only one application in each grant program each year, providing they have not reached the limits specified above

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF: National Infrastructure Grants

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): Pilot Study Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF): Pilot Study Grants

Scheme overview

The Pilot Study grant supports projects that break new ground in the application of technology/methodology relevant to breast cancer.

The scheme will provide funding to obtain preliminary data that will demonstrate the feasibility regarding methodology (laboratory technique, trial design, research instrument or similar aspects of research technique) and effect sizes.

The project will be a small-scale version of a larger study, conducted to test the feasibility of all components of the study.

Funding available

$100,000 per annum for a maximum of two years

Eligibility

  • The Chief Investigator must reside in Australia for the duration of the funding period and;
  • Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project that covers the tenure of the award
  • Hold no more than two NCBF Grants at any one time (excluding Infrastructure Grants, and National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grants)

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF: Pilot Study Grants

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National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI): Grants EOI

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI): Grants Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

The National Foundation For Medical Research and Innovation is a not-for-profit organisation that is entirely independent. It is not affiliated with any University, Hospital, Government or State body.

The Foundation was incorporated on 3 November 1977, previously as the Sydney Hospital Foundation for Research. The name was changed on the 2nd January 2014 to the National Foundation for Medical Research & Innovation. The Foundation provides support for medical research projects that support our mission.

Funding available

Various depending on Portfolio applied for (between <$100,000-<$200,000 for between 1-3 years)

Eligibility

Funding exclusions:

  • The Foundation will only support the salaries of support staff and not the chief investigator.
  •  Does not include travel or conference expenses or NHMRC or ARC top up grants
  • Does not support companies or projects where the IP is encumbered

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date: Expressions of Interest

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

NFMRI website

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Centres of Research Excellence

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Centres of Research Excellence

Scheme overview

This program is designed to increase the availability and use of research and researchers for the organisations involved in delivering, managing or making policy for health and health care.  

The Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Scheme will provide support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical, population health and health services research.

Funding available

Funding will not exceed $2.5m

Eligibility

  • Open to all researchers in Australia.
  • Researchers based overseas for the duration of the grant cannot be named Chief Investigator A.
  • Higher degree students may be listed as Chief Investigators in exceptional circumstances
  • Chief Investigators may work part-time.

Opening date

19 October 2016

Internal closing date

16 November 2016

External closing date

30 November 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC - Centres of Research Excellence

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Partnership Projects

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Projects

Scheme overview

NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health - Projects (Partnership Projects) will help create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers. This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions and undertake research and also to interpret and implement the findings.
Partnership Projects will answer a specific research question to influence health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.
Applications must be submitted to Research and Innovation Services, who will check all applications for compliance and submit all applications to the NHMRC.

Funding available

  • Projects may be of any duration up to five (5) years
  • Maximum amount of NHMRC funding that may be requested for a single application is $1.5 million.

Eligibility

The eligibility rules for NHMRC and Partner funding are:

  • Applications must be joint submissions from a research agency and one or more policy/practice agencies which are able to contribute 50% of the total value of the research project in cash and/or in kind
  • The level of funding requested from the NHMRC must not exceed the total contribution from partners. Applications that exceed this will be deemed ineligible
  • The maximum level of funding that can be requested from the NHMRC is $1.5M. Applications that exceed this will be deemed ineligible
  • Applicants are free to hold, or apply for, other NHMRC grants during the period of funding offered under this call

Opening date

PRC Round 2 2016: 16 June 2016

PRC Round 1 2017: 18 January 2017

PRC Round 2 2017: 30 March 2017

PRC Round 3 2017: 3 August 2017

Internal closing date

PRC Round 2 2016: 16 November 2016

PRC Round 1 2017: 23 March 2017

PRC Round 2 2017: 27 July 2017

PRC Round 3 2017: 15 November 2017

External closing date

PRC Round 2 2016: 7 December 2016

PRC Round 1 2017: 12 April 2017

PRC Round 2 2017: 16 August 2017

PRC Round 3 2017: 6 December 2017

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC - Partnership Projects

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Development Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grant

Scheme overview

A Development Grant provides funding support to individual researchers, research teams, or a HMR company in partnership with a researcher/s to undertake research at the early proof-of-principle or pre-seed stage.

The Scheme supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service that if applied, would result in improved health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings.

Applications must demonstrate a basic understanding of the process and steps required to move from research to outcomes that can be commercialised, including: the process and steps to a market, the nature of the market; the milestones and risks of the venture; and an understanding of possible means of handling intellectual property connected with the project.

NHMRC does not fund the total cost of research activities and applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources. Applications must declare the source and level of other funding. If the application is deemed fundable, the Development Grant Review Panel (DGRP) will assess the requested budget against the applicant's justification for the budget.

Applications must be submitted to Research and Innovation Services, who will check all applications for compliance and submit all applications to the NHMRC.

Funding available

Various amounts - $15million available in this round

Eligibility

NHMRC Development Grants are available to all researchers, based in Australia, working in any field relevant to health. The role and contribution of each CI must be described in the Development Grant application form.

Opening date

16 November 2016

Internal closing date

11 January 2017

External closing date

1 February 2017

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC -  Development Grants

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): European Union Collaborative Research Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): European Union Collaborative Research Grants

Scheme overview

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)  European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants scheme aims to provide assistance to Australian researchers to participate in multinational research collaborative projects with international researchers that have been selected for funding under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing or the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) calls.
Horizon 2020 is the EU's main instrument for funding research and development and it will run from 2014 to 2020. More information on Horizon 2020 is available on the European Commission Horizon 2020 website.
Projects involving Australian researchers based in Australia that are chosen by the European Commission (EC) for funding, may be eligible for NHMRC support. The following criteria will be considered by the NHMRC when assessing eligible projects research activities, demonstrated area of need, anticipated benefits and collaboration/networking/resource sharing.
Applications must be submitted to Research and Innovation Services, who will check all applications for compliance and submit all applications to the NHMRC.

Funding available

up to $500,000

Eligibility

To be eligible for NHMRC EU Scheme funding commencing 2017:

  • Only applicants successful through the EU process are eligible to apply to NHMRC.
  • All Australian CIs are to be listed on the EU application as key or principal personnel or as participants, and their roles explained. This ensures that the CIs contribution has been peer reviewed as part of the original EU application. Applications that do not list Australian applicants on the EU application will not be eligible, even if they are subsequently listed on the EU grant agreement;
  • The Administering Institution for the NHMRC - EU application must be listed as a Full Partner in the List of Participants in the EU application;
  • Evidence, such as a letter from the EU or the EU grant agreement, which indicates that the relevant EU Horizon 2020 application has been favourably evaluated and/or successfully awarded by the European Commission, must be provided as part of the NHMRC - EU application. Where the EU grant agreement is provided, Australian participants must be listed on the agreement;
  • Only one NHMRC application will be accepted and funded for each successful EU application. NHMRC recognises that an application to the EU may involve more than one Australian researcher. In this situation, those researchers will need to agree to a lead CI(A) and submit a single application. Other Australian researchers listed on the EU application must be identified as CIs in that application;
  • Funding may not be sought where the EU is providing funds for the Australian component;
  • CIs must be based in Australia for the duration of the grant;
  • Applications must have been submitted to the European Commission under:
    • A European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Cooperation call, after the close of the 2013 NHMRC Collaborative Research Grants call; or
    • The following Horizon 2020- Societal Challenges - Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing calls:
      • PHC-01-2014: Understanding health, ageing and disease: determinants, risk factors and pathway
      • PHC-05-2014: Health promotion and disease prevention: translating 'omics' into stratified approaches
      • PHC-06-2014: Evaluating existing screening and prevention programmes
      • PHC-07-2014: Improving the control of infectious epidemics and foodborne outbreaks through rapid identification of pathogens
      • PHC-10-2014: Development of new diagnostic tools and technologies: in vitro devices, assays and platforms
      • PHC-13-2014: New therapies for chronic non-communicable diseases
      • PHC-17-2014: Comparing the effectiveness of existing healthcare interventions in the elderly
      • PHC-23-2014: Developing and comparing new models for safe and efficient, prevention oriented health and care systems
      • PHC-32-2014: Advancing bioinformatics to meet biomedical and clinical needs.
  • Provision of the final EU grant agreement is a condition of funding.
  • Holding an NHMRC - EU Collaborative Research Grant does not affect a CIs ability to hold other NHMRC Grants.

Opening date

January 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC European Union Collaborative Research Grants

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

Scheme overview

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) supports international and interdisciplinary collaborations in research, focusing on chronic non-communicable diseases.

2017 priorities are yet to be identified for this scheme.

Funding available

Approx $1.5m

Eligibility

  • CIA must be based in Australia. Where the work is mainly carried out in low or middle income countries at least one investigator (other than CIA) will be from the country where the work will take place.

Opening date

Early March 2017

Internal closing date

TBA

External closing date

Mid-April 2017

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC - GACD

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Program Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Program Grants

Scheme overview

The NHMRC Program Grants Funding Scheme provides support for teams of researchers, to pursue broadly based, multidisciplinary, collaborative research activity relevant to better health (eg biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research) and is typically for 5 years.
Program Grant recipients will be expected to achieve the following:

  • contribute new knowledge at a leading international level in important areas of health and medical research
  • develop novel ideas and approaches
  • tackle problems for which longer term stable funding is essential
  • develop training and career development opportunities within the team
  • facilitate collaborative use of specialised facilities or expertise
  • pursue interdisciplinary, collaborative goals which would not be possible by working on the program's individual components in isolation of each other.

Funding available

Program Grants are awarded on the basis that recent past achievements are the best indicators of future performance. This is why the selection criteria award 60% of available points to each Chief Investigator's record of research achievement.
The budget for Program Grants is also based on this philosophy. Rather than being based on a detailed budget bid, the budget is focused on awarding a quanta of funding commensurate with the recent record of achievement for each Chief Investigator. This is totalled and awarded as a one-line grant. This provides a flexible funding pool for the team, with the Chief Investigators being responsible for allocation of research resources to the team research program.

Eligibility

It is expected that CIs will:

  • hold a PhD or relevant professional qualification (for example, MBBS, MPH)
  • be at either academic salary Level C or above, be an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow or above, or if otherwise employed be at (or above) a level equivalent to these.
  • have a strong record of achievement in competitive peer-reviewed research or industry supported research
  • in the context of their other commitments, commit sufficient time to ensure the success of the program.
  • The Applicant team must include a minimum of three full time Chief Investigators (CIs). A maximum of 10 Chief Investigators are allowed on a Program Grant.
  • CIs must have one of the following:
    • Australian or New Zealand citizenship 
    • Australian permanent resident status at the time of application
  •  researchers who will be primarily based overseas for the duration of the grant cannot be named as a CI
  • Program Grant holders can apply for a new Program Grant in years 4 and 5 of their existing Program Grant only
  • Program Grant applicant CIs cannot apply for more grants than they are eligible to hold at the time of funding, taking into account any grants already held.

Opening date

22 March 2017

Internal closing date

26 April 2017

External closing date

17 May 2017

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Project Grants

Scheme overview

This is an externally-funded National Competitive Grant scheme. The Project Grants Scheme is the NHMRC's main avenue of support for individuals and small teams of researchers undertaking biomedical, public health and health services research in Australian universities, medical schools, hospitals and other research institutions.

Funding available

There is no specific limit to funding however clear justification within the budget is required.

Eligibility

  • Individuals are limited to holding a maximum of six (6) Project Grants as Chief Investigator (less the number of project grants scheduled to continue in the year any new grants commence.

Opening date

11 January 2017

Internal closing date

15 February 2017 

External closing date

15 March 2017

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC - Project Grants

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Centre of Research Excellence in Type 1 Diabetes 

Grant typeGrant - Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Centre of Research Excellence in Type 1 Diabetes

Scheme overview

JDRF and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) are pleased to announce a continuation of their partnership to fund research on type 1 diabetes research, if sufficient competitive applications are received.

These grants will be awarded under the NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Scheme, through a Special Interest Area in the Clinical Research stream.  

Funding available

up to $2.5 million over five years

Eligibility

The selection criteria for CREs are:

  • generate new knowledge that leads to improved health outcomes
  •  promote effective transfer or research outcomes into health policy and/or practice
  •  develop the health and medical research workforce
  •  facilitate collaboration
  •  record of research and translation achievement, relative to opportunity.

Opening date Expressions Of Interest

November 2016

Opening date Full Application

 

Internal closing date Expression of Interest

 

External closing date Expression of Interest

 

Internal closing date Full Application (invitation only)

 

External closing date Full application (invitation only)

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC-JDRF Centre of Research Excellence

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborative Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Institute for Health Research Collaborative Research Grants

Scheme overview

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has joined with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK to co-fund Collaborative Research Grants as part of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme.
An NHMRC research grant of up to five years duration will be offered to support project work to be conducted by Partner Investigators located in Australia.

Projects must address the following two commissioned research topics: 13/154 - Early warning signs of relapse in schizophrenia 13/155 - Relapse prevention interventions for smoking cessation

Full applications by invitation only based on the success of the proposal.

Funding available

Up to $3m over 5 years

Eligibility

The NIHR HTA programme has the responsibility for administering these research calls and for the assessment of applications.

Applicants should submit an outline research proposal directly to the NIHR HTA Programme in the first instance.

The Chief Investigator may be based in the UK or Australia and it is the responsibility of the Australian team to identify a UK-based collaborator.

Instructions on how to apply, including commissioning briefs for each topic, are available on the HTA Programme website

Australian-based researchers named on successfully shortlisted outline applications reviewed by the HTA Board will be invited to submit an application to NHMRC via the Research Grants Management System (RGMS) in parallel to their full applications to the NIHR HTA Programme.

Opening date Full Application

December 2016

Internal closing date Proposal outline

 

External closing date Proposal outline

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC NIHR Collaborative Research Grants

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National Stroke Foundation: Fostering Future Leader Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Stroke Foundation: Fostering Future Leader Grants

Scheme overview

This grant is to develop leadership skills for early- to mid-career researchers. Examples of ways in which the funding may be used may include, but are not limited to:

  • Travel and associated costs to spend time in a centre of excellence
  • Formal mentoring programs in Australia
  •  Leadership training

Funding available

Up to $10,000

Eligibility

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  •  Demonstrate current high levels of engagement in leadership activities
  •  Have been representatives in a leadership capacity during their research career

Opening date

July 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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National Stroke Foundation

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National Stroke Foundation: Seed Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Stroke Foundation: Seed Grants

Scheme overview

These grants are to conduct pilot or feasibility studies that will be used to inform a larger nationally competitive grant submission (e.g. NHMRC project grants).
Preference will be given to those applications including some, or all, of the following criteria:

  • Innovative projects
  •  Studies investigating priority areas for research as identified in the National Stroke Foundation's Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management (www.strokefoundation.com.au).

Funding available

up to $50,000

Eligibility

  • Preference will be given to mid-career researchers (defined as no more than 10 years post doctorate (from the date of having PhD awarded), 10 years since their higher degree or 15 years since medical graduation.
  • Each grant is to be used for equipment, support personnel such as research assistants or casual help, or other assistance necessary for a specific project.

Opening date

July 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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National Stroke Foundation: Small Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Stroke Foundation: Small Project Grants

Scheme overview

The National Stroke Foundation invites applications for its small project grants. These support research into stroke rehabilitation, services that improve the quality of life or basic biomedical research with relevance to stroke.

Funding available

$20,000

Eligibility

  • Preference will be given to new investigators, either clinicians or neuroscientists, with no more than five years' research experience.
  • Funds may be used for equipment, research assistant salary or other assistance

Opening date

July 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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National Stroke Foundation

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Office for Learning and Teaching: Innovation and Development Grants & Strategic Priority Commissioned Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Office for Learning and Teaching: Innovation and Development Grants and Strategic Priority Commissioned Grants

Scheme overview

The Australian Government has committed $42.8 million in program funding over four years towards the Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PELTHE).

PELTHE is administered by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) in the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Research, Science and Tertiary Education (Innovation); however from 1 July 2016 a new institute will be established to administer these grants.

The PELTHE program consists of a suite of grants, fellowships, awards and networks.

In 2016, $8 million (indicative) has been allocated to Grants programs, comprising the:

  • Innovation and Development program
  • Strategic Priority Projects

Seed Projects and extension grants will no longer be accepted in 2016.

Innovation and Development projects support research, development and innovation related to the enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education.

The Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching program is no longer a program in its own right and has been consolidated into a priority area under Innovation and Development Grants.

Funding available

  • up to $500,000 per innovation and development grant
  • up to $500,000 per strategic priority commissioned grant

This program has the following objectives:

  •  promote and support strategic change in higher education institutions for the enhancement of learning and teaching, and the benefit of the student experience
  •  raise the profile and encourage recognition of the fundamental importance of teaching in higher education institutions and in the general community
  • develop effective mechanisms for the identification, development, dissemination and embedding of good individual and institutional practice in learning and teaching in Australian higher education
  • develop and support reciprocal national and international arrangements for the purpose of sharing and benchmarking learning and teaching processes
  • develop and enhance a deep understanding and knowledge of the learning process appropriate to the disciplines being taught
  • build leadership capacity in ways that promote and advance learning and teaching in Australia higher education.

 Priority areas include:

  • assessment,
  • curriculum design,
  • student diversity,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • leadership and internationalisation.

Eligibility

There will be 1 round only in 2016; an EOI is no longer required only full applications will be accepted.   All applications must be submitted for internal review via teaching.awards.grants@unisa.edu.au and only successful applications endorsed by the Provost will be sent to OLT.

Opening date

August 2016

Internal closing date

20 October 2016 to teaching.awards.grants@unisa.edu.au

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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Physiotherapy Board of South Australia: Research Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Physiotherapy Board of South Australia: Research Grant

Scheme overview

The grant is offered for research to be conducted in South Australia for the health and welfare of all South Australians. The grant will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit and the relevance of the research to safe and professional practice that protects, and is valued by, the consumer / public.

Funding available

$21,000

Eligibility

  • One active member of the research team must be a registered physiotherapist residing and practising in South Australia for the duration of the grant.
  • Applicant may be new or experienced researcher

Opening date

February 2017

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Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Seeding Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Seeding Grants

Scheme overview

The Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) Seeding Grants are for new researchers working on new or established clinical research projects.

The purpose of PRF Seeding Grants is to help new researchers begin a research career.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Applications are considered on the basis of scientific merit rather than the applicant's research record.
  • Inexperienced researchers are advised that collaboration with an associate investigator who has current experience in the relevant research area will enhance the likelihood of a project receiving PRF funding.

Opening date

February 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Tagged Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Tagged Grants

Scheme overview

The Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) Tagged Grants are for researchers working on new or established research projects in the specific area of physiotherapy nominated by the sponsor.

The purpose of PRF Tagged Grants is to support research that contributes to the science and practice of physiotherapy. Applications are considered on the basis of scientific merit and the likelihood of the project meeting its objectives, including preparation of a publishable manuscript, within the stated timeframes

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Applications are considered on the basis of scientific merit rather than the applicant's research record.
  • Inexperienced researchers are advised that collaboration with an associate investigator who has current experience in the relevant research area will enhance the likelihood of a project receiving PRF funding.

Opening date

July 2017

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Premier's Research Industry Fund: Catalyst Research Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Premier's Research Industry Fund: Catalyst Research Grant

Scheme overview

The Premier's Research and Industry Fund Catalyst Research Grants provides funding to support South Australian scientific and technological research project being performed by an Early Career Researcher in collaboration with an industry partner or end user group.

The alignment of the research activity to one or more of South Australia's priority areas (www.priorities.sa.gov.au).

Objectives are to:

  • Seek solutions for complex and significant problems that are relevant to one or more of South Australia's strategic priorities.
  •  Generate new or strengthen existing collaborations between early career researchers and an industry partner or end-user group.
  • Provide the opportunity for Early Career Researchers to participate in professional development that enhances their industry and business related skills.
  •  Enable Early Career Researchers to engage in leading-edge research.
  • Improve South Australia's capacity to leverage funding from Commonwealth programs or industry sources.

Funding available

  • $30,000 for 2 years maximum. The administering institution must provide matched cash funding to be used directly for the research program.
  • Requests for DVC:R&I co-investment to be submitted to Craig Hill by 17 February 2015.

Eligibility

  • Applications are open to Early Career Researchers employed by a South Australian based public or private research organisation, including universities, research institutes, and Commonwealth research organisations.
  •  An Early Career Researcher is defined as a person who has completed a PhD within the previous eight years, and will be employed in a funded research position at the Administering Organisation for the duration of the Grant.
  •  Applications must have at least one existing or proposed industry partner or end user group.
  • Applications must also involve input from a researcher in a discipline different to that of the Early Career Researcher or another research institution.
  •  For Early Career Researchers with over five years since the completion of their PhD, one of the above collaborators must be a new partner who has not previously been involved in the proposed collaborative research.
  • Applications must be endorsed by the DVCR.

Opening date

Scheme currently under review

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Premier's Research Industry Fund: South Australian Collaboration Pathways Program

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Premier's Research Industry Fund: South Australian Collaboration Pathways Program

Scheme overview

The Premier's Research and Industry Fund Collaboration Pathways Program provides funding to support both established and early stage South Australian based collaborations that are or planning to undertake leading-edge and potentially transformational research and development.

Proposals are encouraged that have outputs that relate directly to South Australia's priority areas (www.priorities.sa.gov.au).

Objectives are:

  • To develop innovative, high quality, collaborative research activities that address the most challenging national and State research priorities.
  • Build larger scale or accelerated research programs of strategic importance to South Australia.
  •  Creating opportunities for transfer of knowledge, technologies, products and services that facilitate industry and/or community benefits.
  •  Foster and build critical mass and key research capabilities in South Australia by attracting and retaining world-class researchers and highly qualified personnel, including promising research students.

Funding available

$500,000 maximum for up to 4 years

Eligibility

  • Collaborations must include an industry partner, a research institution, government agencies, end-users and other partner organisations.
  • Applications must identify a purpose and end goal for the proposed collaboration which can include becoming self-sufficient by applying for significant research funds.
  •  To improve the competitiveness of South Australian research collaborations both nationally and internationally.
  • All collaborations must be support by additional co-investment from the Administering Organisation and other collaborating organisation(s) to a level that matches or exceeds the amount of funds being sought. This investment can be made up of either cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Opening date

Scheme currently under review

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Premier's Research Industry Fund: International Research Grant Program

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Premier's Research Industry Fund: International Research Grant Program

Scheme overview

The Premier's Research and Industry Fund International Research Grants supports South Australian scientific and technological research being conducted with an international partner and secondly, target research activities with tangible outputs that are of benefit to the South Australian economy.

Proposals are encouraged that have outputs that relate directly to South Australia's priority areas (www.priorities.sa.gov.au).

Objectives are:

  • Seek solutions for complex problems of direct relevance to South Australia.
  •  Support existing or new collaborations conducting leading-edge research between South Australian and international research organisations in areas of strategic importance to the State.
  •  Facilitate local researchers access to global research and development networks, including providing opportunities for the next generation of researchers.
  •  Develop new and increase existing research and industry capabilities and capacity within South Australia.
  • Improve South Australia's researcher's ability to successfully leverage Commonwealth, industry or other competitive research funding.

Funding available

$100,000 maximum per year for up to 4 years maximum.

Eligibility

  • Applications are open to South Australian based public or private research, educational or other organisations (including universities, research institutes, and Commonwealth research organisations).
  •  The organisation submitting the application will be the Administering Organisation.
  • Funding applications must name at least one existing or proposed international collaborative partner. This partner can be a public or private research organisation or institute, university or business with significant research and development capacity.

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Scheme currently under review

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Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): Clinical Scientist Awards

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): Clinical Scientist Awards

Scheme overview

The Clinician Scientist Award aims to support outstanding, clinically qualified professionals who have gained a PhD in health research, to combine their clinical career with a research career and establish themselves as independent researchers in the field of prostate cancer.

The research proposed must be in the area of prostate cancer and may address any of the broad areas of prostate cancer research, including prostate cancer biology, treatment, diagnosis, service delivery, survivorship and prevention. Basic, translational, clinical and population-based studies in any of these research areas are appropriate.

Funding available

$450,000 over three years

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • have a PhD in health or medical research in addition too their medical qualifications
  • have 6 months to 3 years of post-PhD of research experience
  • devote 50% of their working time too research for the duration of award
  • be an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency and be based in Australia for the duration of the grant

Opening date

March 2017

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Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): John Mills Young Investigator Award

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): John Mills Young Investigator Award

Scheme overview

The prestigious John Mills Young Investigator Award was established in 2013, in recognition of the outstanding contribution of Professor John Mills AO to PCFA as Chairman of PCFA's Research Program (2007-2013).

One of the major objectives of this award is to capture some of the most promising, talented scientists and foster career development at the postdoctoral level.

The research proposed must be in the area of prostate cancer and may address any of the broad areas of prostate cancer research, including prostate cancer biology, treatment, diagnosis, survivorship and prevention. Basic, translational, clinical and/or population-based studies in any of these research areas are appropriate.

Funding available

$100,000 for one year ($80,000 salary + $20,000 consumables)

Eligibility

Applicants must, at the time of application:

  •  hold a PhD
  •  have 1-3 ( and no more than three) years of working experience in cancer or/and prostate cancer research. If applicable, evidence of career disruption must be provided
  •  provide evidence of working within a research group
  •  be an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency in Australia and must be based in Australia for the duration of the grant
  •  demonstrate that they will have access to the facilities needed for the proposed research and will be in a research environment that will support their development in accordance with the aims of this award.

Opening date

March 2017

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Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): New Concept Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): New Concept Grant

Scheme overview

The New Concept Grant program of PCFA has two main objectives:

  • To encourage rigorous proposals from established prostate cancer researchers who seek funding for new research directions (research that is not already part of their current research program) that will provide direct, tangible benefits to patients with prostate cancer relatively quickly and
  • To encourage senior, distinguished scientists with a strong track record of research, not working in the field of prostate cancer, who have innovative ideas or hypotheses, or novel expertise or techniques, to use them to answer important questions about prostate cancer.

Funding available

$100,000 for 12 months

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • hold a PhD or relevant equivalent degree in health and/or medical research
  •  have held an academic appointment for more than 5 years in cancer and/or prostate cancer research
  •  be an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency in Australia and must be based in Australia for the duration of the grant
  •  demonstrate that they will have access to the facilities needed for the proposed research and will be in a research environment that will support their development in accordance with the aims of this award.

Opening date

March 2017

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Ramaciotti Foundation: Biomedical Research Award

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Ramaciotti Foundation: Biomedical Research Award

Scheme overview

This grant is awarded every two years to a group or individual undertaking biomedical research within universities, public hospitals, medical research institutes or other similar organisations.

The award funds projects including personnel, equipment, major infrastructure improvements or new laboratories that help an existing, well-funded program of research or enable a major new program to begin. Traditionally, it funds a need that would not attract funding elsewhere.
The 2017 Award is open to submissions from NSW applicants only.

The 2019 Award will be open to submissions from all states (excluding NSW).

Funding available

$1million biennial

Eligibility

Each organisation is allowed one submission per department, up to a maximum of three per administering organisation. Short-listed organisations are then invited by the SAC to submit a full proposal.

Opening date

February 2017

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Ramaciotti Foundation: Health Investment Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Ramaciotti Foundation: Health Investment Grant

Scheme overview

Ramaciotti Health Investment grants are awarded to individuals in universities, public hospitals or institutes for a contribution towards the undertaking of health or medical research with the potential path to clinical application within five years. A Health Investment grant is intended to provide enabling research support for an autonomous early career investigator who is taking, or has recently taken, a substantive position.
Grants are awarded by Perpetual, Trustee of the Foundations, on the recommendation of a dedicated Scientific Advisory Committee.

Funding available

up to $150,000 (matched funding from the host institution)

Eligibility

Applicants:

  • must not have more than 10 years post-doctoral experience as at 1 January 2016.
  • The applicant must be the leading investigator of the proposed project and be in, or starting, a full-time position with an appointment of at least three years terminating no earlier than 31 December 2019.
  • All applicants must be able to start the project no later than 1 July 2017. The grant must be fully expended within three years of the receipt of the grant.

Opening date

1 March 2017

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Rebecca L Cooper Medical Foundation Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Foundation Grant

Scheme overview

The Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation is a private, self funded medical research body whose resolve is the promotion and encouragement of medical research into all fields of the medical sciences, throughout Australia. The Foundation meets its goals by annually giving research grants within an ever widening group of research categories that it decides to support.
Grants will be awarded in the fields notified; Brain Sciences, Diabetes, Geriatrics, Lung Disease (other than cancer), Rheumatology, Vision Sciences and the medical application of Genetic Research.

Funding available

Up to the value of $25,000 and is primarily for equipment related to research projects but may be used for other tangibles (e.g. therapeutic or imaging markers, software etc.)

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be located in Australia
  • be employed by a research institution, and
  • undertaking post-doctoral research

Opening date

1 August annually

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Research Australia: Movember Foundation: Mental Health Grants: Pre Proposals

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Research Australia: Movember Foundation: Mental Health Grants: Pre Proposals

Scheme overview

The Movember Foundation is seeking proposals from organisations that wish to collaboratively develop new mental health projects that will contribute to change at the population level, with a specific focus on prevention, early intervention and stigma reduction.
Proposals should address one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Creating mentally healthy workplaces and workers
  • Strengthening the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys
  • Reducing the number of men and boys who die by suicide
  • Strengthening social and emotional skills in young men and boys

This is an exceptional opportunity for the Australian mental health community, and beyond, to achieve significant results on boys and mens mental health.

Only successful pre proposal applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

Funding available

$500,000-$1M for up to three years for each grant

Eligibility

Each grant will have:

  • A lead organisation and a project leader(s): the project leader must be an established leader with the requisite leadership skills and experience.
  •  The lead organisation and project leader must be based in Australia.
  • International collaborations are encouraged.
  •  Additional project members, who collectively have an extensive record of success and are creative and original in their approach to boys and men's mental health challenges.
  •  Representation from across Australia (a minimum of 3 states and territories) and from different professional area backgrounds is strongly preferred.
  •  A robust evaluation plan, ideally done in combination with a specialist who has extensive experience and credentials in program evaluation to ensure knowledge transfer and future project sustainability - sufficient budget should be allocated in recognition of the importance of this component.
  •  Knowledge translation plan, outlining how the new knowledge produced as a result of the project will be shared with others and disseminated broadly.

Opening date

CLOSED

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Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation - Clinical Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation - Clinical Project Grants 2016

Scheme overview

These Awards are administered through the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee with the aim of supporting clinically relevant research at The Royal Adelaide Hospital campus by new clinical investigators under the auspices of the Hanson Institute.

Clinical projects are defined as "projects that centre on groups of patients or other human subjects, individuals with informative clinical problems or are physiological or epidemiological in scope". The involvement of patients can be at the level of correlations between clinical observations and laboratory or pathology findings, or observed effects of specific therapeutic interventions.

Funding available

$50,000 maximum for one year

Eligibility

  • These Awards are intended to support research of clinical relevance.
  • The project must be carried out on the RAH campus.
  • The investigator should have a proven track record of performing innovative research.
  • Collaboration between scientists and clinicians will be encouraged.
  • pre marketing or post marketing studies of pharmaceutical agents under patent, studies using animal models and studies supporting PhD or higher research degrees will not normally be funded under this grant program

Opening date

July 2016

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Safework SA: Workplace Health and Safety Grants Program: Commissioned Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

WHS Grants Program: Commissioned Research Grants

Scheme overview

Commissioned Research Grants are to assist South Australian university-based or independent researchers to undertake applied research with the ultimate aim of prevention of workplace injury and illness in South Australia.

In addition to SafeWork SA's open call for research proposals that address the priority industries and issues identified in the WHS Research Strategy for SafeWork SA - 2015 (pdf 157kb), and the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012 - 2022 (pdf 1.3mb), proposals to address the following specific research topics will be given a high priority:

Funding available

Total funding pool: $650,000

Eligibility

  • The applicant must have at least one discussion with the most relevant available officer at SafeworkSA before submitting an application, to identify a SafeworkSA subject liaison officer.
  • Each project will have a Steering Committee, one member of which will be the SafeworkSA subject liaison officer
  • Applications must be based on the CRG2015 Application Template, which is available on the 'WHS Commissioned Research Grants' page of the SafeworkSA website

Opening date

August 2016

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Safework SA: Workplace Health and Safety Grants Program: Linkage Project Support Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

WHS Grants Program: Linkage Project Support Grants

Scheme overview

Linkage Project Support Grants are provided to university researchers to leverage SafeWork SA WHS grants funding in support of major research projects that will obtain most of their funding from the ARC. Interstate and international collaboration is encouraged.

Funding available

Total funding pool: $100,000

Eligibility

  • Projects must be conducted mainly in South Australia, with benefits for South Australian workplaces
  • Nominated Project Managers are to be based in South Australia
  • The authorities to conduct all contract negotiations on behalf of the applicant organisations reside in South Australia

Opening date

Program currently under review

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External closing date

3 months prior to the ARC Linkage Project closing date

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Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Research and Development Grants 2016

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Research and Development Grants 2016

Scheme overview

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) offer various funding opportunities through Research and Development Grants in 2016 including:

1. Novartis Pharmacoeconomics Grant 2016 2. Pfizer Pharmacy Grant 2016 3. Hospira Young Pharmacist Grant 2016 4. Celgene Cancer Care Research Grant 2016

Each opportunity has further information listed on the website.

Funding available

1. $5,000 2. $5,000 3. $10,000 4. $10,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months current membership with SHPA and
  • be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to hospital pharmacy practice
  •  Applications will not be considered from previous grant recipients who have grant reports outstanding
  • A complete list of general and mandatory conditions for grant applicants is available at the SHPA website for each funding opportunity

Opening date

August 2016

Internal closing date

23 September 2016 

External closing date

30 September 2016

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Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Grant for Research on Safety and Quality

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Safety and Quality Research Grant

Scheme overview

The focus of the grant will be safety and quality of medicines use in hospitals and the research is to be undertaken in 2014-15.

The successful applicant will be expected to present their findings at a national conference.

 The application will not be considered unless two complete referee reports are received by the due date.

A cover letter of ~500 words is required for this application outlining the following:

  • The potential impact of the project on patient safety in hospitals or the intended improvement in the quality use of medicines.
  • Benefits of the project to the hospital pharmacy profession.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months current membership with SHPA and
  • be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to hospital pharmacy practice
  •  Applications will not be considered from previous grant recipients who have grant reports outstanding
  •  The course must commence within 12 months of notification of a successful application
  • A complete list of general and mandatory conditions for grant applicants is available at the SHPA website at http://www.shpa.org.au/R-and-D-Grants/SHPA-Grants

Opening date

1 August annually

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Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Sanofi Pamela Nieman Continuum of Care Research Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Sanofi Pamela Nieman Continuum of Care Research Grant

Scheme overview

Sanofi is pleased to offer this research grant to enable specific research into processes and outcomes that optimise medication management across the health care continuum. The research should focus on the evaluation of strategies and / or education that facilitate improved continuity of care and should highlight the role of the pharmacist in this important area.
Chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, vascular disease (including venous thromboembolism) or cancer may form the basis of the research. The APAC "Guiding principles to achieve continuity in medication management" (July 2005) have relevance to this research.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months current membership with SHPA and
  • be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to hospital pharmacy practice
  • Applications will not be considered from previous grant recipients who have grant reports outstanding
  • The course must commence within 12 months of notification of a successful application
  • A complete list of general and mandatory conditions for grant applicants is available at the SHPA website at http://www.shpa.org.au/R-and-D-Grants/SHPA-Grants

Opening date

June 2017

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Sports Medicine Australia: Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Sports Medicine Australia: Research Grants

Scheme overview

The SMA Research Foundation has been established to provide support to young postgraduate researchers engaged in sports medicine and disease prevention research.
SMA Research Grants are designed to support research conducted by postgraduate students and postgraduate practitioners for the purpose of advancing research in sports medicine and its relationship with disease prevention.

Funding Available

Up to $2,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a professional or student member of Sports Medicine Australia.
  • Preference will be given to new and emerging researchers* conducting research related to the SMA Discipline fields (i.e. Sports Dietitian, Sports Doctor, Sports Physician, Sports Physiotherapist, Sports Podiatrist, Sports Psychologist, Sport Scientist)

*New and emerging researchers have no more than 3 years post-doctoral experience at the time of submitting their application

Opening date

June 2017

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Susan G Komen: Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR): Pre Applications

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Susan G Komen: Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR): Pre Applications

Scheme overview

CCR Grants provide unique opportunities for scientists who have held faculty positions for no more than six years at the time of full application to achieve research independence.

CCR grants provide support for hypothesis-driven research projects that have significant potential to advance our understanding of breast cancer, lead to reductions in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality, and move us toward the goal of a world without breast cancer. There are two research focus areas:

  •  Basic/Translational Research and
  • Clinical Research
Funding Available

$150,000 per year for up to 3 years

Eligibility

 

Opening date

May 2017

Internal closing date

N/A

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The Repat Foundation: 2015/16 Annual Grants Program

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

The Repat Foundation: 2015/16 Annual Grants Program

Scheme overview

The Repat Foundation Inc, based at the Repatriation General Hospital, exists to enhance the lives of current and future Veterans, through the funding of vital medical research into conditions that affect Veterans. The Foundation also funds projects and equipment that will benefit Veterans and patients receiving services from the Repatriation General Hospital.

The Board of The Repat Foundation Inc is pleased to announce the call for applications for its 2015-16 Medical Research and Veteran Support Project Grants.

Funding available

$165,000 will be available in four categories: (only category B, C & D applicable to UniSA researchers)

  • Repatriation General Hospital based research projects (Category A)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mental Health (Category B)
  • Defence and Veterans' Health research project (Category C)
  • Prabha Seshadri Research Grant (Category D)
  • Repatriation General Hospital - Veteran Support Projects (Category E)

Applications are especially encouraged for:

  • Projects that have demonstrable benefits to the defence and Veteran population.
  • Funding pilot studies to support a subsequent larger application to other funding bodies.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be employed by a SA research institution either full-time or part-time
  • Projects should focus on medical research associated with the health and well-being of Veterans.

Opening date

June 2016

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University of South Australia: Strategic Research Infrastructure Round

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Strategic Research Infrastructure Round

Scheme overview

The University has decided to create a $1 million fund for research infrastructure in 2015. This funding will be awarded competitively via the Strategic Research Infrastructure Round.

The intent of this scheme is to build the University's research infrastructure to further enhance our research capacity and to attract research partners and external investment. Infrastructure supported will be aligned to the University's Research Themes and Research Vision.

Funding Available

Between $20,000 - $100,000 per grant

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

  • The grants do not cover expenses such as maintenance, building works and costs associated with preparation of a lab space. No further central support will be provided beyond the initial infrastructure expense.
  • All purchases must be made in accordance with the University's procurement procedures.
  • Only one application is allowed per researcher.
  • PVC (or delegate) endorsement is required.

Opening date

August 2016

Internal closing date

N/A

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N/A

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Wound Management Innovation CRC (WMI CRC): Research Grants: Expressions of Interest

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Wound Management Innovation CRC Research Grants: Expressions of Interest

Scheme overview

The Wound Management Innovation CRC (WMI CRC) was formed on July 1, 2010 with 23 participants and $108 million dollars of cash and in-kind contributions including the Commonwealth's cash contribution ($27.93 million over 8 years).

This joint venture has brought together the best of industry, academia and End-user organisations with the aims of:

  • Alleviating the suffering of people with chronic and/or intractable wounds;
  •  Improving wound prevention;
  •  Reducing the cost of providing healthcare to wounds patients;
  •  Facilitating implementation of evidence-based best practice, particularly in the community setting;
  •  Development of new diagnostic, treatment and management options and pathways;
  •  Creating data, tools and systems that enable better patient management at a lower cost;
  •  Building an Internationally-recognized consortium of wound researchers;
  •  Creating a new generation of wound researchers, educators and trainers.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Primary selection criteria is:

  • clinical relevance
  • quality of science and
  • requirement to deliver on all contracted outputs

Other selection criteria are:

  • timeline for delivery of impact
  •  end-user support
  •  potential for IP development
  •  team track record
  •  financial commitment required to progress the research into commercial development or clinic utilisation.

Opening date

February 2017

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