Research Project Support

Alport Foundation: Research Awards

AMP Tomorrow Fund: Grants

Anver Pancreatic Cancer Foundation: Accelerator Grants and Innovation 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

Australia-China Council (ACC): Grants

Australia-India Business Council: Women & Leadership Australia grants

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

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 Genomics Health Alliance: Cancer Flagship Projects

Australian Government CRC Projects (CRC-P): Grants

Australian Government Department of Health: Dementia and Aged Care Services Research and Innovation Funding Round

Australian Government: Endeavour Leadership Program

Australian Government: Global Connection Fund:

Australian Government: Global Innovation Linkages program - Round 2

Australian Research Council (ARC):

Australian Respiratory Council:  Harry Windsor Research Grant

Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation (ARHRF): Mental Health Research Grants

Beat Cancer Projects:

Brain Foundation Research Gifts

Bupa Health Foundation Grants

Cancer Australia: Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative

Cancer Council NSW: Pathways to a Cancer-Free Future Grants

Capstone Editing: Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation: Project Grant

Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Grants

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

Coca-Cola Australia Community Grants

Conventions Adelaide: Grant Award Program

CSIRO: ON Prime accelerator grants

Dementia Australia Research Foundation:

Dementia Collaborative Research Centres: Project Grants

Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Diabetes Australia Research

Diabetes SA: Research Grants

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): Ferring IBD Clinical Project Awards

Heart Foundation of Australia:

Heart Foundation of South Australia: Tom Simpson Trust Fund

Heartkids Australia: Grants-in-Aid

HCF Research Foundation: Health Services Research

Ian Potter Foundation

Ignite SA: Triple 10 Research Grant

InnoHealth Australia: Call for innovative healthcare proposals

Innovative Manufacturing CRC: Research Project 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:

Lung Foundation Australia:

Medical Research Future Fund: Competitive Grant Opportunities

Microba: Microbiome Research Grant

Motor Neurone Disease Institute of Australia (MND): Innovator Grants

MS Research Australia:

Nancy and Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Fund

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF): Investigator Initiated Research Scheme

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (CBCF): Collaborative Initiative

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF): Research Collaboration Initiative

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

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) & Mason Foundation: Alzheimer's Disease Grant Round EOIs

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC):

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Targeted Call for Research (TCR)

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)-NIH: BRAIN Initiative Collaborative Research Grants

National Health and Medical Research Council National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR): Implementation of Dementia Research into Clinical Practice and Care

National Stroke Foundation

NeuroSurgical Research Foundation: Research Grants

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund: Research Grants

Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF):

Prostate Foundation of Australia (PFA):

Ramaciotti Foundation:

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation:

Red Nose and Cure Kids (New Zealand): Trans-Tasman Research Grants

Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre: Seeding Grants

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation - Clinical Research Grants

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR): Research Grant

Royal Society of SA: Small Research Grant Scheme

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia:

South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre: Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grants

Sports Medicine Australia Research Grants

Stroke Foundation: Clinical research grants 2019

Susan G Komen: Career Catalyst Research Grants (CCR)

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF):

The Mason Foundation: ME/CFS research grants

The Repat Foundation: The Road Home 2017 Grants 

University of South Australia: Research Themes Investment Scheme 2018

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

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Alport Foundation of Australia - Research Awards

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Alport Foundation of Australia - Research Awards

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 2019

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

30 April annually

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Alport Foundation website

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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 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

AMP Tomorrow Fund

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 Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation: Innovation Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Anver Pancreatic Cancer Foundation: Innovation Grants

Scheme overview

Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is the only foundation exclusively dedicated to
pancreatic cancer in Australia. It aims to support innovative, translational, quality research
and programs within the pancreatic cancer field.

The objective of the Innovation Grants are:

  • Support established scientists and/or early career researchers to develop preliminary data necessary to support pursuit of additional funding in subsequent years; and
  • Encourage and retain talented skilled individuals in the field of pancreatic cancer.

Funding available

Innovation Grants: $100,000 for 1 year

Eligibility

International collaborations by Australiana research organisiation are permitted and strongly supported by the Foundation. This is conditional on:

  • The Applicant (Organisation) is Australian
  • The PI residing in Australia
  • No more than 25% of the funded research is conducted overseas - this includes subcontracted services
  • Intellectual peroperty will rest with the Australian research organisation and be in accordance with the Standard terms. 

Opening date

June 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation website

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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

March 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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

April 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Arthritis Australia

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Asthma Australia: National Asthma Research Program 2017-18

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Asthma Australia: National Asthma Research Program 2017-18

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

No call in 2017 due to merger of Asthma Australia, National Asthma Council and State Asthma foundations.

Internal closing date Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date Expressions of Interest

 

External date for Full Applications by invitation only

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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

Internal closing date

24 October 2018 

External closing date

31 October 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

APERF website

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Australia-China Council (ACC): Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australia-China Council (ACC): Grants

Scheme overview

The Australia-China Council (ACC) is the Australian Government’s advisory and funding body dedicated to strengthening of cultural, education, business, and more broadly, people-to-people relations between Australia and China.

Through our annual competitive grants program, the Australia-China Council supports projects across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Australia that broaden and strengthen Australia-China relations in education, business, culture and the arts.

Australia-China Council grants provide funding of up to $40,000 for innovative proposals relevant to the objectives of the Australia-China Council Strategic Plan 2014-18).

Funding available

$5,000-$40,000

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian or permanent resident
  • Be an Australian entity with an ABN or ACN
  • Provide a Letter of support endorsed by RIS
  • Provide evidence of approval for any UniSA contributions

Opening date

February 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

DFAT website

 

Australia-India Business Council: Women's Leadership Development Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australia India Business Council: Women's Leadership Development Grants

Scheme overview

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders throughout Australia.

Funding available

Between $3,000-$8,000 as partial scholarships to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

Eligibility

  • Experienced senior and executive leaders are eligible to apply for an $8,000 scholarship to assist their participation in the Advanced Leadership Program (ALP)
  • Mid-level managers are eligible to apply for a $4,000 scholarship to assist their participation in the Executive Ready program (WER)
  • Early career managers are eligible to apply for a $3,000 scholarship to assist their participation in the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program (ALPP)

Please note: All scholarships are partial scholarships which cover a percentage of the total program fee. For details on full program fees please check the WLA website.

Opening date

July 2019 

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Women and Leadership Australia

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Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Scheme overview

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) is a platform for bilateral collaboration in science, jointly managed and funded by the governments of Australia and India.

Funding available

$500,00-$1m for up to 3 years

Eligibility

The Australian applicant must:

  • be an eligible research organisation 
  • seek support for international collaborative research activities in a priority area specified by the Department
  • have at least one Indian partner which as submitted a corresponding application
  • not be seekding funds for activities previously funded of currently funded by the Australian Governtment 
  • provide a letter of support endorsed by RIS
  • provide evidence of approval for any UniSA contributions

Opening date

October 2018 

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

AISRF 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

August 2019

Internal closing date

 
External closing date (EOI):  

External closing date

September 2019  

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Army Research Scheme

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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 RM 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 (3 x $5,000)

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

February 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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

Australian Cancer Research Foudnation (ACRF) provides grants for scientific equipment and other technologies as well as the establishment of capital works and facilities and national enterprises in support of all aspects of cancer research.

ACRF is a ‘seed’ funding body and is therefore interested in applications for larger scale research projects with value over and above the amount sought directly from ACRF. We expect applicants 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

Amounts between $1.5m and $5m

Eligibility

  • Applicants should include evidence of how any funds granted by ACRF will be leveraged to source additional funds
  • Applications should include evidence for professional management of the equipment of facilities being funded
  • Applications featuring multi-disciplinary teams working collaboratively are encouraged

Opening date

February 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

ACRF website

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

Grant typeGrant:

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

August 2018

Internal closing date: Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date: Expressions of Interest

November 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

ACH2

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Australian Genomics Health Alliance: Cancer Flagship Projects EOIs

Grant typeGrant:

Funding opportunity

Australian Genomics Health Alliance: Cancer Flagship Projects EOIs

Scheme overview

Australian Genomics is now inviting expressions of interest for one or two Cancer Flagship projects, to commence in 2018 and run for two years 2018-2020.

Australian Genomics has implemented a program of research to demonstrate how the application of genomic data impacts the care of patients across a range of disorders. Our clinical flagships are central to this research model; they are nationally coordinated projects, founded in clinical practice and drive data through our programs to enable real-time evaluation of the impact of genomics on patient care. 

Funding available

Contact Program Manager tiffany.boughtwood@mcri.edu.au for further information 

Eligibility

 

Opening date

February 2019

Internal closing date:

 

External closing date:

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Australian Genomics website 

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Australian Government CRC Projects (CRC-P): Grants

Grant typeGrant:

Funding opportunity

Australian Government CRC Projects (CRC-P): Grants

Scheme overview

Applications are now open for the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps) 5th selection round. The CRC-P funding stream supports short term, industry-identified and industry-led collaborative research projects that will solve problems for industry and deliver tangible outcomes and commercial benefits. 

Funding available

up to $3m over 3 years (matched funding required)

Eligibility

Collaborations from all industry sectors, research disciplines and community sectors can apply.

A lead participant (that is an industry identity) must submit the application. The collaboration must, at a minimum include:

  • two Australian industry organisations including at least one small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • one Australian research organisation

Opening date

February 2019

Internal closing date:

 

External closing date:

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

CRC-P website

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Australian Government Department of Health: Dementia and Aged Care Services Research and Innovation Funding Round

Grant typeGrant:

Funding opportunity

Australian Government Department of Health: Dementia and Aged Care Services Research and Innovation Funding Round

Scheme overview

The Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Fund is an Australian Government initiative to strengthen the capacity of the aged care sector to deliver quality care and services. DACS is designed to better support activities that respond to existing and emerging challenges including:

  • dementia care
  • services targeting LGBTI and CALD people, and
  • special measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The 2016 DACS Research and Innovation funding round is an open, competitive funding round under the DACS Fund to provide funding up until 30 June 2019 to support innovative projects in six priority areas:

  • support for existing and emerging challenges in dementia
  • better support for services targeting people from diverse backgrounds
  • developments that support innovation in aged care
  • support for activities focussing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • capital support for activities focussing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and
  • seed funding for adaptive technology projects to enable consumers to stay in their own home.

Funding available

$311m allocated over 4 years to 30 June 2019 

Eligibility

Applications to the DACS Fund are open to individual organisations or companies, partnerships, consortia and alliances. 

Opening date

Not available in 2018

Internal closing date:

 

External closing date:

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

DACS website

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Australian Government: Endeavour Leadership Program

Grant typeGrant:

Funding opportunity

Australian Government: Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP)

Scheme overview

The ELP is the Australian Government's two-way mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development with Australia's priority partner countries. The ELP supports Australia's first National Strategy for International Education 2025, which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia as a global leader in education, training and research, through making transformative partnerships, and expanding student, education and training professional and research mobility.
 
The ELP provides opportunities for established and emerging leaders to undertake a global mobility experience within their study, research or professional field.
 
Endeavour Leaders will have the opportunity to build enduring international networks, strengthen education and research engagement between Australia and priority countries, and enhance Australia's commercial success and economic prosperity.
 
Funding will support high performing individuals, tertiary providers and their students from around the globe the opportunity to undertake study, professional development or research and increase their expertise in their field.

Under the new ELP there are two differing funding opportunities with differing financial benefits – one for Institutions to apply for and one for Individual Endeavour Leaders. These funding opportunities will assist undergraduate and postgraduate study, vocational education and training and professional development.

Funding available

The Australian Government will provide $119 million to the ELP over the next four years.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, you must apply as an Individual Endeavour Leader or Applicant Institution.

Individual applicants must:

  • not be undertaking their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency
  • Australian Individual Endeavour Leaders must not undertake their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency
  • International Individual Endeavour Leaders must undertake their activity in Australia and not hold citizenship/dual citizenship or be a permanent resident of Australia
  • be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity
  • not be in receipt of any other Australian Government sponsored mobility, scholarship or fellowship benefits
  • for Postgraduate or VET Leadership Activities, be undertaking an award course under the Australian Qualifications Framework at an Australian (Home or Host) organisation. The organisation must be either an approved Higher Education Provider (HEP) or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • these Endeavour Leaders may not undertake their study at an Australian university campus or Australian organisation offshore

Applicant Institutions must:

  • be an approved Higher Education Provider (HEP) or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO); and
  • have participating Students aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity.

Recipient Institutions must use ELP funding for the sole purpose of providing payments directly to their enrolled Students to enable their participation in a Project. Recipient Institutions are responsible for assessing enrolled Student’s eligibility and determining how eligible Students are chosen to receive funding.

Recipient institutions must be able to demonstrate that the process used to select students is fair, independent and transparent. The Applicant/Recipient Institution must provide this evidence to the department on request.

Opening date

20 September 2018

Internal closing date: Eligibility test

 9 November 2018

External closing date: Eligibility test

 15 November 2018

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Endeavour Leadership Program

 

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

Grant typeGrant:

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

May 2019

Internal closing date: Eligibility test

 

External closing date: Eligibility test

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Australian Govt NISA website

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Australian Government: Global Innovation Linkages program - Round 2

Grant typeGrant:

Funding opportunity

AusIndustry: Global Innovation Linkages program - Round 2

Scheme overview

​The program provides funding for business and researchers to collaborate with global partners on research and development projects. Projects must focus on priority areas and priority economies (listed under the eligibility criteria). The program will support projects focused on developing high quality products, services or processes that will respond to industry challenges.

Funding available

​Funding of up to AU$1 million (this excludes GST) per project over a maximum of four years.

Eligibility

The project must:

  • have a lead organisation and project partners, including at least one Australian industry entity, one Australian research organisation and one global partner, and
  • be in one of the priority areas of:
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Food and Agribusiness
    • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
    • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
    • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources
    • Cyber security

An eligible lead organisation must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be registered for GST

Opening date

September 2018

Internal closing date: Eligibility test

 31 October 2018

External closing date: Eligibility test

 14 November 2018

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Global Innovation Linkage Information

 

 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

21 November 2018       

Internal closing date

Review window from 20 Feb 2019 - 06 March 2019 

External closing date

27 March 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

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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

13 November 2018              

Internal closing date

Review window 23 Jan 2019 - 6 Feb 2019 

External closing date

27 February 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

ARC - Discovery

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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

2018 round run on a continuous basis; proposals can be submitted at any time.  

Internal closing date

26 November 2018 

External closing date

19 December 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

ARC - Linkage

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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

January 2019              

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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ARC - LIEF

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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

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme engages Australia's best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training the future workforce. The scheme supports collaborative research activity, between the Australian higher education sector and industry, designed to focus on strategic outcomes that are not independently realisable.

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme provides funding to Eligible Organisations to engage in cutting-edge research on new technologies and economic, commercial and social transformation which support the development of research outcomes that benefit industry partners in the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

The Industrial Transformation Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC that are updated from round to round. The current Industrial Transformation Priorities are:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Cyber Security
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources

Objectives

  • encourage collaborative R&D projects between universities and organisations outside the Australian higher education sector that will solve challenging industry issues relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities
  • drive growth, productivity and competitiveness within key growth sectors
  • leverage national and international investment in targeted industry sectors, including from industry and other research end-users.

Funding available

Between $500,00 to $1 million per year in each hub along with co-investment by industry partners for between 3-5 years.

Eligibility

A Chief Investigator (CI) should be:

  • an employee for at least 20 per cent of Full Time Equivalent (0.20 FTE) at one Eligible Organisation; or
  • be a holder of an Emeritus, Adjunct or equivalent appointment at an Eligible Organisation and;
  • 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

15 October 2018

Internal closing date

7 Nov - 21 Nov 2018 

External closing date

12 December 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

ARC: Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

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Australian Respiratory Council: Harry Windsor Research Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Australian Respiratory Council:  Harry Windsor Research Grant

Scheme overview

Grants will be for projects that address research on tuberculosis (TB), respiratory diseases due to other infections, or with respiratory diseases relating to tobacco use.  Within these catagories, projects examining TB/HIV, community issues of the health of disadvantaged groups that relate to the work that the ARC undertakes within Australia and the pacific Region are particularly encouraged.

Funding available

$50,000 for one year

Eligibility

ARC Harry Windsor Research Grants will be allocated for projects that were submitted to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in 2018 that were assessed as fundable by the NHMRC but have missed the cut-off for funding in 2019.
Initial applications can be submitted to ARC prior to completion of final funding offers from the NHMRC.

Opening date

August 2018

Internal closing date

25 October 2018 

External closing date

1 November 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

ARC Research - Harry Windsor

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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 2019

Internal closing date for Expressions of Interest

N/A for EOIs

External closing date for Expressions of Interest

 
Internal closing date for full applications  
External closing date for full applications by invitation only  

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation

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Beat Cancer Project: One Year Infrastructure Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Beat Cancer Projects: One Year Infrastructure Grants

Scheme overview

The Cancer Council SA’s Beat Cancer Project is pleased to announce that it has secured funding for a further five years, with a total budget of $14 million dollars over 2016-2021.

The Beat Cancer Project is a South Australian state-wide initiative intended to support and advance cancer research within the state. It is funded by Cancer Council SA and the SA Government (through SA Health) and administered by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

The objectives of the Beat Cancer Project are to increase funding for cancer research, increase the capacity for researchers to attract more national and international research grants, and build a stronger cancer research workforce and broader research infrastructure in South Australia. 

Beat Cancer Project Infrastructure Funding will be directed towards research infrastructure that could make an important difference to cancer prevention, treatment and knowledge across the research spectrum including applied clinical, health services and population health research fields and biomedical science.

Funding available

Up to $250,000; matched funding is required 

Eligibility

To be eligible for Infrastructure Funding, applicants and the Administering Institution must both be based in South Australia. 

Opening date

31 July 2017 

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

No closing date 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Beat Cancer website 

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Beat Cancer Project: Project Grants Near Miss

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Beat Cancer Projects: Project Grants Near Miss

Scheme overview

The Cancer Council SA’s Beat Cancer Project is pleased to announce that it has secured funding for a further five years, with a total budget of $14 million dollars over 2016-2021.

The Beat Cancer Project is a South Australian state-wide initiative intended to support and advance cancer research within the state. It is funded by Cancer Council SA and the SA Government (through SA Health) and administered by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

The objectives of the Beat Cancer Project are to increase funding for cancer research, increase the capacity for researchers to attract more national and international research grants, and build a stronger cancer research workforce and broader research infrastructure in South Australia. 

Funding available

TBA 

Eligibility

Same as NHMRC 

Opening date

TBA 

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

TBA 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS 

External source overview

Beat Cancer website 

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Beat Cancer Project: Translational Research Packages

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Beat Cancer Projects: Translational Research Packages

Scheme overview

The Cancer Council SA’s Beat Cancer Project is pleased to announce that it has secured funding for a further five years, with a total budget of $14 million dollars over 2016-2021.

The Beat Cancer Project is a South Australian state-wide initiative intended to support and advance cancer research within the state. It is funded by Cancer Council SA and the SA Government (through SA Health) and administered by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

The objectives of the Beat Cancer Project are to increase funding for cancer research, increase the capacity for researchers to attract more national and international research grants, and build a stronger cancer research workforce and broader research infrastructure in South Australia. 

The Beat Cancer Project Translational Research Package aims to support the objectives of the Beat Cancer Project by promoting a highly collaborative, translational research environment within the South Australian health system. The scheme aims to support practice-based research and evaluation projects, and identify targeted, multidisciplinary translational research that address specific State priorities as set out in Cancer Council SA’s South Australian Cancer Research Strategy 2016-2021. The scheme aims to support the translation of that research into policy and practice for improved health outcomes of the community. 

Funding available

Up to $150,000 pa for three years. Matched funding is required. 

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be located and conduct their research in South Australia and be employed by a South Australian institution for the duration of the funding period. 

Opening date

27 August 2018 

Internal closing date

11 October 2018 

External closing date

22 October 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team 

External source overview

Beat Cancer website 

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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.

Research gift categories for 2018: are

  • Alzheimer's and other neuro degenerative diseases
  • Parkinson's
  • Dystonia
  • Cerebrovascular and other cerebral diseases
  • Brain tumours
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Paediatric neurology
  • Neuro-trauma
  • Headache and migraine
  • Neural infections

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

March 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Brain Foundation website

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Bupa Health: Foundation Grants Program

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Bupa Health: Foundation Grants Program

Scheme overview

The overarching objective of the 2018 Foundation Grants Program is to support research that leads to improvements in mental health models of care in Australia, ultimately aiming to result in better mental health for the Australian community.

This includes outcome-driven research that increases understanding of the limitations of the current models of care and their funding levers and/or research that builds evidence on the effectiveness of innovative models of care.

The Foundation believes there is great value in bringing together diverse teams to solve complex problems and as such is looking to fund an alliance of organisations that will call upon their breadth of understanding, experiences and skills to deliver an innovative and bold research project. 

Funding available

The Foundation is seeking to invest $1million in research that leads to improvements in mental health models of care in Australia.

Eligibility

The Foundation Grants Program has a 2-stage application process:

  • Stage 1 - Expression of Interest (EoI)
  • Stage 2 - Full application (by invitation only) and a presentation to the grant evaluation committee

Proposals must:

  • represent an alliance that brings together diverse research partners. This should include different organisation types (i.e. private, public, academic, community or government), disciplines (i.e. within health, economics, social sciences) and perspectives (i.e. prevention, treatment, the patient, the health system);
  • be designed to translate research outputs to improvements in patient outcomes through changes to policy and practice;
  • be informed by existing evidence and contribute to evidence gaps;
  • incorporate the role for the patient and their lived experiences, in the design, delivery and measurement of quality health care; and
  • be designed to lead to population level impact (i.e. they are sustainable or scalable to other jurisdictions or contexts).

Opening date

August 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Bupa Health Foundation Grants

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Cancer Australia: Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Cancer Australia: Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative

Scheme overview

Cancer Australia’s Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative aims to reduce the burden of cancer through the provision of grants to community organisations and encourage effective partnerships between organisations.

The outcome of the initiative is to build evidence-based information and improve access to quality, coordinated and sustainable cancer support networks for all Australians.

Funding available

Applicants can apply for grants of up to $120,000 (GST exclusive) over a three year period (2019-2022)

Eligibility

Applications for funding are open to organisations with a demonstrated track record of supporting people affected by cancer. Organisations must demonstrate their experience and outcomes in this area which will include:

  • Developed evidence-based information resources for population groups or cancers; applications must provide evidence of previously developed evidence-based resources
  • Benefits of previously established support networks including range and reach: Applications must demonstrate benefits and outcomes of successful cancer support networks
  • Track record relative to opportunity: Applications must list projects/resources/publications, their role in the projects/resources/publications, and their experience
  • Relevance to cancer control: Applications must describe how their application is relevant to cancer control
  • Consumer involvement: Applications must outline how consumers have been engaged in previous projects.

Opening date

4 September 2018

Internal closing date

16 October 2018 

External closing date

30 October 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Cancer Australia

  

Cancer Council NSW: Pathways to a Cancer-Free Future Grants EOIs

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Cancer Council NSW: Pathways to a Cancer-Free Future Grants EOIs

Scheme overview

The new Pathways to a Cancer-Free Future Grant Scheme is designed to support cutting edge research exhibiting a clear translational pathway from research outcomes to cancer control. Grants are available for multidisciplinary teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research.

Funding available

$400,000 annually for five consecutive years

Eligibility

Expressions of Interest will be considered from research teams which:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership from clinicians or public health practitioners
  • include at least one Chief Investigator from a NSW institution
  • are multidisciplinary

Opening date

June 2018

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Cancer Council NSW website

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Capstone Editing: Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Capstone Editing: Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

Scheme overview

This grant is to assist with the costs associated with a researhc project leading towards a publication. It can be used for any costs related to the research project such as conducting a field trip; purchasing books, software or equipment; hiring a translator; or performing surveys or interviews.

Funding available

$5,000

Eligibility

The applicant:

  • must be employed as a female academic staff member that involves research at an Australian or New Zealand university
  • may be employed on a continuing or fixed-term basis
  • may be employed part time or full time
  • must be an ECR (have graduated from PhD withing the past six years or has begun continuing or fixed-term employment in an academic postition within the past two years)
  • the research project must be one intended to lead to publication.

Opening date

1 July annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Capstone Editing website

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Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation: Project Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation: Project Grant

Scheme overview

The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance has a strong on-going commitment to funding high quality research in cerebral palsy. We will accept applications from individuals, groups of researchers, committees or project-focused foundations.

The application should address the organisation's priorities into cerebral palsy research:

  • Aetiology, causal pathways
  • Prevention
  • Early identification, early intervention
  • Novel interventions, novel treatments
  • Cure

Funding available

Maximum $250,000

Eligibility

Chief Investigators must be employed through an Institution e.g. Hospital, University, Institute.

Opening date

1 October annually

Internal closing date

23 November 2018 

External closing date

30 November 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Cerebral Palsy Alliance 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 2019

Internal closing date for Expressions of Interest

Not required at EOI stage. EOI submitted directly by researchers.

External closing date for Expressions of Interest

March 2019

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

 June 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

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 2016, the Centre is also keen to support projects which can exhibit identifiable links or contribution from professional or industrial partners.

Opening date

September 2018

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

CACHSR website

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Coca-Cola Australia Foundation: Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Coca Cola Australia Foundation: Employee Connected Grants

Scheme overview

The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation supports organisations working to improve the lives of young Australians through projects in communities where CC employees live and work.

Organisations must build capability by adressing:  

  • Optimism
  • Empowerment
  • Increased possibilities for a positive life and /or
  • Wellbeing (emotional, physical and social)

Funding available

$25,000

Eligibility

  • The program you are seeking funding for must be based in Australia.
  • The program you are seeking funding for must target young people aged between 13 years to 19 years. We do not fund programs outside this age group.
  • applications must be endoresed by an employee of Coca-Cola Amatil Australia may include but not limited to: a personal or family connection, a volunteer, as a Board member, other involvement or support any other connection.

Opening date

March 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

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Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Coca-Cola Australia Foundation

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Conventions Adelaide: Grant Awards Program

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Conventions Adelaide: Grant Awards Program

Scheme overview

The Conventions Adelaide Grant Awards Program is an initiative of the Adelaide Convention Bureau supported by industry partners,  Adelaide Convention Centre and the South Australian Tourism Commision that is specifically designed to strength the destination's ability to attract major international conventions in the areas of life sciences, technology, research and innnovation.

The Conventions Adelaide Grant Awards are designed to support individuals who are prepared to actively work with the Adelaide Convention Bureau to lobby for the nominated international conference to come to Adelaide in future years.

Funding available

$7,500

Eligibility

The grant monies can be used for the following purposes:

  • Contribute to established or proposed research projects
  • Contribute to the purchase of needed equipment within the applicants place of employment
  • Fund a professional development goal such as attending an international conference or undertake further study in their chosen field of endeavour. 

Opening date

September 2018

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

1 November 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

 Conventions Adelaide website

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Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR): Grants 2018-2019

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR): Grants 2018-2019

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.

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 grant
  • 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 2019

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External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team 

External source overview

CAAR website

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CSIRO ON Prime Accelerator grants 

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

CSIRO ON Prime Accelerator grants

Scheme overview

ON Prime is a part-time pre-accelerator that brings together Australia's brightest researchers with leading entrepreneurs, business and commercialisation specialists and inspiring mentors. Together, you will test paths for your IP and/or technology through a process of customer discovery and market validation. Best of all you get to keep your IP.

Funding available

$5,000

Eligibility

Applications are evaluated against evidence of impact potential, market opportunity, competitive strength (technology readiness level and IP position), team strength (diversity, ability to be coached, multidisciplinary, cross-organisation) and evidence of traction. 

Opening date

June 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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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 2019

Internal closing date Expressions of Interest:

April 2019
External closing date: Expressions of Interest April 2019

External closing date: Full Applications invitation only

 July 2019

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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 2019

Internal closing date Expressions of Interest:

April 2019
External closing date: Expressions of Interest April 2019

External closing date: Full Applications

July 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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Dementia Australia: Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Dementia Australia Research Foundation: Project Grants: Expressions of Interest

Scheme overview

 

Funding available

 

Eligibility

Further details will be provided when the applications open in July. 

Opening date

July 2019

Internal closing date

July 2019 

External closing date

August 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

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Dementia Australia website

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Dementia Australia Research Foundation: Yulgibar Innovation Grant EOIs

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Dementia Australia Research Foundation: Yulgibar Innovation Grant

Scheme overview

The purpose of the Dementia Australia Research Foundation – Yulgilbar Innovation Grant is to fund generously a single, high-quality, innovative and possibly paradigm-changing research project that could transform the landscape of dementia research.

The Grant is designed to attract proposals from new groups, which may be multi-disciplinary, bringing expertise from outside (as well as within) the field of dementia, and with the potential to offer new approaches and collaborations nationally and internationally.

We encourage applications from multi-disciplinary teams including scientists, biotech, health professionals and public health researchers. It is recommended that that the project team includes early career researchers and that people living with dementia and/or those involved in their care are represented or consulted throughout the project.

It is desirable that host institutions (universities, institutes, hospitals or start-up biotech companies) also provide financial support, which may include additional project or staff funding, in-kind support or access to equipment.

Funding available

$1m over three years

Eligibility

  • The CIA must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent residence of Australia or have a work visa in place at acceptance and for the duration of the project.
  • The reseearch must be conducted in Australia
  • Early career researchers are intregral to the project team (<8 years from conferral)
  • Involvement with community members and end users are required throughout the duration of the project.

Opening date

April 2019

Internal closing date EOIs

 

External closing date EOIs

 

External closing date for Full Applications

31 August 2019 (by invitation only)

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

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Dementia Australia website

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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

No funding available in 2018.

Internal closing date

 
External closing date:  

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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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

February 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

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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

February 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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DFAT - Australia-Indonesia Institute Grants

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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 2019

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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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 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Diabetes Australia website

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Diabetes SA: Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Diabetes SA: Research Grants

Scheme overview

Diabetes SA is seeking applications from health professionals and researchers to support new or continuing research that is directed toward prvention, detection, management of diabetes and the identification, delivery and services for people with diabetes.

The key Diabetes SA priority research areas are:

  • the development of intervention or prevention strategies that reduce the risk of diabetes in the South Australian community or a defined group
  • the development of tests, tools and/or methodologies for the early detection/diagnosis or assessing risk in diabetes sufferers
  • the investigation of new an innovative ways of treatment and management in diabetes
  • the examinationn of the psychosocial consequences of diabetes at the individual or community level
  • the efficacy of delivery of mult-disciplinary diabetes services to the community

Funding available

$100,000 per year for two years

Eligibility

  • A person may be listed as the first Chief Investigator on only one grant application per funding round
  • A CI (whether CIA or subsequent) may not hold more than two Diabetes SA grants at any one time
  • Diabetes SA research grants can be supplemental grants for projects funded from other sources

Opening date

November 2018

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

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Diabetes SA 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

$50,000

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 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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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.

Funding available

No set funding amount

Eligibility

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

Opening date

August 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

UniSA Advancement Services

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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

 

External closing date

30 September annually

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

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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/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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Fulbright Specialist Program website

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Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Ferring IBD Clinical Project Awards

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Ferring IBD Clinical Project Awards

Scheme overview

The purpose of this Award is to provide funding for an IBD project based on the Quality Use of Medicines Principles, or related to the broader clinical spects of IBD management (QUM project, patient well-being apps etc).

Funding available

$15,000

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • an Australian citizen or hold Permanent Australian Residency
  • a current financial member of GESA
  • be currently working in Gastroenterology and treating IBD patients

Opening date

March 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

 

External source overview

GESA

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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

April 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

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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 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

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Heart Foundation of South Australia: Tom Simpson Trust Fund

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation of South Australia: Tom Simpson Trust Fund

Scheme overview

The Tom Simpson Trust Fund makes research equipment grants available to support medical research work in Cardiac Units of Teaching Hospitals in Adelaide.

The fund was established in October 2010 through the generous support of Mrs Elizabeth Simpson in memory of her late husband Mr Tom Simpson.

The areas of research supported, whether clinical/basic/public health in orientation, should have a primarily cardiac focus.

As a guide, smaller research equipment grants which support research work will be considered more favourably.

The fund is administered through the National Heart Foundation of Australia (South Australian Division) Incorporated.

Funding available

Priorities for funding will be accorded to applications from investigators seeking to establish research careers in South Australia.

Eligibility

Applicants should:

  • have completed a higher degree and relevant overseas post-doctoral work, and
  • be seeking to initiate a research program in association with appointments in South Australia.

Opening date

October 2018

Internal closing date

19 October 2018 

External closing date

26 October 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Heart Foundation website

 

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

1 August annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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Heartkids Australia

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HCF Research Foundation: Health Services Research Grants - EOI

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

HCF Research Foundation: Health Services Research Grants - EOI

Scheme overview

The HCF Research Foundation is seeking Expressions of Interest  from research teams interested in funding for health services research to begin in 2018 that will drive improvements in the quality, safety, appropriateness and cost effectiveness of health care in Australia.

EOI's are invited for research projects that specifically address the following topics:

  • Hospital acquired complications
  • Use of existing clinical registry data
  • Reduce incidence of low value health care

Funding available

Between $20,000 - $300,000

Eligibility

Applications:

  • involving collaborations between investigators from a range of backgrounds including career researchers, proacticing clinicians, policy makers, and the private sector will be given priority.
  • that demostrate a strong opportunity for translation of the research outcomes into practice will be looked upon favorably.

Opening date

May 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

HCF Research Foundation

 

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

March 2019

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

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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

6 November 2018

Internal closing date (Expressions of Interest):

23 November 2018 

External closing date (Expressions of Interest):

8 December 2018
External closing date for Full Applications (by invitation only)  

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Ian Potter Foundation

 

IgniteSA: Triple 10 Research Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

IgniteSA: Triple 10 Research Grant

Scheme overview

The Ignite SA Triple 10 Research Grant is an initiative to support and build upon existing applications using advanced networks that provide transformative public benefit.

Three existing research projects will be awarded $10,000 in grant funding, a total of $30,000, to be injected directly into projects in South Australia. The projects must be using next-gen technologies that require high speed, advanced networks and are transforming how we live, work, learn and play.

Funding available

$10,000 grant for 3 projects - $30,000 in total

Eligibility

All applications must be for projects that are currently supported by a research institute in South Australia and use next-generation technologies that require high-speed, advanced networks.

Successful candidates will have access to the US Ignite network, a not-for-profit organisation enabling the creation of next generation applications and services that leverage advance networking technologies to build the foundation for smart communities, including cities, rural areas, regions and states.

Opening date

August 2019

Internal closing date (Expressions of Interest):

 

External closing date (Expressions of Interest):

September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

GPT

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InnoHealth Australia 2017-2019: Call for innovative healthcare proposals

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

InnoHealth Australia 2017-2019: Call for innovative healthcare proposals

Scheme overview

InnoHealth Australia: Innovative proposals and solutions for the challenges of the Australian and German healthcare sectors.

This call is for 30 researchers, postdoctoral candidates and entrepreneurs who have an innovative idea for an inter-and/or multidisciplinary solution for the future of healthcare in Australia. Entry topics include: eHealth and integrated care models, precision healthcare / individual health, antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial research, nutrition.

  • Participate in a 2-day internatinoal health research InnovationPlatform in Melbourne on 10-11 April 2018 and meet representatives of top research institutions and SMEs from Germany.
  • Be part of an Australian delegation and participate in a 1-week InnovationTour through Germany from 5-9 November 2018, visiting research institutions that work in the field of health research.
  • Strengthen your network and be part of an active German-Australian dommunity of healthcare experts.

Funding available

International flights Australia-Germany return, meals and accomodation, health insurance.

Eligibility

Applications open to experienced researchers, postdocs and entrepreneurs who develop application-orientated technologies, products and/or processes.

Opening date

October 2018

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

InnoHealth Australia

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 Innovative Manufacturing CRC: Research Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Innovative Manufacturing CRC: Research Project Grants

Scheme overview

The IMCRC welcomes expressions of interest and new Project Plan applications from industry in collaboration with the Australian research community. The IMCRC runs from 2016 to 2022 and has up to $40 million in Commonwealth funding available during this term for industry projects (including industry transformation) to match dollar for dollar industry cash contributions. In kind contributions are also sought however are not matched, and nor is capital expenditure.

The term of any IMCRC project should ideally be between 2 and 5 years in duration. Ideally between 75% and 100% of the total project research effort should be conducted by an Australian university or CSIRO (Research Organisation), i.e. external to the Industry participant(s).

All projects are required to be applied by a lead industry applicant. The IMCRC welcomes expressions of interest from interested companies to discuss potential research projects prior to any formal applications.

Funding available

$250,000 - $3m (industry cash contribution matched $ by IMCRC) 

Eligibility

IMCRC welcomes research projects that fit with the IMCRC strategy and objectives:

  • Involves innovative manufacturing (ideally within a key growth sector).
  • Is industry led, and delivers clear outcomes.
  • Demonstrates genuine and effective collaboration, including with SMEs, and ideally also with Growth Centres and other CRCs.
  • Creates opportunities to access global supply chains.
  • Requires high quality research with Universities, CSIRO and/or other research organisations in Australia, and facilitates PhD student scholarships.
  • Delivers wider / multiplier benefits to Australian manufacturing industry – contributes to the sector transformation and sustainability.
  • Has a clear IP utilisation / commercialisation plan (IMCRC does not own Project IP – ownership is determined between the industry and research participants where it can most effectively be commercialised).
  • Has a clear business innovation and transformation plan

Opening date

Now - Rolling deadlines throughout the year Aug, Oct etc. 

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

IMCRC website

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

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

31 May annually 

External closing date for full applications (by invitation only)

August annually

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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/GPT)

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/GPT)

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

April 2019

LOI internal closing date

 

LOI external closing date

 

External closing date: Full Application by invitation only

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

T1DCRN 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/GPT)

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/GPT)

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/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

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Lung Foundation Australia: COPD and IPF Research Awards

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Lung Foundation Australia: COPD and IPF Research Awards

Scheme overview

The Lung Foundation Australia has a call for applications for its 2017 research awards; funding based on the potential to make ground-breaking progress in lung disease prevention, detection, treatment and management care. 

Funding is available for the following:

  • Lung Foundation Australia/Eleanor Greenwood Grant-in-Aid for Interstitial Lung Disease Research 2018/19 

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

Applications must be financial member of Lung Foundation Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. 

Opening date

1 July annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

August 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

BDU

External source overview

Lung Foundation Australia website

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Lung Foundation Australia: Research Grant-in-Aid Award

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Lung Foundation Australia: Research Grant-in-Aid Award

Scheme overview

These funds are to be used to support independent research.  In most cases this grant is not meant to provide sole support for research activities, but instead to act as seed money for developing projects to the point of attracting external funding; or as a top-up grant-in-aid to assist with undertaking a currently funded research project.

The Lung Foundation acknowledges that there are other Thoracic Cancers such as Mesothelioma, Thymomas, mediastinal tumors or chest wall tumors, applications to support research in to these cancers will also be considered.

Funding available

$10,000 for one year

Eligibility

  • The grant will be offered to junior investigators, including nurses and allied health professionals, who have an under-graduate degree in a health topic, or working to a higher degree or specialist qualification.
  • Applications will not be accepted from Professors and others with a strong track record of program or equivalent levels of project grant funding from the NHMRC or similar granting bodies.
  • Applicants must be a health professional member of Lung Foundation Australia.

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

BDU

External source overview

Lung Foundation Australia website

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NHMRC: Medical Research Future Fund: Competitive Grant Opportunities

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Medical Research Future Fund: Competitive Grant Opportunities

Scheme overview

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) demonstrates the Government’s strong commitment to research and innovation. The MRFF provides a long term sustainable source of funding for endeavours that aim to improve health outcomes, quality of life and health system sustainability.

The MRFF will double direct Australian Government funding for health and medical research.

The MRFF is a dedicated vehicle for priority investment in health and medical research.

The MRFF, established under the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015, provides grants of financial assistance to support health and medical research and innovation in improving the health and wellbeing of Australians. It operates as an endowment fund with the capital preserved in perpetuity. At maturity, the MRFF will reach $20 billion.

One MRFF grant opportunity is currently open:

  • International Clinical Trial Collaborations Program

This competitive grant opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Applications to this grant opportunity must propose a single clinical trial that will achieve the following outcomes:

  • promote Australian involvement in international collaborative investigator-initiated clinical trials research through the establishment and co ordination of clinical trial site/s in Australia; and
  • provide high-quality evidence of the effectiveness of novel health treatments, drugs or devices in ‘usual care’ settings, which will support a decision on whether to deliver the intervention in an Australian setting. Novel health treatments include new and innovative applications of existing interventions. 

Funding available

$42m overall

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Grant Guidelines in Grant Connect

Applicants are reminded to notify the HSC Division Research office of your intent to apply.

Opening date

10 October 2018

Internal closing date

21 November 2018 

External closing date

5 December 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website 

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Microba: Microbiome Research Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Microbiome Research Grant

Scheme overview

Microba is providing $10,000 grants for researchers to access Microba’s metagenomic sequencing and bioinformatics services for human gut microbiome research.

The grant can be used to access Microba’s end-to-end clinical research platform, including:

  • Proprietary sampling kit, online portal and logistics capability to streamline patient recruitment;
  • High-throughput optimised laboratory sample processing and sequencing workflow;
  • Shotgun metagenomic sequencing to identify organism to species resolution and functional metabolic potential;
  • Proprietary database of microbial genomes;
  • Online questionnaires to easily capture metadata from your study participants;
  • Project-specific bioinformatic analysis to deliver publishable results for your project.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

Microba is accepting expressions of interest from researchers at any Australian university, research institute, or company. The project can be partially or fully funded by the grant and Microba welcomes proposals for research into all areas of human health and wellness. Please note that Microba currently supports human faecal sample analysis.

Opening date

June 2018

Internal closing date

17 August 2018 

External closing date

31 October 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Microbiome Research Grant

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Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND) Innovator Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND) Innovator Grants

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 2019. 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 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

MND - Innovator Grants

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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

January & June annually

Internal closing date

early March 2019

External closing date

Round 1: March 2019
Round 2: July 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Nancy & Vic Allen website

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): Investigator Initiated Research Scheme (IIRS)

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF) Investigator Initiated Reearch Scheme (IIRS)

Scheme overview

NBCF has consolidated a single grant scheme with respresents an amalgamation and simplificiation of the numerous grant schemes previously offered (pilot study, innovator, infrastructure, accelerator, partnership, collaborative and fellowships). The scope and extent of research funded by NBCF will remain the same with the focus on funding outstanding investigators with a vision to expand the scale and scope of breast cancer research in Australia.

NBCF aims to fund a portfolio that comprises a very small number of large, costly projects and a larger number of small-medium sized projects with a good value for money proposition and with a goal of "zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030."

Funding available

The funding is variable and is to support the salary (if requested) and research costs of the proposed research for between 1 and 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
  • A maximum of one proposal per applicant will be considered in any round of applications as Principal Investgator.
  • Applicants can only hold NCBF awards to a maximum combined value of $2m total costs.

Opening date

March 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF website

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National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (CBCF): Collaborative Initiative

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

NBCF and CBCF Collaborative Initiative

Scheme overview

The aim of this initiative is to leverage the connection between primary brain and breast cancer research to facilitate new approaches to tackling these cancers that may benefit many more people compared to tumour-specific approaches.

The goal of this funding opportunity is to tackle and answer the most critical clinical questions affecting people diagnosed with breast and primary brain cancer, with the potential to transform the clinical management of both of these conditions by delivering high impact patient outcomes significantly faster than existing funding mechanisms.

The Initiative will complement existing national research programs, operated independently by the CBCF and NBCF. Excellence in project design and infrastructure, complemented by an outstanding team of scientists as well as alignment to the missions of both organisations must be demonstrated.

Funding available

Total funding available is AUD $1 million over 3 to 5 years which will fund one or two research projects.

Eligibility

  • The proposed project must be located/managed/operated under the auspices of a University, hospital or major research institution(s) located within Australia.
  • A single institution must be nominated as the Administering Institution.
  • The institution must have in place policies and procedures for the management of public funds, for the management of Intellectual Property, for the proper conduct of research in relation to ethics and good scientific conduct.
  • If funding is granted, the institution nominated as the Administering Institution must
    agree to perform the proposed Project on the terms of NBCF-CBCF’s standard funding agreement (Funding Agreement).

All investigators must:

  • Have demonstrated research experience, capability and productivity commensurate with their career level. 
  • Have demonstrated past experience in or future potential for a career in brain cancer and/or breast cancer research. 
  • Agree to execute a deed undertaking to comply with the Funding Agreement entered into by the Administering Institution, if funding is granted.

The PI and at least 50% of the nominated CIs must:

  • Reside in Australia (or intend to reside in Australia) throughout the funding period.
  • Be an Australian citizen, have resident status or have an appropriate visa to work in
    Australia for the entire duration of the funding period. 
  • Be affiliated with an Australian Institution

Opening date

5 September 2018

Internal closing date

29 October 2018 

External closing date

12 November 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF website

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) & Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF): Research Collaboration Initiative

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

NCBF and OCRF: Research Collaboration Initiative

Scheme overview

The goal of this funding opportunity is to tackle and answer the most critical clinical questions affecting women diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, with the potential to transform the clinical management of these conditions by delivering high impact patient outcomes significantly faster than existing funding mechanisms.

NBCF/OCRF will provide funds for salaries, research operating costs, limited national conference expenditure and costs involved with translation and dissemination.

NCBF/OCRF note that applications where the participating institution is prepared to offer a funding contribution of over 10% (preferably in cash, but also in-kind) of the grant value will be viewed favourably.

Funding available

Up to $1m over 3-5 years

Eligibility

 

Opening date

July 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF website

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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

January 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date: Expressions of Interest

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

NFMRI website

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National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) & Mason Foundation: Alzheimer's Disease Grant Round - EOIs 

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) & Mason Foundation: Alzheimer's Disease Grant Round - EOIs

Scheme overview

As part of NFMRI's partnership with the Mason Foundation (managed by Equity Trustees), NFMRI is seeking EOIs for projects investigating potential treatments and/or cure for Alzheimer's disease; with funding to commence mid 2019.

EOIs that fall within Research Impact and Investment (Grant) Portfolios 1,2 and 3 will be accepted;  

  • Portfolio 1: Original innovation and discover
  • Portfolio 2: Collaborative innovation and advancement
  • Portfolio 3: Innovation update and transformation

Refer to page 15 of this document for further information.

Funding available

Between $100,00-$265,000

Eligibility

 

Opening date

April 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date: Expressions of Interest

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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

24 October 2018

Internal closing date

14 November 2018 

External closing date

5 December 2018

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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 1 2018: 17 January 2018

PRC Round 2 2018: 29 March 2018

PRC Round 3 2018: 2 August 2018

Internal closing date

PRC Round 1 2018: 21 March 2018

PRC Round 2 2018: 25 July 2018

PRC Round 3 2018: 14 November 2018

External closing date

PRC Round 1 2018: 11 April 2018

PRC Round 2 2018: 15 August 2018

PRC Round 3 2018: 5 December 2018

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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

14 November 2018

Internal closing date

16 January 2019 

External closing date

6 February 2019 

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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;

NHMRC is supporting Australian researchers for the following Horizon 2020 calls:

I.SC1-BHC-03-2018: Exploiting research outcomes and application potential of the human microbiome for personalised prediction, prevention and treatment of disease.

II.SC1-BHC-05-2018: International flagship collaboration with Canada for human data storage, integration and sharing to enable personalised medicine approaches.

III.SC1-BHC-09-2018: Innovation platforms for advanced therapies of the future.

IV.SC1-BHC-15-2018: New anti-infective agents for prevention and/or treatment of neglected infectious diseases (NID).

V.SC1-BHC-23-2018: Novel patient-centred approaches for survivorship, palliation and/or end-of-life care.

VI.SC1-BHC-26-2018: HTA research to support evidence-based healthcare.

VII.SC1-BHC-27-2018: New testing and screening methods to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals.

VIII.SC1-DTH-03-2018: Adaptive smart working and living environments supporting active and healthy ageing.

IX.SC1-DTH-07-2018: Exploiting the full potential of in-silico medicine research for personalised diagnostics and therapies in cloud-based environments.

X.SU-TDS-02-2018: Toolkit for assessing and reducing cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect data/infrastructures.

Applications must have been submitted to the European Commission under:

  • 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

September 2018

Internal closing date

10 May 2019 

External closing date

31 May 2019 

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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.

2018 priority: Scaling-up evidence-based interventions at the populationn level for the prevention or management of hypertnesion and/or diabetes.

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

May 2019

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

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

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

Scheme overview

Synergy Grants will provide a fixed amount of $5 million over five years to support outstanding multidisciplinary teams of investigators to work together to answer complex research questions, that cannot be addressed by a single investigator. These diverse teams will consist of four to ten investigators and each investigator can only be named on one Synergy Grant.

Funding from a Synergy Grant will be provided in addition to any existing Investigator, Ideas or Strategic and Leveraging Grants the investigators may concurrently hold. Funds may be spent on Direct Research Costs (DRCs) and Personnel Support Packages (PSPs).

Assessment of applications will focus on each investigator’s record of research achievement as well as the collective collaborative potential and diversity of the team and its research proposal.

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

6 March 2019

Internal closing date

Review window 27 March 2019 - 10 April 2019 

External closing date

1 May 2019 

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

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

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

Scheme overview

Ideas Grants will support focussed innovative research projects addressing a specific question.

Ideas Grants will provide funding for up to five years for creative research by investigators at all career stages, including early and mid-career investigators, in any area of health and medical research, from discovery to implementation.

The amount of funding provided will be based on the assessment of the requested budget. Funds may be spent on Direct Research Costs (DRCs) and Personnel Support Packages (PSPs).

Assesment of applications will focus on scientific quality, innovation, significance and feasibility of the proposal. Track record, relative to opportunity, will contribute to the assessment of feasibility and will not be the emphasis of the assessment. In this way, the scheme will provide prarticular opportunities for early and mid-carrere applicants.

Funding available

$ TBA 

Eligibility

Each investigator may hold up to two Ideas Grants etch, depending on concurrent grants held.

Opening date

6 March 2019

Internal closing date

17 April 2019 

External closing date

8 May 2019 

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

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

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

Scheme overview

Investigator Grants will support the research programs of outstanding investigators at all career stage​s.

They consolidate separate fellowship and research support into one grant scheme that will provide the highest-performing researchers at all career stages with funding for their salary (if required) and a significant research support package (RSP) for five years.

These grants will provide the investigator with flexibility to pursue important new research directions as they arise and to form collaborations as needed, rather than being restricted to the scope of a specific research project.

Investigator grants will integrate all current NHMRC Fellowship schemes into a single streamlined scheme that continues to support: •Different career stages – early career researchers, mid-career researchers and established researchers •Researchers with clinical responsibilities (such as clinicians, public health and allied health practitioners) •Part-time researchers.

Investigator Grants will be offered in two major bands:

  • Emerging Leadership (EL)
  • Leadership (L).

Five levels of salary support and six tiers of RSP will be offered across the scheme.   Emerging Leadership Investigator Grants will be restricted to researchers who are ≤10 years post-PhD or equivalent on 1 March of the application year.  

Assessment of applications will focus primarily on the investigator's record of research achievement, relative to opportunity, with the remainder based on the research proposal. 

Funding available

Investigator Grants provide salary and a Research Support Package (RSP) for 5 years 

Applicants to select the most appropriate salary level (EL1-L3) for their career stage and the percentage of salary required to support their research activities, while ensuring they meet eligibity requirements.

Leadership level

  • Leadership 3 (L3): $175,201
  • Leadership 2 (L2): $164,911
  • Leadership 1 (L1): $141,474

Leadership Investigator Grants has an RSP allocation of $300,000-$600,000 per annum, depending on peer review score.

Emerging Leadership Level

  • Emerging Leadership 2 (EL2): $107,750, plus an RSP of $200,000 per annum
  • Emerging Leadership 1 (EL1): $75,738, plus an RSP of $50,000 per annum

Eligibility

 

Opening date

5 December 2018

Internal closing date

16 January 2019 

External closing date

6 February 2019 

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 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into debilitating symptom complexes attributed to ticks

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): TCR into debilitating symptom complexes attributed to ticks

Scheme overview

This TCR aims to support research that addresses the following question:

What is the epidemiology of DSCATT and how can it be effectively diagnosed, managed and treated?

Funding available

$3,000,000

Eligibility

Applications for NHMRC funding are subject to the general eligibility requirements set out in the 2018 NHMRC Funding Rules. Additional eligibility requirements are in scheme-specific funding rules.

Opening date

August 2019

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Frailty in Hospital Care: Complex Health Care Needs

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): TCR into Frailty in Hospital Care: Complex Health Care Needs

Scheme overview

This TCR aims to encourage research that addresses how frail persons can be supported to avoid hospitalisations, receive optimal care when admitted, and achieve the best health recovery outcomes, through integrated and coordinated in- and post-hospital interventions.

Funding available

$TBA

Eligibility

Applications for NHMRC funding are subject to the general eligibility requirements set out in the 2019 NHMRC Funding Rules. Additional eligibility requirements are in scheme-specific funding rules.

Opening date

31 October 2018

Internal closing date

9 January 2019 

External closing date

30 January 2019 

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Targeted Call for Research (TCR) Nutrition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): TCR into Nutrition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Scheme overview

This TCR aims to encourage research that addresses major health issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Funding available

$5m

Eligibility

Applications for NHMRC funding are subject to the general eligibility requirements set out in the 2019 NHMRC Funding Rules. Additional eligibility requirements are in scheme-specific funding rules.

Opening date

19 November 2018

Internal closing date

18 February 2019 

External closing date

11 March 2019 

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) - NIH: BRAIN Initiative Collaborative Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)-NIH: BRAIN Initiative Collaborative Research Grants

Scheme overview

The NHMRC-NIH BRAIN scheme provides a contribution to Australian institutions and researchers who are participating in leading international collaborative research that has been selected for funding through the NIH BRAIN Initiative.
The BRAIN Initiative is a US Presidential initiative to revolutionise understanding of the human brain. The aim of the initiative is to accelerate the development and application of innovative technologies to assist researchers to produce a revolutionary new dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, will show how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. The BRAIN initiative is intended to enable researchers to discover new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders.

The specific NIH BRAIN Initiative topics that NHMRC intends to support through the 2016 NHMRC – NIH BRAIN scheme for funding in 2017 are:

Funding available

Various

Eligibility

To be eligible for NHMRC – NIH BRAIN scheme funding, Australian researchers must apply to the NIH BRAIN Initiative as part of a collaborative Australia-US application. 

Opening date

October 2018

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NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR): Implementation of Demential Research into Clinical Practice and Care

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council  National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR): Implementation of Dementia Research into Clinical Practice and Care

Scheme overview

NHMRC has allocated funding to support a small number of grants under the Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme Priority Round One (PR1). PR1 is focused on the effective implementation of dementia research into improving clinical practice and care, as highlighted in the Clinical Practice Guidelines and Principles of Care for People with Dementia in Australia.

The objective of PR1 is to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers through increasing the quality of care. This includes identifying effective ways of ensuring that dementia care research is implemented in various settings, such as hospitals, community, aged care facilities and general practice. PR1 will support applications that focus on implementing dementia research into clinical practice and care. Applications should focus on translation and implementation of research into care for people living with dementia.

In particular, the funded teams’ research outcomes could include:

  • Informing measurement and achievement of improved dementia care
  • Building capacity in a variety of translational and practice settings
  • Informing on the costs of different implementation approaches
  • Guiding the most appropriate method for future implementation efforts
  • Improving experience and outcomes for people with dementia and carers in all care settings (including hospitals)
  • Informing future updates of the Guidelines
  • Publishing strategies that enhance or enable uptake of the Guidelines

Funding available

 

Eligibility

Refer to website

Opening date

November 2018

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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

Not offered in 2018

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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 2019

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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

Not offered in 2018

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NeuroSurgical Research Foundation: Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

 NeuroSurgical Research Foundation: Research Grants

Scheme overview

The mission of this South Australian Foundation is to promote, foster, develop and assist the study of all matters related to neurosurgery by encouraging, stimulating and aiding research and investigation, engaging public interest and cooperation with other research organisations.

The subjects of research include head injury, intracranial haemorrhage, neurodegeneration, sciatica, spinal cord injury, stroke and brain tumours.

Funding this year is available for research donations for clinical and basic science research, inclusing consumables and treatment equipment in three categories:

  • General neurosurgical research up to the value of $20,000 for existing neurosurgical projects undertaken in South Australia.
  • Neurodegeneration neurosurgical research up to the value of $25,000 for existing neurosurgical projects undertaken in South Australia.
  • Paediatric neurosurgical research up to the value of $50,000 and must include an Interstate or Overseas collaboration.

Funding available

 Between $20,000-$50,000 depending on grant

Eligibility

Principal Investigator for the General neurosurgical research and Neurodegeneration neurosurgical research applications must be from a collaborative group in Adelaide. 
Paediatric neurosurgical research applications must be a collaboration with an interstate or overseas group.

Opening date

July 2019

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Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF): Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation: Research Grants

Scheme overview

The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Inc. (OCRF) was established in early 2000 and supports ovarian cancer research in Australia and New Zealand by funding grants to the most innovative and/or promising research proposals that accord with our mission.

OCRF research priorities are:

  • Innovation
  • Quality and Outcomes
  • Project Management
  • Collaboration 

Funding available

$ dependent on project

Eligibility

Chief Investigators have to:

  • demonstrate career excellence, research experience, capability and productivity
  • reside in Australia or New Zealand throughout the funding period
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or have appropriate visa. 

Opening date

February 2019

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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 2019

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Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Project Grants

Scheme overview

The Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) Project Grants are for emerging or experienced researchers working on new or established physiotherapy research projects.

There are many research approaches that would be relevant to the grants scheme, e.g. laboratory studies, clinical research, systematic reviews, economic analyses, implementation research or qualitative research. However, all applications must aim to provide new knowledge relevant to the science and practice of physiotherapy.

Funding available

$16,000

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

June 2019

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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

No funding round in 2018, Scheme currently under review.

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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

No funding round in 2018, Scheme currently under review.

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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

No funding round in 2018, Scheme currently under review.

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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

March 2019

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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

March 2019

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Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation: Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation: Grants

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

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

31 August annually

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RIS

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Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation: Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Foundation Grant

Scheme overview

The Foundation 's 2018 Project Grants are designed to enable early-career researchers conducting high quality research to take ownership of a discreet research project, the intention behind this funding scheme is to provide a stepping stone to independence for up and coming researchers.

The research must be in one fo the following areaqs of medical research:

  • Brain Sciences: Psychiatry or Neurology (excl Dementia)
  • Endocrinology (excl Diabetes)
  • Geriatrics (excl Dementia)
  • Lung Disease (other than Cancer)
  • Rheumatology
  • Vision Sciences
  • Dermatology with an emphasis on Psoriasis

Funding available

$50,000 pa for two years

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be located in Australia
  • qualified MD or have a PhD (be conferred after 1 January 2008 and before 31 December 2012, unless career disruptions exist).
  • Be employed or affiliated with a research institution
  • Not have the title of Associate Professor or higher
  • Not have received a NHMRC Research Fellowship, or Practioner Fellowship
  • Not be the CIA or PI on a NHMRC or ARC grant
  • Not have received a Project Grant from the Foundation over $50,000
  • Not have received the Al & Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship from the Foundation
  • funding cannot be used to fund salary, salary-related oncosts, or institutional infrastructure.

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

31 August annually

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

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Red Nose and Cure Kids (New Zealand): Trans-Tasman Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Red Nose and Cure Kids (New Zealand): Trans-Tasman Research Grants

Scheme overview

Red Nose and Cure Kids (New Zealand) are pleased to again be collaborating on a Trans-Tasman funding initiative to support research projects aimed at improving the lives of babies and young children.

Funding is available for research relating to the cause(s) and prevention of sudden and unexpected perinatal and infant death. Projects are to be 1-3 years in duration.

Funding available

$190,000 (NZ$200,000) 

Eligibility

Please note that proposals for Trans-Tasman collaborative projects will be considered competitively against proposals received by Cure Kids New Zealand via their parallel review process in New Zealand.  

Opening date

July 2019 

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

early September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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Red Nose website

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Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre: Seeding Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre: Seeding Grant

Scheme overview

The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre (the Centre) is a partnership between the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) and the University of South Australia.

The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre is inviting applications for the Centre’s Seeding Grant for scientific research that contributes to strengthening the nursing and midwifery workforce across the health system through the advancement of evidence-based healthcare.

Applicants should be early to mid career researchers in the area of nursing and midwifery that:

  • has the potential to attract future larger grants funding
  • support non-professiorial level researchers to build a successful research career
  • has translational potential
  • has system innovation or disruption potential

Funding available

$12,000 per grant

Eligibility

The Chief Investigator:

  • must be a staff member of one of the three SA Universities working in Nursing and Midwifery research and cannot be a Level D or higher
  • must be employed by the University for the duration of the project
  • at least one investigator must be from government, industry or a consumer group
  • a letter of support from an appropriate stakeholder/group is required 

Opening date

October 2018

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RBRC website

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Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation - Clinical Project Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation - Clinical Project Grants 2019

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

August 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

September 2019 

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Grant Partnerships Team

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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists: Research Grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists: Research Grants

Scheme overview

RANZCR research grants provide financial support for Fellows, Educational Affiliates and student members in both clinical radiology and radiation oncology. Applicants who are students must be supervised by a Fellow of the College.

The RANZCR Research Grant will support funding for direct research costs and/or will be used for salary support in respect of essential research skills for the project. The RANZCR Research Grants will support funding for Research Assistants, medical students (whose skills are required for the research project) and statistical advisors. 

Funding available

$5,000-$30,000

Eligibility

  • Clinical Radiology Fellows and Education Affiliates
  • Radiation Oncology Fellows and Education Affiliates
  • Clinical Radiology Trainees
  • Radiation Oncology Trainees
  • Applicant must be principal investigator of an eligible research project and employed at a College-accredited centre. However, by way of exception, consideration for researchers to carry out work at centres of excellence overseas, with the expectation that the Fellow will to return to work in Australia, New Zealand or Singapore within five years.

Opening date

February 2019

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Grant Partnerships Team

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RANZCR website

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Royal Society of South Australia: Small Research Grant Scheme

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Royal Society of South Australia: Small Research Grant Scheme

Scheme overview

The Royal Society of South Australia (RSSA) supports and promotes scientific research through publications, forums and regular seminars. It is one of the nation’s oldest scientific forums.

The interests of Society members are centred largely on life sciences, earth sciences and anthropology. However, people with interests in other scientific fields are most welcome. The aim of the scheme is to promote high quality natural history research that is unlikely to be funded through larger nationally competitive schemes.

In 2018, RSSA will be awarding small grants for research work in the following fields: ecology, botany, zoology, geology, geomorphology, palaeontology, geophysics, anthropology, biophysics, soil science, environmental science, environmental remediation, and archeology.

Funding available

Up to $2,500 per application

Eligibility

  • The Primary applicant must be a member of the RSSA for 2018 if the applicant is a student then one of their supervisors must also be a member of RSSA.
  • The Primary applicant can only submit one application for funding.

Opening date

May 2019

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Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Royal Society of SA website

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Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Research and Development Grants 2017

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 2018 2. Pfizer Pharmacy Grant 2018 3. PfizerYoung Pharmacist Grant 2018 4. Celgene Collaborative Care in Cancer Research Grant 2018

Each opportunity has further information listed on the website.

Funding available

1. $5,000 2. $5,000 3. $10,000 4. $20,000

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

May 2019

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Grant Partnerships Team

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SHPA

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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 2018-19.

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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Grant Partnerships Team

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SHPA

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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

Opening date

June 2018

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External closing date

 

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Grant Partnerships Team

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SHPA

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South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grant

Scheme overview

The South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre (The SA Centre) is inviting applications for Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grants through a funding allocation from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

This funding opportunity is presented in the context of the Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016 -2021 and Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018, as part of the Medical Research Future Fund.

This specific MRFF Funding is distinct from other MRFF funding streams and is available only via the SA Centre.

Funding Available

Up to $200,000 for a 12 month period

Eligibility

To be eligible, the Chief Investigator must be employed by one of the SA Centre partners, as well as have the ability to demonstrate opportunities for true collaboration with health services and other SA Centre partners.

A researcher can only be listed as the Chief Investigator (CIA) on one grant application, but can be on more than one application in other capacities.

A supporting letter from a Health Service or Health Industry partner is required.

Applications must align with at least one SA Centre priority area, as well as at least one MRFF priority area as listed below:

SA Centre Priorities:

  • Translation of Evidence based practice – To normalise relative utilisation of health services in SA known to be high;
  • Translational pipeline – clinical trials and commercialisation;
  • Data Delivery/Access;
  • Development, implementation and audit of evidence-based pathways – for known high morbidity and mortality;
  • Colorectal cancer;
  • Aboriginal Health;
  • Healthy Ageing;
  • Heart Disease and Rehabilitation;
  • Mental Health;
  • The first 1000 days of life;
  • Stroke; and
  • Diabetes.

MRFF Priorities:

  • Clinical pathways and care transition, building collaboration across the care continuum, enhancing data integration and strengthening health services, implementation, and public and preventative research capacity and activity;
  • Reducing clinical variation, data linkage and integration;
  • Improving the health of vulnerable groups including those with chronic co-morbidities, those towards the end of life and disadvantaged ethnic and Indigenous groups; and
  • Wound management.

Opening date

July 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

August 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

 SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre

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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 2019

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Sports Medicine Australia

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Stroke Foundation: Clinical research grants for 2019

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Stroke Foundation: 'Return to life, return to work'

Scheme overview

Supported by the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Stroke Foundation is facilitating a targeted clinical research investment in recovery for working age survivors of chronic stroke through two dedicated research grants funded from 2019-2021:

  1. Clinical Trial: Perispinal Etanercept (PSE) as a therapy promoting recovery after chronic stroke for younger stroke survivors in Australia (particularly those of working age).
  2. Clinical Trial: Return to work (RTW) for younger stroke survivors in Australia.

The ‘Return to life, return to work' initiative will fund projects aimed at developing innovative recovery and rehabilitation clinical interventions for younger stroke survivors in Australia - an emerging priority area with unmet needs. These projects will continue to accelerate important neurological research and support Australian researchers to be at the forefront of finding solutions for stroke recovery.

Funding Available

2.5 year grant of up to $750,000
2.5 year grant of up to $250,000

Eligibility

  1. Clinical Trial: Perispinal Etanercept (PSE) as a therapy promoting recovery after chronic stroke for younger stroke survivors in Australia (particularly those of working age) - A 2.5-year grant of up to $750,000 to support a robust, independent, multi-centred clinical trial of Perispinal Etanercept (PSE) in Australian stroke survivors of working age.
  2. Clinical Trial: Return to work for younger stroke survivors in Australia. A 2.5-year grant of up to $250,000 to support a clinical trial of an intervention designed to improve return to work rates for younger stroke survivors in Australia.

Who may apply?

  • Researchers of any career stage may apply
  • The research team must be Australian led
  • International trial sites may be included in the project
  • Lead applicants who have (or have not) previously received a research grant from the Stroke Foundation are eligible

Opening date

8 October 2018

Internal closing date

23 November 2018

External closing date

30 November 2018

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Stroke Foundation website

 

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 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date Letter of Intent

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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Susan G Komen website

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The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF): BioMed City Grant Round EOI

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

The Hospital Research Foundation: Biomed City Grant Round EOI

Scheme overview

Expressions of Interest are sought from The Hospital Research Foundation for the following grants which are available to South Australian researchers and clinicians from Adelaide's BioMed Precinct who have an affiliation with the Royal Adelaide Hospital or SA Pathology (within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network).

  • Translational Grants $250,000
  • Project Grants $140,000
  • Development Grants $150,000

Funding available

As above

Eligibility

  • Up to three Chief Investigators may be listed on an application
  • The CIA must be able to demonstreate evidence of a clinical affiliation with the RAH or SA Pathology
  • External (national and international) collaboration is expected
  • THRF supports and encourages collaboration and flexibility regarding the percentage of work to be done at the RAH or SA Pathology, however there must be a significant RAH research focus to increase the research profile at the hospital and have an impact on patient treatment and care in SA hospitals.

Opening date

April 2019

Internal closing date EOI

N/A 

External closing date EOI

 

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Grant Partnerships Team

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The Hospital Research Foundation website

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The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF): RAH Translational Grants EOIs

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

The Hospital Research Foundation: RAH Translational Grants EOIs

Scheme overview

Expressions of Interest are sought from The Hospital Research Foundation for two $250,000 translational grants which are available to South Australian researchers and clinicians affiliated with the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

These translational grants are designed to support high community impact 'shovel ready' projects at the RAH that have a likelihood of translating into improved therapy, care or cure within three years from the start date.

Funding available

$250,000

Eligibility

  • Up to three Chief Investigators may be listed on an application
  • External (national and international) collaboration is expected
  • There must be a significant RAH research focus to increase the research profile at the hospital and have an impact on patient treatment and care in SA hospitals

Opening date

November 2018

Internal closing date EOI

N/A 

External closing date EOI

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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The Hospital Research Foundation website

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The Mason Foundation: ME/CFS research grants

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

The Mason Foundation: ME/CFS research grants

Scheme overview

The Mason Foundation ME/CFS research grants are overseen by a National Medical Advisory Panel.

To deliver on its goal into the future, the Mason Foundation has identified the need to enhance its current grants program.

Funding available

$120,000 p.a for up to three years

Eligibility

Applicants need to demonstrate that they have considered the potential impact of their research in relation to all or some of the following areas, as appropriate: 

  • Scientific credibility: the proposal includes a strong hypothesis, endorsed methodology and publication plan
  • Demonstrates impact: the proposal identifies evidence that the research is likely to have a positive impact on people with ME/CFS
  • Translation: the proposal identifies how the research will be translated into clinical practice, policy, public education or further research
  • Capacity building: the proposal has a capacity building element. Funds may be used for:
    • supporting early career researchers
    • attracting new clinical researchers to the field
  • Collaboration: the proposal involves meaningful collaboration between researchers within Australia
  • Research focus: focus on priority areas of research for ME/CFS, including one or more of the following:
    • understanding the pathology of the illness
    • developing a diagnostic test for patients
    • improving how health professionals currently diagnose and manage ME/CFS
      severe cases of ME/CFS
    • emerging research priorities

Opening date

August 2019

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

early September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

The Mason Foundation

  

The Repat Foundation: The Road Home 2018 Grant Round

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

The Repat Foundation: The Road Home 2018 Grant Round

Scheme overview

Research into the health and wellbeing of veterans, emergency service first responders and their families incorporating issues such as Post Traumatic Stress, and other illnesses.

This grant will focus on the health and wellbeing of veterans, emergency service first responders and their families incorporating issues such as Post Traumatic Stress.

Funding available

$50,000 for 1 year

Eligibility

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

Opening date

January 2019

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The Repat Foundation

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University of South Australia: Research Themes Investment Scheme 2018

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Research Themes Investment Scheme 2018

Scheme overview

The DVCR has announced the 2018 Research Themes Investment Scheme to provide funding for thematically-based research within two distinct streams (projects and PhD stipends), with a focus on supporting the formation or development fo research that spans traditional discipinary boundaries, while building collaborative partnerships.

The UniSA Research Themes were introduced to creat opportunities for interdisciplinary research activity at UniSA to enhance and facilitate broad capacity and creativity across the enterprise, and foster a culture of impact and relevance to industry and the community.

The UniSA Research Themes are:

  • Age-Friendly World
  • Cancer
  • Healthy Futures
  • Scarce Resources
  • Transforming Industries
  • Tranforming Societies
Funding Available

Seed funding between $10,000-$40,000 for maximum 12 months
Thematic postgraduate support for 3-3.5 years

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Refer to the Guidelines and instructions on how to apply HERE (sign-in required).

Opening date

Seed Funding: June 2018
Development/Scholarship Funding: May 2018

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

Seed Funding: 20 August 2018
Development/Scholarship Funding:2 July 2018

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA website

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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 dat

February 2018

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Wound Management Innovation CRC website

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