GrantS and funding opportunities

Please find below a list of some grant and funding opportunities relevant to research projects at TRI.

While this is intended as a helpful resource, please note it should not be considered a comprehensive list of all available grant and funding opportunities. Refer to relevant websites listed below for further details.

Your institution may have an earlier minimum data due date - please check with your research office.

Let us know if you hear of any additional funding opportunities that should be listed here - email [email protected] 

Grant Opportunity

Agency

Applications Open

Amount of funding available

Key Details

Full information & eligibility

Closing date

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant Opportunity - 2019 Round 1 NHMRC January 2019 $4.2 million available in each peer review cycle

Supports Australian leadership of, and participation in, high quality international collaborative investigator-initiated clinical trials. 

Clinical trials supported under the program will improve the health outcomes of Australians by supporting decisions on whether to deliver interventions in an Australian healthcare setting.

GrantConnect - GO1737 Due 10 April 2019

Medical Research Future Fund: Frontier Health and Medical Research Program. 

Stage 1 - Research Plan.

Department of Health 6 December 2018 Stage 1 funding - Up to $1 Million over 12 months

The Frontier Health and Medical Research program creates opportunities for researcher collaborations to explore bold and innovative ideas in the health and medical research sector and/or make discoveries of great potential and global impact.

Stage One supports the development of a detailed research and implementation plan that will form the basis of a Stage Two application. The research plan will cover up to five years of activity to take your idea from concept to outcome. You must demonstrate how your idea is novel and transformative, and how you will bring together multi-disciplinary research and industry partners to transform your idea into practical benefit for Australia.

The Stage One grant opportunity will fund up to ten projects. For this Stage One grant opportunity, up to $10 million is available.

  • The minimum grant amount is $250,000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $1 million.
  • The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.
  • The maximum grant period is one year of execution of grant agreement.
GrantConnect - GO1980 26 February 2019
2019 Queensland Women in STEM Prize Queensland Museum/ Queensland Government/ BHP Foundation December 2018 Three cash prizes of $5,000 to support professional development opportunities

This state-wide competition is open to early to mid-career women working in STEM careers whose practice benefits Queenslanders.

PhD and Masters students or women who have been in a STEM profession for less than 12 years are eligible to apply.

Full details available here. 26 February 2019
Discovery Project Grants - for funding commencing in 2020 Australian Research Council 10 December 2018 From $30,000 to $500,000.

The Discovery Projects (DP) grant opportunity is a separate element of the Discovery Program. The DP grant opportunity provides project funding for research conducted by individuals and teams.

The objectives of the Discovery Projects grant opportunity are to:

  • support excellent basic and applied research by individuals and teams
  • encourage high-quality research and research and research training
  • enhance international collaboration in research
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale an focus of research in the Australian Government’s Science and Research Priorities.

GrantConnect - GO2019

ARC website - Discovery Projects

27 February 2019
Targeted Call for Research into Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples NHMRC 14 November 2018 Total amount available for grant: $5,000,000
 
The aim of implementing this call is to provide funding for rigorous, culturally-safe and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led research into improving the nutritional health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
GrantConnect - Targeted Call for Research into Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Minimum data due: 20 February 2019

Applications close: 6 March 2019

Discovery Indigenous Grant - for funding commencing in 2020 Australian Research Council 10 December 2018

From $30,000 to $500,000.

The Discovery Indigenous (IN) grant opportunity is a separate element of the Discovery Program. The IN grant opportunity provides project funding for research projects led by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researcher.

The objectives of the Discovery Indigenous grant opportunity are to: 

  • support excellent basic and applied research and research training by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers as individuals and as teams
  • develop the research expertise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers
  • support and retain established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers in Australian higher education institutions
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability

GrantConnect - GO2021

ARC website - Discovery Indigenous Scheme

27 March 2019

PKD Australia Research Grants 2019

Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation Australia

29 November 2019

2 x grants up to the value of $30,000 (12 months)

These research grants will support leading Australian research that aims to provide a deeper understanding of PKD and/ or improves the outlook and quality of life for PKD patients. These grants will assist in PDAFA in their mission of finding a cure for PKD and helping the community they support. 

PKD Foundation Australia - Research Grant Information Page

Applicatons close: 28 March 2019