GrantS and funding opportunities

Looking for funding for your research project? Here is a list of the latest grant opportunities relevant to research projects at TRI.

This page is designed to assist TRI researchers and clinicians stay up to date with latest funding opportunities. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list of available grants. Also, minimum data due dates vary between institutions so check with your research office.

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Last updated: 12 December Novermber 2019, 11:00 am. 

Grant Opportunity

Agency

Applications Open

Amount of funding available

Key Details

Full information & eligibility

Closing date

2020 BridgeTech Program MTPConnect Project Fund Program  Open now National professional development program  Development program that trains researchers and entrepreneurs on how to effectively navigate the medtech commercialisation pathway. BridgeTech 31 January 2020
2020 Queensland Women in STEM Prize Thinkable 12 November 2019 Three prizes of $5,000 available

Three cash prizes of $5,000 are available to support professional development opportunities, in three categories:

  • Jury Award – for the most meritorious applicant, as determined by a panel of esteemed judges
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award - for the most meritorious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicant, as determined by a panel of esteemed judges
  • People’s Choice Award - for the applicant with the highest number of public votes.
Thinkable 4 February 2020 
MRFF Clinical Trials (RCRDUN) 2019 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need MRFF 15 November 2019 Total amount available for this scheme is $15 million Applicants must propose a clinical trial that addresses a gap in current research and/or knowledge in rare cancers, rare diseases and areas of unmet medical need. GrantsConnect - GO3228 5 February 2020,  5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
Discovery Projects 2021 ARC 13 November 2019 From $30,000 to $2,500,000 The Discovery Projects scheme provides grant funding to support research projects that may be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams. GrantConnect - GO3193 Closing 26 February 2020, 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowships (CRF)

Queensland Health

20 January 2020

$150,000-$500,000

The CRF program supports Queensland Health clinicians (including medical, nursing, dental, allied health professionals and clinical scientists) to undertake research linked to their practice. The program recognises that clinician researchers are uniquely placed to identify clinical issues that can benefit from further research and lead the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care. There are four categories of award catering for different levels of previous research experience:

 PhD Pathway Fellowship – up to $150,000 over 2-4 years

  • Early Career Researcher Fellowship – up to $300,000 over 2-4 years
  • Mid-Career Researcher Fellowship – up to $400,000 over 2-4 years
  • Experienced Researcher Fellowship – up to $500,000 over 2-4 years

Qld Health HIIRO website

13 March 2020, 12 pm

Discovery Indigenous for funding commencing in 2021 ARC 27 November 2019 From $30,000 to $2,500,000 The Discovery Indigenous scheme provides grant funding to support research projects led by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researcher. GrantConnect - GO3278 18 March 2020, 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Polycystic kidney disease

PKD Australia

11 December 2019

$30,000

These grants will support leading Australian research that aims to provide a deeper understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and/ or improves the outlook and quality of life for PKD patients to assist in our mission to find a cure for PKD and to help the community we support.

PKD Australia website

30 March 2020

Synergy Grants

NHMRC

26 February 2020

This scheme aims to support outstanding multidisciplinary teams to work together to answer major questions that cannot be answered by a single investigator.

Pending

22 April 2020,  5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants

NHMRC

4 March 2020

This scheme aims to support outstanding multidisciplinary teams to work together to answer major questions that cannot be answered by a single investigator.

Pending

29 April 2020,  5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Jian Zhou Medal  Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) October 2019 This Medal is awarded at the Academy’s annual meeting each October and recipients receive financial support for their travel costs to enable them to attend.

The Academy’s Jian Zhou Medal is awarded annually to a rising star of Australian health and medical science – an individual who is making a significant impact in translational medical science, primarily working in Australia.

Nominations are welcome from all fields associated with furthering biomedical and health research, whether clinical or basic biomedical research, but must have a clear translational focus.

AAHMS  30 April 2020 
Ideas Grants NHMRC 1 April 2020   Supports high-quality clinical trials and cohort studies that address important gaps in knowledge, leading to relevant and implementable findings for the benefit of human health.  This grant opportunity is open to research proposals for clinical trials and/or cohort studies of any size. Pending 6 May 2020,  5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Postgraduate Scholarship

NHMRC

11 March 2020

This grant scheme aims to support innovative research projects addressing a specific question.

Pending

10 June 2020,  5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)