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:  31 March 2020, 110:00am


Grant

Applications Open

Amount of funding available

Key Details

Full information & eligibility

Closing date

MRFF

       
 

Frontier Health and Medical Program – Stage One Research Plan

30 January 2020

Stage 1: up to $1 million

For novel and transformative ideas that will produce practical benefits to Australians and also globally

Grant Connect: G03551

Delayed (TBA – Nov 2020?)

New!

2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-19

25 March 2020

Stage 1: Up to $3 million

Stage 2: Up to $5 million

2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-19 grant opportunity must propose research to rapidly identify antiviral candidates targeting SARS-CoV-2 (new and repurposed) and accelerate promising effective treatments that can be made available to treat Australians infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Grant Connect: G03825

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

ARC

           
 

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities grants 2021

   

Enables researchers to participate in cooperative initiatives so that expensive research infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared between higher education organisations and also with industry.

ARC

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

NHMRC

           

Postponed

Synergy Grants

   

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

 
 

GACD Cancer Prevention Funding

1 November 2019

$5 million

For research associated with the implementation research proposals for primary and/or secondary prevention of cancer in Low- & Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and/or in populations facing conditions of vulnerability in High-Income Countries (HICs).

Grant Connect: GO3324

30 April 2020

 

Ideas Grants

11 March 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. 

Grant Connect: GO3777

Min data: 13 May 2020

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

 

Postgraduate Scholarship

11 March 2020

 

Supports innovative research projects addressing a specific question.

Grant Connect: GO2577

Min data: 10 June 2020

Close: 8 July 2020,  5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

 

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants

4 March 2020

 

Aims to drive improvements in health and well-being, health care practice or policy

Grant Connect-GO3714

Min Data: 4 Nov 2020

Close: 25 Nov 2020,  5:00 pm EST

New!

2020 Partnership Projects PRC1

1 April 2020

$1,500,000 over five years

Provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

Pending

Min Data: 29 July 2020

Close:13 August 2020,  5:00 pm EST

2020 Partnership Projects PRC2

30 July 2020

$1,500,000 over five years

Provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

Pending

Min Data: 18 Nov 2020

Close:2 Dec 2020,  5:00 pm EST

Special Initiative in Mental Health

31 March 2020

Funding to support a multidisciplinary and nationally focussed team to establish a national centre for innovation in mental health care as a collaborative network across Australia.

Grant Connect

Min Data: 24 June 2020

Close:15 July 2020,  5:00 pm EST

NHMRC-European Union Joint Programme (JPND)

1 May

Up to $500,000 over three years

Assistance to Australian researchers to participate in multinational collaborative research projects that have been recommended for funding under the European Union-JPND Call for Proposals: “Novel imaging and brain stimulation methods and technologies related to Neurodegenerative Diseases”

Grant Connect: GO3559

July 2020

NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Scheme

17 June 2020

Contribution to Australian institutions and researchers who are participating in leading international collaborative research selected through Horizon 2020.

Grant Connect

15 July 2020,  5:00 pm EST

NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grants Round 3

24 June 2020

Supports Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme.

Grant Connect

22 July 2020,  5:00 pm EST

Queensland grants

Emergency Medicine Foundation – Queensland Research Program

10 February 2020

From $40,000 to $450,000

Funding for clinician-led research targeting emergency health care

EMF

17 April 2020

 

2020 Queensland-Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborative Science Fund

21 February 2020

Up to $250,000

Aims to establish or strengthen collaborative research alliances between Queensland and Chinese researchers and organisations to deliver innovative products, technologies or processes that address current or future scientific challenges in agriculture and food, human health and environmental sciences.

Queensland Government

12 May 2020 at 1pm AEST

 

Advance Queensland Women’s Research Assistance Program (WRAP)

 

Up to $26,000

To contribute to employing a researcher or research/laboratory assistant to help maintain research progress during or immediately following a maternity break.

Advance Queensland

Ongoing until 31 December 2021 if funds not exhausted

Other Australian grants

           
 

Heart Foundation – Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards

10 February 2020

Not specified

Funding for research in the cardiovascular health sphere/community. Projects are expected to produce tangible outcomes with the potential of creating high impact change in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular health research community.

ATSI Awards

3 April 2020

New!

Boosting Female Founders Initiative - Round 1

Open $25,000-$480,000 Targeted support on a co-contribution basis to female founders of startup businesses to launch and scale their businesses into domestic and global markets. Grant Connect: GO3792 14 April 2020
 

Heart Foundation – Vanguard Grants

24 February 2020

Up to $150,000

For concept studies with the potential to improve cardiovascular health in the short term.

Vanguard grants

24 April 2020

 

Jian Zhou Medal

October 2019

Not specified

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.

AAHMS 

30 April 2020

 

Alport Foundation of Australia Research Award 

Open

$20,000

Supports all areas of research relevant to Alport Syndrome and related disorders.

Alport Foundation

30 April 2020

New!

The Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme for funding commencing 2021

Open $10,000-$600,000 Cancer Australia's innovative annual national research project grants funding scheme which brings together government and other funders to collaboratively fund cancer research in identified priority areas in Australia.  Grant Connect: GO3751 13 May 2020
New!

Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) 2020 Annual Grant Round

Open $1 million-$10 million 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 15 May 2020

New!

Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation Project Grants

3 August 2020

Two-year grants designed to encourage early-career researchers (3-10 years post-doctoral) conducting high quality research to take ownership of a discrete research project and to provide a stepping-stone towards independence.

  • Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology
  • Brain sciences
  • Geriatrics
  • Vision sciences
  • Dermatology

Lung disease

RLCMRF

28 August 2020, 5pm AEST

New!

The Ian Potter Foundation – Medical Research grants

19 October 2020

To support the provision of equipment and capital infrastructure to support outstanding medical research groups.

IPF

22 January 2021, 5pm AEST

 

Solving Kids’ Cancer Therapeutic Development Initiative

Ongoing

$50,000 to $500,000

Funding for high-impact paediatric cancer research

Solving Kid’s Cancer

Ongoing

 

Fanconi Anemia Research Fund Grants

Ongoing

$25,000 to $250,000

Funds interdisciplinary and translational research efforts that will lead to rapid discovery and development of therapies or strategies that treat, control, or cure Fanconi anemia (FA).

FARF

Ongoing

 

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation Grants

Ongoing

Not specified

Researchers who wish to submit a proposal should email the ACCRF Executive Director with a one-paragraph description of the research project.

ACC

Ongoing

New!

Novartis grants

Ongoing

Not specified

Novartis provides funding opportunities for the general purposes of supporting healthcare initiatives from scientific and charitable organisations that directly support patients, improve healthcare and enable ongoing education that are aligned to our Therapeutic Areas:

•Cardio Metabolic
•Ophthalmology
•Respiratory
•Neuroscience
•Immunology and Dermatology
•Oncology

Novartis

Ongoing

International grants

           

New!

Japan Science &Technology Agency: Moonshot Research and Development Program

Moonshot Goal (1): Realization of a society in which human beings can be free from limitations of body, brain, space, and time by 2050.

Moonshot Goal (2): Realization of ultra-early disease prediction and intervention by 2050.

JST

12 May 2020 at 12:00 noon, Japan Standard Time

 

Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Research Competitive Grant Program for Junior Investigators

Open

Not specified

 

Further information

30 April 2020

 

Ehlers-Danlos Society – 2020 Microgrants

5 February 2020

Up to $5000

Given to assist researchers undertaking small study hypothesis testing, activities such as surveys, or collation and analysis of existing data, for example, in the areas of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD).

EDS

24 April 2020

 

Wellcome Trust Innovator Awards

Ongoing

   

Further Information

Ongoing

 

Merck Investigator Studies Program – Oncology Grant

Ongoing

 

Provides funding to advance science and improve patient care. Australian and New Zealand researchers need to discuss their proposal to the Merck Medical team prior to submission.

Further Information

Ongoing

Fellowships

MQ Fellows Award

24 February 2020

£225,000

Supports talented researchers from across the globe, with bold ideas who aspire to be the next generation leaders in mental health research [in children and young people].

MQ Mental Health

3 April 2020, 5pm BST

 

Heart Foundation – Future Leader Fellowships

Open

$130,000-$160,000 per year over four years

Be involved in any area of cardiovascular health research including biomedical, clinical, public health and health service delivery. 

Further Information

1 May 2020

 

Heart Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowships

Open

$150,000 over two years

This fellowship is the first step in fostering tomorrow’s research leaders, developing the sustainability of cardiovascular research in Australia. 

Further Information

15 May 2020

New!

Al and Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship

1 April 2020

Four-year early-career fellowship (3-10 years postdoctoral) providing salary support for rising stars who are building credentials for a long career in research.

  • Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology
  • Brain sciences
  • Geriatrics
  • Vision sciences
  • Dermatology
  • Lung disease

RLCMRF

30 April 2020, 5pm AEST

Prizes & Awards

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

4 March 2020

Not specified.

Rewards outstanding achievements in Australian Science and science communication across categories of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science.

List of prizes

Eureka awards

1 May 2020, 7pm AEST

New!

David Syme Research Award

$8,900  

The Australia-wide prize recognises the best original research in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Geology produced in Australia during the past two years (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019).

University Melbourne 29 April 2020

MS Research Australia Postdoc Fellowship

6 April 2020

Up to $210,000 over three years

To support research into finding better treatments and a cure for MS.

MS Research Australia

15 May 2020

LEO Foundation Awards

8 May 2020

US$100,000

Recognises individual young researchers and scientists around the world, whose work represent extraordinary contributions to medical research and whose results advance our understanding of skin diseases and have the potential to pave the way for new and improved treatments.

Leo Foundation

5 June 2020

Travel

           
 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Travel Grants

Open

Not specified.

 

Further Information

20 April 2020

 

MS Research Australia Ian Ballard Travel Award

17 August 2020

Up to $25,000

To support research into finding better treatments and a cure for MS.

MS Research Australia

2 October 2020

 

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant

     

Further information

Ongoing