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

Due dates

Medical Research Future Fund - Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity NHMRC & Department of Health 12 December 2018 Up to $9.8 million available for up to three review cycles in 2018-2019

This grant opportunity will support research to address: 

  • questions that focus on comparative effectiveness of health services and areas of health system practice with low or insubstantial evidence
  • gaps in knowledge and evidence relating to health system problems important to the public, providing opportunities to explore consumer-driven research. 

Applications must address one of the following specific health system research question topics: 

  • Melanoma Surveillance Photography (MSP) to improve early detection of melanoma in very high risk (or high risk) patients 
  • Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assist in the diagnosis, staging and pre-surgical planning of breast cancer.

GrantConnect - GO2016

NHMRC website - MRFF Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity

6 February 2019
Medical Research Future Fund - Million Minds Mission Grant Opportunity NHMRC 12 December 2018 Maximum amount per grant is $5 million

The Medical Research Future Fund - Million Minds Mission grant opportunity will support multidisciplinary teams of researchers to undertake collaborative, patient-focussed research that is transformative, scalable and demonstrates the greatest improvement on health outcomes and translation into policy and/or practice.

The grant opportunity will provide up to $25 million over five years to support three initial priority areas for research:

  • Prevention, identification and treatment of eating disorders 
  • Mental health of children and young people and
  • Mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

GrantConnect - GO2017

NHMRC website - MRFF Million Minds Mission

6 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
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

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

NHMRC Investigator Grants 2019

NHMRC

5 December 2018

Depending on category, level/tier:

• Up to $175,201 per annum for salary 

• Up to $600,000 per annum for RSP

Provides funding for researcher salary (if required) and a research support package (RSP) for 5 years

Researchers at different career stages (early, mid-career, established), researchers with clinical responsibilities (such as clinicians, public health and allied health practitioners) and part-time researchers are eligible.

• GrantConnect – NHMRC Investigator Grant 2019 

• NHMRC website – Investigator Grants 2019

Minimum data due: 16 January 2019

Applications close: 6 February 2019

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF)

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

28 November 2018

Maximum amount per grant: $500,000
Maximum grant period: 3 years

Provides Australian researchers with funding of up to $500,000 to support collaborative science and technology research projects with Indian counterparts that are of mutual benefit to Australia and India.

Applicants must have a primary Indian partner that has submitted, or in the process of submission, a corresponding application to India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) or the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

For Round 11 (closing 23 Jan 2019), the application must involve research in one of the following priority areas

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund(administered by DST in India)

• Energy storage (batteries)

• Marine science

Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund(administered by DBT in India)

• Plant genomics

• Neurodegenerative diseases, including palliative care

GrantConnect – AISRF (GO1963)

Applications close: 23 January 2019

NHMRC Development Grants 2019

NHMRC

14 November 2018

Dependent on project; estimated provisional funding allocation for Development Grants Scheme is $15 million.

Duration: Between one and 3 years.

This scheme supports:

• Individual researchers and/or research teams to undertake health and medical research within Australia at the proof-of-concept stage that specifically drives towards a commercial outcome within a foreseeable timeframe.

• 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.

GrantConnect - NHMRC Development Grants 2019

Minimum data due: 23 January 2019

Applications close: 6 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 2018

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