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: 8 July 2020, 8:00 AM



Grant

Applications Open

Amount of funding available

Key Details

Full information & eligibility

Closing date

MRFF

 

 

 

   

 

Coronavirus Research Response grant

1 June 2020

Up to $1 million

 To support research to understand how the mental health system can be enhanced to be most effective and responsive during and following the acute COVID-19 crisis. 

Grant Connect: G04054

13-Jul-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

 Coronavirus Research Response - 2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies Grant 

12 June 2020

Up to $1 million

For research that characterises the immune response across COVID-19 patients with asymptomatic, mild, moderate, severe, and critical disease.

Grant Connect: G04080


23-Jul-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Postponed

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

Postponed

NHMRC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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.

Grant Connect: GO3862

Min Data: 29 July 2020

Close:13 August 2020,  5:00 pm EST

GACD Cancer Prevention Funding Call for funding commencing in 2021

Open

$5,000,000 over five years

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

EOI: 30 July 2020

Full application: 10-Feb-2021 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

 

2020 Partnership Projects

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.

NHMRC website

Min Data: 18 Nov 2020

Close:2 Dec 2020,  5:00 pm EST

 

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

Postponed

Synergy Grants

   

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

 

Postponed

Queensland grants

 

 

 

Advance Queensland Women’s Research Assistance Program (WRAP)

Open

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 & Awards

 

New!

ARDC-National Data Assets

Open

Up to $500,000 over 2.5 years

Funding to create or develop high quality data collections that are national, have data that is consumed by researchers, policy makers, industry, NGOs from multiple organisations, and support leading edge research.

Further information

EOIs close 31 July 2020

New!

First Nations-led research on COVID-19

Open

$2 million

For research into the preparedness for and impacts of COVID-19 on First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people and communities in Australia. Applications are encouraged for COVID-19 projects relating to a wide spectrum of research domains.

Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious diseaSe Emergencies (APPRISE)

3 August 2020

New!

Health and Medical Research Awards

Open

N/A

Nominations cane be made across seven Award Categories: Peter Wills Medal; Griffith University Discovery Award; Philanthropy Award; Frontiers; Award Sponsored by Australian National University; Data Innovation Award; Health Services Award Sponsored by NSW Government; and Advocacy Award

Further information

3 August 2020

New!

HCF Research Foundation Health Service Research Grants

Open

N/A

Applications open to projects aligning with:

  1. Emerging healthcare solutions and alternative models that engage and support healthcare users
  2. Management of joint pain

Further information

5pm AEST, 13 August 2020

Financial Markets Foundation for Children

15 August 2020

Funds research programs and other projects designed specifically for the prevention, treatment or alleviation of sickness, suffering, distress, illnesses and disease in children including the promotion of wellness and good health of children of Australia.

Further information

EOI application due 30 September 2020

 

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

Cancer Australia: 2020 PdCCRS Project Grants

Open

$10,000-$600,000

The Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) brings together government and other funders to collaboratively fund cancer research in identified priority areas in Australia. PdCCRS project grant applications must directly relate to a research priority area specified by Cancer Australia and/or its Funding Partners.  Experienced investigators as well as Early Career Researchers with less than 7 years post-PhD or post-MBBS are eligible to apply.

Grant Connect: G03751

2 Dec 2020, 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

 

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

 

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!

NIH Emergency Awards: Research Projects in SARS-CoV-2 Serological Sciences

Open

N/A

To establish Serological Sciences Research Projects with the goals of: identifying and advancing research opportunities to characterize the immune responses elicited by SARS-CoV-2 viral infection.

Further information

July 23 2020

New!

NIH Emergency Awards: SARS-CoV-2 Serological Sciences Centres of Excellence

Open

N/A

To establish Serological Sciences Centers of Excellence with the goal of identifying and advancing research opportunities to characterise the immune responses elicited by SARS-CoV-2 viral infection.

Further information

July 23 2020

New!

Co-Create Knowledge for Pharma Innovation Takeda – COCKPI-T® Funding 2020

Open

AU$100,000

Takeda invites innovative research proposals from researchers/companies to support them financially to confirm their research concepts.

Interest areas: Neuroscience, Immunology (in Neuroscience and Oncology), Regenerative Medicine, and Rare Diseases and Platform Technology

Takeda Pharmaceutical

Contact: [email protected]

6 August 2020

New!

Mochida Open Innovation Research – MOIRe

Open

US$50,000

An open innovation program for drug discovery based on proposals from academic researchers with a great interest in connecting drug discovery seeds to pharmaceutical development for collaborative research.  Interest areas: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Endometriosis, Pre-eclampsia; Gastroenterology - Inflammatory bowel disease; Orthopaedic disease - Osteoarthritis

Mochida Pharmaceutical

Contact: [email protected]

30 September 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

 

New!

The Snow Fellowships

Open

$8 m over 8 years

Target emerging global research leaders that show the potential to drive, manage and influence the next generation of health and medical innovation.

Snow Medical

EOIs due 20 Sept 2020
 

New!

CSL Centenary Fellowships

Open

$1.25 m

Aimed to support projects with a research focus on rare/serious diseases, immunology or inflammation, the fellowships objective is to provide stability and support to the new generation of researchers.
 

CSL website

31 July 2020

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation: International Fellowship Program

Open

Over 1-2 years

NBCF has established an International Fellowship program to support outstanding Australian scientists/clinicians to strengthen their research experience by working in internationally renowned breast cancer research centres outside of Australia

NBCF website

Ongoing

Travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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