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 helpful resource has been launched to assist researchers and clinicians at TRI to stay on top of the latest funding opportunities.

Please note that it should not be considered a comprehensive list of all available grants, and your institution may have an earlier minimum data due date (remember to check with your research office)

Are there any additional funding opportunities that should be listed here? Email [email protected] 

Last updated 4pm on 24 April 2019. 

Grant Opportunity


Applications Open

Amount of funding available

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Closing date

2020 CSL Centenary Fellowships  Centenary Fellowships  7 June 2019 Up to $1.25 million 

Applications for the 2020 fellowships (to commence 1 January 2020) are being accepted from  1st June and will close on 31st July.   The successful fellows will be announced at the annual dinner of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences on 10th October in Perth. 

Centenary Fellowships 31 July 2019
National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia Metcalf Prize National Stem Cell Foundation Australia 24 June  Two grants up to $50,000 each The Metcalf Prizes are open to mid-career researchers, 5 to 10 years past their PhD or MD (research based), working in Australia with a focus on stem cell research.
Stem Cell Foundation 29 July 2019

Co-Create Knowledge for Pharma Innovation with Takeda (COCKPI-T®) Funding

TAKEDA 3 June 2019 Up to $100,000 Early research stage which needs a further concept-validation study
Existence of a certain level of validation data against the concept is preferable, but it is not mandatory.
Takeda  16 July 2019
The Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre (ASSC) EARLY CAREER GRANTS  ASSC 14 June 2019 Four grants up to $20,000 each

Support early career researchers with high research potential to progress their research careers by funding high-quality research projects and (including pilot projects)
Encourage research collaboration between UQ and QIMR Berghofer 

ASSC 15 July 2019
The Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre (ASSC) EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER TRAVEL AWARDS ASSC 14 June 2019 Up to six awards available 

Be staff (< 10 years of receiving MD or PhD) or student of UQ or QIMR Berghofer 

ASSC 11 July 2019
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Grants NHMRC May 2019 Grants to date have ranged between $7 million and $75 million, Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) support medium to long term industry-led collaborations to solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes. GrantConnect - GO2537 1 July 2019
Florey Medal 2019 AIPS 1 May 2019 Up to $50,000 The 2019 CSL Florey Medal will be awarded to an Australian biomedical researcher for significant lifetime achievements in biomedical science and/or human health advancement for research conducted primarily in Australia. AIPS 28 June 2019
HPP Clinical Scientist and Pathologist Travel Grants HUPO 30 May Up to $1,.00 (US) each HUPO encourages clinicians and pathologists to engage with our proteomics community is through HPP Clinical Scientist & Pathologist Travel Grants. These cover partial travel costs USD$1,000 plus provide complimentary HUPO2019 and all HPP workshop registrations.  HUPO 28 June 2019
Frazer Family Foundation Travel Awards UQ 24 May Up to $5,000 each

The funding is provided to assist Higher Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers from UQ working at TRI (UQ Partners of TRI). The merit-based award is intended to enable the chosen scientists to attend and present at an international or national conference.

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UQ 24 June 2019
National Breast Cancer Foundation Grants Scheme NBCF May 2019 Salaray and research costs The NBCF Investigator Initiated Research Scheme will support the salary (if requested) and research costs (or portions thereof) of outstanding investigators with a vision to expand the scale and scope of breast cancer research in Australia. NBCF 3 June 2019
2019 Georgina Sweet Awards ARC 1 May 2019 Three awards of $25,000 each Awards for Australian female researchers who demonstrate excellence in the area of quantitative biomedical science. 31 May 2019
AMP's Tomorrow Fund AMP Foundation May 2019 Up to $1 million in grants available to share  AMP is looking for people who have a talent or a passion for something that will ultimately benefit Australia – whether that’s a scientist who is developing innovative technology, a social innovator with a community enterprise in mind or a singer who wants to take their voice to the world stage.  AMP Foundation 27 May 2019
NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme NHMRC 17 April 2019 Stipend varies according to category (see Grant Guidelines)

Funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Research Masters Degree).

The objective of the Postgraduate Scholarship scheme is to support outstanding graduates early in their careers so they can be trained to conduct health and medical research that is internationally competitive.

GrantConnect - GO2577 12 June 2019
2019 TRI Drive Grants TRI 29 March 2019 Up to $500,000 over 3 years This Grant will support research projects that are beyond proof-of-concept stage, address an important clinical question, and have a defined translational outcome.  TRI Drive Grants Page EXTENDED TO 20 MAY 2019
2019 TRI Spore Grants TRI 29 March 2019 Up to $90,000 over 12 months The TRI Spore Grants support multidisciplinary teams of scientists and clinicians from a combination of academic, commercial and clinical backgrounds to test innovative ideas.  TRI Spore Grants Page EXTENDED TO 20 MAY 2019  
Genomics Health Futures Mission - Projects Grant Opportunity Department of Health 28 March 2019

Ranging from $500,000 to $5 million per grant

Duration of funding up to 3 years.

Provides researchers with grants of up to $5 million for innovative and creative genomics research projects in the following areas:
  • cancers (including lung cancer and mesothelioma) and diseases with high mortality and low survivability;
  • paediatric acute care genomic research for clinically ill children; and
  • ethical, legal and social issues related to genomics in health care.
GrantConnect - GO2473 31 May 2019
Genomics Health Futures Mission - Flagships - Pathogen Genomics Department of Health 14 May 2019 Ranging from $1 million to $10 million Provides researchers with grants of up to $10 million for large-scale pilot research studies into pathogen genomics late in the research and development pipeline aiming to demonstrate clinical and/or public health utility, cost-effectiveness, and capacity for translation of genomics in the clinic, in recognition that such evidence is critical to the adoption of genomics in mainstream healthcare. Genomics Health Futures Mission - Flagships - Pathogen Genomics 11 July 2019
Priority-Driven Collaboration cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS) Cancer Australia 15 March 2019

Ranging from $10,000 to $600,000;

Duration of funding is 1-3 years; 

Funding commences in 2020

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.

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.

GrantConnect - GO2426 15 May 2019
Synergy Grants for 2020 funding NHMRC 6 March 2019 Total and fixed budget of $5 million per Synergy Grant

NHMRC’s Synergy Grant scheme aims to support outstanding multidisciplinary teams to work together to answer major questions that cannot be answered by a single investigator. This is the new counterpart of 'Program' grants. 

Note - Limitations apply on concurrent Fellowships, Project, Program, Investigator, Ideas and Synergy Grants. See Guidelines for more details. 

GrantConnect - GO2377

Closing 1 May 2019
Ideas Grants for funding in 2020 NHMRC 6 March 2019

Determined as per requested budget, with amount and duration of funding clearly justified. 

Duration of funding between 1 and 5 years. 

NHMRC’s Ideas Grant scheme aims to support innovative research projects addressing a specific question. This is the new counterpart of 'Project' grants. 

This scheme provides particular opportunities for early and mid-career researchers. 

Note - Limitations apply on concurrent Fellowships, Project, Program, Investigator, Ideas and Synergy Grants. See Guidelines for more details. 

GrantConnect - GO2381

Closing 8 May 2019
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants NHMRC 6 March 2019

Determined as per requested budget, with amount and duration of funding clearly justified. 

Duration of funding between 1 and 5 years. 

The objective of the Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants 2019 opportunity is to support 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.

GrantConnect - GO2379

Closing 8 May 2019
ARC Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2019 ARC Dec 2018 From $50,000 to $300,000 The Linkage Projects grant opportunity supports projects which initiate or develop long term strategic research alliances to apply advanced knowledge to problems, acquire new knowledge and as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research. GrantConnect - GO2093 19 Dec 2019
Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry Initiative (REDI), supported by the MRFF Department of Health/Department of Industry, Innovation and Science 12 February 2019 A total of $32 million over 4 years from 2019-2020 to 2022-2023 for this grant opportunity
The Grant provides one service provider with $32 million to facilitate connections between industry, universities, registered training organisations and government entities and deliver mentoring and exchange programs for researchers.
The Grant will fund one service provider who will be responsible for:
  • facilitating connections between industry, universities, registered training organisations and government entities; and
  • delivering, potentially in collaboration with joint-service partners’ relevant training programs, industry placements, mentoring and exchange programs for researchers. - REDI 9 April 2019
Partnership Projects NMHRC 16 January 2019 for Peer Review Cycle 1 (PRC1)

Funding available: Up to $1,500,000

Duration: Up to 5 years

Partnership Projects will support connections, within the Australian context, that translate research evidence into health policy and health practice, to improve health services and processes.

They create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers, and answer a specific research question to influence health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.

Operates with a continuous application process - allowing applicants to apply at any time during the year rather than through just one annual round. This is to allow researchers and partner organisations to develop timely collaborations. 

GrantConnect - GO2165

For Peer Review Cycle 1

- Minimum data due on 27 March 2019

- Applications close 10 April 2019

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant Opportunity - 2019

  • Round 1
  • Round 2
  • Round 3
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

ROUND 1: Due 10 April 2019

ROUND 2: Due 15 Aug 2019

ROUND 3: Due 4 Dec 2019