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)

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Last updated: 21 August 2019, 12pm. 

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Children's Hospital Foundation - 2020 Preclinical and Clinical Research Grant Children's Hospital Foundation July 2019 Maximum award for a single applicant in this round is $645,000. The Children’s Hospital Foundation funds preclinical and clinical research that predominantly falls within the T1-T4 phases of the translational research pathway and demonstrates support for advancing Children’s Health Queensland strategies and priorities.  CHF Website Closes 21 August 2019, 5pm AEST.
*NEW* Children's Hospital Foundation Paediatric Immunotherapy Research Grant Children's Hospital Foundation Aug 2019 Up to $200,000 per award.

Funding for clinically informed preclinical and translational research aiming to enhance the efficacy and reduce the long-term consequences of childhood cancer treatment through use of immunotherapy as a component of treatment. 

Dollar-for-dollar match-funding (cash or cash equivalent) is required from the Administering Institution in support of the research.

CHF Grants Page Closes 2 September 2019
*NEW* Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize 2020 MND Australia July 2019 Up to 250,000 over 2 years The Prize is for an innovative 2-year project to advance the understanding of classical MND with a clear potential for effective treatments. It aims to support research commencing in the calendar year 2020. MND Australia Grants Page 30 August 2019
*NEW* Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020-2022 MND Australia July 2019 $100,000 p.a. for a period of up to 3 years The three-year Fellowships aim to encourage young researchers to focus their interest on ALS/MND.Postdoctoral scientists with a track record in areas of neuroscience related to MND and no more than three years postdoctoral research experience.  MND Australia Grants Page 30 August 2019
Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation - 2020 Project Grant Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation 2 August 2019 $50,000 per year for 2 years

These grants enable early-career researchers (3-10 years post-doctoral) conducting high quality research to take ownership of a discreet research project. The intention behind this funding scheme is to provide a stepping stone to independence for up-and-coming researchers.

Eligible areas of medical research include:

o Brain Sciences: Psychiatry or Neurology (excluding Dementias)
o Dermatology (excluding Skin Cancer)
o Endocrinology (excluding Diabetes)
o Geriatrics (excluding Dementias)
o Lung Disease (other than Cancer) 
o Rheumatology
o Vision Sciences
Project Grant Application Guidelines 30 August 2019
*NEW* Leukaemia Foundation Translational Research Program  Leukaemia Foundation, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society, Snowdome Foundation July 2019 2 awards valued at $USD 650,000 each Grants to advance breakthroughs for treatment of blood cancers. Proposals must be translational in nature and the principal investigator (or a co-PI) must be from Australia.  Leukaemia & Lymphoma Foundation - Translational Research Program Website 31 Aug 2019
*NEW* Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Awards - 2020 Round Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation  Aug 2019 See specific categories for more details Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Awards promote excellence in the field of otolaryngology, head & neck surgery – various grants, scholarships and fellowships are available (see link on right). GPRWMF website 2 September 2019
*NEW* Metro North Clinician Research Fellowships 2020 Metro North HHS August 2019 Current level of salary The Fellowships aim to provide health professionals with the opportunity to pursue research without having to fully relinquish their clinical career in favour of a full-time research fellowship. Must have minimum 0.2 FTE appointment with Metro North. Metro North HHS - Research Grants Monday 2 September
Medical Research Future Fund - Accelerated Research - Congenital Heart Disease Department of Health 16 July 2019 Maximum grant amount is $10 million.

The Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) grant opportunity forms part of the Accelerated Research initiative, funded through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The CHD grant opportunity supports research to provide new diagnoses and treatment options for those suffering from congenital heart disease.

GrantConnect - GO2511 12 Sept 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 

GrantConnect - GO2481

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED to 5pm AEST, 12 September 2019
MRFF Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry Initiative (REDI) Department of Health July 2019 Maximum grant amount is $32 million To 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.
GrantConnect - GO2827 19 Sept 2019
*NEW* Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) Grants, Round 8 Department of Industry, Innovation and Science 13 August 2019 $100,000 to $3 million per grant. Maximum grant period is 3 years. CRC-P grants support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services that deliver tangible outcomes.
These projects must help to industry-identified problems, benefit SMEs and increase their capacity to grow and adapt in changing markets, and include education and training activities.
GrantConnect - GO2882 24 September 2019, 5pm AEST
*NEW* Metro North Collaborative Research Grants 2020 Metro North HHS August 2019 Up to $50,000 per award Enables new research collaborations between Metro North and UQ, QUT, QIMRB and Griffith. Lead investigator must be an early career researcher with a full-time, part-time, temporary or permanent appointment with Metro North. Chief Investigators can be from UQ, MRI-UQ, QUT, QIMRB or Griffith. Up to $50,000 available per award (50% funded from collaborating institute/s). Metro North HHS - Research Grants 30 September 2019
MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant Opportunity NHMRC Jan 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

Continuous applications - 3 rounds per year

ROUND 3: Due 4 Dec 2019

NHMRC Partnership Projects NMHRC 16 Jan 2019 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.
Continuous applications.
GrantConnect - GO2165 Closing 5pm (ACT local time), 4 Dec 2019
Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2019 ARC Dec 2018 From $50,000.00 to $300,000.00 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 Closing 19 Dec 2019, 5pm ACT local time.