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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity


Application Deadline

Pfizer 2022/2023 Global Cachexia ASPIRE

The intent of this Request for Proposals is to support cachexia research projects in the following categories:

  • Evidence generation in Understanding Cachexia/Unintentional Weight Loss in Cancer or Heart Failure
  • Role of GDF-15/GFRAL Pathway in Disease
  • GDF-15/GFRAL Biology
  • Natural History (longitudinal) studies specifically related to cachexia/weight loss and/or heart failure

PIs must have a medical or postdoctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (BSN with a MS/PhD), or a degree in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, or Social Work.

Both early career and experienced investigators are encouraged to apply and consideration will be given to all proposals meeting the selection criteria.

For more information, click here.

Thursday 5 January 2023

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Pilot Grant

Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk with less assurance of ultimate impact, but with the potential for transformative results.

Investigators new to the field of autism are encouraged to apply for these awards. The total budget of a Pilot Award is US$300,000 or less, including 20% indirect costs, over a period of up to two years.

For more information, click here

Thursday 12 January 2023

Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation supports the provision of equipment and capital infrastructure to outstanding medical research groups. 

Applicants must speak with the IPF Program Manager prior to submission to ensure eligibility. In general, the recommended minimum grant amount for institutions and organisations is $100,000 in this program area.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Grants

Grants up to the amount of $20,000 in all areas of basic and applied medical research will be considered. Preference will be given to projects relevant to one or more Statements of Principles of the Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA). RMA website. The Foundation has a focus on illnesses of veterans and their families.

Successful applicants must be prepared to present their findings at the Foundation’s annual symposium.

  • Preference will be given to high quality applicants in the early stages of their career. NHMRC grants will be given priority.
  • Grants from scientists based in Victorian institutions will be considered.

For more information, click here

Friday 6 February 2023

Australian Rotary Health General Health PhD Scholarship Opportunities

Australian Rotary Health will provide stipend and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full time research at a Victorian institute or university in the areas of:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder relating to the Emergency Services Sector
  • Brain cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Rural men's mental health

For more information, click here.

Friday 10 February 2023 (round 1)

Friday 16 June 2023 (round 2)

Friday 13 October 2023 (round 3)

Novartis Grants Program

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

Monthly Committee Meetings to review requests are held from February-November each year. Requests are assessed on the value to patients, healthcare, the advancement of medical and scientific knowledge and/or community impact.

For more information, click here.

Ongoing (February - November)

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships

Each Fellow is awarded $25,000 for a one year project. This is intended to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields and the winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment, paying for child care costs, conference & travel costs or other items they may need to continue their research.

National Fellows must be within five years of their PhD (not including career breaks) for research and be employed part time or full time at an Australian or New Zealand academic or research institution. Eligible fields of research are life sciences (including medical sciences), physical sciences, computer science, engineering and mathematics. Psychology, science education and social sciences are not eligible for this Fellowship.

For more information, click here.

Monday 6 March 2023

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation Grants

The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) seeks to support the translation of biomedical research projects that have strong potential in addressing unmet community needs.

Applications for innovations across all diseases and conditions are sought from Australian publicly funded research organisations. Applications must involve one of the below NFMRI portfolios:

  • collaborative innovation & advancement
  • innovative uptake & translation 

For more information, click here.

Alzheimer's Disease research project grant round: Thursday 23 March 2023

General grant round: TBC

PKD Australia Research Grants

These grants will support leading Australian research that aims to provide a deeper understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and/ or improves the outlook and quality of life for PKD patients to assist in our mission to find a cure for PKD and to help the community we support.

Grants are available for:

  • Basic scientific research
  • Clinical research
  • Translational research
  • Psychosocial and public health research

For more information, click here. 

Wednesday 1 March 2023

CIIDIR Seed Grants

CIIDIR is a new initiative of the Deakin University and Barwon Health partnership that will leverage existing strengths in human infectious disease, microbiome and immunology research.

CIIDIR will award grants to a maximum of $10,000 AUD to members of a CIIDIR-affiliated research group including PhD students, Post-Doctoral Researchers and Senior Investigators.

Download the application form here.

Friday 31 March 2023

VicHealth Impact Research Grants

In 2023, VicHealth Impact Research Grants round will fund research proposals that can build on an already initiated body of work and catalyse its potential to create greater health promotion impacts in the real world. For this round, the priority themes are:

  • Healthy and sustainable food systems: Place-based systems interventions focusing on increasing equitable access to nutritious and affordable food from sustainable food systems
  • Active communities and sport: Improvements in the built and social environment to promote physical activity in geographic areas or communities that experience greater systemic inequities
  • Social connection and mental wellbeing: Community-centred, strength-based models to improve mental wellbeing of people and communities facing significant systemic inequities
  • Climate, environment and health: Place-based research to support improved community health, wellbeing, and resilience in areas in Victoria that are more vulnerable to climate change impacts

The VicHealth Impact Research Grants will provide up to $230,000 in funding per project over a maximum of 2 years.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday 1 March 2023


Pancare Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships

Pancare Foundation is committed to supporting research that addresses important priorities of risk factors, diagnosis, therapeutics, and clinical care of oesophageal, stomach, liver biliary and pancreatic cancers. Applications are currently open for:

  • The Smith-Barrett Fellowship. This 2-year $100,000 Award is open to clinical and research post doctorates to achieve high quality research into therapeutic targets, risk factors, early detection, clinical care, and clinical trials in bile duct cancer.  This project also offers an option to apply for a $100,000 top-up for a high performing project that has potential to take to the next level through additional funding.
  • A 3-year PhD Scholarship Award to the value of $65,000 (plus administrating institution costs) dedicated to pancreatic cancer research in memorial to respected vascular surgeon and devoted family man Timothy McGahan whom died of pancreatic cancer in 2020.

For more information, click here

TBC for 2023

ANZCA Novice Investigator Grants

ANZCA are helping to secure the future of research in anaesthesia, pain, and perioperative medicine by supporting novice investigators on their journey to becoming established researchers.

The novice investigator(s) will be the chief investigator(s) of the grant application and will undertake most of the research personally, under the supervision of experienced colleagues. A novice is an investigator who:

  • May have been awarded previous grant funding as a principle investigator provided no single grant has exceeded $10,000.
  • Has not published more than five research papers in the five years prior to the year of application.
  • Does not have an experienced investigator as a co-investigator on the proposed grant.

The maximum amount available for a novice investigator grant is $A20,000.

For more information, click here.

Monday 3 April 2023

RANZCR Research Grants

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) offers a variety of research awards and grants to support research projects and foster a culture of research at the College. Grants include:

  • The Withers and Peters Grant provides AU$25,000 grant support to Radiation Oncology Fellows up to five years post-Fellowship and trainees post-Phase 2 exams to carry out significant research projects. 
  • Other Research Awards: Indigenous Health Research Prize ($2000), Quality Improvement Project Award ($1500), Bourne & Langlands Manuscript Prize ($1500), Clinical Radiology ECR Publication Prize ($1500)
  • RANZCR Research Grants provide financial support for Clinical Radiology and Radiation Oncology Fellows, Educational Affiliates and trainees. Applicants who are trainees must be supervised by a Fellow of the College. Grants are awarded for sums between AU$5,000 and AU$30,000. 

For more information, click here.

Research awards: Monday 10 April 2023

Research grants:  Monday 12 June 2023


Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) Grants

The ARIIA Grants program supports high-quality research studies and findings that address important gaps in aged care workforce capability and knowledge, and lead to relevant, translational research findings for the benefit of the sector.

ARIIA is seeking applications for its Grants Round 5 from organisations who have a project that will contribute to the betterment of the aged care sector through improved service delivery, adoption of technology and quality of care, and can address one of ARIIA’s aged care sector priorities:

  • Dementia Care;
  • Restorative Care, Reablement & Rehabilitation;
  • Social Isolation;
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing;
  • Palliative Care & End of Life;
  • Meaningful Lifestyle Activities;
  • Addressing staff burnout to increase retention of the aged care workforce;
  • Testing technology supported business models to enable efficient and effective delivery of services;
  • Human factors – embedding technology in workflow processes to enable efficient and effective delivery of services; and,
  • Urgent & Critical Need.

Maximum grant of $160,000 available. For more information, click here.

Friday 28 April 2023

Al and Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship

Targeted at Early-Career Researchers (5-10 years post doctoral), the Al & Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship has a salary component of $120,000 per year and an additional research support package of $50,000 per year for a five-year term.

Research must aim to improve understanding or treatment of a disease/condition in one the following areas of medical research:

  • Brain Sciences: Psychiatry or Neurology (excluding Dementias, Motor Neuron Disease, Psychological Interventions and COVID‐19)
  • Endocrinology (excluding Diabetes)
  • Geriatrics (excluding Dementias)
  • Lung Disease (other than Cancer and COVID‐19)
  • Rheumatology
  • Vision Sciences
  • Dermatology (excluding Skin Cancer)

Please note that public health‐related research and clinical trials are not eligible for funding.

For more information, click here.

Friday 29 April 2023

Alport Foundation of Australia Project Grants and Grants in Aid

Alport Syndrome is a genetic disease of the kidneys estimated to affect at least 1 in 2500 people, which causes progressive renal failure, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. 

Applications are invited from Australian researchers for Project Grants and Grants in Aid up to the value of $20,000 for projects which meet the objectives of the Foundation.

For more information, click here.

Sunday 30 April 2023

Rosemary Bryant Foundation Research Grants


In the interest of ensuring that all Australians receive the best possible nursing and midwifery care, the Rosemary Bryant Foundation funds high quality, translatable research that can be readily adopted and embedded into practice. 

A key focus of any project funded by the Rosemary Bryant Foundation is that there is a leadership role for a nurse/midwife and there is demonstrable collaboration with nurses/midwives in relevant practice environments. 

For more information, click here.

Monday 1 May 2023

HCF Research Foundation Health Services Research Grants

The HCF Research Foundation aims to increase the evidence base in the delivery of health care services and support the translation and uptake of effective health care models and services.

The 2023 Health Services Research Grants round will focus on specific research areas of interest within these three major topics:

  • Innovations in primary care models that support or promote preventative health and population health management.
  • The use of AI and big data for augmenting decision making in healthcare.
  • Use of non-drug innovations to manage pain.

The 2023 process now includes an Expression of Interest (EOI) phase. EOIs will be assessed and a selection will be invited to prepare full applications.

For more infomation, click here

Friday 19 May 2023

Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant

The purpose of the Vanguard Grant is to provide funding to test the feasibility of innovative concepts in clinical, public health and/or health services (including clinical service delivery) or biomedical research which may lead to larger, more rigorous studies in the future. Both pilot studies and ‘stand-alone’ projects will be considered. These projects are expected to produce tangible outcomes with the potential to further advance preclinical research technology or improve cardiovascular health.

Applicants can apply for funding for up to two years, with up to $75,000 of funding per year with total budget no more than $150,000.  

For more information click here.

Friday 26 May 2023

Dr John Dixon Hughes OAM Medal 


NFMRI is pleased to offer the Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal for Medical Research Innovation every two years to a researcher under the age of 45 for outstanding contribution towards the development and advancement of a biomedical innovation related to the nature, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and incidence of disease and other health problems that have a significant impact on the health of humans.

The Medal will be awarded with a prize of $50,000. 

The Medal will be awarded to the researcher judged to be responsible for the best biomedical innovation and development paper published, patent taken out, or commercial-in-confidence report in the previous two calendar years. Innovations will include Australian research and discoveries into new medicines, vaccines, biologicals, devices, tools or diagnostics.

For more information, click here.

Returning in 2024

ACRF Annual Research Grants

Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) provides 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 is a ‘seed’ funding body and is therefore interested in applications for larger scale research projects with value over and above the amount sought directly from ACRF. ACRF expects applicants to leverage ACRF grants to secure any ‘gap’ funding and also to feature multi-disciplinary teams, collaborations and evidence of the translational impacts at a clinical level (with patients). ACRF promotes collaboration amongst researchers and clinicians and encourages novel and innovative cancer research projects

For more information, click here.

Friday 26 May 2023

Ramaciotti Awards

Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research Medal and $50,000 Grant

This is awarded to a person who has made an outstanding discovery (or discoveries) in clinical or experimental biomedical research that has had an important impact on biomedical science, clinical medicine, or the way in which healthcare is delivered. Candidates for the Medal are provided by nomination only from professionals within the medical and scientific research community.

Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants of up to $100,000

These Grants are awarded to individuals in universities, public hospitals, or institutes for a contribution towards the undertaking of health or medical research with a potential path to clinical application within five years.

A Health Investment Grant is intended to provide enabling research support for an autonomous early career investigator who is taking, or has recently taken, a substantive position. It is expected that up to ten grants will be awarded in 2022.

For more information, click here

Grant: Friday 14 April 2023

Medal: Friday 26 May 2023


The Avant Foundation Early Career Research Program

The Avant Foundation Early Career Research Program supports life-changing research to promote better patient outcomes and advance the careers of some of Australia’s promising medical researchers.

Avant offers funding for scholarships and grants for full-time, part-time and short-term research projects as well as microgrants and skills development courses.

For more information, click here.


Wednesday 7 June 2023

National Breast Cancer Foundation Grants Scheme 

The Investigator Initiated Research Scheme is an amalgamation of the numerous grant schemes previously offered by the National Breast Cancer Foundation (i.e. pilot studies, innovator, infrastructure, accelerator and career fellowships). 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.

For more information, click here.

Monday 29 May 2023

One Mind Rising Star Awards

One Mind is offering three (3) 2023 One Mind Rising Star Awards to advance rigorous, evidence-based scientific research with great potential to benefit people living with psychiatric disorders and the mental healthcare system.

  • The project period for the awards is 3 years.
  • The total funding for each award is $300,000, of which $100,000 will be distributed annually.
  • To qualify as an early career investigator, candidates should be within 10 years of their initial independent appointment as an assistant professor for academic institutions or equivalent for non-academic research institutions. Note that postdoctoral fellows are ineligible.

For more information click here.

Thursday 1 June 2023

RGHI Fellowships



The Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI) launched in 2020 with an endowment of $25 million to support its mission of enabling and accelerating a portfolio of hygiene science to improve public health through better outcomes and behaviours.

The RGHI postdoctoral fellowship programme embodies this mission and, through it, intends to support several 3-year postdoctoral fellowships (awarded in several annual rounds) in the field of hygiene. RGHI areas of interest include:

  • The role of hygiene in the epidemiology and transmission of specific diseases. 
  • Setting-specific hygiene-related interventions and their impact. 
  • Determinants of hygiene behaviours and effective behaviour-change approaches in high burden countries. 
  • Intersection between hygiene, disease burden and gender

For more information, click here.

Wednesday 31 May 2023

Al Spilman Early Career Researcher Grant (ACEM)

The Al Spilman Early Career Researcher Grant from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides funds to trainees and Fellows who have limited research experience, to assist them in developing and enhancing their research portfolio.

Al Spilman generously supports this Grant of $30,000 to further emergency medicine research.

For more information, click here.


Brain Foundation Research Grants Program

Brain Foundation Research Grants aim to support individual researchers and research teams to conduct the highest quality research in clinical neuroscience, and to provide opportunities as a chief investigator for early career researchers to gain funding for projects with potential.

We are reserving two individual research grants, one being for a Neurological trainee and one for a Neurosurgical trainee for projects for which they are the only investigators.

The Research Grants Program will support research in areas for which we have received funding, including (but not limited to):

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Huntington’s
  • Migraine & Headache
  • AVM (arteriovenous malformation)

For more information, click here. 

Friday 9 June 2023

Diabetes Australia Research Program Grant Round

Diabetes Australia Research Program grants are available to non-profit organisations concerned with the promotion of health care, education and / or medical research in the area of diabetes.

Project applications will be considered across all types of diabetes and areas of interest including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, pre-diabetes and risk factors, behavioural research, self-management of diabetes, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and diabetes.

Diabetes Australia is pleased to offer the following grants:

  • Two $150,000 Millennium Awards: one for type 1 diabetes and one for type 2 diabetes.
  • An unspecified number of General Grants, up to $70,000 per grant
  • One $150,000 Charles Campbell Coghlan OAM Emerging Researcher Award
    for an early to mid-career researcher

For more information, click here.

Friday 12 May 2023

Cure Cancer Research Grant Program

For the past 55 years, Cure Cancer has been dedicated to funding novel cancer research projects, giving talented early-career cancer researchers the opportunity to pursue their innovative ideas.

We are reinforcing our commitment to funding the most innovative minds in cancer research by launching a new grant funding model, with up to $100,000 available.

For more information, click here.

Monday 24 April 2023

Cancer Council Victoria Grants-in-Aid program

Our Grants-in-Aid support cancer research for up to $100,000 per year for two or three years.

Grants-in-Aid are awarded to research conducted in Victorian universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.

The work to be funded must relate to the causes, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer.

This year, in addition to funding across all cancer types there will be funding available for one project with a focus on Mesothelioma, and one project with a focus on addressing a regional need related to cancer, and that is led by a regional institution.

For more information, click here.

EoIs: Friday 23 June 2023

Ian Potter Foundation Public Health Grant Program

The Ian Potter Foundation is seeking to support outstanding tertiary institutions, medical research institutes or suitably qualified public health organisations which conduct translational public health research.

In assessing this research, the Foundation is particularly interested in the applicant’s plan to involve and support outstanding individuals that will strengthen the public health research workforce, including in the areas of biostatistics, health economics and modelling.

The Foundation will consider applications for research projects or programs in the following areas:

  • Improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians
  • Prevention of anxiety, depression and substance abuse in older Australians
  • Prevention of chronic ill health and disease including obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes through the amelioration of common determinants and risk factors.

The Foundation will consider grant applications for 3 to 5 years of funding support in the order of $80,000 to $120,000 per annum

For more information, click here.

EoIs: Wednesday 21 June 2023

RACP Research Establishment Fellowships

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Research Establishment Fellowships are available to Fellows and trainees who wish to establish themselves in a research career. A range of Fellowships of $50,000 - $90,000 are available for one or two years in a variety of health fields. 
To be eligible, Fellows and trainees must meet one of the two criteria:

  • you're within 7 years of having completed a Masters, PhD or equivalent higher research degree
  • you hold a research higher degree and be within 2 years of returning from working or studying overseas for a period of more than 12 months

Funding provided by most of the awards can be used for:

  • stipend support
  • other support such as laboratory set-up costs
  • a short-term research assistant appointment
For more information, click here.
Tuesday 27 June 2023

Collier Foundation

The purpose of the Collier Charitable Fund is to continue the legacies of Alice, Annette and Edith Collier. We strive to improve the lives of Victorians and other Australians by assisting those in need.

Public hospital funding areas of focus include:

  • equipment and infrastructure;
  • initiatives that improve patient care (including hospital-based research);
  • regional hospitals that act as centres of excellence and specialised services within an area; and
  • support for smaller community hospitals.

For more information, click here. 


Australia and New Zealand Batten Disease Research Grant Program

Each year, BDSRA Australia invests in promising local research through its Batten Disease Research Grant Program. The objective of the Program is to:

  • Further our understanding of the disease mechanisms for all or any of the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NCLs);
  • Advance therapeutic strategies; or
  • Improve current diagnosis, treatment, education and/or management practices or family support practices (including those that improve quality of life, palliative care or other).

BDSRA Australia typically awards up to AU$100,000 in total each year, across one or more projects.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday 28 June 2023

Retina Australia Research Grants Program

Retina Australia’s research grants are focused on accelerating medical research into the detection, prevention, treatment and cure of inherited retinal diseases. Researchers can apply for funding up to $60,000. Grants are for 1 year only.

For more information, click here

Friday 30 June 2023

Arthritis Australia National Research Program

The objectives of the Research Program of Arthritis Australia are:

  • To support specific research projects into arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, and
  • To support and foster the career development of scientists and clinical investigators committed to research into arthritis and allied disorders

Arthritis Australia supports Fellowships, Scholarships, Project Grants (including Translational Research Grants) and Grants-in-Aid.

For more information, click here

Friday 7 July 2023

Healthy Bones Australia Travel Grant

The Professor Philip Sambrook Award is a travel grant awarded annually to an outstanding early career investigator. The award offers a valuable opportunity for a young researcher to make career-advancing connections with the international bone research community. Both laboratory scientists and clinical researchers are encouraged to apply.

The Awardee will receive up to $10,000 in support of:

  • Attendance to present at an international conference in a relevant discipline, including registration, economy airfares, accommodation costs and a daily living allowance; and
  • Attendance at the joint meeting of the ANZBMS, Newcastle, NSW 2023 (including registration, economy airfares and accommodation costs).

For more information, click here.

Friday 15 September 2023

RACP Research Entry Scholarships

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Research Entry Scholarships provide one year stipend support of $30,000 to $45,000 to assist Fellows and trainees who are:

  • at the start of their research careers
  • enrolled or about to enrol in a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree

When applying, ensure you allowed enough time for your supervisor to complete the supervisor statement section. 

For more information, click here.

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Victorian Cancer Agency Research Grants and Fellowships

The Victorian Cancer Agency Research Grant and Fellowship Scheme supports early career and mid-career researchers undertaking high-quality translational cancer research.

On offer in 2023 are:

  • Palliative Care Cancer Research Grant
  • Early Career Research Fellowship
  • Mid-Career Research Fellowship

For more information, click here.

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Jack Brockhoff Early Career Medical Research Grants

The aim of the Jack Brockhoff Early Career Medical Research Grants Program is to strengthen research capability in Victoria to conduct world-class research in health and well-being by helping establish the careers of talented young scientists.

The Foundation seeks to help support early-career researchers to demonstrate their scientific originality and their capacity to complete, relatively independently, a discrete study for publication in scientific literature. 

Grants of up to $75,000 a year for one or two years are available. 

For more information, click here

Tuesday 11 July 2023

NFMRI Alzheimer's Disease Grant Round

Through our partnership with The Mason Foundation (managed by Equity Trustees), NFMRI will be seeking EOIs for Alzheimer’s disease research projects. All three portfolios are open, with preference for projects that fall within portfolios 2 and 3. A key aspect of portfolios 2 and 3 is accessing external capability to undertake critical research with high translational value.

We strongly encourage women to apply and for the researcher leading the project day-to-day to be listed as the chief investigator, including mid-career researchers. The focus of our reviews will be on the innovation and its potential of successfully securing the relevant next-step partner.

For more information, click here.

Thursday 30 June 2023

The Rebecca Cooper Fellowship

The Rebecca Cooper Fellowship is targeted at Mid-Career researchers who have established a strong research program and are on track to become leaders in their chosen area of Medical Research.

The Fellowship provides a salary component of $220,000 per annum and a Research Support Package of $50,000 per annum for a period of five years.

You must have a research focus that has an outcome that will improve understanding of the biological basis of a relevant disease/condition or extend understanding of the biological mechanisms of action of drugs used to treat a relevant disease / condition in the areas of:

  • Brain Sciences: Psychiatry or Neurology (excluding Dementias, Motor Neuron Disease, Psychology and Cognitive Interventions, and COVID-19)
  • Endocrinology (excluding Diabetes and COVID-19)
  • Geriatrics (excluding Dementias and COVID-19)
  • Lung Disease (other than Cancer and COVID-19)
  • Rheumatology (excluding impact of COVID-19)
  • Vision Sciences (excluding impact of COVID-19) 
  • Dermatology (excluding Skin Cancer and COVID 19)

Please note that treatment interventions that cannot be shown to have a biological basis, public healthrelated research and clinical trials are not eligible for funding.

For more information, click here.

Thursday 31 August 2023

Rapid Response Research Grants Program

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is calling for proposals for rapid response grants to progress applied research into the prevention of chronic disease. Grants will be awarded for up to $100,000 per grant. A total of $400,000 is available.

Through these grants, the Prevention Centre aims to support mid-career researchers affiliated with the Centre’s network. 

For more information, click here

TBC for 2023

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants Program

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to US$50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We accept applications three times per year.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

For more information, click here.

August 2023

Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Research Grants

Early Career Research Grant: Supporting ECRs undertake research relevant to infection prevention and control. ECR Grants are valued at up to $12,000.

Seed Grant: Supporting members who wish to undertake high quality pilot, exploratory, or small-scale infection prevention and control research. This grant aims to address a gap between early concepts and large-scale funding provided by NHMRC, ARC etc. Seed Grants are valued at up to $15,000.

For more information, click here.

Friday 18 August 2023

Gilead Australia Fellowship: Grants Program

The aim of the Gilead Australia Fellowship: Grants Program is to support the development, exploration and implementation of best practice in enhancing patient outcomes in the specific disease areas of HIV, chronic viral hepatitis, haematological oncology, solid tumours (especially breast, lung and bladder), and invasive fungal infections.

Financial grants will be awarded to individuals, organisations or groups of healthcare providers within a locality whose proposals are focused on investigating solutions to improve care for people living with the above conditions.

The Grants Program is unable to provide funding for basic research projects or clinical studies focussed on specific therapeutic agents.

A maximum award for successful proposals will be $60,000 contingent on the project concluding in no more than 18 months.

For more information, click here.

Friday 18 August 2023

Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) Grants and Awards

HSANZ and their charity partners offer a range of HSANZ funded or co-funded PhD Scholarships, Clinical Fellowships, grants and awards:

    • Three HSANZ / Leukaemia Foundation PhD scholarships
    • One HSANZ / Arrow Foundation PhD Scholarship
    • One HSANZ /Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand PhD Scholarship
    • Up to two HSANZ Clinical Fellowships
    • The Albert Baikie Memorial Medal and Award
    • HSANZ / Snowdome Foundation Mid-Career Blood Cancer Research Grant

For more information, click here.

Sunday 20 August 2023

ACEM Morson Taylor Research Grant

The ACEM Foundation Morson Taylor Research Grant is designed to foster a high-quality research project in emergency medicine being undertaken by a Fellow or trainee of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and is overseen by the ACEM Foundation. The 2022 grant is valued at up to $30,000.

For more information, click here. 
TBC for 2023

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are intended to build research and innovation capability and excellence and create impact, in strategic priority research strengths at Deakin University.

The Fellowships support and develop early career researchers, aiming to enhance our capacity and capability in key research areas and build the next generation of high achieving and internationally competitive researchers.

The Fellowship provides 2 years of salary support and a once off research support grant of $15,000, to be used throughout the Fellowship.

For more information, click here.

Wed 30 August 2023

Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grants Program

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation offers funding to support talented new, early and mid-career researchers. On offer are up to:
• 12 capacity building Project Grants for new and early-career researchers of up to $75,000;
• 2 three-year Post-doctoral Fellowships, including salary and research expenses, for new and early-career researchers; and
• 2 two-year Mid-Career Research Fellowships, including salary and research expenses, for researchers who are establishing their career in dementia research.

For more information, click here.

Tues 15 August 2023

Victorian Nursing and Midwifery Trust Grants & Fellowships

Major Grant: provides funding to health services to undertake dedicated nursing and/or midwifery research and education. Up to $100,000. 

PhD Completion Support Grant: supports a nurse or midwife currently undertaking a PhD in an area of nursing/midwife practice. Up to $40,000. 

VNMT PhD Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is designed to support a suitably qualified nurse or midwife to undertake a research degree i.e. PhD. Up to $120,000 over 3 years. 

Minor grants: up to $20,000 for postgraduate study, professional development activities, short courses, nursing activities

For more information, click here

Major Grants & Scholarships: Fri 1 September 2023

Minor Grants & Scholarships: Sat 30 September 2023

Stroke Foundation Grants

Stroke Foundation Seed Grants

Four Seed Grants up to $80,000 in total per 18-month grant, for early and early-mid career researchers for projects addressing at least one research priority area:

  • Developing health services and pathways to improve early identification of stroke with a specific focus on underserved communities (examples include marginalised groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and socially isolated people). 
  • Translational and implementation research of evidence-based care pathways of stroke management.
  • Long-term community support beyond 6 months post-stroke (e.g. interventions to improve continuity of care, community health services, primary care, social isolation).
  • Long-term psychosocial recovery beyond 6 months post-stroke (i.e. interventions for recovery of cognition, communication, and emotional and social wellbeing).

Tim Glendinning Memorial Young Adult Stroke Grant 

One grant of up to $75,000 available to researchers of any career stage for a 2-year project that addresses the needs of young adults who may feel isolated and marginalised after stroke.

Nancy & Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Memorial Grant

One grant of up to $100,000 available to researchers of any career stage for a 2-year project that addresses primary prevention of stroke including feasibility and implementation studies to manage stroke-specific risk factors (e.g. atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure). Management approaches may include evidence-based integrative healthcare, behavioural change and education strategies

For more information, click here

Thurs 10 August 2023

Endometriosis Australia Research Grants

Endometriosis Australia is now accepting grant applications from eligible individuals and organisations within Australia for research projects on topics directly linked to endometriosis. Total funding available is $170,000.

Preferences will be given to projects that address the following topics:

  • Medical, surgical and allied health aspects of endometriosis care
  • Basic sciences associated with endometriosis
  • Patient-centred, educational, or support tools

For more information, click here

TBC for 2023

The Norman Beischer Research Fellowship and Innovation Grants

The Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation supports and promotes improvements in the reproductive health of women and in the health of their babies and infants in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology. 

  • The Norman Beischer Research Fellowship provides an opportunity for an outstanding clinician or scientific researcher to be recognised with an esteemed and competitive fellowship.  The Fellowship awards $600,000 over a three-year period for the recipient. The Fellowships are aimed at those who have completed a PhD and are early-to-mid-career researchers.
  • Innovation Grants provide seed funding to support highly innovative research projects, which show potential toward a major benefit - or for major grant applications to NHMRC and other funders in the future. The applicant will define their objectives and test hypotheses in any area of obstetric, gynaecological or infant conditions. Innovation Grants are for 1-year research projects for amounts up to $65,000.

For more information, click here

Fellowship: Thurs 24 August 2023


Grant: Thurs 31 August 2023

Cystic Fibrosis Australia Grants

Cystic Fibrosis Geelong Genetic Therapies Innovation Grant 2023

$80,000 for Post doctoral researchers, scientists, clinicians, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professions currently working in the area of CF research.

Cystic Fibrosis Geelong Diabetes & Pancreas Innovation Grant 2023

$40,000 for Post doctoral researchers, scientists, clinicians, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professions currently working in the area of CF research.

For more information, click here.

Genetic Therapies: Fri 29 Sept 2023

Diabetes & Pancreas: Fri 13 Oct 2023

The Crohn’s & Colitis Australia IBD PhD Scholarship

The Crohn’s & Colitis Australia IBD PhD Scholarship makes a provision of $32,000 per annum for up to (3) years full-time supporting CCA’s strategic priority of building inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research capacity in Australia whilst we search for a cause or cure for IBD.

The award is designed for candidates at an early stage in their careers, for example (but not confined to) graduates in any health care discipline or science who are seeking to pursue doctoral studies

For more information, click here.

Mon 9 Oct 2023

HCF Research Foundation Translational Research Grants

The HCF Research Foundation Translational Research Grants (TRG) scheme aims to facilitate the implementation of cost-effective, evidence-based innovation into health care delivery to improve outcomes for patients and the work experience of clinical staff.

The 2022 TRG round is calling for applications specifically addressing the topic of "providing appropriate care for the elderly in the community".

This topic aims to facilitate implementation of care models for the elderly that are delivered in the community and includes (but is not limited to) health issues such as frailty, polypharmacy, palliative care, rehabilitation, end-of-life and advanced care planning, residential aged care and primary care engagement.

The TRG scheme has a two-stage application process. The first stage requires applicants to submit an expression of interest (EOI), with the second stage being a full application.

For more information, click here. 

Monday 23 October 2023

Wellcome Research Grant Funding

Wellcome have several grants and awards available to researchers at all stages of their career.

To read about all funding opportunities click here.


Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Future Leaders Scheme

PCFA recognises that funding pressures often impact junior researchers the most, with implications for long-term prostate cancer research horizons. Therefore, the 2023/2024 funding round will be focused on supporting our key and emerging talent via salaried awards to promote prostate cancer research pathways which harness the clinical and psychosocial needs and interests of consumers and the broader community.

The below funding is on offer, for a term of 2 years:

  • 2 x $200,000 - for Early Career Researchers (Up to 5 years post PhD)
    2 x $300,000 – for Mid-Career Researchers (5-10 years post PhD)

For more information, click here.

Friday 27 October 2023

Ramsey Healthcare Translational Challenge Grants

The Translational Challenge Grant stream seeks to fund translational research projects that will break the cycle of disadvantage and improve patient outcomes by addressing specific determinants of health – such as health literacy, social and lifestyle risk factors, knowledge transfer between generations or the effects of climate change on health. 

For more information, click here.

Closed for 2023

Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research

The Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research funds Early Career Research Transition Grants.

These grants of up to $20,000 each are intended for early career researchers who need help in reestablishing their research as a result of change in physical location, direction of research or a major career interruption. Unless exceptional, disruptions due to the COVID pandemic will not be considered as sole justification for funding.

For more information, click here.

Tues 7 Nov 2023

World Cancer Research Fund International

Researchers in Australia are eligible for co-funding from World Cancer Research Fund International and Cancer Australia for:

  • pilot and feasibility grants (up to £60,000 for up to two years)
  • investigator initiated grants (for a maximum of £300,000 for up to three years

Grants are grouped into two themes – cancer prevention and cancer survivors. Each of these areas may be addressed either from the perspective of identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effect of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer, or by addressing the host factors that influence individual susceptibility to cancer development or progression, and so contribute to explaining variability between people in outcomes.

For cancer survivors, we also encourage broader research into evidence for impact of diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and outcomes after cancer diagnosis.

For more information, click here.

Closed for 2023

Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) Grants

The ARIIA Grants program supports high-quality research studies and findings that address important gaps in aged care workforce capability and knowledge, and lead to relevant, translational research findings for the benefit of the sector.

ARIIA is seeking applications for its Grants Round 3 from organisations who have a project that will contribute to the betterment of the aged care sector through improved service delivery, adoption of technology and quality of care, and can address one of ARIIA’s aged care sector priorities:

  • Dementia Care
  • Rehabilitation, Reablement & Restorative Care
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Social Isolation
  • Urgent & Critical Need: COVID-19
  • Urgent & Critical Need: Infection Control

Applicants must articulate that the project has the potential in Growth and/or Translational Research outcomes.

Applicants must also provide a co-contribution of at least 20% (ex GST) that contributes towards eligible project expenditure. For projects that are greater than $200,000 (ex GST), ARIIA will fund a maximum of $160,000 (ex GST) each. The remainder of required funds must be co-contributed towards eligible project expenditure and cannot be from any other grant sources.

For more information, click here.

Closed for 2023

Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund

Applications are now open for Round 6 of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund.

Round 6 includes $5 million in funding through two streams.

  • Foundation Stream: offers $3 million to medical research projects that can deliver benefits to Victoria. 
  • The new Public Health and Health Inequalities Stream: $2 million to medical research projects addressing public health inequalities that affect vulnerable Victorians.

In both streams, projects led by women or research teams comprised of at least 50% women will be prioritised to help address underrepresentation of women in health and medical research.

For more information, click here.
Closed for 2023

VicHealth Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The VicHealth Postdoctoral Research Fellowships aim to support early career researchers (up to 3 years post-PhD at time of application, minus valid career disruptions) to conduct high quality, rigorous research that will strengthen the evidence base for preventive health policies and programs and ultimately improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the Victorian community.

They emphasise the translation of results from cutting edge academic investigation into policy and practice. The fellowships provide 3 years of funding support.

While applicants must apply under a particular focus area, you’re welcome to propose a reframing or different approach to the issue. The focus areas are:

  • Children and young people’s health and wellbeing
  • The economics of health promotion and disease prevention
  • Creating resilient, inclusive, connected communities
  • Climate change, health and local level adaption

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2023

TAC Small Grants Program

The Small Grants Program encourages innovative community-based projects that will make a positive change in the lives of TAC clients and Victorians with a disability. The program offers grants of up to $50,000 (GST exclusive).

Projects should be user-led and facilitate improved outcomes across health and well-being, social and community connectedness and participation, independent living, safety and resilience.

For more information, click here.

Fri 24 Nov 2023

Biocodex Microbiota Foundation International Research Grants

The grant is open to physicians, PhD's and Pharm-D's working in the subject area (gastroenterology, pediatrics, microbiology, infectious diseases and internal medicine, etc).

ROLE OF GUT MICROBIOTA IN THE MECHANISMS OF PAIN: The project should be translational and relevant to humans.

The annual grant is set at €200,000 VAT included, independently of the duration of the project (between 1 and 3 years).

For more information, click here.

Thurs 30 Nov 2023

Veski Inspiring Women Fellowships

The Veski Inspiring Women Fellowships provide an opportunity for female leaders to remain competitive in their field, enhance the current talent pool and affect cultural change.

Applicants are sought from early to mid-career female researchers and scientists who are experiencing difficulties balancing commitments or who may have compounding reasons for needing support.

The program offers each fellow up to $150,000 over three years. The fellowship can be used for activities including:

  • funding a research assistant
  • paying for childcare (up to $15,000 per annum)
  • support for relevant IT purchases
  • support for relevant-related travel to international/national conferences including family/carer expenses
  • PhD scholarships and/or to fund a replacement of their teaching and administrative duties.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2023

The Mason Foundation – ME/CFS research grants

The Mason Foundation ME/CFS research grants support research projects that focus on Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome  (ME/CFS).

Grants will be awarded to a maximum of $120,000 per annum, for up to 3 years.

For more information, click here

Thursdsay 30 November 2023

Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program (IPAP)

Perpetual is one of the largest managers of philanthropic funds in Australia. 

Universities, hospitals and medical research institutes may submit a maximum of three applications per organisation from different departments. Funding is usually for a single one-off grant and the amount varies from $10,000 to $100,000. Funding is provided for a wide range of projects at different developmental stages including (but not limited to) pilot and existing projects, capacity building and operational costs. Funding direct to individuals is not permitted.

The IPAP assessment process largely focuses on the organisation, as Perpetual believes well governed charitable organisations will deliver optimal outcomes for the community.

For more information, click here.

Friday 8 December 2023

Australian Cancer Research Foundation 2024 Major Grant Round

ACRF invites applications for a special $10 million Major Grant. As a precursor to the Major Grant application process, they invite cancer research groups to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI).

Our focus is on providing single capital grants for major items of scientific equipment, technology and new research infrastructure.

Find out more here

Letter of Intent deadline: Wed 20 December 2023.


Last Modified: Thursday, 16 November 2023