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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity


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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.

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Grants

Grants 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.

Grants are awarded up to the amount of $20,000. One grant will be awarded to an appropriate application for research into mental health.

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 5 February 2022

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. The Foundation also encourages established leaders in the field to support non-academic researchers (e.g. practising nurses/midwives), as well as early and mid-career researchers by including them as members of the research team in applications.

The $100,000 in grants are available across three (3) categories of grants:

  • Discovery Grant – Up to $50,000 funding available per grant.
  • Accelerator Grant – Up to $25,000 funding available per grant.
  • Seeding Grant – Up to $10,000 funding available per grant.

For more information, click here.

Friday 12 February 2021

TBC for 2022

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 11 February 2022 (round 1)

Friday 10 June 2022 (round 2)

Friday 14 October 2022 (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 7 March 2022

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.

Expressions of interest for the general grant round open on 27 January 2022. 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.

Monday, 21 March 2022

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. 

Saturday, 26 March 2022

VicHealth Impact Research Grants

VicHealth is asking for collaborative proposals that are focused on the bigger picture, projects that will give insight on the health and wellbeing impact of social, cultural, ecological, commercial and digital determinants of health. They are looking for evidence-based actions that are focused on tackling health and wellbeing inequities.

The VicHealth Impact Research Grants will:

  • generate new evidence and lead to sustainable and equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for people across Victoria.
  • provide up to $200,000 in funding per project over a maximum of 2 years, for a maximum of 5 projects.  
  • Provide funding to successful proposals in July 2022.

For more information, click here.

Monday 21 March 2022


Pancare Foundation PhD Scholarship and ERC Fellowship Award

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

Friday 25 March 2022

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.

Friday 1 April 2022

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: Tuesday 12 April 2022

Research grants: Wednesday 15 June 2022


Cancer Council Victoria Venture Grants

Cancer Council Victoria Venture Grants support innovative researchers with courageous ideas who would not be able to attract conventional funding.

Applications are welcome that relate to causes, prevention, diagnosis, supportive care or treatment of cancer. Grant applications are encouraged from non-laboratory based researchers as well as laboratory based researchers. Innovative ideas are invited from the full spectrum of Victorian cancer research activity including psychosocial, palliative care, allied health, epidemiology, health economics behavioural and clinical research.

Four grants are available. Each grant will run for 1- 2 years with a maximum of $250,000 available per year, per grant.

For more information, click here

EoIs: Friday 29 April 2022

Full applications by shortlisted applicants: Friday 1 July 2022 

The Barwon Health and Deakin University PhD Program

Growing the next generation of clinician-academics is a strategic priority for the Barwon Health and Deakin University (BH/DU) partnership.

We are delighted to announce that the Deakin University Faculty of Health will provide up to five PhD scholarships to support the BH/DU research partnership. 

Each PhD scholarship will be supported by $10,000 of project funding in year 1 from the Barwon Health Foundation. Supervision teams and their candidates will then have the opportunity to apply to the BHF for further project funding for subsequent years of the project.

These PhD/project funds are well-suited to support clinician (allied health, nurse, doctor) researchers and will be awarded to BH/DU supervision teams to enable them to attract strong candidates.

If you are interested in applying, please discuss with your potential supervisors and submit an Expression of Interest by Friday 30 April 2021. For more information and EoI guidelines, visit 

Friday 30 April 2021

TBC for 2022

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.

Saturday 30 April 2022

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 6 May 2022

Western Alliance Mental Health Research Grant Round

With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation strategies (including lockdowns) on the mental health of our communities, as well as the release of the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System last year, it is an opportune time to support translation focussed mental health research in western Victoria.

This grant round will see the total allocation of $50,000 (split across up to two projects) towards solving a key problem, based on mental health priorities from Western Alliance health sector member organisations and communities across rural and regional western Victoria.

For more information, click here.

Thursday 12 May 2022

HCF Research Foundation Health Services Research Grants

HCF are inviting applications addressing one of the specific research areas of interest from the following two themes:

Women's health

  • Sexual and reproductive health;
  • Preventative health / managing comorbidities; and
  • Addressing variations in healthcare.

Mental health

  • Prevention and early intervention;
  • Emerging treatment and rehabilitation models; and
  • Improving access and outcomes for regional and remote communities.

For more infomation, click here

Friday 13 May 2022

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 prize will be in the form of a grant to support the research activities of the recipient. Nominations are now open and are treated as commercial-in-confidence.

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.

Friday, 20 May 2022

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 20 May 2022

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

 Friday 27 May 2022

Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship

The Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program supports life-changing research to promote better patient outcomes and advance the careers of some of Australia’s promising medical researchers.

Started in response to the difficulties young doctors face in securing research funding, the program has so far awarded 128 scholarships worth nearly $3.5 million across a wide range of topics, including organ transplantation, epidemiology, hepatology, oncology, obstetrics, cardiology and general surgery.

Avant offers funding for scholarships and grants for full-time, part-time and short-term research projects.

For more information, click here.

Monday 31 May 2021

TBC for 2022

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 30 May 2022

Traffic Accident Commission Value-based Healthcare Grant Program

This grant program assists TAC health service providers putting Value-based Healthcare (VBHC) into practice. Grants of up to $150,000 are available for innovative VBHC research projects.

VBHC is healthcare that involves patients more in their treatment options, helping them achieve the outcomes that matter most to them through efficient, cost-effective and high-quality care.

VBHC grant funding is for innovative research projects that:

  • address an area of priority for people with transport accident injuries
  • build capability in measuring outcomes, and
  • embrace the principles of VBHC

For more information, click here.

Tuesday 31 May 2022

One Mind Rising Star Awards

The One Mind Rising Star Awards identify and fund pivotal, innovative research on the causes of and cures for brain health conditions by supporting the most promising emerging leaders in the field of neuropsychiatry.

  • 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.
  • Indirect costs are limited to a maximum of 10% and will be taken from the direct costs.
  • 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.

Wednesday 1 June 2021

TBC for 2022

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)

The Brain Foundation will not entertain applications that imply an ongoing funding commitment beyond a single year.

For more information, click here. 

Friday 17 June 2022


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.

Monday 6 June 2022

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. 

Thursday 30 June 2022

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. These organisations must possess the requisite facilities to carry out the activities detailed in any application.

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

For more information, click here.

Friday, 25 June 2021

TBC for 2022

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 9 July 2021

TBC for 2022

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.

Monday 12 July 2021

TBC for 2022

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.

Monday 19 July 2021

TBC for 2022

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 $70,000 a year for one or two years are available. Applications will only be considered from research scientists with less than 4 research-active years after successfully completing their PhD examination.

For more information, click here

Tuesday 27 July 2021

TBC for 2022

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.

Sunday 8 August 2021

TBC for 2022

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.

Sunday 15 August 2021

TBC for 2022

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;
• 4 three-year Post-doctoral Fellowships, including salary and research expenses, for new and early-career researchers; and
• 4 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.

Monday 23 August 2021

TBC for 2022

Victorian Nursing and Midwifery Trust Grants & Fellowships


The Victorian Nursing and Midwifery Trust is seeking applications direct from health services for major grant funding to undertake dedicated nursing and/or midwifery research and education.

It is envisaged that up to $100,000 per grant will be awarded..


If you are a Registered Nurse, Midwife or Enrolled Nurse, undertaking study, research or educational activities, we encourage you to apply. 

Minor Grant funding includes:

  • PhD support: Must be in final year of study: Up to $20,000
  • Post Graduate Qualification: Masters: Up to $10,000
  • Post Graduate Qualification: Diploma/Certificate 1V/Short Courses: Up to $5,000
  • Enrolled Nurse: Up to $5,000
  • William Cooper and Rosemary Kelley Grants (Palliative/Cancer): Up to $5,000

For more information, click here

Major Grants: Tuesday 31 August 2021

Minor Grants: Friday 1 October 2021

TBC for 2022

Stroke Foundation Grants

Stroke Foundation Seed Grants

Three Seed Grants up to $70,000 in total per 18-month grant, for early and early-mid career researchers for projects addressing at least one research priority area:

  • Health services and pathways of stroke management shown to have efficacy, using a translational design (i.e. implementation studies to translate evidence into acute and subacute practice).
  • 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).

Lady Marigold Southey Aphasia Research Grant

One grant, up to $100,000 in total over 2 years, for researchers of any career stage, addressing at least one Aphasia Research Grant Priority Areas:

  • Developing new behavioural and neurobiological methods for measuring, predicting and understanding aphasia recovery.
  • Optimising dose of aphasia treatment across the recovery continuum.
  • Use of technology and digital health to enable access to aphasia rehabilitation and community participation.
  • The development of accessible interventions to optimise mental health and well-being for people with aphasia and their carers.

For more information, click here

Tuesday 31 August 2021

TBC for 2022

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 $100,000.

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

Tuesday 31 August 2021

TBC for 2022

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 $60,000.

For more information, click here

Thursday 2 September 2021

TBC for 2022

Victorian Cancer Agency Funding Round

Funded by the Victorian Government, the Victorian Cancer Agency invests in projects and initiatives that rapidly translate research into treatments and approaches that improve clinical practice and care of cancer patients. The Victorian Cancer Agency makes funding available for translational cancer research, and enablers of cancer research, through investment in programs, projects, people and infrastructure.

The Quality and Safety in Cancer Care Research Grant Scheme

  • Applications will be limited to research topics within medical oncology, malignant haematology, radiation oncology and cancer surgery.
  • This funding is intended to support research projects that will improve cancer survival outcomes.
  • Max funding: $200,000 per year for 3 years.

Early Career & Mid Career Research Fellowships

  • Support early career & mid career researchers undertaking high quality translational cancer research.
  • The Fellowships will include 2 streams; Biomedical & Non-biomedical (incorporating nursing, allied health, clinical, health services research and prevention research)
  • Max funding - early career: $110k per year for 3 years
  • Max funding - mid career: $175k per year up to $700k for 4 years

For more information, click here.

 Monday 13 September 2021

TBC for 2022

Cystic Fibrosis Metabolic Monitoring Grant

The Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (ACFRT), in conjunction with Cosmed Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd, is pleased to announce the Metabolic Monitoring Grant.

The successful applicant will be provided with the loan of a Cosmed Q-NRG metabolic monitor machine to use for one year. In addition, Cosmed will provide up to $5,000 for other costs borne by the successful applicant when using the machine, subject to the approval of the applicant’s budget.

Suitable applicants include researchers, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. 

For more information, click here

Friday 24 September 2021

TBC for 2022

BUPA Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award 2021


The Bupa Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2021 Emerging Health Researcher Award.

This award recognises the dedication of early career researchers and their valuable contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

This year the BUPA Foundation seeking nominations for Early Career Researchers focused on improving mental health and wellbeing and/or the link between environmental and human health.

The recipient will be awarded a total of $25,000 (AUD) to further their career in research. Selected finalists will also receive a prize of $5,000.

For more information, click here.

Sunday 10 October 2021

TBC for 2022

NFMRI Alzheimer’s Disease Research 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.

NFMRI recognises the valuable time researchers and reviewers spend preparing and assessing applications for support. To assist in managing this valuable resource, we ask that all applicants firstly complete and submit an expression of interest form (EOI). 

NFMRI is currently accepting expressions of interest for research into Alzheimer’s disease.

NFMRI strongly encourages women to apply and for the researcher leading the project day-to-day to be listed as the chief investigator, including mid-career researchers. 

For more information, click here.

Round 1: Thursday 14 October 2021

Round 2: Monday, 21 March 2022

LLS – Snowdome Foundation – Leukaemia Foundation Translational Research Program

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Snowdome Foundation and Leukaemia Foundation will jointly fund up to two meritorious Translational Research Program applications focused on blood cancer research. This program is intended to provide support over an initial three-year period, for total funding up to $600,000.

Applications are sought that propose novel approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of hematological malignancies and related pre-malignant conditions. Proposals should be based on molecular, cellular, or integrated systems findings and be conceptually innovative. The application should have a clear plan for the eventual clinical translation of the studies proposed and the results expected.

For more information, click here.

Friday 29 October 2021

TBC for 2022

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. 

Projects should:

  • have a particular focus on improving health outcomes for people of disadvantage
  • be undertaken in one of the following clinical areas: cancer, mental health, cardiovascular health, orthopaedic surgery or musculoskeletal injury
  • consider and include a diverse patient population
  • aim to benefit patients in both private and public healthcare settings
  • aim to be implemented at both Ramsay and non-Ramsay healthcare settings.

A maximum of $750,000 is available per project, for projects of duration up to 4 years.

For more information, click here.

Friday 29 October 2021

TBC for 2022

Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research

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

These new 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.

Friday 12 November 2021

TBC for 2022

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.

Tuesday 16 November 2021

TBC for 2022

Maddie’s Vision Grant Scheme

Maddie’s Riewoldt’s Vision is supports two Fellowship categories:

  • Fellowship: total support offered up to $100,000 AUD per annum for two years, with an additional third year performance-based option. Applications sought from medical or scientific researchers, and projects specifically directed towards our mission of finding new treatments and cures for acquired and inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes.
  • Inaugural Fiona Riewoldt Nursing/Allied Health Fellowship: total support offered up to $50,000 AUD per annum for two years. Applications sought for projects that are directly impactful for patients on a day-to-day basis, including research focussed on symptoms, daily functioning and quality of life issues.

For more information, click here

Monday 22 November 2021

TBC for 2022

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 $100,000 per annum, for up to 3 years.

For more information, click here

Tuesday 30 November 2021

TBC for 2022

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 3 December 2021

TBC for 2022

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, funding will be focused on supporting 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 1 year:

  • 3 x $100,000 - for Early Career Researchers (Up to 5 years post PhD)
  • 2 x $150,00 – for Mid-Career Researchers (5-10 years post PhD)

Awards are intended to cover the applicant’s salary and applications are welcome from Prostate Cancer Researchers in:

  • Basic Science
  • Survivorship/Psychosocial/Health Services and implementation research
  • Clinical Research including Nursing

For more information, click here.

Friday 3 December 2021

TBC for 2022

HCF Research Foundation Translational Research Grants

The HCF Research Foundation Translational Research Grants (TRG) scheme is focused on responding to health issues identified within health care provider communities, and the translation of research findings into practice by health service delivery stakeholders.

Through this scheme, the Foundation 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 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 and EOI form, click here. Expressions of interest need to be submitted by email to [email protected].

Friday 17 December 2021

Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund

Each year the Fund provides $3 million in grant support to accelerate innovative early-stage health and medical research and fast-track the translation of promising projects into real-world outcomes.

This year a $2 million mRNA-specific stream is also available to accelerate RNA-based therapeutics research.

In both funding streams, projects led by women or that can show that women make up at least half of their research team will be prioritised to help to address the underrepresentation of women in health and medical research.

For more information, click here.

Friday 17 December 2021


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