Current Funding Opportunities- Schemes Now Open

Grants Management Office (GMO)


  • All applications from UNSW staff & students must be submitted via the Grants Management Office (GMO)
  • Non-ACGR scheme applications must comply with UNSW's policy for pricing and indirect costs
  • The internal deadline for submission of grant applications to the GMO is 2 weeks prior to the external deadline. This timeframe allows the GMO to ensure applications comply with UNSW policies and sponsor requirements.
  • Many philanthropic Funds and Foundations provide funding for university research. In cases where research grant funding is awarded via an advertised competitive application round, the submission of applications is managed through the GMO, which will also manage the grant once awarded. See 'managing research income from philanthropic funding schemes' for further information.

UNSW Support for Category 1 Fellowships (non-ARC/NHMRC)
Applicants for non-ARC/NHMRC Fellowships listed on the ACGR (Cat1 Fellowships) may be entitled to Central support to meet salary gaps (where the salary is set a level below the equivalent UNSW rate) and/or where matching funding/co-contribution is a Scheme requirement. Please contact the  Director GMO to confirm arrangements. Please note, retrospective funding is NOT available - this applies to submissions in 2014 and onwards.
For ARC/NHMRC named Fellowships, EB gaps will be automatically met by Central. The process is managed by the Research Finance Office. Please direct any enquiries to Marie Saparamadu.

Category 1 Grants
Grants which are listed on the ACGR are classified as “Category 1” Grants, and are exempt from having to include indirect costs of research. This is indicated next to each scheme below where applicable. For more information on funding categories, see the Higher Education Data Collection category specifications document.


For application and submission support, notify the Grants Management Office (GMO) of your intent to apply as soon as possible.


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Australian Academy of the Humanities

15 March 29 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Australia Award Fellowships

Hard Internal Deadline- 5pm, Monday 20 March
UNSW is limited to submitting fifteen applications for this scheme. All intending applicants are required to submit their application to the Grants Management Office to undergo an internal ranking process. Email mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au.

20 March 29 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Centre for Defence Industry Capability | Flight Recorder Concept Grants 16 March 30 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Lung Foundation Australia | ATS Conference Travel Grants 16 March 30 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Women & Leadership Australia | Women’s Leadership Development: Health Sector 16 March 30 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Australian Orchid Foundation | Projects & Research Grants 16 March 30 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Ecological Society of Australia | Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
ide Group | Building Better Futures for Health Challenge 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
QIAGEN | Single Cell Research Grant 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NBCF-Movember Foundation | Prostate and Breast Cancer Research Collaboration Initiative 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
ANROWS | Grants for research into violence against women 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Birdlife Australia | Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council | Roger Hill ASPAC Travel Award 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation | Marine Vertebrate Grants 18 March 1 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Dutch Duchenne Parent Project | Research Grants (NL) 18 March 1 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
L’Oréal-UNESCO | For Women in Science Fellowships 20 March 3 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NSW Health | NSW Medical Devices Fund 20 March 3 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) | Biomedical Research and Innovation Grants 23 March 6 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australia-Japan Foundation | Grants and Publication Awards 23 March 6 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation | Research Grants 23 March 6 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Cancer Institute NSW | Early Career and Career Development Fellowships 23 March 6 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer | Student Competition Sponsorship Program 24 March 7 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australian Institute of Policy & Science | Young Tall Poppy Science Awards 2017

Internal deadline
This Award is managed by the Researcher Recognition Office. All intending applicants are advised to contact Paul Ashworth (p.ashworth@unsw.edu.au) by Friday, 24 March.

24 March n/a Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Endangered Language Fund | Request for Proposals 2017 (US) 27 March 10 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation | Future Leader Fellowships 29 March 12 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Australia-China Council Grants 5 April 19 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Endeavour Foundation | Endowment Challenge Fund 7 April 21 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Actuarial Research Centre | Call for Proposals - Behavioural Aspects of Institutional Investment Decision-Making (UK) 7 April 21 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia | Project Grants 7 April 21 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation | Postdoctoral Fellowships 7 April 21 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia | Postdoctoral Fellowships 14 April 28 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia | Postgraduate Scholarships 14 April 28 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Defence Health Foundation | Defence Health Foundation Grants (EOI) 14 April 28 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Rebecca L. Cooper | Al & Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship 14 April 28 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Library of Australia | Fellowships 2018 17 April 30 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Geographic Society | Project Sponsorship 17 April 30 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
AINSE | Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) Research Internship Program 17 April 1 May 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation | Vanguard Grants 19 April 3 May 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Grand Challenges Explorations

1.    Health Systems Strengthening: Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains
2.    New Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings
3.    Wearables and Technology for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Behaviour Change
4.    Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems

19 April 3 May 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation | Stroke Prevention Grant 28 April 12 May 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Perpetual | Ramaciotti Grants & Medal

17 May 31 May 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Macular Disease Foundation | Research Grants Program 22 May 5 June 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Lung Foundation Australia | ERS Conference Travel Grants 23 May 6 June 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia | Incubator Grant & Proteomics Incubator Grant 30 June 14 July 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

*Ian Potter Foundation Grants Submission Information:
All Ian Potter applications are required to be submitted to the UNSW Grants Management Office by the internal deadline, for two reasons:
1. To undergo a compulsory ranking process as required by the sponsor (except for Travel and Conference).
2. In order for us to endorse sections of the application. To allow this, applicants also need to provide the GMO with their login details (email and Ian Potter password).

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SPIN Database

The SPIN research database allows researchers to access details about potential funding sources, both local and overseas. The search engine enables researchers to tailor their interrogations of the database.

Access the SPIN Research Grant Database via InfoEd

  1. Log into InfoEd using your zID and zPass.
  2. On the top bar, click the 'Find Funding' icon. This will take you directly to SPIN, you do not need to log in again.

Schemes Accepting Applications - Ongoing

The Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. Research fellowships and research awards allow you to come to Germany to work on a research project you have chosen yourself together with a host and collaborative partner.

ARENA- Accelerated Step Change Initiative (expressions of Interest until 2018)


Michelson Grants: Research Funding
Found Animals will provide up to $50 million in multiple, multi-year international research grants through the Michelson Grants in Reproductive
Biology, for promising proposals in pursuit of non-surgical sterilization products or technologies for use in dogs and cats.Investigators wishing to be considered for funding are required to first submit a brief letter of intent. LOI’s are accepted on an ongoing basis.
 
CSIRO SME Connect | SIEF STEM+ Business Fellowship Program
Funding support to enable Australian small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to undertake 2-3 year research projects with early-career researchers from Australian research organisations. Apply any time- assessed on merit- funding for up to 40 fellowships.
Overview | Program Guidelines | Factsheet

Funds laboratory or clinical research projects with the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or show the potential to slow, stop, reverse the progression of Parkinson's disease. The sponsor has a preference for projects and trials that are likely to lead to clinical translation within 5 years.

CurePSP promotes research that helps generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular and cellular levels. CurePSP believes that in the long term, research of this nature will prove indispensable in developing a prevention or cure for PSP and CBD. Grant applications for research will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Scholars can visit the Centre, located on the Hudson River in Garrison, New York, to conduct independent research on issues in or related to bioethics. Scholars and practitioners from academia, medicine, law, and the media, as well as students pursuing degrees in the humanities, the sciences, and the professions may apply. Applications should be submitted at least 2 months prior to the proposed stay.

This trust aims to support individuals, collaborations and institutions to develop important initiatives in medical history and humanities. Applications for travel grants are accepted all year long.