International Funding

Grants Management Office

If you would like to apply to an international funding body you should:

  • Contact your Faculty's Grants Team to notify them of your intent to submit an application.
  • Submit your application at least ten working days prior to the deadline for compliance check.
  • Be aware that the majority of submissions require approval from a delegated UNSW representative.
  • Be aware that some funding bodies still require hard copies of submissions, which can take 3-4 working days for delivery.
  • Refer to the list of UNSW Codes and Registrations whilst completing your application.

US Government Funding Sources

All of the above listed sources of US Government funding are applied for via Please take the time to read through the relevant UNSW Instructions.

The document provides information and guidance on the application procedures for funding from four key US defence research agencies: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This Guide was produced by The Education and Science Office, Embassy of Australia, to consolidate the aforementioned agencies’ websites and publications.

Other International Funding Opportunities

Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Fellowships to support non-German researchers to work in Germany
DFG Various programs supporting collaborative research with Germany
Human Frontier Science Program Fellowships and Awards supporting international collaborative research
The Wellcome Trust Various programs supporting human and animal health
The World Bank Grants to support development projects, reduce poverty, build capacity, address global and regional challenges and support the efforts of civil society organisations
Gates Foundation Grants to support global health development research
Fellowship programs to give opportunities for excellent researchers from around the world to conduct scientific collaboration with their Japanese colleagues.

This is not an exhaustive list and you should also regularly check the following databases/websites for additional funding opportunities:

The Grantsmanship Center: Grant making foundation and corporate giving programs

SPIN: Database of Australian and International funding opportunities

Connecting Australian European Science and Innovation Excellence: List of funding opportunities supporting EU-Australian collaborative research

CORDIS: Information on EU and R&D programs and funding opportunities