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.


Scheme Internal Close External Close     
Notify the GMO of your intention to apply to this scheme
Australian Meat Processor Corporation | Request for Proposals 2016 29 January 12 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Cancer Research UK | Grand Challenges Awards 2016 (UK) 29 January 12 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Meat and Livestock Australia | Funding Opportunities 31 January 14 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
AINSE | Honours Scholarships 1 February 15 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
World Anti-Doping Agency | Scientific Research Grants 2016 1 February 15 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NSW Health | Translational Research Grants Scheme 1 February 15 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand | Travelling Fellowships to the American College of Cardiology 2016 1 February 15 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Volkswagen Foundation | Mixed Methods in Humanities – Collaborative Hybrid Projects 2016 (DE) 4 February 18 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Clinical Excellence Commission | 2016 Ian O'Rourke Scholarship in Patient Safety 12 February 26 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation | Infectious Diseases Grant Round (EOI) 12 February 26 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia | Incubator and Proteomics Incubator Grants 12 February 26 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
JDRF | Travel Grants 14 February 28 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Amnesty International Australia | Human Rights Innovation Fund 14 February 28 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry | Green Chemistry for Life Grant Programme (US) 14 February 28 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
JDRF | PHD Top-Up Scholarship 14 February 28 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

James N. Kirby Foundation | Small Grants

A limit on the number of applications permitted to be submitted to this sponsor applies. For this reason, applications must be received by the GMO by the hard internal deadline of 9am 15 February, for internal ranking.

14 February 28 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Saving Lives at Birth | Sixth Call for Innovations (US) 15 February 29 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NSW Environment Protection Authority | Innovative Recycling Projects 15 February 29 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Dementia Collaborative Research Centres | Dementia Research Grants 15 February 29 February 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Foundation for Prader-Willi Research | Research Funding (US) 16 February 1 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons | International Fellowships (US) 16 February 1 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Waltham Foundation | Research Grants 2016 (US) 16 February 1 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australia & Pacific Science Foundation | Grants Program 2016 19 February 4 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Movember Foundation | Global Action Plan 19 February 4 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
auDA Foundation | Research Funding 26 February 11 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Flora Foundation | Research Grants 1 March 15 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Thrasher Research Fund | Early Career Awards 2016 (US) 1 March 15 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Lady Tata Memorial Trust | International Awards for Research in Leukaemia (UK) 1 March 15 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
St. Olaf College | Summer Fellows Program for Research in Residence (US) 1 March 15 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science | Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-Ps)

Application Information | FAQs

5 March 17 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia | Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research 7 March 21 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Research Australia | Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant 7 March 21 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australian Academy of the Humanities | Grants and Fellowships

Humanities Travelling Fellowships | Publication Subsidy Scheme

10 March 24 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
International Association for the Study of Pain | Collaborative Research Grants (US) 17 March 31 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Japanese Association of University Women | International Fellowship (JP) 17 March 31 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science | Cooperative Research Centres

Application Information | FAQs

17 March 31 March 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation | Marine Vertebrate Grants 18 March 1 April 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Cancer Research Institute | CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (US) 18 March 1 April 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowships 30 March 13 April 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships 8 April 22 April 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
ANROWS | Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream Grants 14 April 28 April 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Universal Scientific Education and Research Network | USERN Prize 18 May 1 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Science Foundation | Graduate Research Internship Program (US) 22 April 6 May 2016 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 database allows researchers access to details about thousands of potential funding sources for research. The database includes both local and overseas opportunities, and an elegant search interface allows tailor-made interrogations.

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.

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.