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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Motor Neurone Disease Australia | Grants and Fellowships

Grants-in-Aid
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

12 August 26 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Stroke Foundation | Small Project Grants, Seed Grants and Fostering Future Leader Grant 12 August 26 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The CASS Foundation | Travel Awards 12 August 26 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Equity Trustees | Mason National Medical Program 17 August 31 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Johnson&Johnson Innovation | QuickFire Challenges 17 August 31 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife + Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales | Paddy Pallin Science Grants 17 August 31 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Muscular Dystrophy NSW | The Sue Connor PhD Scholarship

17 August 31 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Sugar Research Australia | Early & Mid-Career Researcher Awards 17 August 31 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Matsumae International Foundation | Fellowship Program (JP) 17 August 31 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association | Young Research Fellowship Program

17 August 31 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Gilead Australia Fellowship | Research Grants Program 17 August 31 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Cerebral Palsy Alliance | Project and Career Development Grants 17 August 31 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine| Research Grants Scheme (EOI) 18 August 1 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Rebecca L Cooper Foundation | Medical Research Grants 18 August 1 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Wings for Life | Research Grants Program (UK) - (executive summary) 18 August 1 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
European Research Council | Advanced Grants 18 August 1 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Sugar Research Australia | Travel and Learning Awards 19 August 2 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MacArthur Foundation | 100andChange (US) - (registration of intent) 19 August 2 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Toyota Foundation | Research Grant Program (JP) 19 August 2 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
JDRF | Travel Grants Round 2 22 August 4 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australian Academy of Science | HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates

Hard Internal Deadline: As UNSW is limited to submitting two applications for this scheme, researchers are required to submit the final version of their application by the hard internal deadline of 5pm, Monday 29 August, for internal review and ranking prior to 5 September. Applications should be emailed to mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au.

29 August 5 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Open Society Foundation | Fellowships 2017 (US) - (letter of enquiry) 24 August 7 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

OECD Co-Operative Research Program

27 August 10 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Harvard Club of Australia | Australia-Harvard Fellowships 29 August 12 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Government of Mexico | Merit Awards for Special Programs for International Students 2016 (MEX) 1 September 15 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
ANSTO Interim Research Portal 1 September 15 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Library of Australia | Summer Scholarships 16 September 30 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Foundation for Children | Research Grants 16 September 30 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australian Academy of Science | Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings

Hard Internal Deadline: As UNSW is limited to submitting two applications for this scheme, researchers are required to submit the final version of their application by the hard internal deadline of 5pm, Friday 16 September, for internal review and ranking prior to 4 October. Applications should be emailed to research.partnerships@unsw.edu.au.

16 September 4 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Museum of Australia & Australian Academy of Science | Mike Smith Student Prize for History of Australian Science or Australian Environmental History 16 September 4 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) | Travel Bursaries 23 September 7 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
BrightFocus Foundation | Alzheimer’s Disease Research (US) 29 September 13 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Spinal Cord Injury Network | Travel Grants in Memory of Rosalind Nicholson 2016 30 September 14 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Ministry for Culture and Heritage | New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Awards in History 2016 3 October 15 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
UNESCO- Earth Society for Science | International Geoscience Programme 2016 (FR) 3 October 15 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
European Research Council | Starting Grants 4 October 18 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Humanities Center | Residential Fellowships (US) 4 October 18 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Round 10

UNSW Internal EOI Process
As UNSW can only submit two AISRF applications in total, all intending applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Grants Management Office by COB Thursday 15 September 2016- email mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au.

Using the UNSW EOI Form, the EOI should cover off on two pages the four assessment criteria listed in section 2.3 of the application instructions. EOIs will be reviewed by the University and shortlisted applicants may be invited to submit a full proposal.

15 September 19 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Geographic | The North Face Adventure Grant 17 December 31 December 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.
 
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.