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
Conservation, Food & Health Foundation | Grants Program (US) 17 June 1 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

National Library of Australia | Creative Arts Fellowships

17 June 1 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Open Technology Fund | Core Infrastructure Fund 2016 (US) 17 June 1 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia | 2016 Funding Round

17 June 1 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Wellcome Trust | Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science (UK) 24 June 8 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Asthma Australia | Project Grants 24 June 8 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Yamada Bee Farm | Yamada Research Grant (JP) 24 June 8 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
International Education Association of Australia | Tony Adams Fund 26 June 10 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Antarctic Division | Australian Antarctic Science Programme 28 June 12 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Endeavour College of Natural Health | Project Funding Opportunities 29 June 13 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Susan G. Komen | Grants and Fellowships (US) 30 June 14 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance | General Research Grant (US) 1 July 15 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Ferring Pharmaceuticals | Ferring Innovation Grants (US) 1 July 15 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NSW Cardiovascular Research Network | Women and Heart Disease Grant 1 July 15 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation | NSW CVRN Women and Heart Disease Grant 1 July 15 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Royal Australasian College of Physicians | Travel Grants 4 July 18 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Academy of Science | Visit to the National Institutes of Health in the USA by a Junior Scientist 2017 4 July 18 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Lowitja Institute | Reclaiming strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identities through a gender equity lens 6 July 20 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Arthritis Australia | National Research Program 2017 8 July 22 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network | Innovation Awards 8 July 22 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

MS Australia | Scholarships

  • Postgraduate Scholarships
  • Vacation Scholarships
  • MS Research Australia / NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Scholarships
  • Trish MS Research Foundation / Betty Cuthbert Postgraduate Scholarships
15 July 29 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation | Grant Funding 2016 15 July 29 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

The University of Melbourne | Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

17 July 31 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
DIPI Indonesian Science Fund | Research Call (IDN) 17 July 31 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
CSL | Centenary Fellowships 17 July 31 July 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society | Young Investigator Award 18 July 1 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
University of Sydney | Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship for Indigenous Health & Welfare 29 July 12 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Academic Health Science Partnership | Clinical Academic Streams 29 July 12 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Institute of Criminology | Research Grants 29 July 12 August 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Australia | PhD Symposium Grants 2016 1 August 15 August 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
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
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.