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 RSO and/or 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
MS Research Australia | Incubator and Proteomics Incubator Grants (Cat 1) 13 March 27 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Saving Lives at Birth (US) | A Grand Challenge for Development- Round 5 (EOI) 13 March 27 March 2015 (2pm) Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Orchid Foundation | Projects and Research Grants 16 March 30 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australia-China Council Grants (EOIs)

Capped at a max of 3 applications from UNSW- hard internal deadline 5pm Fri 27 March

17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Birdlife Australia | 2015 Awards 17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Buckminster Fuller Institute (US) | Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2015 17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Society for Mental Health Research | Early Career Researcher Awards 2015 17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Department of Internal Affairs (NZ) | Pacific Development and Conservation Trust Grants 2015 17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

AINSE | Research Awards 2015 (Round 2) (Cat 1)

Please note, in addition to the internal deadline for compliance review (17 March), a hard internal deadline of 30 March 2015 also applies (to enable signing by UNSWs AINSE Councillor)

17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network | Grant Projects 17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Human Frontier Science Program Organization | Research Grants 2015 (LOI) 17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Alport Foundation of Australia | Project Grants 2015 17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Transplantation Society of Australia & New Zealand | Travel Awards (International Meetings) 2015 17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
AW Howard Memorial Trust | Travel Grants & Grants in Aid 2015 17 March 31 March 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation - 2016 Funding Grants - Marine Vertebrates and Dolphin Conservation 18 March 1 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment | Wildlife Grant 2015 18 March 1 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists | Grants for 2016 Funding 18 March 1 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
CINSW Research Equipment Grants 18 March 1 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Grains Research & Development Corporation | Travel Awards 2015 18 March 1 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Australian Grape and Wine Authority | Travel Bursary 2015/2016 20 March 3 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
L'Oréal Australia & New Zealand | Women in Science Fellowships 24 March 7 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Motor Accidents Authority NSW - Research Translation 25 March 8 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Michael J. Fox Foundation (US) | Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases 26 March 9 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Academy of the Humanities | Travelling Fellowships / Publication Subsidy 26 March 9 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Council of Australia-Latin America Relations Grants 26 March 9 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NSW Trade and Investment | Science and Engineering Student Competition Sponsorship Program 27 March 10 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NSW Office of Environment & Heritage | Environmental Education Grants 27 March 10 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia | Project Grants 2015 (Cat 1) 30 March 12 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Pfizer Australia | Paediatric Endocrine Care Research Grant 2015 30 March 13 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Google Research Program (US) | Faculty Research Awards 2015 1 April 15 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
American Australian Association (US) | Australia to US Fellowships 2015 1 April 15 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Heart Foundation | Future Leader Fellowships (Cat 1) 1 April 15 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
AINSE Postgraduate Research Awards 1 April 15 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MQ: Transforming Mental Health (UK) | Fellows Programme 2 April 16 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australia-Japan Foundation Grant Program 6 April 20 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Endeavour Foundation | Endowment Challenge Fund 2015 Grants Round 10 April 24 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Heart Foundation | Postdoctoral Fellowships (Cat 1) 10 April 24 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia | Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015 (Cat 1) 13 April 26 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Academy of Science | France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration Program – Early Career Fellowships 2015 13 April 27 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Ecological Society of Australia | Nature Conservancy Applied Conservation Award 13 April 27 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Cancer Council NSW | Program Grants 2016 13 April 27 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Bicentennial Scholarships and Fellowships- King’s College London 13 April 27 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Geographic Society | Project Sponsorship 2015 Round 16 April 30 April 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Center for Responsible Gaming (US) | Large Grants 17 April 1 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Diabetes Australia | 2016 Grant Round 17 April 1 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Heart Foundation | Vanguard Grants (Cat 1) 17 April 1 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Grants (Cat 1) 17 April 1 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners | Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4) Research Grant 27 April 11 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Ian Potter Foundation Round 2 (EOIs)

  • Arts
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Education
  • Environment & Conservation
27 April 11 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
European Commission (Horizon 2020 call)- “Europe as a Global Actor” – Enhancing and Focusing Research and Innovation Cooperation with the Union 28 April 12 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Nuclear Sciences & Technology Organisation | United Uranium Scholarship 2015 28 April 12 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Gates Foundation & Partners (US) | Grand Challenges Explorations 7 May 13 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
CINSW Research Infrastructure Grants 8 May 22 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Michael J. Fox Foundation (US) | Target Advancement Program 13 May 27 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Canine Research Foundation | 2016 Grant Applications 15 May 29 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
CINSW Early Career Fellowships 15 May 29 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
CINSW Career Development Fellowships 15 May 29 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants 15 May 29 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. | Barbara Hale/Georgina Sweet Fellowships 18 May 31 May 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Ian Potter Foundation Round 2- Applications

  • Science        
  • Travel
  • Conference
9 June 23 June 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia- Ian Ballard Travel Award 17 July 31 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Science and Industry Endowment Fund- John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships 17 July 31 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
CINSW Translational Cancer Research Centre 18 September 2 October 2015 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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Schemes Accepting Applications - Ongoing

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) seeks to support work that can significantly contribute to a better understanding of the gene/protein leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), its relevance to Parkinson’s disease (PD) and effective ways to translate LRRK2 research into therapies for patients.

The aim of Think Tanks is to bring together groups of investigators, recognised experts in their respective fields, with complementary abilities to formulate convincing plans for specific, collaborative projects.

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.  

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.