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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
The Global Connection Fund | Priming Grants First Round 2017 9 February 23 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia | Incubator and Proteomics Incubator Grants 10 February 24 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Nanotechnology Network | Overseas Travel Fellowship 14 February 28 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund | Grants (UAE) 14 February 28 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
UNESCO | Green Chemistry for Life Grant Programme (US) 14 February 28 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

James N Kirby Foundation | Small Grants

Hard Internal Deadline – 9am, Tuesday 14 February 2017.
UNSW is limited to submitting one application per faculty. All intending applicants are required to submit their application to the Grants Management Office to undergo an internal ranking process.

14 February 28 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
PKD Foundation (Australia/United States) | Co-Funded Research Fellowship 2017 15 February 1 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

CINSW Equipment Grant Scheme

Guidelines | UNSW Request for Quote Form | Site Services & Installation Checklist

UNSW Central support is conditional on the following:
1.    Full details of the proposed equipment purchase are sent through to the PVC Research Infrastructure, Grainne Moran (g.moran@unsw.edu.au) with CC to HoS/Institute Director and ADR by 5pm, Monday 6 February 2017.  

Details must include:
a.    Complete description of the equipment
b.    Where it is to be housed
c.    How it will be made available to other cancer researchers at UNSW under appropriate access arrangements
d.    How it complements and does not duplicate existing facilities
e.    Signoff from the HoS and the ADR or Institute Director as they will be ultimately responsible for any additional commitments, installation and running costs, as well as approving space etc.
 

2.    Applications, once approved internally by Grainne Moran, must be submitted via the GMO (mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au) by 5pm, Thursday 23 February. The application must provide details regarding contributions of Collaborating Institutions. This is to allow a compliance review – the application can still be worked on until the closing date.

23 February 9 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australia & Pacific Science Foundation | Small Grants 24 February 10 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority | Science for Management Awards 24 February 10 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation | Agreement Programme 24 February 10 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Hermon Slade Foundation | Research Project Grants 24 February 10 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council | Plant Nutrition Trust Award 24 February 10 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

NSW Environmental Trust Research Grants

2017 Theme Priorities

  • Contaminants and Pollution
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Adaption
  • Mechanisms for Social Engagement.

Hard Internal Deadline – 5pm, Wednesday 1 March
UNSW is limited to submitting three applications per each of the four theme priorities. All intending applicants are required to submit their application to the Grants Management Office to undergo an internal ranking process.

1 March 13 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Leukemia Research Foundation | Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program (US) 1 March 15 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Flora Foundation | Research Grants 1 March 15 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
JDRF | PhD Top-up Scholarships and Travel Grants 1 March 15 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Department of Communications and the Arts | Vision Australia Grants 3 March 17 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Ajinomoto Company | Innovation Alliance Program (JP) 3 March 17 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
CSIRO | Synthetic Biology Fellowships 13 March 27 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation | United Uranium Scholarship 13 March 28 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Council on Australia Latin America Relations | Grants Program 13 March 28 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australian Academy of the Humanities

15 March 29 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Australian Orchid Foundation | Projects & Research Grants 16 March 30 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
ide Group | Building Better Futures for Health Challenge 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
QIAGEN | Single Cell Research Grant 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NBCF-Movember Foundation | Prostate and Breast Cancer Research Collaboration Initiative 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
ANROWS | Grants for research into violence against women 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Birdlife Australia | Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council | Roger Hill ASPAC Travel Award 17 March 31 March 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Dutch Duchenne Parent Project | Research Grants (NL) 18 March 1 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
L’Oréal-UNESCO | For Women in Science Fellowships 20 March 3 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) | Biomedical Research and Innovation Grants 23 March 6 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australia-Japan Foundation | Grants and Publication Awards 23 March 6 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation | Research Grants 23 March 6 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Cancer Institute NSW | Early Career and Career Development Fellowships 23 March 6 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation | Future Leader Fellowships 29 March 12 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation | Postdoctoral Fellowships 7 April 21 April 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Heart Foundation | Stroke Prevention Grant 28 April 12 May 2017 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 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

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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.