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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 Lincoln Centre for Research into Bone and Joint | Projects and Scholarships 9 September 23 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
ARSEP Foundation and AFM-Téléthon | Myelin: from lesion to reparation (FR) 13 September 27 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
UNSW-Tsinghua University Collaborative Research Fund | Seed Grants with China n/a 30 September 2016 n/a- email research.partnerships@unsw.edu.au
Society for Mental Health Research | Early Career Research Project Grants 16 September 30 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Campus Travel | Travel Grants for Academic Professionals & Tertiary Students 16 September 30 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
RSPCA Australia | Scholarships 16 September 30 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Google Research | Faculty Research Awards (US) 16 September 30 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian-American Fulbright Commission | Fulbright Specialist Program (US) 16 September 30 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Knight Foundation | Knight News Data Challenge 2016 (US) 16 September 30 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
ANSTO Research Portal 16 September 30 September 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
TREE Fund | Jack Kimmel International Grant Program (US) 16 September 1 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Cancer Research Institute | CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowships (US) 19 September 3 October 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
Cotton Research and Development Corporation | Annual Procurement Round 23 September 7 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Economic and Social Research Council & National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children | What Helps Children Get Back on Track After Abuse? (UK) 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
Alzheimer’s Australia | Dementia Grants Program Round 2 – PhD Scholarships 3 October 17 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 - email mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au.

Using the UNSW AISRF 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

Global Innovation Linkages Programme

UNSW Internal EOI Process
As UNSW can only submit two applications in total, all intending applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Grants Management Office by COB Friday 30 September. Email mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au.

Using the UNSW Global Innovations EOI form, address the four merit criteria in no more than one page. EOIs will be reviewed by the University and shortlisted applicants may be invited to submit a full proposal.

30 September 20 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Society for Reproductive Biology | Early Career Researchers Collaborative Research Travel Awards 2016

17 October 31 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Geoscience Council | 35th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme for Early-Career Australian & New Zealand Geoscientists 17 October 31 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
International Research Center for Japanese Studies | Visiting Research Scholars (JP) 17 October 31 October 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Harry Windsor Research Grants 18 October 1 November 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute | Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Grants (US) 18 October 1 November 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Egg Corporation Limited | Research Proposals 18 October 1 November 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Australian Biological Resources Study | National Taxonomy Research Grant Programme – Research and Capacity-Building Grants 20 October 3 November 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.