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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Notify the GMO of your intention to apply to this scheme

Cancer Institute NSW | Fellowships

  • Early Career Fellowships
  • Career Development Fellowships
16 May 30 May 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
CooperVision | Science and Technology Awards 16 May 30 May 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian German Association | AGA-Goethe Fellowship 17 May 31 May 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Save our Seas Foundation | Keystone Grants (US) 17 May 31 May 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Nesta | Longitude Prize (UK) 17 May 31 May 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
International River Foundation | Emerging River Professional Award 2016 18 May 1 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Wenner-Gren Foundation | Conference and Workshop Grants (US) 18 May 1 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Universal Scientific Education and Research Network | USERN Prize 18 May 1 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research | SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships (UK) 18 May 1 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Pork Limited | Funding Opportunities 19 May 2 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Cancer Institute NSW | Future Research Leader Fellowships 23 May 6 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Ian Potter Foundation

24 May 7 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Attorney-General’s Department | Resilient Australia Awards 26 May 9 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Breast Cancer Foundation | Practitioner Fellowships 27 May 10 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Breast Cancer Foundation | Accelerator (Translational) Research Grants 27 May 10 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Durham University | Institute of Advanced Study Fellowship (UK) 27 May 10 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Earthwatch | Scientific Research Program (US) 29 May 12 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
NSW Health | Early-Mid Career Fellowships 31 May 14 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Samsung | Global Research Outreach (KOR) 31 May 14 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australian Academy of Science | Research Funding

Thomas Davies Research Grant for Marine, Soil and Plant Biology
The WH Gladstones Population and Environment Fund
Moran Award for History of Science Research
The Margaret Middleton Fund for Endangered Australian Native Vertebrate Animals
Selby Fellowship
Conference & lecture funding
1 June 15 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Volkswagen Stiftung (Foundation) | Conference Attendance Grant (DE) 1 June 15 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Baosteel Australia Joint Centre Grant Funding 3 June 17 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Museum | Chadwick Biodiversity Fellowship 3 June 17 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Universities Australia / Australia-Germany Research Scheme (DAAD)

Please note, the process for internal ranking has been built into the DAAD timeline, therefore the internal and external close are the same.

17 June 2016 17 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program

Institutions are limited to submitting three applications for this scheme, so a hard internal deadline for internal ranking applies. UNSW applicants must submit completed proposals to the Grants Management Office (email mygrants.gmo@unsw.edu.au) by 9am Monday 6 June, for internal ranking and submission to the sponsor by 20 June 2016.

 6 June 20 June Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Breast Cancer Foundation | National Infrastructure Grants 10 June 24 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Cancer Research Foundation | Research Grants 10 June 24 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Office of Environment and Heritage | Innovation in priority problem waste management grants program 13 June 27 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

JDRF International | Funding for Diabetes Research

13 June 27 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Partners | International Research Scholars Program 16 June 30 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Department of Education & Training | Endeavour Scholarships & Fellowships 16 June 30 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Blue Economy Challenge | Blue Revolution for Aquaculture 16 June 30 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Menzies Foundation | Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences 16 June 30 June 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
James S. McDonnell Foundation | Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems (US) 16 June 30 June 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
Endeavour College of Natural Health | Project Funding Opportunities 29 June 13 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
NSW Cardiovascular Research Network | Women and Heart Disease Grant 1 July 15 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

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

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.