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
NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer | Research Conference Sponsorship Program 25 November 9 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Ian Potter Foundation | Round 1 Grants

Expressions of Interest - Arts, Education, Health & Disability

25 November 9 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
International Association for Dental Research | IADR/GlaxoSmithKline Innovation in Oral Care Awards 25 November 9 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Academy of Science | Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award 28 November 12 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Friends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test | Research Grants (US) 1 December 15 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Scleroderma Research Foundation | Molecular Pathogenesis and New Interventions in Scleroderma (US) 1 December 15 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
The Gruber Foundation (Yale University) | Gruber International Prize (US) 1 December 15 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Muscular Dystrophy Association | Research Grants 2017 (US) 1 December 15 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Arts NSW | Artist with Disability Fellowship 5 December 19 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) | APRA-Funding to Promote Germany-Australia Research Cooperation (GER)  6 December  20 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
American Association of Neurological Surgeons | Kline Award 2016 (US) 6 December 21 December 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
International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (SICOT) | Travelling Fellowships 2017 17 December 31 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Australian Wildlife Society | Awards

17 December 31 December 2016 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Durham University | Durham International Senior Fellowships 2017-18 (UK) 9 December 6 January 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Society in Science | The Branco Weiss Fellowship (CH) 5 January 2017 15 January 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian Academy of Science | Regional Collaborations Programme 5 January 16 January 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

Ian Potter Foundation | Round 1 Grants

Full Applications- Conference, International Learning & Development, Travel

Hard Internal Deadline for International Learning & Development Grants - 5pm, 10 January 2017

The Ian Potter Foundation requires UNSW to rank full applications prior to submission, excluding travel and conference grants. For this reason, a hard internal deadline applies to non-travel and conference full application schemes.

10 January 24 January 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Lake Macquarie | Environmental Research Grants 13 January 27 January 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
University of Sao Paulo & Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel Foundation | Visiting Professor Grants (Portuguese- translation required ) 17 January 31 January 2017  Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
World Federation of Hemophilia | Clinical Research Grant Program (CA) 18 January 1 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Blood Authority | Research and Development Pilot Project – Round 2 27 January 10 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation | Annual Competitive Round 1 February 15 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
World Anti-Doping Agency | Science Research Grants 1 February 15 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science | Citizen Science Grants 3 February 17 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Department of Primary Industries | Fisheries Scientific Committee - Student Research Grants Program 3 February 17 February 2017 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

NSW Health | PhD Scholarships Program

Hard Internal Deadline – 5pm, Tuesday 7th February 2017
UNSW is limited to submitting ten applications in total. All intending applicants are required to submit their application to the Grants Management Office to undergo an internal ranking process.

7 February 21 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
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 7th 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.

7 February 28 February 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
Leukemia Research Foundation | Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program (US) 1 March 15 March 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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SPIN Database

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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

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.