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.


Scheme Internal Close External Close     
Notify the GMO of your intention to apply to this scheme
National Breast Cancer Foundation- National Infrastructure Grants 26 June 10 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Environmental Research & Education Foundation | Research Grants (US) 1 July 15 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance | General Research Grants (US) 1 July 15 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Arthritis Australia | Grants and Overseas Awards 3 July 17 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation | ‘Woolies on Wheels’ Innovation Grants 10 July 24 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

JDRF Fellowships & Awards

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Career Development Awards
  • Early Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards
16 July 30 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

HCF Research Foundation | Research Grants

16 July 30 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Australian German Association & Goethe-Institut | Fellowships 17 July 31 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

National Breast Cancer Foundation | Grants and Fellowships

  • Practitioner Fellowships
  • NBCF Breast Cancer Research Leadership Fellowship
17 July 31 July 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply

MS Research Australia

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
Australian-American Fulbright Commission | Fulbright Scholarships 18 July 1 August 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
European Molecular Biology Organisation & Science Foundation Ireland | Workshops Partnership 2015 18 July 1 August 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Open Society Foundations | Open Society Fellowships 20 July 3 August 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
International Myeloma Foundation | Research Grant (US) 20 July 3 August 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada | Gut Microbiome Project (CA) 24 July 7 August 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
National Breast Cancer Foundation | Accelerator (Translational) Research Grants 31 July 14 August 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
MS Research Australia- Incubator Grants Round Two 7 August 21 August 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Museum of Australian Democracy | Australian Prime Ministers Centre (APMC) Summer Scholarships 12 August 26 August 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Amnesty International Australia | Human Rights Innovation Fund 2015 17 August 31 August 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
OECD Co-operative Research Programme in Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems - Conference Sponsorship and Research Fellowships for Funding in 2016 27 August 10 September 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Harvard Club of Australia | Australia – Harvard Fellowships 29 August 12 September 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia- Workshop Program 2016 - 2017 4 September 18 September 2015 Notify the GMO of Intent to Apply
Government of Canada | 2015-2016 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (CA) 9 September 23 September 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
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund | Grants (UAE) - second intake 17 October 2015 31 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.