International Funding

If you would like to apply to an International funding body you should:

  • Contact your Grants Officer to notify them of your intent to submit an application. All applications from UNSW staff & students must be submitted via the Grants Management Office (GMO)
  • Submit your application 4 weeks prior to the Sponsors deadline  for compliance check, and submission
  • Be aware that the majority of submissions require approval from a delegated UNSW representative.
  • Be aware that some funding bodies still require hard copies of submissions, which can take 3-4 working days for delivery.

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.

Research Strategic Office (RSO)

The RSO works closely with UNSW Researchers by providing strategic support on the scope, nature, addressing criteria and general grantsmanship for the development of applications for funding from International sources. Researchers are encourged to discuss their project at the early stages of their application process to ensure comprehensive review and advice. For International Strategic Advice please email:

Department of Defense | Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Funding Opportunities and Strategies for Success - Webinars

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) invites the research community to view a webinar series on funding opportunities in both research and career development.  The first of these webinars “Funding Opportunities and Strategies for Success”, participants will learn how to find the latest CDMRP funding opportunities, how to navigate a program announcement (funding opportunity announcement), and use what they learn to create a competitive application. Over the next four months (February to May 2019), webinars covering topics from innovative research applications to clinical research will be published.

See webinar schedule here