Deakin University funding

Internal submission dates

Scheme expression of interestFinal Application Notification of Outcome
Deakin University Cross Collaboration Fund 27 Feb 2017 (9.00 am)By invitation only - 12 Jun 2017 (9.00 am)  21 Jul 2017
U.S. Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (Sponsored by Deakin University)Complete NOIS form
and submit to  
by 4 July 2017
1 August 2017 – online via Fulbright Commission website February 2018 (indicative only)
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2018TBABy invitation only – Date TBATBA


Strategic Research Centres 2016 - 2018

Funding body

Deakin University


Strategic Research Centres 2016 – 2018


The purpose of the SRCs is to facilitate research concentration and growth in Deakin's areas of research strength by bringing together groups of researchers around a common research agenda. 

They are further intended to assist in attracting and retaining high performing researchers and research teams in areas of strategic importance. The SRCs are expected to establish and maintain a strong group of researchers who will develop a distinctive portfolio of high quality research.  

The research environment created by these groupings will stimulate research and research training, make more efficient use of and increase infrastructure, and assist Deakin to build a stronger research profile in the short to mid-term.

Funding amounts

SRC support will include three years of base line funding supplemented by performance-based funding.

Internal deadlines

23 Jul 2015 SRC round opens

11 Sep 2015 Submit Full Application (DOCX, 83.3KB) in pdf format to Deakin Research Mandatory Via email to
9 Oct 2015 Outcomes announced

How to apply

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2017

Funding body

Deakin University


Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2017.

Funding amounts

A salary of $80,490 per annum in year 1 (Level A, Step 6 DU EBA) and $83,396 in year 2 (Level A, Step 7 DU EBA), together with a one-off support grant of up to $10,000.


The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships were established in 2008 to support excellence in research in areas of research strength at Deakin University. The Fellowships are designed to support early career researchers by building research capacity, in order to foster the next generation of nationally competitive researchers.

Applicants must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity in order to be short-listed. Fellowships are offered on a full-time basis and fellows must be physically based at the University for the duration of the Fellowship. Successful applicants will be supervised by a Deakin University staff member.

Please note this scheme is open to both internal and external applicants.


  • To recognise early career researchers who demonstrate outstanding track records relative to opportunity.
  • To support talented early career researchers whose areas of research interest directly align with research priorities at Deakin University.
  • To further innovative research in areas of strategic importance across the spectrum from discovery to industry focussed research.

Internal deadlines

Date Process contact
30 May 2016
Submit an EOI in PDF format to Research Office (mandatory)
25 July 2016
Submit full application in PDF format to Research Office
25 July 2016
Submit Part D Referee Statement to Research Office

How to apply

  1. Read the Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2017 Guidelines & Conditions (PDF, 244.3KB).
  2. Liaise with your Faculty/ Institute / SRC.
  3. Submit an expression of interest (DOC, 42KB).
  4. Commence full application if invited to do so; the full application form and Part D Referee Statement template will be emailed to successful EOI applicants.
  5. Work with your supervisor to complete the application, using the DU templates.

Other important information

Australia Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

Funding Body

Deakin University.


Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (for funding in 2017).

Funding Amounts

Up to a maximum of AU$12,500 p.a.


The Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme is coordinated by Universities Australia and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD or German Academic Exchange Service).

Funding is provided by the DAAD for the German researchers whereas funding for any Deakin University applicants is provided by Deakin University. Deakin University will fund up to two applications in the 2016 round (for 2017 funding).


The Scheme aims to:

  • Foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from participating Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities, research institutes and universities of applied sciences.
  • Produce research outcomes and the exchange of skills and knowledge of mutual benefit to Australia and Germany.

General information

The scheme supports exchanges (travel and living expenses) for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany, and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Australian universities.

Researchers must be working on a joint research project with their German counterparts, rather than simply furthering their own individual research in Germany. Applications that include early career researchers are highly regarded.


All Investigators must be:

Employed as academic staff members in a teaching and research or research only role at Deakin University. They must have an employment contract with Deakin University that's valid for the duration of the project.

Participants can include:

  • Honorary or adjunct staff
  • Students enrolled as a PhD or Research Masters student at Deakin University for the duration of the project.

Internal deadlines

Date Process contact
Open now - applications close 5.00pm Friday 17 June 2016. Complete application

How to apply

  1. Read the Terms and Conditions (PDF, 303.2KB), and FAQs (PDF, 167.5KB)
  2. Download the application form (DOC, 587.2KB) and complete the application
    (Please note: Incomplete or ineligible applications will be rejected)
  3. Submit your application to by 5.00pm Friday 17 June 2016.


For further Information go to the Universities Australia webpage.

Other important information

Lead applicants are fully responsible for ensuring that the application is complete and that it meets all eligibility criteria under this scheme, as no compliance checking is undertaken by Deakin Research – Grants.