Deakin University Research Networks

Internal deadlines

Date Process contact
14 Aug 2017 Scheme Opens
Monday 11 Sept 2017
Deadline for Stage 1 Expressions of Interest
15 Sept 2017 DVCR to determine which applications will proceed

DR-Grants will notify applicants of outcome

 Monday 05 Feb 2018
Deadline for providing the Stage 2 documentation and any powerpoint
Wednesday 07 Feb 2018 Stage 2 presentations to DVCR panel by team representatives
28 February 2018 DR-Grants will notify applicants of outcome


Deakin University aims to position itself at the forefront of innovative research. It has identified the need to encourage the establishment of major, dynamic and self-sustaining multi-disciplinary, cross-University research networks that are able to forecast and respond to substantial and significant research challenges.


The Scheme aims to:

  • To spearhead innovative University research collaborations and to establish highly productive, visionary teams that demonstrate a multi-disciplinary approach to solving large scale, significant research challenges, issues and questions
  • To position the University to attract substantial, future external funding in the form of Research Centres and / or Hubs
  • To build Deakin University’s reputation as being innovative and able to work across disciplinary boundaries, utilising a wide range of its own research expertise to address significant, global issues to produce transformational outcomes

Funding amounts

Stage 1 - up to $10,000 to use between mid September 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Stage 2 - up to $100,000.

How to apply

  1. Read the Guidelines & Conditions
  2. Complete the Stage 1 Expression of Interest form (PART A)
    • Use the following naming convention for your document
      • [SURNAME of primary applicant] DURN Rnd2 EOI eg: FIRKIN- DURN Rnd2 EOI
  3. Submit your application to by the relevant closing date.