Other funding

Other popular funding schemes

Deakin Research subscribes to Research Professional – a database that allows researchers to set up saved searches and email alerts for funding opportunities of direct relevance to them.  
Research Professional provides guidance sheets to help you establish your profile.  If you need additional support, please contact your faculty/institute Liaison Librarian.

The list below is intended as a guide to some of the more popular funding opportunities. There are many other awards.  Use Research Professional to find those relevant to your level of expertise and discipline.

If you find another opportunity, please lodge a Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS) (DOC, 43KB) as soon as possible and submit the complete application and signed Grant Application Coversheet (DOC, 31KB) at least 10 working days prior to the external submission date via email to research-grants@deakin.edu.au

Resources to assist you in completing your application and  the Grant Application Coversheet can be found in our Resources and FAQs wiki page. This includes:

  • Research definitions - types of research
  • Costing domestic and international travel
  • Deakin University Salary Rates
  • Research Classification Codes - FOR Codes and SEO Code
  • Grant FAQs

Open Opportunities

NOIS due Funding Body and Scheme Complete application and signed coversheet
12 Jan 2018Cancer Council Australia - Research Project Grants14 Feb 2018
12 Jan 2018Cancer Australia - Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research - Standard Project Grants14 Feb 2018
22 Jan 2018Global Connections Fund - Priming Grants EOI 05 Feb 2018
31 Jan 2018James N Kirby Foundation - Small Grants
Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted.
CLOSED
31 Jan 2018 Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Recreational Fishing Large Grants Programme 14 Feb 2018
31 Jan 2018Ecological Society of Australia - Applied Forest Ecology Scholarship - Honours/Masters Grant Opportunity14 Feb 2018
01 Feb 2018Vidal Sasson International Center for the Study of Antisemitism - Felix Posen Postdoctoral/Junior Faculty Fellowship 15 Feb 2018
01 Feb 2018Partnership for Clean Competition (US) - Research Grants15 Feb 2018
02 Feb 2018Victorian Legal Services Board - Grants Program
Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted. Applicants must contact VLSB by 16 Feb to discuss their application.
Shortlisted applicants will be advised
02 Feb 2018CASS Foundation - Travel Awards16 Feb 2018
03 Feb 2018 VEAC Bill Borthwick Student Scholarships (2018 webpage to be updated) 17 Feb 2018
05 Feb 2018CSIRO - Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships19 Feb 2018
06 Feb 2018ANSTO - International Synchrotron Access Programme 20 Feb 2018
09 Feb 2018Hermon Slade Foundation - Project Grants 23 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018L'Oreal/UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships26 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018NARSAD Young Investigator Grant27 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) Program
15 Feb 2018Pierce Armstrong Foundation - Project Grants
Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted.
Shortlisted applicants will be advised
15 Feb 2018Australian Flora Foundation - Research Grants - preliminary applications
Note: an application fee of $55 is required for submission by non-members.
01 Mar 2018
16 Feb 2018Helmsley's Type 1 Diabetes Program - Future Technologies Initiative - Letter of Inquiry02 Mar 2018
16 Feb 2018Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) - Project Grant EOI02 Mar 2018
20 Feb 2018Norman Wettenhall Foundation - Small Environmental Grant Scheme06 Mar 2018
21 Feb 2018DFAT - Australia-Indonesia Institute Grants07 Mar 2018
23 Feb 2018Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation - i) Research Fellowships and/or ii) Translational Research Grants 09 Mar 2018
23 Feb 2018ATSE - Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Programme
Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted.
09 Mar 2018
28 Feb 2018DFAT - Australia-China Council Grants14 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation - i) General Grant Round EOI and/or ii) Infectious Diseases Grant Round EOI 15 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018 Ecological Society Australia - Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment Postgraduate research grants 15 Mar 2018
01 Mar 2018DFAT - Australia-India Council Grants15 Mar 2018
02 Mar 2018Australian Dental Research Foundation - Research Grants 16 Mar 2018
02 Mar 2018Polycystic Kidney Disease Australia - Research Grants 16 Mar 2018
02 Mar 2018Cure for MND Foundation - Translational Research Grants16 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018DFAT - Council for Australian- Arab Relations Grant16 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018DFAT - Australia-ASEAN Council Grants16 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018DFAT - Australia-Japan Foundation Grants16 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018DFAT - Australia-Korea Foundation Grants16 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia - Project Grants27 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018Australia Council for the Arts - Major Performing Arts Companies Collaborative Arts Projects 28 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018***UPDATED***
Club Melbourne Fellowship
NOTE: Application limits apply
29 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018Ian Potter Foundation - Science Grants6 Apr 2018
23 Mar 2018State Library of Victoria - Fellowships06 Apr 2018
02 Apr 2018Viertel Charitable Foundation - Senior Medical Research Fellowship16 Apr 2018
02 Apr 2018National Library of Australia Fellowships16 Apr 2018
04 Apr 2018Australian Collaborative Education Network - Research Grants18 Apr 2018
06 Apr 2018Australian Cancer Research Foundation - Major Grant Round20 Apr 2018
06 Apr 2018National Breast Cancer Foundation - 2019 Investigator Initiated Research Scheme20 Apr 2018
06 Apr 2018Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia - Postdoctoral Fellowship20 Apr 2018
09 Apr 2018Copyright Agency - Cultural Fund23 Apr 2018
09 Apr 2018Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Foundation - various research grants.
Note: PI must be a GP or GP registrar 
23 Apr 2018
03 May 2018Australian Wildlife Society - University Student Grants17 May 2018
03 May 2018Helen Macpherson Smith Trust - Impact Grants
Note: HMST does not deal directly with researchers. Please contact Vanessa Meachen (Advancement) on 9246 8860 or vanessa.meachen@deakin.edu.au to discuss your application. Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted.
17 May 2018
03 May 2018National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation - Alzheimer's Disease Grant EOI17 May 2018
31 May 2018Global Connections Fund - Bridging Grants  
Note: Two-step application process. Step 1 (eligibility test) must be successfully passed by 14 Jun 2018.
14 Jun 2018

Continuous Opportunities

NOIS due Funding Body and Scheme Complete application and signed coversheet
ASAPVESKI - Innovation Fellowship - Applications are reviewed every 6 months. Applications submitted by March 2017 will be reviewed in the first half of 2017.
Note: A cash co-contribution is required, this is the responsibility of the host Faculty/SRC/Institute.
10 working days prior to external submission
ASAPGeorgina Sweet Travel Support for a Female Keynote Speaker in Quantitative Biomedical Science 10 working days prior to external submission
ASAPVictoria Law Foundation (VLF) - Small Grants
Note: You are strongly encouraged to contact the VLF Grants Manager to discuss your project before applying wherever possible. 
10 working days prior to external submission
ASAPDepartment of Agriculture and Water Resources - Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) Programme 10 working days prior to external submission