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
  • Grant FAQs

Research Classification Codes come from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Open Opportunities

NOIS due Funding Body and Scheme Complete application and signed coversheet
2 Oct 2020Australian Geographic Society Sponsorship Program - Project Sponsorship Round 2

*Updated*

16 Nov 2020

23 Oct 2020Alliance of Girls' School Australasia - Alliance Research Grant06 Nov 2020
26 Oct 2020

National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants Program

Administered by the ARC - see this page for further information

23 Nov 2020
27 Oct 2020

Spencer Foundation - Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for education change

Intent to Apply

10 Nov 2020
4 Nov 2020Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges - New approaches to Integrating Molecular Surveillance in Malaria Control Programs18 Nov 2020
CLOSEDPerpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program 
Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted
Please use the scheme-specific NOIS here
20 Nov 2020
CLOSED

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Citizen Science Grants – Round 2

Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted

Note: a 15% budget contribution is required for this scheme

Shortlisted applicants will be notified
20 Nov 2020

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Australian Biological Resources Study: National Taxonomy Research Grant Program

NOTE: The lead CI is limited to holding no more than 3 NTRGP projects

NOTE: A matching co-contribution is required for this scheme

4 Dec 2020
CLOSED

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Women's Leadership and Development Program Project Grants

Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted

Shortlited Applicants will be notified
23 Nov 2020DFAT Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) - Special Grant Round7 Dec 2020
25 Nov 2020

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Program - Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs

Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted

Note: A matching co-contribution is required for this scheme

Shortlisted applicants will be notified
30 Nov 2020Embassy of France in Australia & Campus France: France-Australia Science and Innovation Grants - PhD scheme travel grants14 Dec 2020
30 Nov 2020National Psoriasis Foundation (US) More than Skin Deep – Mental Health Grant14 Dec 2020
14 Dec 2020DFAT Australia-India Council Grants Program
Note: a letter of support is required from research office. Applicants should allow sufficient time for provision of the letter given the university closure (Mon 21 Dec - Fri 1 Jan inclusive)
04 Jan 2021
16 Dec 2020National Geographic - Exploration Grant06 Jan 2021
17 Dec 2020Ian Potter Medical Research Grant - to support the provision of equipment and capital infrastructure.
Note: applicants must speak with the IPF Program Manager prior to submission to ensure eligibility
08 Jan 2021
28 Jan 2021Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges - Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers 11 Feb 2021
01 Feb 2021Maddie Riewoldt's Vision - Grants-in-Aid funding EOI15 Feb 2021
18 Mar 2021

EPFL Global Leaders International Doctoral Fellowship Programme - Call 2

01 April  2021
Round Cancelled
Jack Brockhoff Foundation - Early Career Medical Research Grant
Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted.

* Updated * 

2020 round cancelled. next round will be June 2021

Round cancelledRebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation - Project Grants * Updated * 2020 round cancelled by Funding Body

Continuous Opportunities

NOIS due Funding Body and Scheme Complete application and signed coversheet
ASAPGeorgina Sweet Travel Support for a Female Keynote Speaker in Quantitative Biomedical Science 10 working days prior to external submission
ASAPAmerican Australian Association - Sustainable Health Care Funding Scholarship10 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