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
18 Aug 2020Snow Medical Research Foundation - Snow Fellowships

Note: Application limits apply. Please use Snow Fellowship NOIS form.
Shortlisted applicants will be advised
21 Aug 2020DFAT Australia-Korea Foundation 2020-21 International Relations Grant Program 04 Sep 2020
ASAPCreative Victoria - Creative Activation Fund10 Sep 2020
28 Aug 2020Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions Competitive Grant Round.11 Sep 2020
31 Aug 2020National Blood Authority - National Blood Sector Research and Development Program - Project Grants, Seed Grants and Scholarships14 Sept 2020
4 Sept 2020Diabetes Australia Research Program - 2021 General Grants.
Please note Millennium Awards will not offered in 2021.
16 Sept 2020
4 Sept 2020Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 2021 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. 18 Sept 2020
CLOSED

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience

Please Note: this opportunity has limits. A NOIS form, along with a short 100 word summary must be submitted to the Grants Office by 9am Tuesday 8th September. Late NOIS will not be accepted.

shortlisted applicants will be advised
08 Sep 2020Tour de Cure - Research Grants22 Sep 2020
CLOSED

Telematics Trust 2020 Small Grants Round

Note: The 2020 round, originally open in March, was postponed. The 2020 round will reopen on 24th August. Application limits apply. NOIS with lead CI from the school of Life and Environmental Science unfortunately cannot be accepted due to existing applicants to this opportunity. Late NOIS will not be not accepted.

Shortlisted applicants will be advised
08 Sep 2020DFAT Australia-Japan Foundation Grants 2020-21 round - reopened22 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020Cancer Council Victoria - Postdoctoral Research Fellowships25 Sep 2020
CLOSED

City of Melbourne Arts Grants

Note: Application limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted.
Shortlisted applicants will be advised
16 Sep 2020Department of Defence Strategic Policy Grants Program 202130 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020JDRF Australia - Pilot and Innovation Awards 2021 - Letter of Intent6 Oct 2020
23 Sep 2020National Geographic Early Career Grant7 Oct 2020
2 Oct 2020CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships - land and water16 Oct 2020
2 Oct 2020Australian Geographic Society Sponsorship Program - Project Sponsorship Round 2

*Updated*

16 Nov 2020

5 Oct 2020Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Australia-France Collaborative Research Program19 Oct 2020
12 Oct 2020Australian Academy of Science/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - Postdoctoral Fellowship Program26 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research - Early Career Research Transition Grants 2021-202230 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020Alliance of Girls' School Australasia - Alliance Research Grant06 Nov 2020
16 Dec 2020National Geographic - Exploration Grant06 Jan 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