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
26 Feb 2020Department of Foreign Affairs - Australia-India Council grants12 Mar 2020
26 Feb 2020Department of Foreign Affairs - Australia-Korea Foundation12 Mar 2020
27 Feb 2020Department of Foreign Affairs - Australia-Japan Foundation12 Mar 2020
27 Feb 2020Department of Foreign Affairs - Australia-ASEAN Council Grants12 Mar 2020
28 Feb 2020Heart Foundation - Health Professional Scholarships13 Mar 2020
02 Mar 2020

Human Frontier Science Program - Young Investigators or Program Grants

Note: Compulsory initiation of letter of intent must be obtained from HFSP by 19 March 2020

Applications are accepted from teams - not individuals

16 Mar 2020
02 Mar 2020Australian Library and Information Assoc - Anne Harrison Award - research projects16 Mar 2020
13 Mar 2020Birdlife Australia - Awards & Scholarships
Stuart Leslie Bird Research Award
Prof Allen Keast Research Award
Chadcombe Bird Research Award
17 Mar 2020
06 Mar 2020Heart Foundation - Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards20 Mar 2020
06 Mar 2020

Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund

Note: i) Partnership with another organisation is mandatory. ii) Matching funding is a requirement for all proposals.

LIMITS APPLY. Late NOIS will not be accepted.

Shortlisted applicants will be advised
09 Mar 2020Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) Program23 Mar 2020
12 Mar 2020

Nature Foundation South Australia - Various research funding schemes:
Honours year grants start scholarship
Mike Bull award for ECR nature scientists
PhD and Master's grand start scholarship
Research project grants
RL and GK Willing grants
Roy and Marjory Edwards scholarship

23 Mar 2020
12 Mar 2020
LIMITS APPLY. Late NOIS will not be accepted.
Shortlisted applicants will be advised
13 Mar 2020

Cancer Council Victoria - Postdoctoral Fellowship

Eligibility conditions (PhD submission or acceptance between 1 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)

27 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020AMP Foundation - Tomorrow Makers Fund30 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund
i) Research Award
ii) Inclusive Research Award
31 Mar 2020
20 Mar 2020

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Grand Challenges Explorations

See website for topics

03 Apr 2020
23 Mar 2020

JDRF Travel Grants  Mid-Career Researcher Travel Grants

NB. only for participants whose Institution does not provide travel funding may apply

06 Apr 2020
24 Mar 2020***internal deadlines brought fwd***
Heart Foundation - Vanguard Grants
07 Apr 2020
27 Mar 2020

Club Melbourne Fellowship

NOTE: Application limits apply. No late NOIS accepted.

Shortlisted applicants will be advised
30 March 2020Australian Coal Industry Research Program (ACARP) Research Funding - short proposals15 April 2020
02 Apr 2020The Alport Foundation of Australia - Research Grants16 Apr 2020
02 Apr 2020Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation - i) Senior Medical Research Fellowships and ii) Clinical Investigator Awards16 Apr 2020
02 Apr 2020Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment Fund - post-graduate student support16 Apr 2020
03 Apr 2020Heart Foundation - Future Leader Fellowships17 Apr 2020
17 Apr 2020Heart Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowships01 May 2020
01 May 2020Australian Wildlife Society - University Student Grants15 May 2020
01 May 2020

Ramaciotti Foundations - Health Investment Grants

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

Shortlisted applicants will be advised
04 May 2020National Breast Cancer Foundation - Investigator Initiated Research Scheme18 May 2020
08 May 2020

Australian Academy of the Humanities Ernst & Rosemarie Kellar Fund

NB: Date for submission has been extended by funding body

22 May 2020
08 May 2020

Australian Academy of the Humanities Humanities Traveling Fellowships 2020

n.b. DR-Grants will manage if funding is paid directly to Deakin. If funding is to be paid to the individual, please refer your intent to submit to the A&P team

NB: date for submission has been extended by funding

22 May 2020
08 May 2020

Australian Academy of the Humanities The John Mulvaney Fellowship

NB: date for submission has been extended by funding

22 May 2020
03 Jul 2020Heart Foundation - Partnership Engagement Grants - round 217 Jul 2020

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