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

Not Deakin-Led Process

Approval is now required for all Not Deakin-Led applications^.

Please follow the advice on the Research Sharepoint Page.

Ensure you complete details on External Lead Organisation and CI, total budget, funding coming to Deakin, and any in-kind/cash the University will be providing to assist with approval assessment.

  • Submit a NOIS Form by the NOIS deadline for the scheme, or as soon as possible
  • Complete the Not Deakin-Led Approval Form and submit by the internal deadline (10 working days prior to scheme closing)
    • It is expected for higher FTE contributions that some funds will come to Deakin University (5-10% of total budget request)

    ^ If a scheme has an EOI and Application two step process, we will seek approval once EOI has been approved. Please ensure you discuss with the Lead Organisation/Applicant at the EOI stage the funding that will come to Deakin, to ensure you will meet the expectations listed above.


Resources to assist you in completing your application and  the Grant Application Coversheet can be found on our Research Support SharePoint page. This includes:

Research Classification Codes come from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Deakin University is required to report 6 digit codes for all research.

Open Opportunities

NOIS due Funding Body and Scheme Complete application and signed coversheet
19 Oct 2021World Cancer Research Fund International / Cancer Australia -
(i) pilot and feasibility grants and
(ii) investigator initiated grants
2 Nov 2021
15 Oct 2021The Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research - Early Career Transition Grants29 Oct 2021
8 Oct 2021

Ian Potter Foundation, Full Application:

Healthy -  Medical Research

NOTE: Limits apply. Late NOIS will not be accepted.

4 Oct 2021

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia -  Australia-France Collaborative Research Program 2022

18 Oct 2021
30 Sep 2021Australian Heritage Grants 2021-202214 Oct 2021
CLOSEDDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade -  Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership - Grant Round 204 Oct 2021
CLOSEDDepartment of Health - Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) Research Program01 Oct 2021
CLOSEDveski Victoria - Germany Bilateral Academic Exchange Program01 Oct 2021
CLOSEDNational Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) - Alzheimer's Disease EOI30 Sep 2021
CLOSEDDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the Environment - National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Soil Extension Program 28 Sep 2021
CLOSEDANROWS Sexual Harassment Research Program27 Sep 2021
CLOSEDCancer Council Victoria Postdoctoral Fellowship
Please check eligibility requirements before applying.
20 Sep 2021
CLOSEDDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the Environment - Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program:
i. Small Grants (Round 2)
ii. Large Grants
22 Sep 2021
CLOSEDDISER  Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program
Grant activities must be undertaken in an eligible Local Government Area (LGA) - see Guidelines for eligible LGAs
22 Sep 2021
CLOSEDVicHealth -  Early Career Fellowships20 Sep 2021
CLOSEDDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the Environment ABARES -  2022 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry17 Sep 2021
CLOSEDEcological Society of Australia - Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment - Round 2 202116 Sep 2021

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