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HSC Research Calendar: Research Project Support

Alport Foundation of Australia Grants

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF):

AMP Tomorrow Fund: Grants

Arthritis Australia: Grants-in-Aid and Project Grants

Asthma Australia: Research Grants 2014-2015

Australasian Podiatry Council: Australian Podiatry Education and Research Fund (APERF) Research Grants

Australia-Thailand Institute (ATI): General Grants Program 2014-15

Australian Academy of Science:

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE): 2015 Exchange: Australians to Korea

Australian Army Research Scheme

Australian Association of Gerontology: RM Gibson Scientific Research Fund

Australian Cancer Research Foundation: Capital Works and Major Equipment Grants

Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research

Australian Research Council (ARC):

Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation (ARHRF):

Brain Foundation Research Gifts

Bupa Health Foundation Grants

Cancer Australia: Pink Pony Seeding Grants

Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Grants

Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR): Grants 2014-2015

Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Diabetes Australia Research

Foundation for Children: Expressions of Interest

Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA):

Haemophilia Foundation of Australia (HFA): Research Grants 2015

Heart Foundation of Australia:

Heartkids Australia: Grants-in-Aid

Ian Potter Foundation

IRT Research Foundation: Research Grants

J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust General Grants

J.O. & J.R. Wicking and Mason Foundation

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF):

Kidney Health Australia Project Grants

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia:

Medibank Health Research Fund (MHRF):

Motor Neurone Disease Institute of Australia (MND):

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA):

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF)

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC):

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF):

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborative Research Grants

National Stroke Foundation

Office for Learning and Teaching: Innovation and Development

Ovarian Cancer Australia: Developing a National Action Plan - Expressions of Interest

Physiotherapy Board of South Australia: Research Grant

Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF):

Premier's Research and Industry Fund

Prostate Foundation of Australia (PFA):

Ramaciotti Foundation: Establishment Grants

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Foundation Grant

Research Australia: Movember Foundation Mental Health Projects

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation - Clinical Research Grants

Safework SA: Work Health and Safety Grants Program

Sansom Institute for Health Research

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia:

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in conjunction with Cancer Council of South Australia

Sports Medicine Australia Research Grants

The Repat Foundation: 2014/15 Annual Grants Program

Wound Management Innovation (WMI) CRC: Research Grants Expression of Interest

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Alport Foundation of Australia - Project Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Alport Foundation of Australia - Project Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Scheme overview

The Alport Foundation of Australia supports all areas of research relevant to Alport Syndrome and related disorders.

Alport Syndrome is an inherited disease of the kidney that affects approximately 1 in 5000 people.

The Alport Foundation of Australia has the following objectives:

  • To support Australian patients with Alport Syndrome and their families
  •  To support quality research which provides a better outcome for those with Alport Syndrome and their families
  •  To raise awareness of Alport Syndrome in Australia

Funding available

$20,000 - Project Grants
$15,000 - Grants-in-Aid

Eligibility

  • Open to Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Projects must be undertaken in Australia
  • Awards are available to clinical, scientific and allied health professionals
  • Grants-in-Aid are available to new researchers (within 6 year of receiving their PhD)

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Alport Foundation website

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Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: Partnership Engagement Grants: Expressions of Interest

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: Partnership Engagement Grants: Expressions of Interest

Scheme overview

Alzheimer's Australia invites applications for its partnership engagement grants. These provide a mechanism by which researchers can approach Alzheimer's Australia with requests to contribute financially or in-kind to partnership grant applications to other funding agencies.

The proposed project must:

  • be relevant to dementia;

  • involve consumers in a meaningful way;

  • be administered by an Australia-based National Health and Medical Research Council administering institution;

  • be undertaken in Australia.

Proposals that include an element of research capacity building such as employment of early-career fellows or postgraduate students will be looked on favourably.

Funding available

Up to AU$100,000 will be available per year for funding requests. In-kind requests will also be considered.

Eligibility

The Principal Investigator (i.e., the person making the application for funding) must be a New Investigator. For the purposes of this program, a New Investigator is defined as:

  • A researcher who has not been a principal investigator on a successful research grant worth more than $50,000 (not including salary-related grants such as scholarships or fellowships).
  •  A postgraduate research student, or a researcher with an academic position at or below Level C seniority (i.e., below the level of Associate Professor or equivalent).
  •  A researcher who holds a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or is submitting a PhD prior to the proposed commencement date of the project (excluding applications for PhD scholarships)
  •  A researcher who has been awarded their PhD (or honours degree, in the case of PhD scholarship applications) within eight years of the application closing date, unless exceptional circumstances apply.
  • The research must be conducted in Australia
  •  The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Alzheimer's Australia

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Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: Project Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: Project Grants

Scheme overview

AADRF Project Grants are intended to help new investigators establish their careers as independent dementia researchers by supporting small, time-limited research projects, or pilot projects. Projects should focus on biomedical or psychosocial research in any area of dementia, including but not limited to; diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and care.

Project Grants can be used to fund stand-alone research projects or projects that are attached to larger research programs. In such cases, however, there must be clear demarcation between the activities and the outcomes of the funded project and the larger project.

The Foundation is happy to support pilot projects - if an application is made for pilot study funding then this should be clearly stated and explained in the application.
Examples of the types of research projects funded can be found on the Foundation's website: www.dementiaresearchfoundation.org.au

Funding available

$50,000

Eligibility

The Principal Investigator (i.e., the person making the application for funding) must be a New Investigator. For the purposes of this program, a New Investigator is defined as:

  • A researcher who has not been a principal investigator on a successful research grant worth more than $50,000 (not including salary-related grants such as scholarships or fellowships).

  •  A postgraduate research student, or a researcher with an academic position at or below Level C seniority (i.e., below the level of Associate Professor or equivalent).

  •  A researcher who holds a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or is submitting a PhD prior to the proposed commencement date of the project (excluding applications for PhD scholarships)

  •  A researcher who has been awarded their PhD (or honours degree, in the case of PhD scholarship applications) within eight years of the application closing date, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

  • The research must be conducted in Australia

  •  The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Alzheimer's Australia

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Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation-Hazel Hawke Foundation: Research Grant in Dementia Care

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation-Hazel Hawke Foundation: Research Grant in Dementia Care

Scheme overview

For research focused on improving the care of people with dementia.

Funding available

$50,000

Eligibility

The Principal Investigator (i.e., the person making the application for funding) must be a New Investigator. For the purposes of this program, a New Investigator is defined as:

  • A researcher who has not been a principal investigator on a successful research grant worth more than $50,000 (not including salary-related grants such as scholarships or fellowships).

  •  A postgraduate research student, or a researcher with an academic position at or below Level C seniority (i.e., below the level of Associate Professor or equivalent).

  •  A researcher who holds a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or is submitting a PhD prior to the proposed commencement date of the project (excluding applications for PhD scholarships)

  •  A researcher who has been awarded their PhD (or honours degree, in the case of PhD scholarship applications) within eight years of the application closing date, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

  • The research must be conducted in Australia

  •  The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Alzheimer's Australia

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Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation-Resthaven Inc: Dementia Research Award

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation-Resthaven Inc: Dementia Research Award

Scheme overview

Resthaven Inc. is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service of the Uniting Church that delivers a range of responsive residential and community care services to older people in South Australia and their carers.

Resthaven Inc. recognises that many of the people using their services are living with or caring for people with dementia and invests significantly in research and quality improvement projects related to dementia diagnosis, early intervention, community awareness, supporting carers, and palliative care. As a result of this investment and guiding philosophy.

Resthaven Inc. is widely recognised as a leading provider of high-quality, evidence-based aged and dementia care.

This Award is available to Australian early and mid-career researchers undertaking research on projects on the topic of understanding and supporting respite service utilisation among carers of people with dementia.

Appropriate topics could include (but are not limited to):

  •  research to understand factors that influence decisions about respite,
  • interventions to support service use, or
  •  'social marketing' style approaches to improve uptake of existing services.

Funding available

$150,000 for projects up to 2 years

Eligibility

This award is open to applicants:

  • at or below an academic Level D appointment (i.e., at or below Associate Professor or equivalent level).

  •  A researcher who holds a PhD or equivalent (DPhil or M.D. by research), or is submitting a PhD prior to the proposed commencement date of the project (excluding applications for PhD scholarships)

  • The research must be conducted in Australia

  •  The research must be approved by an authorised ethics committee, if applicable.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date EOI

 

External closing date EOI

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Alzheimer's Australia

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AMP Tomorrow Fund: Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

AMP Tomorrow Fund: Grants

Scheme overview

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is offering grants to help dedicated individuals to make their mark. This new program aims to support Australian talent and innovation across a very broad range of fields including science, technology and medical research. Applicants would have put in much of the work already, with a lack of funds stopping them from taking their idea to the next level.

To be in the running, you need to provide:

  • What you want to do
  • How you plan to do it
  •  What you’ve done to move towards your ambition
  •  Expected costs
  •  Provide any funding or recognition you’ve received and relevant online links (e.g. Facebook page or websites)
  •  Provide 2 references

Funding available

Between $10,000 and $100,000 to cover training, travel costs, research and living expenses.

Eligibility

  • Grants are for individuals only, but if you are part of a team you can still apply, but you will be judged on your own merit.
  • This opportunity is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents of all ages and walks of life (not just researchers) with interesting ideas and goals who need financial help to make a positive impact on the community.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen June 2015)

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

AMP Tomorrow Fund

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Arthritis Australia Grants in Aid and Project Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Arthritis Australia Grants in Aid and Project Grants

Scheme overview

The objectives of these grants are to support specific research projects into arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders as well as to support and further the career development of scientists and clinical investigators committed to research into arthritis and allied disorders.

Funding available

  • Grants are typically for short-term projects with well defined aims that can be achieved within a 12 month period
  • The amount allocated is generally in the range of $10,000 - $15,000 per grant for new investigator grants (defined as within 6 years of receiving their PhD)
  • A small number of project grants valued up to $50,000 will be available, including grants focusing on specific arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Eligibility

Within 6 years of receiving their PhD

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Arthritis Australia

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Asthma Australia Research Grants 2014-2015

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Asthma Australia Research Grants 2014-2015

Scheme overview

Asthma Australia is striving to help people with asthma to breathe better. The extent to which this can be achieved through the National Research Program depends on the goodwill and generosity of our funders and supporters.

Asthma Australia's Asthma Research Framework (see asthmaaustralia.org.au) identifies four
categories of asthma research.

In 2014, grants will be offered in these two components:

  • Basic Science and
  • Social and Public Health.

Funding available

$75,000-$150,000 per annum for up to two years

Eligibility

Special consideration will be given to the applicants submitting:

  • Innovative research ideas
  • Proposals from emerging research units or investigators not currently with NHMRC or ARC funding
  •  Proposals which are a feeder or a precursor to larger future NHMRC or ARC projects
  • Proposals which that align with one or more of Asthma Australia's National Strategic Directions:
    • Education and training
    •  Community information and resources
    •  Social inclusion
    •  Working in partnerships.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date Expressions of Interest

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Asthma Australia

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Australasian Podiatry Council: Australian Podiatry Education and Research Fund (APERF) Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australasian Podiatry Council: Australian Podiatry Education and Research Fund (APERF) Grants

Scheme overview

The Australian Podiatry Education & Research Fund (APERF) was established in 1990 to advance research into the causes, prevention and treatment of foot problems. With the help of generous donations from the podiatry community - podiatrists in Australia, medical suppliers and grateful patients. APERF has supported more than 40 research projects.

Funding available

up to $5,000 for novice researchers and $10,000 for experienced researchers

Eligibility

The APERF grant scheme is open to everyone involved in foot and foot-related research. However, special weight will be given to podiatrists as investigators, particularly if they are the primary applicant(s).
Grants are available to both skilled and inexperienced researchers.

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

17 October 2014

External closing date

31 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

APERF website

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Australia-Thailand Institute (ATI): General Grants Program 2014-2015

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australia-Thailand Institute (ATI): General Grants Program 2014-2015

Scheme overview

The objective of the program is to provide seed funds for innovative programs and initiatives which strengthen people-to-people and institutional links with Thailand and deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between Australia and Thailand.

For the 2014-15 General Grants Program the ATI has identified the following priority areas:

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Science, technology and innovation
  • Health and sport
  • Public policy and media

Funding available

Between $5,000 - $20,000

Eligibility

  • Both individuals and organisations may apply
  • Joint applications may be accepted from non-Australian citizen/resident individuals or organisations who are working in partnership with Australian individuals, groups or organisations, where this will promote Australian-Thai relations.
  • The proposal has clearly defined objectives consistent with one or more of ATI's strategic objectives.
  • Support requested from ATI should constitute seed-funding, to encourage financial assistance from other sources including corporate sponsors, and/or future self-sustainability.
  •  ATI does not generally fund travel and accommodation for attendance at conferences or meetings, participation in fieldwork or sporting or other events, unless such activities are considered by the Institute to be of direct relevance to its objectives.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen March 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Australia-Thailand Institute

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Australian Academy of Science: German Australian Mobility Call for Collaboration in Science and Technology

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

German Australian Mobility Call for Collaboration in Science and Technology

Scheme overview

The Australian Academy of Science, on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, and in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, invites applications from Australian researchers for its Australia-Germany mobility call.

This supports researcher mobility between Australia and Germany in science and technology with a focus on biodiversity and preventive health. Proposals in the following fields are considered:

  • Biodiversity genomics, long-term monitoring, current state and trends in biodiversity and biodiversity informatics; innovative therapies and target identification focused on muscle and liver molecules from basic research to early clinical translation studies

  • Interventional studies related to maternal and child health from preconception to gestational diabetes with a focus on a personalised approach

  • Tracking the course of high-risk obesity, diabetes and related complications using economic modelling with a view to studying health system interventions.

Funding available

  • The Australian government provides up to AU$170,000 with matched funding being provided by the German government.
  • Funding covers economy airfares and living expenses, worth up to AU$200 per person per day or AU$3,000 per person per months, for single or multiple trips of up to three months duration between 1 November 2013 and 31 October 2014 to work on collaborative research projects

Eligibility

  • Be submitted by one of the following eligible Australian organisations, tertiary education institution, Cooperative Research Centre, established under the Cooperative Research Centre Program, registered business or industry group, public sector research agency, private, not for profit, research organisation
  • Australian applicants must have a German partner who is applying through the German Mobility Call

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2014)                    

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Academy of Science

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Australian Academy of Science: Research Visits to Japan 2015-2016

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Academy of Science: Research Visits to Japan 2015-2016

Scheme overview

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from professional researchers to collaborate with researchers in institutes affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.

See list of applicable institutes.

Under this scheme, applicants can request travel support for Australian researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions and to access international leading-edge small to medium research facilities and equipment. Support will not be provided for costs associated with the use of these facilities.

Funding available

Maximum of $6,700 (ex GST) including:

  • an international economy class airfare (up to the value of $2,000)
  • ground transportation and internal flights allowance (up to a maximum of AUD$500)
  • a daily living allowance of AUD$200 per day (up to a maximum of AUD$4,200).
  • The program does not provide funds for bench fees, managerial, travel or medical insurance or visa costs.

Eligibility

  • Travel between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 and last for between  14-21 days.
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident living in Australia at the time of submitting the grant application.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent at the time of application.
  • Applicants who have already received two or more awards from the Academy under the Scientific Visits to Japan grant and/or the JSPS Invitation and Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 rounds are not eligible to apply.

Opening date

Now                    

Internal closing date

15 September 2014

External closing date

29 September 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Australian Academy of Science - Japan Research Visits

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Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE): Australia Korea Emerging Leaders Exchange Program

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE): Australia Korea Emerging Leaders Exchange Program

Scheme overview

For the next exchange, 6 Australian emerging leaders will travel to Korea to establish and develop personal and institutional linkages with Korea, rather than supporting current research collaborations between individuals. It is recognised that the program may contribute to some existing institutional links, but the priority is the promotion of new collaborations.

These researchers from the nominated S&T fields below will be selected by ATSE via a peer nomination process with merit-based assessment.

The successful researchers will undertake two weeks of visits to develop personal and institutional linkages in Korea, 11-22 May 2015.

Priority Topic Areas for 2015 Exchange:

  • Healthy ageing and well-being;
  •  Capturing the benefits of ICT in a digital economy;
  •  Environmental sustainability

Funding available

Eligibility

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

15 October 2014 to Craig Hill for internal review

External closing date

20 October 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ATSE website

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Australian Army Research Scheme

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Army Research Scheme

Scheme overview

The Australian Army’s Strategic Plans Branch is seeking service providers to undertake paid research on topics that will inform future land force development and modernisation.

Areas of interest are wide ranging and include:

  •  operational,
  • technological,
  • social,
  • cultural and
  • organisational topics.

Researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The Army have seven R&D Plan research priorities:

  • Human Performance
  •  Force Protection
  • Land Combat
  •  Situational Awareness
  •  Command, Control and Communication
  •  Force Design and Running the Army
  • Logistic Support to the Force

Funding available

$250,000 (seeding grants of smaller amounts probable)

Eligibility

Contracted research is to take the form of the following research outcomes:

  • An article-style paper of approx 3,000-5,000 words that is prepared and suitable for journal publication, or
  •  A short monograph-style paper between 10,000-20,000 words suitable for publishing as a stand-alone document.
  •  The service provider is to indicate in the application form the type of research outcome proposed.
  • The paper is to be of an academic publishable quality.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Army Research Scheme

 

Australian Association of Gerontology: RM Gibson Scientific Research Fund

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Association of Gerontology

Scheme overview

In line with our mission of Expanding Knowledge of Ageing, the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) seeks to support the work undertaken by emerging researchers in any field of ageing through the R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund.

The RM Gibson Scientific Research Fund was established to enable grants to support research by individuals from any discipline engaged in 'medical research in the field of ageing'.

The aim of the RM Gibson Research Fund is to encourage good research particularly from newer researchers in the fields of ageing across all disciplines

Funding available

$15,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be members of the Australian Association of Gerontology at the time of applying for a grant. Intending applicants who are not members can sign up for membership at the discounted membership rates offered to students and early career practitioners.
  • The grants are intended to support new researchers at the beginning or in the first five years of their careers, but there is no age limit.
  •  Postgraduate students may apply for the grant.
  •  The grant may contribute to a larger project on which the applicant is working as a member of a research team.
  •  Awards can only be made to Australian residents.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen March 2015)

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External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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AAG website

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Australian Cancer Research Foundation: Capital Works and Major Equipment Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Cancer Research Foundation: Capital Works and Major Equipment Grants

Scheme overview

The ACRF funds cancer research under the following categories:

  •  Capital Works
  •  Major equipment grants

Projects funded by the ACRF:

  • capital grants for one or more of the establishment of capital works and facilities (including scientific equipment and other technologies), and
  • national enterprises in support of all aspects of cancer research, including but not limited to cell and molecular biology, epidemiology, prevention and drug development.

The ACRF is a 'seed' funding body and is therefore interested in applications for larger scale research projects whose value is over and above the amount sought directly from ACRF.

Applicants are expected to leverage ACRF grants to secure any 'gap' funding and also to feature multi-disciplinary teams, collaborations and evidence of the translational impacts at a clinical level (with patients).

Funding available

$1.5m - $5m

Eligibility

  • ACRF will not consider applications seeking funding for salaries, research consumables and services, or the costs associated with running clinical trials.
  •  Previous grant recipients (research centres and/or chief investigators) are eligible to again apply for funding after the expiration of a three (3) year period from the date of the Board's approval of the previous grant.
  • Applicants should include evidence of how any funds granted by ACRF will be leveraged to source additional funds.
  •  Applications featuring multi-disciplinary teams working collaboratively are encouraged.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen April 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

ACRF website

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Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research: Expression of Interest

Grant type

Grant: Expression of Interest

Funding opportunity

Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research

Scheme overview

Over the past seven years ACH2 has supported translational research in the areas of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). In 2013 - 2014, ACH2 will continue to support translational research into these three viruses.

ACH2 is seeking expression of interest (EoI) in applied research from qualified scientists to fund research projects aimed at:

i) developing vaccine candidates, anti-viral drug targets, novel diagnostics and prognostics for HIV, HBV, HCV or hepatitis B/C/HIV co-infection;

ii) molecular tools for tracking epidemics caused by these organisms; and

iii) new tests for supporting vaccine and antiviral trials.

Basic research grants are not sought. Grants based on the specimens obtained from the Immunovirology Research Network collected from clinical trials or cohort studies of patients with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C are also encouraged.

These grants are intended to complement and translate basic research in the virology and immunology of HIV, HBV and HCV funded by other granting bodies.

Funding available

From $50,000 to $120,000 per annum

Eligibility

  • CIs must be Australian permanent residents and
  • have completed the postdoctoral (3 years post PhD) training period.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen September 2014)

Internal closing date:
Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date: Expressions of Interest

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

ACH2

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Indigenous Scheme

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Discovery of Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme

Scheme overview

The scheme provides support for Indigenous Australian Researchers to undertake research projects that may lead to an understanding of a particular subject or that may meet the requirements of their postgraduate research degrees.

Aims:

  • develop the research expertise of Indigenous Australian Researchers who have not participated as a Chief Investigator on a project funded under any of the ARC's other funding schemes or previously been awarded an ARC Fellowship
  • support fundamental research and research training by Indigenous Australian individuals and teams
  • support and retain established Indigenous Australian researchers in Australian higher education institutions; and
  • expand Australia's knowledge base and research capability.

Funding available

  • The minimum level of funding is $30,000 per year of funding; and
  • the maximum is $500,000 per year of funding per Project.

Eligibility

  • A Proposal must nominate at least one Chief Investigator; the first named Chief Investigator must be an Indigenous Australian researcher and will be the Project Leader;
  • As at 1 January 2016, a researcher named as a Chief Investigator on a proposal must meet the ARC eligibility criteria for a CI, and must retain this eligibility for the duration of the project.

Discovery Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award*: Eligibility Criteria
A DAATSIA candidate must:

  • be an Indigenous Australian researcher, and
  • satisfy the eligibility criteria for a CI
  • A CI cannot apply for DAATSIA funding only
  • A CI holding an ARC Fellowship or Award may apply for a DAATSIA in the final year of Fellowship or Award funding, but cannot hold an ARC Fellowship or an ARC Award and a DAATSIA concurrently. A Fellowship or Award is considered to be funded for the years set out in the Funding Agreement
  • A DAATSIA recipient must hold an appointment at the Administering Organisation for the duration of the Award.

*Discovery Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (DAATSIA) means an Award available in conjunction with Discovery Indigenous that funds a CI salary.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen January 2015)            

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

1 April 2015

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ARC - Discovery Indigenous Award 

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Discovery Projects

Scheme overview

This is an externally-funded National Competitive Grant scheme. Funding is provided to organisations for individuals or teams of researchers to undertake excellent fundamental research.

The Discovery scheme also offers a variety of fellowships for both early-career and established researchers.

Intending applicants should ensure that they and any co-Investigators have working RMS accounts and that their details, including FOR codes, have been updated.  

Funding available

  • The minimum level of funding is $30,000 per year of funding;
  • the maximum is $500,000 per year of funding per Project.

Eligibility

The Chief Investigator must meet at least one of the following criteria for the duration of the Project:

  • be an employee for at least half-time (50 per cent of Full Time Equivalent) at one Eligible Organisation; or
  • be a holder of an Emeritus, Adjunct or equivalent appointment at an Eligible Organisation and not be employed more than half-time (50% FTE) at another organisation (conditions apply)
  • be an employee for at least 0.2 FTE (20% FTE) at one Eligible Organisation and hold a paid position at a museum or herbarium; or
  • be a Federation Fellow; or
  • be an Australian Laureate Fellow

Eligibility criteria applicable to Partner Investigators is available on the ARC website

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen December 2015)               

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

4 March 2015

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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ARC - Discovery

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Linkage Projects

Scheme overview

This is an externally-funded National Competitive Grant scheme. It supports collaborative research and development projects between a higher education institution and a partner organisation, including commercial organisations.

In addition to project funds, applications can include funds fellowships and research scholarships.

The Linkage scheme also supports applications for funding for international research teams and infrastructure through separate application processes (Please see Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities LIEF)

Funding available

  • The minimum level of funding is $50,000 per year of funding; and
  • the maximum is $300,000 per year of funding per Project.
  • Funding available for minimum 2 years, maximum 3 years

Eligibility

  • A proposal must include at least one Australian Partner Organisation
  • The combined Partner Organisation(s) eligible Cash Contribution must be at least 25 per cent of the total funding requested from the ARC.
  • The Partner Organisation Cash Contribution must not be a contribution to salaries for CIs and PIs on the Project.

Opening date

16 September 2014           

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

12 November 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

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ARC - Linkage

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF)

Scheme overview

The LIEF scheme fosters collaboration through its support of the cooperative use of national and international research facilities.

Essentially, the scheme provides funding for large-scale cooperative initiatives so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared by researchers in partnered organisations. However, the ARC may fund single-organisation proposals in some circumstances.

Applications for funding under LIEF are processed once a year.

 Under the scheme, applicants may seek funding for:

  • infrastructure, equipment and facility purchases, construction and installation
  • major computing/data facilities, animal houses, herbaria and experimental farms
  • salaries directly associated with creating and installing infrastructure, equipment or facilities
  • consortium membership costs, travel to the facility and secretariat costs in the case of Australia's participation in the use of significant international-scale research facilities
  • library and research information infrastructure.

Objectives:

  • encourage institutions to develop collaborative arrangements among themselves, across the higher education sector and with organisations outside the sector, in order to develop research infrastructure
  • support large-scale cooperative initiatives involving two or more institutions, thereby allowing expensive facilities to be shared
  • enhance support for areas of research strength and
  • ensure that researchers in fields of recognised research potential have access to the support necessary for development.

Funding available

The minimum level of funding which will be provided by the ARC for a Project under this LIEF funding round is a total of $150,000 per calendar year for all items requested in each calendar year.

Eligibility

A proposal must involve two or more Eligible Organisations unless it can be demonstrated that:

a. collaborative use of the proposed infrastructure, equipment and facilities by another Eligible Organisation is not practicable; and

b. similar infrastructure, equipment and facilities are not available at another Eligible Organisation where collaborative arrangements would be practicable.

Expression of Interest closing date

27 January 2014

All intending applicants (including researchers seeking support for LIEF proposals which will be administered by organisations other than UniSA) must complete an Expression of Interest (LIEF EOI) and submit to Craig Hill (craig.hill@unisa.edu.au) by 27 January 2014.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)                 

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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ARC - LIEF

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Hubs: Round 3, 2014-2015

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Research Council (ARC): Industrial Transformation Research Hubs: Round 3, 2014-2015

Scheme overview

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is offering a third round of the Industrial Transformation Research Hubs (ITRH) for funding in the 2014-15 financial year.

Part of the ARC's Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP), the ITRH provides the opportunity for universities and industrial partners to focus on significant collaborative R&D projects to achieve outcomes beyond their independent endeavours.

These research hubs provide the flexibility to undertake comprehensive research programs that will help tackle big industry challenges, as well as short-term projects that may feed into the challenges or help answer emerging issues.

The Industrial Transformation Priorities are priority research areas identified by the ARC which will be updated from round to round.

The Round 3 priorities for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for funding commencing in 2014 (2014-15 financial year) are (NB: these are unchanged from round 2):

  • manufacturing;
  • food and agriculture;
  • oil and gas, including petroleum;
  • mining and mining services; and
  • medical devices and biotechnology.

Funding available

Up to $1 million per year in each hub along with co-investment by industry partners for up to 5 years.

Eligibility

A Chief Investigator (CI) should be:

  • an employee for at least half-time (50 per cent of Full Time Equivalent) at one Eligible Organisation; or
  • be a holder of an Emeritus, Adjunct or equivalent appointment at an Eligible Organisation listed in Appendix A and;
  •  not be employed more than 50 per cent of Full Time Equivalent at another organisation that:
    •  is outside the higher education sector; and
    •  engages in research funded predominantly from state/territory or Commonwealth Government funding sources.
  • Must reside in Australia for the full life of the project.

A Partner Investigator must not:

  •  meet the eligibility criteria for a CI; or
  •  be an employee of an Eligible Organisation.

Opening date

17 September 2014

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

10 December 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

ARC: Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

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Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation: Mental Health Research Grants: Expression of Interest

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation: Mental Health Research Grants: Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

Applications are being called for Research project Grants investigating the Mental Health of Young Australians (Birth to 25 years) from individual or research teams in clinical or public health field for grants in support of research projects. Applications will be evaluated on the following:

  • Scientific excellence and innovation of the applications

  •  Innovation

  • Track record of applicants

  • Feasibility, including relevant partnerships

  • Practical benefits to the mental health of the community

Funding available

  • Applications are sought from individuals or research teams for 1, 2 or 3 year mental health research grants
  • Research grants are valued at up to $70,000pa + GST, and must relate to the mental health of young Australians (aged 0-25 years)

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or have Permanent Resident Status and not be under bond to any foreign government. Applicants are to provide, where appropriate, evidence of resident status

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen April 2015)

Internal closing date for Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date for Expressions of Interest

 

Internal closing date for full applications  
External closing date for full applications  

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation

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Brain Foundation: Research Gifts

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Brain Foundation: Research Gifts

Scheme overview

The Brain Foundation is a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding world-class research Australia-wide into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries. As an independent organisation, consideration can be given to projects that conventional funding sources would consider high risk.

A division of the Brain Foundation is Headache Australia which was set up specifically to help those suffering from migraines and chronic headaches. Headache Australia is building a National Information Network for people suffering from migraines and chronic headaches and particularly welcomes applications for Headache/Migraine research.

The Brain Foundation invites applications nationally for research gifts to support research projects in clinical neurosciences.

Specific Funding available in 2014:

  • Each year Headache Australia, a division of the Brain Foundation makes funds available for research into chronic headaches and migraines
  •  Research into Dystonia
  •  Research into Parkinson's Disease
  •  Research into Muscular Dystrophy
  •  Research into Brain Tumours

Funding available

$40,000 each indicative

Eligibility

The gifts are open to competition nationally and all researchers in Australia are eligible to apply, however consideration, subject to merit, is given to:

  • Early career investigators, either clinicians or neuroscientists, to help them establish an ongoing research program
  •  Innovative projects
  •  Pilot studies to enable a research project to be developed such that it could be supported by a recognised gift-giving agency in subsequent years
  •  Bridging support for a clinician who has a valid reason for being unable to make an application to a conventional gift-giving agency
  •  Supplementation of an existing gift from, for example, NHMRC, particularly for gift applications that were successful but funded inadequately to allow satisfactory progress to be made.
  •  The Brain Foundation will not accept applications that imply an ongoing commitment beyond a single year.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Brain Foundation website

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Bupa Health Foundation: Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Bupa Health Foundation: Grants

Scheme overview

Once a year the Bupa Health Foundation seeks submissions via Expressions of Interest process for the funding of new initiatives that provide clear benefit to the Australian community in one or more of the following key strategic areas:

  • Wellbeing;
  • Chronic disease;
  • Healthy ageing;
  • Empowering people about their health; and
  • Promoting affordable healthcare.

 

Funding available

The Foundation looks to fund initiatives from $100,000 to $500,000 for up to three (3) years with potential outcomes of national significance and takes a partnership approach to all grants.

Eligibility

Currently funding is only open to Australian organisations but considerations will be given to applications outside of Australia.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen October 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Bupa Health Foundation Grants

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Cancer Australia: Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Seeding Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Cancer Australia: Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Seeding Grants

Scheme overview

The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Campaign is an international initiative which aims to address the disparities in care for women with breast cancer.

Cancer Australia administers the Australian arm of the initiative by managing an annual seeding grants program.

The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony seeding grants provide funding to support community based organisations to implement initiatives that aim to improve access to quality information, support and services for women with breast cancer in Australia.

Funding available

up to $10,000 for one year

Eligibility

  • Seeding grants are open to organisations providing support in local community settings.
  • Eligible applications will be assessed against selection criteria set down for the grant round and then prioritised against competing applicants for the available funding.
  •  Applications must answer all of the selection criteria and demonstrate that the community-based initiative will meet the project objectives.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen April 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Cancer Australia website

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Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation

Scheme overview

The Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation of South Australia Inc (CRF) supports health, educational or social research to encourage and advance investigation into the cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of any condition that may affect the general health, education or welfare of children in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Each year the Foundation disburses approximately $1,000,000.

Applications are sought from the fields of Medicine, Education, Dentistry, Nursing, Social Sciences, Environment, Mental Health and Allied Health Professions.

Applications must be received in one of the following categories:

  • Basic Science

  • Clinical Studies

  • Community-based studies

Funding available

  • The maximum funding per grant will be $75,000 for research, which may be completed over 1 or 2 years
  • Early Career Grants of up to $35,000 are available for researchers applying for the first time as Chief Investigator.

Eligibility

  • Must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, or be able to demonstrate evidence of application for permanent residence; and
  • Must have been awarded a PhD or MD within the last 5 years prior to application closing date
  • Undertaking cardiovascular research overseas may apply for a fellowship to return to Australia to continue their research at an Australian Research Administering Institute.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date for Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date for full applications

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation 

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Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR): Grants 2014-2015

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR): Grants 2014-2015

Scheme overview

CAAR is looking for projects that enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab region (comprising the 22 countries and territories of the Arab League).

Proposals must demonstrate relevance to one or more of the Council's strategic objectives.

Priority areas include:
• Health Care
• Food Security
• Education
• Infrastructure and Elaborately Transformed Manufactures
• Resources and Energy

CAAR supports innovative projects that have clear outcomes and seeks to ensure the benefits of such activities are spread as widely as possible. The Council has a special focus on assisting the initiation of activities that are likely to prove self-sustaining.

Note: CAAR will also consider applications in the 2014-15 grant funding round to develop and manage an International Speakers Program (CISP). A CAAR-sponsored CISP could focus on bringing experts from the Arab World to speak at conferences and events in Australia. Refer to the website for further information and guidelines.

Funding available

$10,000 minimum depending on the merits of the proposal

CAAR encourages applicants also to seek funding for their project from other sources.

Eligibility

  • Both individuals and organisations may apply for grants.
  •  Individual applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents. Proof of citizenship or residence may be required.
  •  Joint applications may be accepted from non-Australian citizen/resident individuals or organisations who are working in partnership with Australian individuals, groups or organisations, where this will promote Australian-Arab relations.
  •  Applicants should demonstrate an established record of achievement in the development and management of projects relevant to their proposed area of endeavour, and should provide evidence of this.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen June 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

CAAR website

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Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme: Establishment Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme: Establishment Grants

Scheme overview

The Foundation provides grants annually to medical research projects that will benefit the health and well-being of the Defence community. The Defence community is defined as serving and ex-serving ADF personnel, and their immediate families.

The type of medical research funded includes the study of the causes, treatment and prevention of human diseases. The term diseases includes physical or mental ailments, disorders, defects, wounds and morbid conditions, whether of sudden onset or gradual development and whether of genetic or other origin.

In this year’s funding round we are seeking grant applications that:

  • Are designed to directly benefit contemporary serving or ex-serving ADF members and their families;
  • Cover physical and mental health issues that lead to behaviours that adversely affect the lives of these family members; and
  • Focus on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation or intervention.
  • We are specifically looking for applications in the clinical and translational science area, involving human-based research. Laboratory based (basic science) research will not be funded in this round.

The aim of Foundation Establishment Grants is to assist a new or an established investigator to progress a novel or innovative area of research to the proof of principle stage that would render that investigators grant proposal competitive in obtaining other external grant funding the following year. It can be used for any combination of personnel, equipment, consumables or other expenses.

Funding available

Minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $50,000 for a period of 12 months

Eligibility

  • Applicants must meet all of the following criteria, at the time of application:
    • Must be the leading chief investigator on the proposed research project that forms the basis of the application
    • The chief investigator and their team members must be Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens holding a Special Category Visa. Applicants who have applied for but not yet been granted permanent residency or a Special Category Visa may apply for the grant
    • Evidence of the appropriate status must be provided before the commencement of the grant
    • Have made prior arrangements with the Head of Department of the University or Institute in which they propose to conduct their research to provide reassurance that fundamental infrastructure is available to conduct the research within that Department
    • Have had several years of research experience. It is desirable but not essential that the applicant holds a higher degree, e.g. PhD, Masters

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date Expressions of Interest:

 
Internal closing date: Full Applications by invitation only  

External closing date: Full Applications

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Defence Health Foundation - Establishment Grants

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Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme: Booster Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Defence Health Foundation Grant Scheme: Booster Grant

Scheme overview

The Foundation provides grants annually to medical research projects that will benefit the health and well-being of the Defence community. The Defence community is defined as serving and ex-serving ADF personnel, and their immediate families.

In this year’s funding round we are seeking grant applications that:

  • Are designed to directly benefit contemporary serving or ex-serving ADF members and their families;
  • Cover physical and mental health issues that lead to behaviours that adversely affect the lives of these family members; and
  • Focus on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation or intervention.
  • We are specifically looking for applications in the clinical and translational science area, involving human-based research. Laboratory based (basic science) research will not be funded in this round.

The aim of Foundation Booster Grants is to assist an established research project expand its scope or duration in order to pursue new lines of investigation or to be able to bring forward the publication of results. The grant will be in the form of a renewable annual grant of up to three years. The Booster Grant can be used for any combination of personnel, equipment, consumables or other expenses.

Funding available

  • Booster Grants are awarded for a minimum period of 12 months and a maximum period of 3 years

  • The annual amount provided is up to $100,000

  • The funding is renewable annually for a maximum of 3 years

  • Application for continued funding after three years will be treated as a completely new application and will be assessed on its merits and against the Foundation's medical research priorities at the time of application

Eligibility

  • Applicants must meet all of the following criteria, at the time of application:
    • Must be the leading chief investigator on the proposed research project that forms the basis of the application
    • The chief investigator and their team members must be Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens holding a Special Category Visa. Applicants who have applied for but not yet been granted permanent residency or a Special Category Visa may apply for the grant
    • Evidence of the appropriate status must be provided before the commencement of the grant
    • Have made prior arrangements with the Head of Department of the University or Institute in which they propose to conduct their research to provide reassurance that fundamental infrastructure is available to conduct the research within that Department
    • Have had several years of research experience. It is desirable but not essential that the applicant holds a higher degree, e.g. PhD, Masters

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date: Expressions of Interest

 

Internal closing date: Full Applications by invitation only  

External closing date: Full applications

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Defence Health Foundation - Booster Grants

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - Australia-India Council Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australia-India Council Grants

Scheme overview

The Australia-India Council invites applications for its grants. These enable individuals and organisations in Australia to start projects that are likely to promote long-term contact and collaboration between Australia and India.

The aim is to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the mission and goals of the council. Priority is given to activities in the following areas:

  • the arts, including literature and film;
  • education;
  • social initiatives, including public health and sport;
  • science, technology and the environment;
  • public policy activities, including media links.
     

Funding available

$20,000 generally but more may be considered in exceptional circumstances

Eligibility

  • Individual applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Preference is given to projects which receive funding from other sources as well.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen June 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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DFAT - Australia-India Council Grants

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Diabetes Australia Research Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Diabetes Australia Research Grants

Scheme overview

Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes. They are committed to reducing the impact of
diabetes.
In 2015 the Diabetes Australia Research program will provide over $3.5 million to vital diabetes research projects across
Australia.

Project applications will be considered across all diabetes research areas including

  • type 1 diabetes,
  • type 2 diabetes,
  • gestational diabetes, and
  • pre-diabetes.

Projects focused on behavioural research, self management education/support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and cultural diversity are encouraged.

Funding available

up to $60,000 for one year

Eligibility

Peer decisions remain the cornerstone of the Grant process, and the two Assessment Criteria are:

  • Research methods and quality
  • Potential research outcomes and merit.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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Diabetes Australia website

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Diabetes Australia Research: Millenium Awards

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Diabetes Australia Research: Millenium Awards

Scheme overview

Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes. They are committed to reducing the impact of
diabetes.
In 2015 the Diabetes Australia Research program will provide over $3.5 million to vital diabetes research projects across
Australia.

Project applications will be considered across all diabetes research areas including

  • type 1 diabetes,
  • type 2 diabetes,
  • gestational diabetes, and
  • pre-diabetes.

Projects focused on behavioural research, self management education/support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and cultural diversity are encouraged.

Funding available

up to $150,000

Eligibility

An award will be offered for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Peer decisions remain the cornerstone of the Grant process, and the two Assessment Criteria are:

  • Research methods and quality
  • Potential research outcomes and merit.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Diabetes Australia website

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Foundation for Children: Expressions of Interest

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Foundation for Children: Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

The Foundation funds research projects designed specifically to improve the health, welfare and well-being of Australian children.

 Preference will be given to projects focussed on children aged 14 years and under although the Foundation will consider projects relating to children up to 18 years of age.

The Foundation Grants Committee will review EoIs and invite selected applicants to complete a full application.

Funding available

$50,000-$80,000 (maximum $100,000 for a 1 year grant or $160,000 for 2 year grant).

Eligibility

  • Projects should be completed in 1-2 years.
  • Emailed applications in word format only.
  •  No more than three (3) pages in total.
  •  Font size of 11pt or above
  •  Email file size should not exceed 4mb.

Opening date

15 August annually

Internal closing date

EOIs by 26 September 2014 to michelle.fuhlendorff@unisa.edu.au

External closing date

30 September annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Foundation for Children

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Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Abbvie IBD Clinical Research Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Abbvie IBD Clinical Research Grant

Scheme overview

The purpose of the Abbvie IBD Clinical Research Grant is to advance understanding of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its molecularly targeted treatment strategies in order to provide improved care to patients with IBD.

The Abbvie IBD Research Grant aims to support important innovative clinical and scientific research that will ultimately benefit patients with IBD, therefore projects must have clinically-focused objectives. Research topics may represent clinical, fundamental or epidemiological research, as long as there is a strong focus on an unmet clinical need in IBD.

Funding available

$75,000 for one year only

Eligibility

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold Permanent Australian Residency
  • Be a gastroenterologist or gastroenterologist-in-training and current financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia defined as 'being a financial member of the society for at least one year prior to application for this fellowship'
  • Be an established investigator as evidenced by previous or present project or program grant funding (i.e., from NHMRC, ARC, NIH, hospital foundation or university sources).

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

GESA

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Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Janssen Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre of Excellence (ICE) Awards - Expressions of Interest

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA): Janssen Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre of Excellence (ICE) Awards - Expressions of Interest

Scheme overview

The Australian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Association, an association of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, is pleased to call for Expressions of Interest for the Janssen IBD Centres of Excellence (ICE) Awards.

IBD Centres of Excellence (ICE) provide comprehensive patient care. However, a lack of a comprehensive network of such centres of excellence, especially in regional or rural areas, negatively influences current patient outcomes.

Expressions are called for proposals to enhance the quality of IBD care in a measureable manner, either within an existing service or to provide quality IBD care to a new population or region.

  • Submissions may be for traditional or novel approaches and should include proposed outcome measures which are achievable, verifiable and objective.

  • The purpose of the grant is not for pure clinical research.

  • Preference will be given to proposals with the potential for broad applicability.

Funding available

$250,000

Eligibility

  • The work proposed needs to be performed in Australia

  • the applicant should be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status.

  • The success of each funded program will be evaluated based on measurable outcomes to be assessed before and after the intervention. System level outcomes may include (but not be limited to);

     

  • The development of new clinical tools

  • Easier access to care

  • Reduced need for admission (emergency department, hospital and clinic)

  • Improved measures of healthcare efficacy and/or efficiency

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen April 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

GESA

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Haemophilia Foundation of Australia (HFA): Research Grants 2015

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Haemophilia Foundation of Australia (HFA): Research Grants 2015

Scheme overview

HFA grants are for medical, scientific, or social research which will improve outcomes for people with haemophilia, von Willebrand disorder (or related inherited bleeding disorders), and/or medically acquired blood-borne viruses.

Funding available

$20,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Australian residents, hold appropriate and relevant qualifications, and have substantial experience and proven ability in research.
  •  Where the applicant is the member of the staff of an institution or organisation, the applicant must have written approval of the responsible officer of the said institution or organisation.
  • Selected applicants may be required to attend an interview.
  • Only print copies of the application will be accepted.

Opening date

1 August 2014

Internal closing date

1 October 2014

External closing date

15 October 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Haemophilia Foundation of Australia website

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Heart Foundation: Focus Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation Focus Grants

Scheme overview

The Heart Foundation Focus Grant is designed to address research questions directly relevant to the work of the Heart Foundation. The Heart Foundation will identify research needs, explore strategic approaches for how to best address those needs and announce research questions for funding.

Funding mechanisms will be determined each year based on needs.

Four research questions have been proposed for 2014 Heart Foundation Focus Grants:

1. Expanding portion sizes - are we eating what we should be?
This project will fill an existing knowledge gap on how the eating patterns of Australians align with recommended eating patterns. In particular, how the average portion size of selected foods consumed by Australians maps to the recommended serve sizes outlined in the Australian Dietary Guidelines, and how these relate to industry determined serving sizes on-pack.

Findings from the proposed project are expected to inform possible policy responses to Australia's obesity and chronic disease crisis, and guide Heart Foundation consumer messaging and advocacy platforms to that effect.

2. What is the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in hospital following an acute cardiac event?
What are the opportunities to improve service provision? The project will include consideration of at least: the patients' experience of overall care, culturally appropriate information, communication and the approach of health professionals.

3. Encouraging businesses to adopt activity-permissive workplaces to reduce sitting time at work
The goal is to identify key factors which will influence employer decisions regarding creation of an activity permissive workplace. The factors identified should: (i) contribute to endpoint development for future intervention studies, and (ii) influence development of work place tools promoting breaks in sedentary time.

4. Recalibrating the cardiovascular risk assessment tool pertinent to the Australian population
The objective is to identify appropriate datasets and re-calibrate the absolute cardiovascular disease risk calculator for use within Australian clinical practice, and to include risk factors not accounted for in current models. Ultimately, we envisage a collaborative approach between groups of applicants, combining relevant datasets to develop a population specific calculator that will improve the accuracy of identification of individuals at risk within our population.

Funding available

$150,000 (must be linked to the deliverables in one of the research questions above)

Eligibility

  • Chief investigator must be Australian citizen, permanent resident
  • Open to all cardiovascular researchers

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

10 September 2014

External closing date

1 October 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation - Focus Grants

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Heart Foundation: Partnership Engagement Grants 2014 - Round 2

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation Partnership Engagement Grants 2014 - Round 2

Scheme overview

This award provides a mechanism by which researchers can approach the Heart Foundation Research Program with proposals for the Heart Foundation to contribute to partnership grant applications to other funding agencies.

Although this scheme is predominantly aimed at NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health Projects (Partnership Projects) and ARC Linkage Projects, other partnership grant types will be considered.

Funding available

$150,000 maximum consisting of an up-front one-off funding support (project may be multi-year). Applicants may request a financial contribution, an in-kind contribution, or a combination of both.

Eligibility

  • Open to all researchers with cardiovascular research projects of interest to the Heart Foundation.
  • As this proposal is for the Heart Foundation to partner in an application to another organisation, all eligibility criteria of the partnership scheme to which the application is to be made must be met.
  • Chief investigator must be Australian citizen, permanent resident

Opening date

2014: Round 1 - CLOSED
2014: Round 2 - Open August 2014

Internal closing date

2014: Round 1 - CLOSED
2014: Round 2 - 29 September 2014

External closing date

2014: Round 1 - CLOSED
2014: Round 2 - 13 October 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation - Partnership Engagement Grants

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Heart Foundation: Vanguard Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation Vanguard Grants

Scheme overview

Vanguard grants are available to researchers with an adequate research track record and a concept study with the potential to improve cardiovascular health in the short term.

The purpose of the award is to provide funding to test the feasibility of innovative concepts in public health and/or health services (including clinical service delivery) which may lead to larger, more rigorous testing in the future. These projects will provide tangible outcomes with the potential to improve cardiovascular health.

It is designed to encourage research and innovation in clinical/public health interventions and cardiovascular health practices.

Funding available

up to $75,000 for one year

Eligibility

Open to all cardiovascular researchers. (Note: This award does not fund basic clinical or biomedical research)

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen March 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation - Vanguard Grants

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Heartkids Australia: Grants-in-Aid

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Heartkids Australia: Grants-in-Aid

Scheme overview

HeartKids Australia is currently seeking applications from Australian researchers for project funding in 2015 under their Grants-in-Aid program.

There are three potential streams of funding:

  • Small Research Projects
  • Building Research Infrastructure
  • Research Capacity Building

To fulfil HeartKids Research Criteria proposed research projects will need to contribute to at least one of the following objectives:

  • reducing mortality and/or morbidity from childhood heart disease (CHD)
  • reducing the incidence of CHD
  • developing preventative measures to reduce CHD
  • improving early detection of CHD
  • understanding the causes and disease process of CHD
  • gaining a better understanding of the consequences of CHD and its treatment including neurological, cognitive or social impacts on children affected by CHD and how these issues may be addressed
  • improving the quality of life of children affected by CHD
  • improving the long term management of heart disease that is clinically manifest in childhood.

Funding available

Between $20,000 - $50,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must hold a position in an Australian recognised research institution and the institution must agree to support the research project, research infrastructure or capacity building which is being proposed for funding.
  • Application packages can be obtained from the HeartKids Australia office by calling (02) 9460 7450 or by emailing jann.kingston@heartkids.org.au

Opening date

3 September 2014

Internal closing date

19 September 2014

External closing date

3 October 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Heartkids Australia

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Ian Potter Foundation: Medical Research Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Ian Potter Foundation: Medical Research Grants

Scheme overview

The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia's leading private philanthropic organisations.

The Foundation has a long-established commitment to supporting innovation and excellence in medical research. The Medical Research program area aims to advance understanding and improve treatment of major diseases.

Grant-making centres on :

  • The provision of equipment and capital infrastructure to support outstanding research groups.
  • Encouraging cross-institutional collaborations.

Funding available

Small and large grants are available depending on the program area objectives.

Eligibility

  • Projects should support funding objectives

Projects that fall into any of the following categories will not be considered for funding.

  • Retrospective funding - projects which are already underway or which will commence prior to the date indicated in our online application information are not eligible for consideration.
  • Recurrent expenditure for which there is no future provision.
    Capital or endowment funds established to provide a corpus for institutions.
  • Research for undergraduate, masters or doctoral students.
  • Auspicing* is not permitted - the organisation applying must be the one that will run the program or project.
  • Applications for public charitable purposes outside the Commonwealth of Australia*.
  • Applications for projects that have previously been declined by the Foundation cannot be resubmitted.
  • Applications will not be accepted from organisations that have not successfully acquitted previous grants from the Foundation

Opening date

17 November 2014

Internal closing date

21 January 2015

External closing date

3 February 2015

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Ian Potter Foundation

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Ian Potter Foundation: Health and Disability Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Ian Potter Foundation: Health and Disability Grants (previously known as Healthy Communities)

Scheme overview

The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia's leading private philanthropic organisations. The Foundation has a track record of funding projects led by far sighted individuals and organisations that improve the Australian community's ability to respond creatively to social, environmental, science and health issues, and that develop our capacity as a nation through the arts and education.

The Foundation will favourably consider proposals that aim to:

  • Enhance the lives of individuals with disability or chronic illness, particularly through innovative approaches to health service delivery
  • Promote research and development in public health and preventative medicine initiatives aimed at improving the health of the Australian community.

Funding available

Small Grant up to $20,000
Grant up to $50,000 (or over but contact must be made with a Program Manager from the Ian Potter Foundation first).

Eligibility

  • Projects should support funding objectives

Projects that fall into any of the following categories will not be considered for funding.

  • Retrospective funding - projects which are already underway or which will commence prior to the date indicated in our online application information are not eligible for consideration.
  • Recurrent expenditure for which there is no future provision.
    Capital or endowment funds established to provide a corpus for institutions.
  • Research for undergraduate, masters or doctoral students.
  • Auspicing* is not permitted - the organisation applying must be the one that will run the program or project.
  • Applications for public charitable purposes outside the Commonwealth of Australia*.
  • Applications for projects that have previously been declined by the Foundation cannot be resubmitted.
  • Applications will not be accepted from organisations that have not successfully acquitted previous grants from the Foundation

Opening date

17 November 2014

Internal closing date

21 January 2015

External closing date

3 February 2015

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Ian Potter Foundation

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 IRT Research Foundation: Research Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

IRT Research Foundation: Research Grants

Scheme overview

Applications for grants are invited from Australian researchers and institutions with expertise on topics affecting older people in Australia.

This year, the Foundation is looking for research proposals that will help older people to stay at home for as long as possible and to maintain their independence.  

Funding available

Up to $200,000 for three years. Grants above $100,000 will only be considered for significant research projects that will make a considerable impact on the lives of older people.

Eligibility

The priority for the 2014 Grants Round is research proposals that address one or more of the 30 research priority topics listed in the National Community Care Research Agenda, 2010 (www.aag.asn.au) developed by Aged and Community Services Australia, the Australian Association of Gerontology and the ARC/NHMRC Research Network in Ageing Well.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

IRT Research Foundation

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J.O & J.R Wicking Trust General Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

General Grants: Major Strategic Initiatives

Scheme overview

The JO and JR Wicking Trust aims to achieve systematic change through enduring positive impact in the areas of care for the aged, problems associated with ageing and Alzheimer's disease. The Wicking Trust is proud to have established partnerships with Vision Australia and the Microsurgery Foundation. Areas of interest include:

  • foster innovation;

  • conduct pilot programs and trials;

  • have a commitment to evidence-based research;

  • evaluate their outcomes and impact;

  • proactively share knowledge across the sector;

  • directly or indirectly lead to positive impact for the aged and/or those with Alzheimer's in metropolitan and/or rural Australia;

  • nurture leadership and the professional development of staff;

  • demonstrate an understanding of best-practice and emerging trends in the sector in Australia and overseas;
    work collaboratively with other organisations in the sector and take a multi-disciplinary approach;

  • leverage resources; and

  • are well regarded by, and influence key decision-makers including government.

Funding available

  • Each grant will be in the order of $100,000+ per annum

  • 3-5 years

Eligibility

NA

Opening date

1 May annually

Internal closing date for Expressions of Interest

 

External closing date for full applications

1 July annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

General Grants - Major Strategic Initiatives

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J.O & J.R Wicking  Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Medical and Scientific Research Grants: Alzheimer's Disease

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

J.O & J.R Wicking Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Medical and Scientific Research Grants: Alzheimer's Disease

Scheme overview

Funding provided by The J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust (the Wicking Trust) and The Judith Jane Mason and Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation (the Mason Foundation) supports medical and scientific research in Alzheimer's Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The goal of the Wicking Trust is to achieve systemic improvements through enduring, positive impact in the areas of care of the aged, problems associated with ageing and Alzheimer's disease.

The goal of the Mason Foundation is to achieve enduring, positive impact in the areas of chronic fatigue syndrome and Alzheimer's disease through funding medical research principally into the causes, prevention and/or management of these diseases.

Focus: Research into more effective diagnosis, treatment or cure of Alzheimer's disease.

In assessing projects, the Foundation will favorably consider applications for emerging research concepts requiring seed funding or young investigators getting established.

Funding available

  • Usually in the order of $400,000
  • Grants will be made to organizations in Australia only

Eligibility

NA

Opening date

1 January annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

1 July annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

JO and JR Wicking Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Alzheimer's

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J.O & J.R Wicking  Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Medical and Scientific Research Grants: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

J.O & J.R Wicking Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Medical and Scientific Research Grants: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Scheme overview

Funding provided by The J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust (the Wicking Trust) and The Judith Jane Mason and Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation (the Mason Foundation) supports medical and scientific research in Alzheimer's Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

It is understood that the sciences related to inflammation, cognition and neurosciences, all have a role to play in advancing our knowledge and understanding of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Therefore, in seeking to achieve the Foundation's goal with respect to CFS the Trustees recognise that support for research that is not directly targeted at people suffering from CFS may provide new insights into mechanism and treatments for this condition. In applying for this category of funding, researchers must demonstrate how successful outcomes from their work could reasonably be expected to lead towards advances in understanding mechanisms, diagnosis, prevention and management of CFS.

There are three streams of funding within the CFS grant category:

  • Early career researchers
  • Proof of principle grants
  • Innovation grants

Funding available

  • Early Career: $60,000

  • Proof of principle grants: $80,000

  • Innovation grants: $250,000

  • Grants will be made to organizations in Australia only

  • Preference will be given to new researchers who have completed their PhD within the past five years and who are now positioning themselves to secure their first solo NHMRC grant

  • Individual, once-off grants of up to $60,000 will be considered in this category

Eligibility

NA

Opening date

1 January annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

1 July annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

JO and JR Wicking Trust Grants and Mason Foundation: Chronic Fatigue

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Innovation Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Innovative Grants/ Pilot and Research Tool Grants

Scheme overview

Innovative: supports proposals for highly innovative research with significant potential to accelerate the mission of JDRF. The innovative research should have the potential for a change in the current paradigm or conventional wisdom or to lead to a seminal discovery or to be groundbreaking.

Pilot and Research Tool: supports innovative pilot studies with limited, well-defined objectives. Pilot studies should be designed to answer a single, clear, question of high potential impact. 

Research Tool grants are meant to support the creation of critical research tools where none currently exist or where the existing tools are demonstrably inadequate.  The resulting reagents must be made readily available to the broader research community.

Funding available

  • Innovative: 110,000 USD maximum/year for one year, including up to 10% for indirect costs
  • Pilot and Research Tool: 75,000 USD maximum/year for one year, including up to 10% for indirect costs

Eligibility

  • Required: MD, DMD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent and faculty position or equivalent
  • There are no citizenship requirements for this program

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

JDRF - Innovation Grants

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Kidney Health Australia Project Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Kidney Health Australia Project Grants

Scheme overview

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider that preference will be given to applications relating to:

  • improving and assisting community awareness and prevention strategies
  • Increasing detection rates of early Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • documenting CKD demographics, trends and costs
  • implementing best care approaches to detected CKD cases
  • reducing the financial and social impact of CKD on patients and families
  • improving outcomes and quality of life on dialysis

The assessment process is designed to favour those applications addressing the above areas and which have a clinical as opposed to a laboratory focus. Applicants are encouraged to specially focus on the harder-to-reach population groups in our community including:

  • Indigenous Australians
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • people experiencing socio-economic disadvantage

Kidney Health Australia provides Project Grants for high calibre broad based multi-disciplinary and collaborative research activities. Teams will be expected to contribute to new knowledge at a leading international level in important areas of health and medical research. Projects are expected to focus on clinical, public health or health services research into the causes, prevention and treatment of disorders of the kidney and urinary tract.

These awards are not designed to be a "seeding grant" - the project should be substantial in its own right and designed to lead to a definitive result.

Funding available

  • A maximum of four grants will be awarded, with a one-off payment of up to $50,000
  • The project should usually be able to be completed with these funds and not be dependent on additional funds being raised
  • The project should be able to completed within a defined time from commencement
  • This time would not normally be expected to exceed 2 years
  • For projects not completed within 12 months, a progress report at the 12 month mark, and on completion of the project, are required

Eligibility

  • The project should usually be able to be completed with these funds and not be dependent on additional funds being raised

  • The project should be able to be completed within a defined time from commencement and not normally be expected to exceed 2 years

  • This award is not designed to be a "seeding grant" the project should be substantial in its own right and designed to lead to a definitive result

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen April 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Kidney Health Australia

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Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Grants-in-Aid - Expression of Interest

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Grants-in-Aid Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

These grants are seed funding for new and establishing researchers to collect preliminary data that enables them to apply for more substantial funding from other granting bodies like the NHMRC. As such these grants are not renewable.

GIAs are not intended to be top up grants for existing research projects funded from other sources.

The grant will be offered to new and establishing researchers in any field relevant to haematologic malignancies.

Applications will not be accepted from researchers at Professorial level and others with a strong track record of program or equivalent levels of project grant funding from the NHMRC or similar granting bodies.

Funding available

$110,000 for one year

Eligibility

  • Applicants may only be named as a Chief Investigator on one application.
  • Chief Investigators may be named as Associate Investigators on other applications.
  •  Grants in Aid EOIs will only be accepted from new and establishing researchers.
  • People in positions at Assistant Professor or Professor level are not considered to be establishing researchers and are not eligible to apply for these grants.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

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Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Supportive Care Research Grants-in-Aid - Expression of Interest

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia: Supportive Care Research Grants-in-Aid - Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

The Supportive Care Grant in Aid seeks to support innovative and new approaches to addressing the supportive care needs of patients and their families.

The Leukaemia Foundation invites expressions of interest for proof-of-concept grants-in-aid for research in the field of supportive care. The purpose of this funding is to support the collection of proof of concept data aimed at improving outcomes for people with blood cancers and related disorders, including but not limited to the development and evaluation of new interventions.

Those who are awarded a proof-of-concept grant-in-aid are expected to use the data collected through this funding to inform a larger funding application to undertake research that focuses on blood cancer patients and/or their families and builds upon the proof-of-concept data collected.

Funding available

$25,000 - $50,000 for one year

Eligibility

  • Applicants may only be named as a Chief Investigator on one application.
  • Chief Investigators may be named as Associate Investigators on other applications.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

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Medibank Health Research Fund (MHRF): Seed funding for Pilot Projects and Direct Research Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Medibank Health Research Fund (MHRF): Seed funding for Pilot Projects and Direct Research Grants

Scheme overview

The Medibank Health Research Fund is offering funding commencing in 2015 for projects which align with one (or more) of the research priority areas:

  • consumer engagement
  • quality and outcome
  • new models and channels of service delivery
  • health system and payment methods
  • mental health care
  • models of care
  • occupational health

Funding available

Seed funding for Pilot Projects - up to $50,000
Direct Research Grants - up to $750,000

Eligibility

Applications are expected to address at least one element of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 'Triple Aim' framework, namely:

  • Quality, incorporating the delivery of safe and effective care as well as patient outcomes
  • Cost, including total cost of health care as well as measures of utilisation that drive cost (especially hospitalisations and emergency department visits) or
  • Experience, encompassing not only the patients'experiences, but the experiences of families, care givers, and health care providers.

Access the application form here or background information here.

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

20 October 2014

External closing date

3 November 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Medibank website

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Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND) Grants-in-Aid

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MND) Grants-in-Aid

Scheme overview

Researchers working in Australia in fields that are relevant to motor neurone disease are invited to apply for funding to support research commencing in the calendar year 2015. The MND Research Institute of Australia regards its role as one of providing seed-funding for research that is innovative and having a clear relationship to the causes, treatments and cures of MND or the support of people living with MND. Accordingly, the majority of funds available through the Institute are for grants-in-aid of MND research in Australia.

Some of the grants-in-aid are awarded as named grants with funding provided by sponsors. Some of these grants have special conditions.

Funding available

Applications for grants-in-aid up to a maximum value of $100,000 will be considered

Eligibility

Researchers working in Australia in fields relevant to MND.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen June 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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MND - Grants-in-Aid

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Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA): Project Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) Project Grant

Scheme overview

Project grants is MSRA's main avenue for the support of research relevant to multiple sclerosis in universities, hospitals or other recognised research institutions.
Successful applicants for this award will need to have strong experience in MS research.
The research proposed must contribute to finding a cure for MS, result in improvements to treatments or provide for greater ability to assist those people living with MS.

Funding available

$30,000 - $140,000 per annum for up to 3 years

Eligibility

  • The applicant should be undertaking a biomedical or social and applied research project within an Australian institution.
  • Chief Investigators who are based overseas for the duration of the grant are not eligible to apply.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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MSRA

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): Accelerator Research Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF) Accelerator Research Grants (previously Translational Grants)

Scheme overview

The aim of the NBCF's Accelerator Research Grant scheme is to support proposals that either: 

  • Aim to translate breast cancer research across the spectrum into the development of new methods for prevention, early-detection screening, diagnosis and therapy (including supportive care) through the clinical or applied setting; or
  • Accelerate the translation of results from clinical studies into clinical practice and/or health policy and/or health decision-making processes.

Funding available

  • $250,000 per annum for up to five years
  • The funding is also to support the costs of the proposed research and may include items such as:

    • Facilities and services
    • Storage of biospecimen samples
    • Patient/population research recruitment
    • Treatment costs
    • Development of resources
    • Data collection costs
    • Third party contractual services for pre-clinical activity

Eligibility

  • The Chief Investigator must reside in Australia for the duration of the funding period and;
  • Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project that covers the tenure of the award
  • Hold no more than two NCBF Grants at any one time (excluding Infrastructure Grants, and National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grants)

Opening date

1 July 2014

Internal closing date

26 September 2014

External closing date

17 October 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NBCF: Accelerator Research Grants

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): Innovator Grants (formerly Novel Concept Awards)

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF): Innovator Grants

Scheme overview

Innovator Grants support projects that challenge existing paradigms or break new theoretical ground.

This grant provides investigators with the opportunity to pursue serendipitous observations and encourages the development of innovative and possibly high-risk avenues of investigation.

  • These grants are intended to initiate new projects and develop novel ideas that deviate from established lines of investigation.
  • Existing research projects or Pilot Studies of an existing project or idea are not eligible for funding through this award.

Funding available

$100,000 per annum for a maximum of two years

Eligibility

  • Reside in Australia for the duration of the funding period;
  • Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project that covers the tenure of the award
  •  Be actively engaged in research in Australia;
  •  Hold no more than two NBCF Grants in total at any one time, (excluding Infrastructure Grants, and National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grants);
  •  Submit only one application in each grant program each year, providing they have not reached the limits specified in the above point.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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NBCF: Innovator Grants

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): National Infrastructure Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF): National Infrastructure Grants

Scheme overview

The National Infrastructure Grant scheme aims to provide core funding for national research activities that provide expertise and/or capabilities that facilitate breast cancer research.

This funding mechanism is directed at building new activities and maintaining existing activities for which there is a clearly demonstrated national need and benefit.

Funding available

$250,000 per year for up to 5 years

Eligibility

  • The Chief Investigator must reside in Australia for the duration of the funding period and;
  • Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project that covers the tenure of the award
  • Hold no more than two NCBF Grants at any one time (excluding Infrastructure Grants, and National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grants)

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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NBCF: Partnership Engagement Grants

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): Partnership Engagement Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF): Partnership Engagement Grants

Scheme overview

The Partnership Engagement Grant scheme aims to facilitate high priority breast cancer research nationally which has the potential to directly impact clinical practice and patient outcomes and policy across the spectrum of breast cancer.

The scheme will provide partial funding for new partnerships and a mechanism that would enable prominent researchers to leverage significant additional funding from other funding sources such as the NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health Projects and ARC Linkage Projects.

Funding available

$50,000 per year for up to 3 years

Eligibility

  • The Chief Investigator must reside in Australia for the duration of the funding period and;
  • Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project that covers the tenure of the award
  • Hold no more than two NCBF Grants at any one time (excluding Infrastructure Grants, and National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grants)

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen March 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

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RIS

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NBCF: Partnership Engagement Grants

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National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia (NBCF): Pilot Study Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF): Pilot Study Grants

Scheme overview

The Pilot Study grant supports projects that break new ground in the application of technology/methodology relevant to breast cancer.

The scheme will provide funding to obtain preliminary data that will demonstrate the feasibility regarding methodology (laboratory technique, trial design, research instrument or similar aspects of research technique) and effect sizes.

The project will be a small-scale version of a larger study, conducted to test the feasibility of all components of the study.

Funding available

$100,000 per annum for a maximum of two years

Eligibility

  • The Chief Investigator must reside in Australia for the duration of the funding period and;
  • Be an Australian citizen or have resident status at the commencement of the research project that covers the tenure of the award
  • Hold no more than two NCBF Grants at any one time (excluding Infrastructure Grants, and National Collaborative Breast Cancer Research Program Grants)

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

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RIS

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NBCF: Pilot Study Grants

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Dementia Research Team Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Dementia Research Team Grants

Scheme overview

The Dementia Research Team Grants Scheme is part of the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. Dementia Research Team Grants will provide support for teams of researchers over five years to pursue collaborative research, promote effective translation of research, and develop capacity under a dementia research priority framework. The priority framework was developed in consultation with international research funding agencies and spans primary prevention, secondary prevention and treatment and quality of life and care.

Funding will support dementia research across a variety of areas including:

  • Discovery Research;
  • Clinical Research;
  • Population Health Research; and
  • Health Services Research

    Funded teams will be an integral part of the new NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research and will contribute to the Institute's goals to expand dementia research in Australia, ensure better integration with international research and form a focus for rapid translation of evidence into policy and practice.

Funding available

Up to $6.5m over 5 years

Eligibility

  • Open to all researchers in Australia.
  • Researchers based overseas for the duration of the grant cannot be named Chief Investigator A.

Opening date

8 August 2014

Internal closing date

17 September 2014

External closing date

8 October 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Centre for Research Excellence

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Centre for Research Excellence

Scheme overview

This program is designed to increase the availability and use of research and researchers for the organisations involved in delivering, managing or making policy for health and health care.  

The Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Scheme will provide support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical, population health and health services research.

Funding will support three streams:

  • CRE in Clinical Research, including a separate category for type 1 diabetes research
  • CRE in Health Services Research
  • CRE in Population Health Research

Funding available

Funding will not exceed $2.5m (2013 rate)

Eligibility

  • Open to all researchers in Australia.
  • Researchers based overseas for the duration of the grant cannot be named Chief Investigator A.
  • Higher degree students may be listed as Chief Investigators in exceptional circumstances
  • Chief Investigators may work part-time.

Opening date
Expressions Of Interest

CLOSED (Indicative reopen November 2014)

Opening date
Full Application

 

Internal closing date
Expression of Interest

 

External closing date
Expression of Interest

 

Internal closing date
Full Application (invitation only)

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date
Full application (invitation only)

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Partnerships Projects

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnerships Projects

Scheme overview

NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health - Projects (Partnership Projects) will help create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers. This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions and undertake research and also to interpret and implement the findings.

Partnership Projects will answer a specific research question to influence health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.

Applications must be submitted to Research and Innovation Services, who will check all applications for compliance and submit all applications to the NHMRC.

Funding available

  • Projects may be of any duration up to five (5) years
  • Maximum amount of NHMRC funding that may be requested for a single application is $1.5 million.

Eligibility

The eligibility rules for NHMRC and Partner funding are:

  • Applications must be joint submissions from a research agency and one or more policy/practice agencies which are able to contribute 50% of the total value of the research project in cash and/or in kind
  • The level of funding requested from the NHMRC must not exceed the total contribution from partners. Applications that exceed this will be deemed ineligible
  • The maximum level of funding that can be requested from the NHMRC is $1.5M. Applications that exceed this will be deemed ineligible
  • Applicants are free to hold, or apply for, other NHMRC grants during the period of funding offered under this call

Opening date

  • First Call (2014): CLOSED
  • Second Call (2014): CLOSED
  • Third Call (2014): TBA

Internal closing date

External closing date

  • First Call (2014): CLOSED
  • Second Call (2014): CLOSED
  • Third Call (2014): TBA

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Development Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grant

Scheme overview

A Development Grant provides funding support to individual researchers, research teams, or a HMR company in partnership with a researcher/s to undertake research at the early proof-of-principle or pre-seed stage.

The Scheme supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service that if applied, would result in improved health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings.

Applications must demonstrate a basic understanding of the process and steps required to move from research to outcomes that can be commercialised, including: the process and steps to a market, the nature of the market; the milestones and risks of the venture; and an understanding of possible means of handling intellectual property connected with the project.

NHMRC does not fund the total cost of research activities and applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources. Applications must declare the source and level of other funding. If the application is deemed fundable, the Development Grant Review Panel (DGRP) will assess the requested budget against the applicant's justification for the budget.

Applications must be submitted to Research and Innovation Services, who will check all applications for compliance and submit all applications to the NHMRC.

Funding available

Various amounts - $15million available in this round

Eligibility

NHMRC Development Grants are available to all researchers, based in Australia, working in any field relevant to health. The role and contribution of each CI must be described in the Development Grant application form.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen March 2015)

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): European Union Collaborative Research Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): European Union Collaborative Research Grants

Scheme overview

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)  European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants scheme aims to provide assistance to Australian researchers to participate in multinational research collaborative projects with international researchers that have been selected for funding under the European Commissions Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Cooperation Calls for proposals.

The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is the EU's main instrument for funding research and development and it will run from 2007 to 2013. More information on FP7 is available from the following websites:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/
http://cordis.europa.eu/home_en.html
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm#Health

Projects involving Australian researchers based in Australia that are chosen by the European Commission (EC) for funding, may be eligible for NHMRC support. The following criteria will be considered by the NHMRC when assessing eligible projects research activities, demonstrated area of need, anticipated benefits and collaboration/networking/resource sharing.

Applications must be submitted to Research and Innovation Services, who will check all applications for compliance and submit all applications to the NHMRC.

Funding available

Various amounts

Eligibility

To be eligible for NHMRC EU Scheme funding commencing 2014:

  • All Australian CIs are to be listed as key or principal personnel or listed as participants and their roles explained on the EU application. This ensures that the CI’s contribution has been peer reviewed as part of the original EU application
  • Evidence which indicates that the relevant EU FP7 application has been favourably evaluated and/or successfully awarded by the EU Commission, must be provided as part of the NHMRC EU application
  • NHMRC recognises that an application to the EU may involve more than one Australian partner. Where NHMRC funding is sought, those partners will need to agree to a lead CI(A) and submit a single application. Other Australian partners must be identified as CIs in that application. Only one NHMRC grant may be funded for a successful EU application
  • Only applications submitted under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Cooperation calls are eligible
  • The Administering Institution for the NHMRC-EU application must be listed as a Full Partner in the List of Participants in the EU application
  • CIs must be based in Australia for the duration of the grant.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen January 2015)

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Program Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Program Grants

Scheme overview

The NHMRC Program Grants Funding Scheme provides support for teams of researchers, to pursue broadly based, multidisciplinary, collaborative research activity relevant to better health (eg biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research) and is typically for 5 years.

Program Grant recipients will be expected to achieve the following:

  • contribute new knowledge at a leading international level in important areas of health and medical research
  • develop novel ideas and approaches
  • tackle problems for which longer term stable funding is essential
  • develop training and career development opportunities within the team
  • facilitate collaborative use of specialised facilities or expertise
  • pursue interdisciplinary, collaborative goals which would not be possible by working on the program's individual components in isolation of each other.

Funding available

Program Grants are awarded on the basis that recent past achievements are the best indicators of future performance. This is why the selection criteria award 60% of available points to each Chief Investigator’s record of research achievement.

The budget for Program Grants is also based on this philosophy. Rather than being based on a detailed budget bid, the budget is focused on awarding a quanta of funding commensurate with the recent record of achievement for each Chief Investigator. This is totalled and awarded as a one-line grant. This provides a flexible funding pool for the team, with the Chief Investigators being responsible for allocation of research resources to the team research program.

Eligibility

It is expected that CIs will:

  •  hold a PhD or relevant professional qualification (for example, MBBS, MPH)
  •  be at either academic salary Level C or above, be an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow or
    above, or if otherwise employed be at (or above) a level equivalent to these.
  •  have a strong record of achievement in competitive peer-reviewed research or industry supported
    research
  • in the context of their other commitments, commit sufficient time to ensure the success of the program.
  • The Applicant team must include a minimum of three full time Chief Investigators (CIs). A maximum of 10 Chief Investigators are allowed on a Program Grant.
  • CIs must have one of the following:
    i. Australian or New Zealand citizenship
    ii. Australian permanent resident status at the time of application
  •  researchers who will be primarily based overseas for the duration of the grant cannot be named as a CI
  •  Program Grant holders can apply for a new Program Grant in years 4 and 5 of their existing Program Grant only
  •  Program Grant applicant CIs cannot apply for more grants than they are eligible to hold at the time of funding, taking into account any grants already held.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen March 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Project Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Project Grants

Scheme overview

This is an externally-funded National Competitive Grant scheme. The Project Grants Scheme is the NHMRC's main avenue of support for individuals and small teams of researchers undertaking biomedical, public health and health services research in Australian universities, medical schools, hospitals and other research institutions.

A number of other funding schemes have begun using the NHMRC Project Grant application process to receive applications.

More details will be added when scheme focuses are announced for 2014.

Funding available

There is no specific limit to funding however clear justification within the budget is required.

Eligibility

  • Individuals are limited to holding a maximum of six (6) Project Grants as Chief Investigator (less the number of project grants scheduled to continue in the year any new grants commence.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen December 2014)

Internal closing date

Refer to RIS grant submission review dates

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Centre of Research Excellence in Type 1 Diabetes

 

Grant type

Grant - Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Centre of Research Excellence in Type 1 Diabetes

Scheme overview

JDRF and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) are pleased to announce a continuation of their partnership to fund research on type 1 diabetes research, if sufficient competitive applications are received.

These grants will be awarded under the NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Scheme, through a Special Interest Area in the Clinical Research stream.
 

Funding available

up to $2.5 million over five years

Eligibility

The selection criteria for CREs are:

  • generate new knowledge that leads to improved health outcomes
  •  promote effective transfer or research outcomes into health policy and/or practice
  •  develop the health and medical research workforce
  •  facilitate collaboration
  •  record of research and translation achievement, relative to opportunity.

Opening date
Expressions Of Interest

CLOSED (Indicative reopen September 2014)

Opening date
Full Application

 

Internal closing date
Expression of Interest

 

External closing date
Expression of Interest

 

Internal closing date
Full Application (invitation only)

 

External closing date
Full application (invitation only)

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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NHMRC-JDRF Centre of Research Excellence

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborative Research Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Institute for Health Research Collaborative Research Grants

Scheme overview

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has joined with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK to co-fund Collaborative Research Grants as part of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme.

An NHMRC research grant of up to five years duration will be offered to support project work to be conducted by Partner Investigators located in Australia.

Projects must address the following two commissioned research topics:
13/154 - Early warning signs of relapse in schizophrenia
13/155 - Relapse prevention interventions for smoking cessation

Full applications by invitation only based on the success of the proposal.

Funding available

Up to $3m over 5 years

Eligibility

The NIHR HTA programme has the responsibility for administering these research calls and for the assessment of applications.

Applicants should submit an outline research proposal directly to the NIHR HTA Programme in the first instance.

The Chief Investigator may be based in the UK or Australia and it is the responsibility of the Australian team to identify a UK-based collaborator.

Instructions on how to apply, including commissioning briefs for each topic, are available on the HTA Programme website

Australian-based researchers named on successfully shortlisted outline applications reviewed by the HTA Board will be invited to submit an application to NHMRC via the Research Grants Management System (RGMS) in parallel to their full applications to the NIHR HTA Programme.

Opening date
Full Application

CLOSED (Indicative reopen December 2014)

Internal closing date
Proposal outline

 

External closing date
Proposal outline

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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National Stroke Foundation: Small Project Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

National Stroke Foundation: Small Project Grants

Scheme overview

The National Stroke Foundation invites applications for its small project grants. These support research into stroke rehabilitation, services that improve the quality of life or basic biomedical research with relevance to stroke.

Funding available

$20,000

Eligibility

  • Preference will be given to new investigators, either clinicians or neuroscientists, with no more than five years’ research experience.
  • Funds may be used for equipment, research assistant salary or other assistance

Opening date

CLOSED (currently under review)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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Office for Learning and Teaching: Innovation and Development Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Office for Learning and Teaching: Innovation and Development Grants

Scheme overview

The Australian Government has committed $58.6 million in program funding over four years towards the Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PELTHE).

PELTHE is administered by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) in the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Research, Science and Tertiary Education (Innovation).

The PELTHE program consists of a suite of grants, fellowships, awards and networks.

In 2014, $8 million (indicative) has been allocated to Grants programs, comprising the:

  • Innovation and Development program,
  • Seed Projects,
  • Extension Grants, and
  • Strategic Priority Projects.

Innovation and Development projects support research, development and innovation related to the enhancement of learning and teaching in higher education.

The Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching program is no longer a program in its own right and has been consolidated into a priority area under Innovation and Development Grants.

Funding available

  • $5 million (indicative)

This program has the following objectives:

  •  promote and support strategic change in higher education institutions for the enhancement of learning and teaching, and the benefit of the student experience
  •  raise the profile and encourage recognition of the fundamental importance of teaching in higher education institutions and in the general community
  • develop effective mechanisms for the identification, development, dissemination and embedding of good individual and institutional practice in learning and teaching in Australian higher education
  • develop and support reciprocal national and international arrangements for the purpose of sharing and benchmarking learning and teaching processes
  • develop and enhance a deep understanding and knowledge of the learning process appropriate to the disciplines being taught
  • build leadership capacity in ways that promote and advance learning and teaching in Australia higher education.

 Priority areas include:

  • assessment,
  • curriculum design,
  • student diversity,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • leadership and internationalisation.

 

Eligibility

  • In round 1, applicants may submit a full proposal or an EOI. Full proposals submitted in round 1 will form the basis of recommendations for projects to be funded.
  • From EOIs submitted in round 1, a short list will be determined and successful applicants invited to prepare a full proposal for submission in round 2.

Opening date

1 September 2014

Internal closing date

14 November 2014

External closing date

28 November 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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Office for Learning and Teaching: Seed Projects

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Office for Learning and Teaching: Seed Projects

Scheme overview

The Australian Government has committed $58.6 million in program funding over four years towards the Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PELTHE).

PELTHE is administered by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) in the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Research, Science and Tertiary Education (Innovation).

The PELTHE program consists of a suite of grants, fellowships, awards and networks.

In 2014, $8 million (indicative) has been allocated to Grants programs, comprising the:

  • Innovation and Development program,
  • Seed Projects,
  • Extension Grants, and
  • Strategic Priority Projects.

Funding available

  • $1 million (indicative)

This program has the following objectives:

  •  promote and support strategic change in higher education institutions for the enhancement of learning and teaching, and the benefit of the student experience
  •  raise the profile and encourage recognition of the fundamental importance of teaching in higher education institutions and in the general community
  • develop effective mechanisms for the identification, development, dissemination and embedding of good individual and institutional practice in learning and teaching in Australian higher education
  • develop and support reciprocal national and international arrangements for the purpose of sharing and benchmarking learning and teaching processes
  • develop and enhance a deep understanding and knowledge of the learning process appropriate to the disciplines being taught
  • build leadership capacity in ways that promote and advance learning and teaching in Australia higher education.

 Priority areas include:

  • assessment,
  • curriculum design,
  • student diversity,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • leadership and internationalisation.

Eligibility

  • The foci of OLT projects that have been carried out previously (to check if someone has already explored 'your idea' or to see work you may want to build on) can be gleaned from OLT Good Practice reports.
  • Individuals may not hold the substantive responsibility (e.g. project leader/director/fellow) for more than two externally-funded learning and teaching grants concurrently unless  approved by DVC (Academic).
  • All applications must be submitted for internal review via teaching.awards.grants@unisa.edu.au and only successful applications endorsed by the Provost will be sent to OLT.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen May 2015)

Internal closing date

8 June 2015

External closing date

22 June 2015

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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Ovarian Cancer Australia: Developing a National Action Plan for Ovarian Cancer Research - Expressions of Interest

Grant type

Expressions of Interest

Funding opportunity

Ovarian Cancer Australia: Developing a National Action Plan for Ovarian Cancer Research - Expressions of Interest

Scheme overview

Ovarian Cancer Australia is seeking suitably qualified and experienced parties to undertake the development of a National Action Plan for Ovarian Cancer Research that will identify agreed priorities in ovarian cancer research and provide guidance for Ovarian Cancer Australia, other funders and external researchers.

It is expected that the Project will be undertaken in close collaboration with Ovarian Cancer Australia and with other key stakeholders.

Funding available

NA - EOI only at this stage

Eligibility

Key selection criteria:

  • Demonstration of an understanding of the brief and capability to undertake the required work
  •  Past performance, skills, qualifications and experience within the research field, with similar types of contracts and / or health or research organisations
  •  Comprehensive methodology and resources available to deliver a National Action Plan for Ovarian Cancer Research including a communication plan and risk management strategy
  •  Capacity to meet the required deliverables within the specified timeframe
  •  Any innovative approaches or added value to the Project
  •  References that support the application
  •  Value for money.

Opening date

CLOSED  (Indicative reopen September 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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Physiotherapy Board of South Australia: Research Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Physiotherapy Board of South Australia: Research Grant

Scheme overview

The grant is offered for research to be conducted in South Australia for the health and welfare of all South Australians. The grant will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit and the relevance of the research to safe and professional practice that protects, and is valued by, the consumer / public.

Funding available

$21,000

Eligibility

  • One active member of the research team must be a registered physiotherapist residing and practising in South Australia for the duration of the grant.
  • Applicant may be new or experienced researcher

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen September 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Seeding Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Seeding Grants

Scheme overview

The Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) Seeding Grants are for new researchers working on new or established clinical research projects.

The purpose of PRF Seeding Grants is to help new researchers begin a research career.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Applications are considered on the basis of scientific merit rather than the applicant’s research record.
  • Inexperienced researchers are advised that collaboration with an associate investigator who has current experience in the relevant research area will enhance the likelihood of a project receiving PRF funding.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen February 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Tagged Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF): Tagged Grants

Scheme overview

TThe Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) Tagged Grants are for researchers working on new or established research projects in the specific area of physiotherapy nominated by the sponsor.

The purpose of PRF Tagged Grants is to support research that contributes to the science and practice of physiotherapy. Applications are considered on the basis of scientific merit and the likelihood of the project meeting its objectives, including preparation of a publishable manuscript, within the stated timeframes

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Applications are considered on the basis of scientific merit rather than the applicant's research record.
  • Inexperienced researchers are advised that collaboration with an associate investigator who has current experience in the relevant research area will enhance the likelihood of a project receiving PRF funding.

Opening date

Open

Internal closing date

15 September 2014

External closing date

29 September 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

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Premier's Research Industry Fund: Catalyst Research Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Premier's Research Industry Fund: Catalyst Research Grant

Scheme overview

The Premier's Research and Industry Fund Catalyst Research Grants provides funding to support South Australian scientific and technological research project being performed by an Early Career Researcher in collaboration with an industry partner or end user group.

The alignment of the research activity to one or more of South Australia's priority areas (www.priorities.sa.gov.au).

Objectives are to:

  • Seek solutions for complex and significant problems that are relevant to one or more of South Australia’s strategic priorities.
  •  Generate new or strengthen existing collaborations between early career researchers and an industry partner or end-user group.
  • Provide the opportunity for Early Career Researchers to participate in professional development that enhances their industry and business related skills.
  •  Enable Early Career Researchers to engage in leading-edge research.
  • Improve South Australia's capacity to leverage funding from Commonwealth programs or industry sources.

Funding available

$30,000 for 2 years maximum.
The administering institution must provide matched cash funding to be used directly for the research program.

Eligibility

  • Applications are open to Early Career Researchers employed by a South Australian based public or private research organisation, including universities, research institutes, and Commonwealth research organisations.
  •  An Early Career Researcher is defined as a person who has completed a PhD within the previous eight years, and will be employed in a funded research position at the Administering Organisation for the duration of the Grant.
  •  Applications must have at least one existing or proposed industry partner or end user group.
  • Applications must also involve input from a researcher in a discipline different to that of the Early Career Researcher or another research institution.
  •  For Early Career Researchers with over five years since the completion of their PhD, one of the above collaborators must be a new partner who has not previously been involved in the proposed collaborative research.
  • Applications must be endorsed by the DVCR.

Opening date

  • Round 4 - Open 15 September 2014
  • Round 3 - Closed

Internal closing date

  • Round 4 - 23 September 2014
  • Round 3 - Closed

External closing date

  • Round 4 - 7 October 2014
  • Round 3 - Closed

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Premier's Research Industry Fund: South Australian Collaboration Pathways Program

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Premier's Research Industry Fund: South Australian Collaboration Pathways Program

Scheme overview

The Premier's Research and Industry Fund Collaboration Pathways Program provides funding to support both established and early stage South Australian based collaborations that are or planning to undertake leading-edge and potentially transformational research and development.

Proposals are encouraged that have outputs that relate directly to South Australia's priority areas (www.priorities.sa.gov.au).

Objectives are:

  • To develop innovative, high quality, collaborative research activities that address the most challenging national and State research priorities.
  • Build larger scale or accelerated research programs of strategic importance to South Australia.
  •  Creating opportunities for transfer of knowledge, technologies, products and services that facilitate industry and/or community benefits.
  •  Foster and build critical mass and key research capabilities in South Australia by attracting and retaining world-class researchers and highly qualified personnel, including promising research students.

Funding available

$500,000 maximum for up to 4 years

Eligibility

  • Collaborations must include an industry partner, a research institution, government agencies, end-users and other partner organisations.
  • Applications must identify a purpose and end goal for the proposed collaboration which can include becoming self-sufficient by applying for significant research funds.
  •  To improve the competitiveness of South Australian research collaborations both nationally and internationally.
  • All collaborations must be support by additional co-investment from the Administering Organisation and other collaborating organisation(s) to a level that matches or exceeds the amount of funds being sought. This investment can be made up of either cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Opening date

15 September 2014

Internal closing date

1 October 2014

External closing date

15 October 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

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Premier's Research Industry Fund: International Research Grant Program

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Premier's Research Industry Fund: International Research Grant Program

Scheme overview

The Premier's Research and Industry Fund International Research Grants supports South Australian scientific and technological research being conducted with an international partner and secondly, target research activities with tangible outputs that are of benefit to the South Australian economy.

Proposals are encouraged that have outputs that relate directly to South Australia's priority areas (www.priorities.sa.gov.au).

Objectives are:

  • Seek solutions for complex problems of direct relevance to South Australia.
  •  Support existing or new collaborations conducting leading-edge research between South Australian and international research organisations in areas of strategic importance to the State.
  •  Facilitate local researchers access to global research and development networks, including providing opportunities for the next generation of researchers.
  •  Develop new and increase existing research and industry capabilities and capacity within South Australia.
  • Improve South Australia's researcher's ability to successfully leverage Commonwealth, industry or other competitive research funding.

Funding available

$100,000 maximum per year for up to 4 years maximum.

Eligibility

  • Applications are open to South Australian based public or private research, educational or other organisations (including universities, research institutes, and Commonwealth research organisations).
  •  The organisation submitting the application will be the Administering Organisation.
  • Funding applications must name at least one existing or proposed international collaborative partner. This partner can be a public or private research organisation or institute, university or business with significant research and development capacity.

Opening date

22 September 2014

Internal closing date

11 November 2014

External closing date

25 November 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Premier's Research Industry Fund

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Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): Clinical Trials Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): Clinical Trials Grant

Scheme overview

PCFA funds Clinical Trials and translational research through its partnership with Cancer Australia (PdCCRS).

Project grants of up to three years duration, will be offered (alone or jointly) by Cancer Australia, Bowel Cancer Australia, Cancer Council Australia, Cancer Council New South Wales, Leukaemia Foundation, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.

All project grant applications ranging from 1 to 3 years within a budget ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 per annum will be considered by Cancer Australia and these Funding Partners.

For information about funding priorities and to apply for funding please refer to the website link for Cancer Australia.

In 2014 the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is not independently offering any research funding for:

  • Concept grants
  • Project grants
  • Equipment grants

Funding available

$600,000 for up to three years

Eligibility

 

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen January 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia

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Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): Young Investigator Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Prostate Cancer Foundation of  Australia (PCFA): Young Investigator Grants

Scheme overview

In 2014 only, PCFA will offer Young Investigator Grants through the Priority driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme in partnership with Cancer Australia.

Grant applications must relate to the research priority areas identified by Cancer Australia and its funding partners.

The research priority areas for 2014 Round of the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme can be found on the Cancer Australia website.

Projects which if successful are likely to provide

  • relatively immediate improvements in the quality of life of patients with prostate cancer
  • Discovery, development and clinical validation of new, non-invasive tests to detect prostate cancer, and/or to determine whether a patient's cancer is curable.
  • Discovery, development and clinical validation of new biomarkers that predict the future clinical course of prostate cancer and/or the response to future chemotherapy (Increase innovation by supporting grants that specifically have that focus).
  • Discovery, development and preclinical and clinical validation of novel, promising molecular targets for chemotherapy of locally-invasive or metastatic prostate cancer, including “castrate-resistant” cancers.

In 2014 the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is not independently offering any research funding for:

  • Concept grants
  • Project grants
  • Equipment grants

Funding available

$200,000 for two years or $100,000 for one year

Eligibility

Project grants will be offered by Cancer Australia and Cure Cancer Australia Foundation, to support project grants by post-doctoral researchers with:

  •  4-7 years post-doctoral experience or 4-7 years post MBBS qualification, undertaking a 1 to 2 year/s research project into malignant disease.
  • Funding Categories B and C cannot be used to provide a salary or other support for a young investigator as part of a larger PdCCRS project grant application.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen January 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia

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Ramaciotti Foundation: Establishment Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Ramaciotti Foundation: Establishment Grant

Scheme overview

The Ramaciotti Foundations invite applications for their establishment and equipment awards. These support groups or individuals carrying out biomedical research within universities, public hospitals or institutes.

Establishment awards support young investigators who have recently taken, or are about to take, a substantive research position at a university, medical research institute or other National Health and Medical Research Council administering institution with charity status.

Funding available

$75,000 to fund personnel, equipment and consumables or other expenses, travel excluded.

Eligibility

The applicant must have:

  •  no more than five years' postdoctoral experience, and
  • their full-time position must terminate no earlier than 31 December 2017.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen March 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Ramaciotti Foundation

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Rebecca L Cooper Medical Foundation Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Foundation Grant

Scheme overview

The Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation is a private, self funded medical research body whose resolve is the promotion and encouragement of medical research into all fields of the medical sciences, throughout Australia. The Foundation meets its goals by annually giving research grants within an ever widening group of research categories that it decides to support.

Grants will be awarded in the fields notified; Brain Sciences, Diabetes, Geriatrics, Lung Disease (other than cancer), Rheumatology, Vision Sciences and the medical application of Genetic Research.

Funding available

Between $8,000 and $22,000 and is primarily for equipment related to research projects but may be used for other tangibles (e.g. therapeutic or imaging markers, software etc.)

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be located in Australia
  • be employed by a research institution, and
  • undertaking post-doctoral research

Opening date

1 August 2014

Internal closing date

18 August 2014

External closing date

1 September 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Rebecca L Cooper Medical Foundation Grant

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Research Australia: Movember Foundation: Mental Health Grants: Pre Proposals

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Research Australia: Movember Foundation: Mental Health Grants: Pre Proposals

Scheme overview

The Movember Foundation is seeking proposals from organisations that wish to collaboratively develop new mental health projects that will contribute to change at the population level, with a specific focus on prevention, early intervention and stigma reduction.

Proposals should address one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Creating mentally healthy workplaces and workers
  • Strengthening the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys
  • Reducing the number of men and boys who die by suicide
  • Strengthening social and emotional skills in young men and boys

This is an exceptional opportunity for the Australian mental health community, and beyond, to achieve significant results on boys and mens mental health.

Only successful pre proposal applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

Funding available

$500,000-$1M for up to three years for each grant

Eligibility

Each grant will have:

  • A lead organisation and a project leader(s): the project leader must be an established leader with the
    requisite leadership skills and experience.
  •  The lead organisation and project leader must be
    based in Australia.
  • International collaborations are encouraged.
  •  Additional project members, who collectively have an extensive record of success and are creative
    and original in their approach to boys and men's mental health challenges.
  •  Representation from across Australia (a minimum of 3 states and territories) and from different
    professional area backgrounds is strongly preferred.
  •  A robust evaluation plan, ideally done in combination with a specialist who has extensive experience
    and credentials in program evaluation to ensure knowledge transfer and future project sustainability - sufficient budget should be allocated in recognition of the importance of this component.
  •  Knowledge translation plan, outlining how the new knowledge produced as a result of the project will
    be shared with others and disseminated broadly.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen November 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Research Australia: Movember Foundation

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Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation - Clinical Project Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Foundation - Clinical Project Grants 2014

Scheme overview

These Awards are administered through the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee with the aim of supporting clinically relevant research at The Royal Adelaide Hospital campus by new clinical investigators under the auspices of the Hanson Institute.

Clinical projects are defined as "projects that centre on groups of patients or other human subjects, individuals with informative clinical problems or are physiological or epidemiological in scope". The involvement of patients can be at the level of correlations between clinical observations and laboratory or pathology findings, or observed effects of specific therapeutic interventions.

Funding available

$50,000 maximum for one year

Eligibility

  • These Awards are intended to support research of clinical relevance.
  • The project must be carried out on the RAH campus.
  • The investigator should have a proven track record of performing innovative research.
  • Collaboration between scientists and clinicians will be encouraged.
  • pre marketing or post marketing studies of pharmaceutical agents under patent, studies using animal models and studies supporting PhD or higher research degrees will not normally be funded under this grant program

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen August 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

RAH - Clinical Project Grants

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Safework SA: Workplace Health and Safety Grants Program: Commissioned Research Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

WHS Grants Program: Commissioned Research Grants

Scheme overview

Commissioned Research Grants are to assist South Australian university-based or independent researchers to undertake applied research with the ultimate aim of prevention of workplace injury and illness in South Australia.

In addition to SafeWork SA's open call for research proposals that address the priority industries and issues identified in the WHS Research Strategy for SafeWork SA - 2014 (pdf 157kb), and the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012 - 2022 (pdf 1.3mb), proposals to address the following specific research topics will be given a high priority:

Funding available

Total funding pool: $410,000

Eligibility

  • The applicant must have at least one discussion with the most relevant available officer at SafeworkSA before submitting an application, to identify a SafeworkSA subject liaison officer.
  • Each project will have a Steering Committee, one member of which will be the SafeworkSA subject liaison officer
  • Applications must be based on the CRG2015 Application Template, which is available on the 'WHS Commissioned Research Grants' page of the SafeworkSA website

Opening date

Open now

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

16 January 2015

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

SafeworkSA website

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Safework SA: Workplace Health and Safety Grants Program: Linkage Project Support Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

WHS Grants Program: Linkage Project Support Grants

Scheme overview

Linkage Project Support Grants are provided to university researchers to leverage SafeWork SA WHS grants funding in support of major research projects that will obtain most of their funding from the ARC. Interstate and international collaboration is encouraged.

Funding available

Total funding pool: $100,000

Eligibility

  • Projects must be conducted mainly in South Australia, with benefits for South Australian workplaces
  • Nominated Project Managers are to be based in South Australia
  • The authorities to conduct all contract negotiations on behalf of the applicant organisations reside in South Australia

Opening date

Open year round

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

3 months prior to the ARC Linkage Project closing date

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

SafeworkSA website

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Sansom Institute for Health Research: Small Grants Scheme

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

This scheme is designed to provide seed funding for one-year research projects, which have the potential to develop into research applications for any category of external funding.

Scheme overview

The scheme is targeted at early career researchers (within 5 years of PhD), and/or research-active new staff.

Applications will be considered on the following:

  • Significance and feasibility of the proposed research.
  •  Quality of the projected outputs of the project, and how it might lead to further projects and funding.
  •  Alignment of the proposed research with the research concentrations of the Sansom Institute.
  •  Clarity of proposal, for a broad-based selection panel.

Funding available

Successful proposals will receive funding up to $10,000

Eligibility

  • The chief investigator (CIA) must be a member of a Sansom research group
  • Applicants must be employees of the University of South Australia, employed at a minimum time fraction of 0.5 FTE.
  •  Applications will be accepted from fixed-term employees with contract duration of at least 12 months at the time of the application closing date.
  •  Applications will not be accepted from students or staff currently enrolled in a research degree program at the University of South Australia.
  •  Applicants may submit one application only.
  •  Applications from applicants who received funding in the 2011 or 2012 Division Research Development Grant rounds will only be considered if a Final Report has been received for those previous grant rounds.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen November 2014)

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

Sansom Institute: Small Grants Scheme

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Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Novartis Pharmacoeconomics Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Novartis Pharmacoeconomics Grant

Scheme overview

Do you want to study pharmacoeconomics? This grant could help.

With the growing use of health economics as a tool to guide resource allocation, there is increasing demand placed upon hospital pharmacists involved in the formulary process to be equipped with the necessary skills to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of new pharmacological treatments.

Novartis and SHPA are pleased to announce the Novartis SHPA Pharmacoeconomics Grant totalling $25,000. Up to $5,000 will be available per applicant for a national course or international course.

Some examples of suitable courses include: Health Economic Evaluation and Decision Making, Courses from Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, York Expert Workshops in the socio economic evaluation of medicines, or Pharmaceutical medicine Drug Development courses at Uni NSW, but you may find other courses that are equally suitable.

Funding available

$5,000 (up to 5 grants available)

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months current membership with SHPA and
  • be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to hospital pharmacy practice
  •  Applications will not be considered from previous grant recipients who have grant reports outstanding
  •  The course must commence within 12 months of notification of a successful application
  • A complete list of general and mandatory conditions for grant applicants is available at the SHPA website at http://www.shpa.org.au/R-and-D-Grants/SHPA-Grants

Opening date

1 August 2014

Internal closing date

1 October 2014

External closing date

15 October 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

SHPA

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Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Grant for Research on Safety and Quality

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Safety and Quality Research Grant

Scheme overview

The focus of the grant will be safety and quality of medicines
use in hospitals and the research is to be undertaken in 2014–15.

The successful applicant will be expected to present their findings at a national conference.

 The application will not be considered unless two complete referee reports are received by the due date.

A cover letter of ~500 words is required for this application outlining the following:

  • The potential impact of the project on patient safety in
    hospitals or the intended improvement in the quality
    use of medicines.
  • Benefits of the project to the hospital pharmacy profession.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months current membership with SHPA and
  • be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to hospital pharmacy practice
  •  Applications will not be considered from previous grant recipients who have grant reports outstanding
  •  The course must commence within 12 months of notification of a successful application
  • A complete list of general and mandatory conditions for grant applicants is available at the SHPA website at http://www.shpa.org.au/R-and-D-Grants/SHPA-Grants

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

18 August 2014

External closing date

31 August 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

SHPA

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Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Sanofi Pamela Nieman Continuum of Care Research Grant

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA): Sanofi Pamela Nieman Continuum of Care Research Grant

Scheme overview

Sanofi is pleased to offer this research grant to enable specific research into processes and outcomes that optimise medication
management across the health care continuum.
The research should focus on the evaluation of strategies and / or
education that facilitate improved continuity of care and should highlight the role of the pharmacist in this important area.

Chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, vascular disease (including venous thromboembolism) or cancer may form the basis of the research.
The APAC "Guiding principles to achieve continuity in medication management" (July 2005) have relevance to this research.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months current membership with SHPA and
  • be able to demonstrate a significant contribution to hospital pharmacy practice
  •  Applications will not be considered from previous grant recipients who have grant reports outstanding
  •  The course must commence within 12 months of notification of a successful application
  • A complete list of general and mandatory conditions for grant applicants is available at the SHPA website at http://www.shpa.org.au/R-and-D-Grants/SHPA-Grants

Opening date

1 August 2014

Internal closing date

16 September 2014

External closing date

30 September 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

SHPA

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South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI): Beat Cancer Hospital Research Package

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI): Beat Cancer Hospital Research Package

Scheme overview

The new Beat Cancer Hospital Research Package has been established to support clinicians or other health professionals to undertake research and to enhance integration of translational research activities into health outcomes. It is expected to be utilised to establish a cancer research group with a high level of excellence on Hospital precincts.
Matched financial support from a partnering Hospital source, such as a Foundation, is a requirement.

This funding scheme will be directed towards research conducted within a Hospital environment and with the support of a Hospital that could make an important difference to:

  •  cancer prevention,
  •  diagnosis,
  •  treatment,
  •  post-discharge support and knowledge.

It must be demonstrated that this funding scheme will strengthen research at the partnering Hospital.

The purpose and reason for establishing the Package at the Hospital must be clearly described in the application and evidence of Hospital endorsement provided.

Funding available

$250,000 per year for up to five years.

The scheme will support cancer researchers who can provide new matched dollar-for-dollar funding from a Hospital/Hospital Foundation taking the collective value of the Package to $500,000 per year. The matched funding component is essential.

Eligibility

Applicants must be located and conduct their research primarily at a South Australian Hospital for the duration of funding

Applicants may have a PhD or equivalent qualification, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent track record through evidence of post graduate training, peer-reviewed publication, grant acquisition and other achievements.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen August 2014)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

SAHMRI

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Sports Medicine Australia: Research Grants

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Sports Medicine Australia: Research Grants

Scheme overview

The SMA Research Foundation has been established to provide support to young postgraduate researchers engaged in sports medicine and disease prevention research.

SMA Research Grants are designed to support research conducted by postgraduate students and postgraduate practitioners for the purpose of advancing research in sports medicine and its relationship with disease prevention.

Funding Available Up to $2,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a professional or student member of Sports Medicine Australia.
  • Preference will be given to new and emerging researchers* conducting research related to the SMA Discipline fields (i.e. Sports Dietitian, Sports Doctor, Sports Physician, Sports Physiotherapist, Sports Podiatrist, Sports Psychologist, Sport Scientist)

*New and emerging researchers have no more than 3 years post-doctoral experience at the time of submitting their application

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

18 August 2014

External closing date

31 August 2014

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Sports Medicine Australia

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The Repat Foundation: 2014/15 Annual Grants Program

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

The Repat Foundation: 2014/15 Annual Grants Program

Scheme overview

The Repat Foundation Inc, based at the Repatriation General Hospital, exists to enhance the lives of current and future Veterans, through the funding of vital medical research into conditions that affect Veterans.
The Foundation also funds projects and equipment that will benefit Veterans and patients receiving services from the Repatriation General Hospital.

The Board of The Repat Foundation Inc is pleased to announce the call for applications for its 2014-15 Medical Research and Veteran Support Project Grants.

Funding available

$165,000 will be available in four categories: (only category B, C & D applicable to UniSA researchers)

  • Repatriation General Hospital based research projects (Category A)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mental Health (Category B)
  • Defence and Veterans' Health research project (Category C)
  • Prabha Seshadri Research Grant (Category D)
  • Repatriation General Hospital - Verteran Support Projects (Category E)

Applications are especially encouraged for:

  • Projects that have demonstrable benefits to the defence and Veteran population.
  • Funding pilot studies to support a subsequent larger application to other funding bodies.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be employed by a SA research institution either full-time or part-time
  • Projects should focus on medical research associated with the health and well-being of Veterans.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen June 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

The Repat Foundation

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Wound Management Innovation CRC (WMI CRC): Research Grants: Expressions of Interest

Grant type

Grant

Funding opportunity

Wound Management Innovation CRC Research Grants: Expressions of Interest

Scheme overview

The Wound Management Innovation CRC (WMI CRC)
was formed on July 1, 2010 with 23 participants and $108
million dollars of cash and in-kind contributions including
the Commonwealth's cash contribution ($27.93 million
over 8 years).

This joint venture has brought together the best of industry, academia and End-user organisations with the aims of:

  • Alleviating the suffering of people with chronic and/or
    intractable wounds;
  •  Improving wound prevention;
  •  Reducing the cost of providing healthcare to wounds
    patients;
  •  Facilitating implementation of evidence-based best
    practice, particularly in the community setting;
  •  Development of new diagnostic, treatment and
    management options and pathways;
  •  Creating data, tools and systems that enable better
    patient management at a lower cost;
  •  Building an Internationally-recognized consortium of
    wound researchers;
  •  Creating a new generation of wound researchers,
    educators and trainers.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

Primary selection criteria is:

  • clinical relevance
  • quality of science and
  • requirement to deliver on all contracted outputs

Other selection criteria are:

  • timeline for delivery of impact
  •  end-user support
  •  potential for IP development
  •  team track record
  •  financial commitment required to progress the research
    into commercial development or clinic utilisation.

Opening date

CLOSED (Indicative reopen July 2015)

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Wound Management Innovation CRC website

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