Highlighted Opportunities

Melbourne Neuroscience Institute – Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Scheme 2016

The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute (MNI) is offering a competitive Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Scheme for grants of $10-000 to $40,000 to support interdisciplinary research projects in the field of neuroscience and related disciplines.

Travel Grant

The Australian Twin Registry has a new round for applications to its travel grant scheme for 2015. 

Australia-China Joint Research Centres

The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) supports strategic science, technology and innovation collaboration of mutual benefit to Australia and China. It comprises of three components supporting its objective to facilitate stronger collaborative ties between the two countries.

Australian National Commission for UNESCO Grant Scheme
Summer vacation studentship applications

For undergraduate students enrolled in relevant disciplines at any Victorian University. Students are not eligible after completing their final year, except for 3rd year science students who are proceeding to the fourth year of an honours degree. Overseas students are eligible to apply, but need to have a student visa that allows limited work to be undertaken.

McKenzie Post-Doctoral Fellowships Program

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme aims ​to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the university and its faculties, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties.

JDRF Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network Career Development Award

Awardees may be clinician or academic researchers, and must be within fifteen years of receiving their PhD or equivalent. Awardees will have already shown the potential for research independence and should demonstrate a promising track record of achievements appropriate to their career stage.

The 2016-17 CRDC procurement round: Expressions of Interest

For the 2016-17 Procurement Round, CRDC is calling for Full Research Proposals (FRP) to address research priorities identified at the CRDC Strategy Forum in May. CRDC is also working with other RDCs to develop projects for Round 2 of the Australian Government's Rural R&D for Profit program (detailed in table 2, below). 

Westpac Research Fellowships

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is partnering with Australia’s leading research universities to offer four Westpac Research Fellowships valued at up to $460,000 over three years. 

Call for nominations to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau, 26 June – 1 July 2016 – Australian Academy of Science Fellowship

The Australian Academy of Science invites nominations from Australian-based early career researchers to attend the 66th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau (dedicated to Physics), to be held in Lindau in Germany, 26 June - 1 July 2016. The Science and Industry Endowment Fund are providing financial support through the Science and Industry Endowment Fund – Australian Academy of Science Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

NIH R01 Research Grants (new applications)
Clinical Research Fellowship

The Victorian Cancer Agency invites applications for its clinical research fellowship. This are intended to allow dedicated time for translational cancer research.

Early Career Seed Grants

These grants support early career researchers undertaking high quality translational cancer research.

Mid-Career Research Fellowships

The Victorian Cancer Agency Mid-Career Research Fellowship Scheme is a new Scheme designed to support mid-career researchers undertaking high quality translational cancer research.

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF)

Assists Australian researchers to participate with Indian scientists in leading-edge scientific research projects.

Google Faculty Research Awards

Unrestricted gifts to fulltime faculty to support one (1) PhD graduate student

Innovation Seed Fund for Horticulture Development

The Innovation Seed Fund is a joint initiative between the University of Melbourne and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources. The Fund aims to foster innovative and high impact research projects that leverage the strengths of the two partners. The Fund focuses on Horticulture industry development.

McCoy Project Seed Fund


The McCoy Seed Fund provides funding to support the development of collaborative research projects between Museum Victoria and the University of Melbourne.

McCoy PhD Projects

The McCoy Project will be offering two PhD Scholarships to commence in 2016, to be broadly allocated equally between the HASS and STEM disciplines.

Translational Research Project Funding Scheme

This Victorian Cancer Agency Translational Research Projects Funding Scheme seeks proposals that will enable the translation of basic research discoveries into the clinic, i.e. early phase clinical translation (T1). 

Australian Biological Resources Study National Taxonomy Research Grant Program for 2016–2017