Highlighted Opportunities

Carlton Connect Initiatives Fund (CCIF)

​The University of Melbourne Carlton Connect Initiatives Fund (CCIF) is an initiative of the University of Melbourne to provide initial support for research collaboration and partnership activities that will advance the Carlton Connect Agenda.

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF)

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

USA to Australia Fellowship 2015

Now accepting applications for 2015 US to Australia Fellowships
The Association offers Fellowships of up to US$30,000 - US$40,000 to American researchers wishing to undertake advanced research (graduate or postgraduate) in Australia.
Fields of research supported by the Fellowships:

  • BioPhotonics
  • Neurology
  • Engineering
  • Pediatrics
  • Geosciences
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Sustainability
  • Medicine
  • Technology


  • Applicant's research or study must be at graduate or postgraduate level.
  • Acceptance or affiliation to an Australian institution for research or study.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident of U.S.


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
R & D Project Funding

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) invites the submission of detailed research proposals for projects commencing from 1 March 2016 addressing published FWPA industry research priorities.

Grand Challenges Explorations Grants

Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies.

Partnership Project Grants (3rd call)

NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health - Projects (Partnership Projects) will help create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers.

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs is a scheme that will engage Australia's best researchers in issues facing the new industrial economies and training the future workforce. This scheme will support collaborative research activity between the Australian higher education sector and industry designed to focus on strategic outcomes not independently realisable. The Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme will provide funding to Eligible Organisations to engage in cutting edge research on new technologies and economic and social transformation and support the development of research in the Industrial Transformation Priorities.

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

Provides funding for R&D partnerships between industry and universities that will that will help transform Australian industries so they can prosper in a richer, fairer and greener Australia. The training centres will foster close partnerships between university-based researchers and the industry members who will use the research outcomes.

Funding Partner PhD Scholarships