Funding opportunities

The UOW Global Challenges Program provides funding opportunities to support research addressing local and global challenges.

Seed funding

Seed funding will open in June. Interdisciplinary teams of UOW researchers can apply for seed funding for projects up to $30,000 for; 

  • Project scoping/proof of concept 
  • Research Exchange (short-term visits)
  • Events (UOW-based conferences, workshops, seminars)
  • Engagement with end-users, policymakers
  • Pilot studies 

 The application process involves a short online application including a project proposal. Successful applications will then progress to a second stage interview, where they will give a 5-minute presentation followed by a discussion about their proposal.   

Sandpit discussions for each challenge were held in May 2023 providing an opportunity for UOW researchers to engage and contribute to how the themes develop.   

Additional drop-in sessions will be held during June/July for those interested in applying for funding.  

Details of drop-in sessions and key dates are available on the Global Challenges intranet or email for more information.