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Funding opportunities

UOW's Research Grants Calendar has been designed to provide the academic community with a forecast of upcoming funding opportunities being coordinated by the Grants Team. If you are intending to apply to any competitive research grant scheme, please email the RSO Grants Team Contact listed.

Research Professional is an online database of research funding opportunities. We encourage researchers to also use this tool to search for other funding opportunities specific to your fields of research and areas of interest and expertise.

If you have identified a research grant funding scheme that is not on the calendar, please email the Grants Team as soon as possible so that we can begin to work with you on the preparation of your application.

Please note: Applications to ARC and NHMRC possess their own internal timelines to which applicants must adhere. Key internal and external dates are provided in the Grants Calendar. Applicants should view the ARC and NHMRC webpages on our website for detailed information on internal and external timelines for these schemes.

ARC grants

Current opportunities available through Grant Connect

NHMRC grants

Current opportunities available through Grant Connect

MRFF grants

Current opportunities available through Grant Connect

Other external schemes

Current opportunities available through Research Professional

Internal funding opportunities

Opportunities for UOW researchers, staff, students and certified affiliates. UOW intranet user access only.

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ARC (Grant Connect)

Scheme More info RSO internal due dateFunding agency due dateRSO contact
ARC Discovery Projects Applications open 11 Nov 20 9am, 18 Jan 2021 24 Feb 2021

Lucas Hughes

Discovery Indigenous 2022 Applications open 25 Nov 20  TBC 17 March 2021

Lucas Hughes

Linkage Projects 2021 (Round 1) 18 December 2020 16 March 2021 13 April 2021

Stewart Wallace

Take a look a Grant Connect for more information on each opportunity

NHMRC (Grant Connect)

Scheme More info RSO internal due dateFunding agency due dateRSO contact
2021 Partnership Projects (3 peer review cycles - PRCs)

Applications open:

PRC1 -  13 Jan 2021

PRC2 -  25 March 2021

PRC3 -  29 July 2021

NOI due:

PRC1 - 18 March 2021

PRC2 - 22 July 2021

PRC3 - 11 November 2021

2021

Minimum data due:

PRC1 - 24 March 2021

PRC2 -  28 July 2021

PRC3 -  17 November 2021

 

Applications close:

PRC1 - 7 April 2021

PRC2 -  12 August 2021

PRC3 -  1 December 2021

 
Karen Lovasz 
Investigator Grants Applications Applications open 3 February 2021

Mandatory Pre-application form due to Faculty/AIIM 13 January 2021

Minimum data due 3 March 21

Applications close 31 March 21

Karen Lovasz 
2021 Synergy Grants

Applications open 24 February 2021

NOI due to RSO 15 March 2021

Minimum data  due 24 March 2021

Applications close 21 April 2021

Karen Lovasz 
2021 Ideas Grants  Applications open 10 March 2021 

NOI due to RSO 29 March 2021

 

Minimum data  due 7 April 2021

Applications close 5 May 2021

Karen Lovasz  
2021 Postgraduate Scholarships  Applications open 14 April 2021 

NOI due to RSO 3 May 2021

 

Minimum data  due 12 May 2021

Applications close 9 June 2021

 
Karen Lovasz   
2021 Development Grants Applications open 21 April 2021 

NOI due to RSO 17 May 2021

Minimum data  due 26 May 2021

Applications close 16 June 2021

Karen Lovasz
2021 Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants Applications open 30 June 2021 

NOI due to RSO 19 July 2021

Minimum data  due 28 July 2021

Applications close 25 August 2021

Karen Lovasz 
e-ASIA 2021 Joint Research Program funding commencing in 2022 Applications open 18 Dec 20

NOI due to RSO 2 March 2021

1 March 2021 (minimum data)

29 March 2021
Karen Lovasz 

Take a look a Grant Connect for more information on each opportunity

MRFF (Grant Connect)

 

Grant OpportunitiesMore InfoRSO internal due dateFunding agency due dateRSO contact
Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Medicine Use and Medicine Intervention by Pharmacists Grant Opportunity Applications open 10 November 20 Two weeks prior
23 Feb 2021
Thomas Griffiths
Primary Health Care Research Data Infrastructure Applications open 10 November 20 Two weeks prior
23 Feb 2021
Thomas Griffiths

Preventive and Public Health Research Initiative – Maternal Health and First 2000 Days, Early Childhood, and Exercise and Nutrition

 

20 January 2021
3 February 2021
Thomas Griffiths

Preventive and Public Health Research Initiative – 2020 Efficient Use of Existing Medicines

 

20 January 2021
3 February 2021
Thomas Griffiths
PCDR Initiative– 2020 Improving Diagnosis in Cancers with Low Survival Rates   15 February 2021
10 March 2021
Thomas Griffiths
Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2020 Childhood Cancer Research

 

20 January 2021 3 February 2021 Thomas Griffiths
Cardiovascular Health Mission – 2020 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity   17 January 2021 3 March 2021 Thomas Griffiths
Stem Cell Therapies Mission – 2020 Stem Cell Therapies Grant Opportunity   17 January 2021 3 March 2021 Thomas Griffiths
Genomics Health Futures Mission - 2020 Genomics Health Futures Mission Grant Opportunity   17 January 2021 3 March 2021 Thomas Griffiths
TBI Mission – 2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Mission Grant Opportunity    17 January 2021 3 March 2021 Thomas Griffiths
International Clinical Trials Collaborations 20.2

 

17 February 2021 3 March 2021 Thomas Griffiths
Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission – 2020 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Grant Opportunity   24 January 2021 10 March 2021 Thomas Griffiths
IHR Fund – 2020 Indigenous Health Research Grant Opportunity Applications open 18 Dec 20 24 Feb 2021 10 March 2021 Thomas Griffiths

Take a look a Grant Connect for more information on each opportunity

Other schemes (Research Professional)

Scheme More info RSO internal due dateFunding agency due dateRSO contact

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

National Foundation for Australia-China Relations 2021-22 Competitive Grants 8 Feb 2021

12:00 pm, 26-Feb-2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

Maddie Riewoldt's Vision

Grant Round 1, 2021 15 Feb 2021

1 March 2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Visions of Australia - Round 12 19 Feb 2021

5pm, 5 March 2021

Nicole Murfitt

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

National Women's Alliances 19 Feb 2021

11pm, 5 March 2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science – Science Prizes 23 Feb 2021

12.00pm, 9 March 2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund – Round 1 25 Feb 2021

5pm, 11 March 2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

FightMND

  • Clinical Trials Grants
  • Drug Development Grants
  • IMPACT (IMProving and ACcelerating Translation) Grants
22 March 2020 

Letter of Intent 15 January 2021 (clinical trial & drug development grants only)

Applications close 1 April 2021 (all schemes)

 
Karen Lovasz 

Department of Defence

2021/22 Army History Research Grants Scheme 17 Feb 2021

5-Mar-2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

Victorian Building Authority (VBA)

Research Grants Program  2 weeks prior to submission date 

 28 February 2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au 

Cancer Institute NSW

Translational Cancer Research Capacity Building Grant 1 Feb 2021

1pm, 22 Feb 2021

Karen Lovasz

Hermon Slade Foundation

Project Grants 22 February 2021

5 March 2021

Karen Lovasz

Wellcome UK

Open Research Fund 1 March 2021

12 March 2021 (Concept Note stage)

Karen Lovasz

CSL Research Acceleration Initiative

Innovative biotherapies partnerships between CSL and global research organisations. 12 March 2021

 

Jef Pennings

Australian Flora Foundation

Research Grant Two weeks prior to closing date

15 March 2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

The Australian Association of Gerontology Research Trust

Strategic Innovation Program 1 March 2021

16 March 2021

Karen Lovasz

The Australian Association of Gerontology Research Trust

RM Gibson Program 1 March 2021

16 March 2021

Karen Lovasz

Office of National Intelligence

National Intelligence Postdoctoral Grants (NIPG) 4 March 2021

4pm, 18 March 2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

MTP Connect

 
RED Industry Fellowship Program  2 weeks prior to submission date 

Three annual submissions:

1 Mar 2021

1 July 2021

1 Nov 2021 
Research-grants@uow.edu.au 

MTP Connect

Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) initiative

  • Research Centres
  • Research Projects 
2 weeks prior to submission date 

Research Projects due 22 Feb 2021

Research Centres due 15 March 2021

Thomas Griffiths

 

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation

2021 Annual Grant Round

3 March 2021

6pm, 18 March 2021

Thomas Griffiths

Australian Institute of Policy and Science

2021 Young Tall Poppy Awards

29 March 2021

5pm AEST, 06 April 2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

Australian Research Council

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2022

27 January 2021  16 Oct 2020  31 March 2021  Leonie Clement 

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Global Innovation Linkages Program – Round 3

24 March 2021

5pm, 7 April 2021

Research-grants@uow.edu.au

Heart Foundation

Future Leader Fellowship

Applications open 8 March 2021

7 April 2021 30 April 2021  Nicole Murfitt  
Heart Foundation

Vanguard Grants

Applications open 1 March 2021

31 March 2021   23 April 2021  Nicole Murfitt  
Heart Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applications open 22 March 2021

3 May 2021 14 May 2021  Karen Lovasz 
NSW Health

NSW’s Cardiovascular Research Capacity Program

- Senior Researchers

- Early-Mid Career Researchers

3 May 2021  19 May 2021  Research-grants@uow.edu.au 
National Breast Cancer Foundation

Investigator Initiated Research Scheme 2022

20 May 2021 31 May 2021 Karen Lovasz
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)

Award for Innovative Mindset (AIM)

17 May 2021 1 June 2021 Research-grants@uow.edu.au
Heart Foundation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award

Applications open 19 April 2021

31 May 2021  11 June 2021  Karen Lovasz 
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation Cystic Fibrosis Grant Round 31 May 2021 6pm, 16 June 2021 Thomas Griffiths

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