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Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Brudge to Independence Program

The SFARI Bridge to Independence (BTI) program engages talented early-career scientists from diverse and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds to pursue research in autism and facilitates their transition into independent faculty positions at research institutions within or outside the U.S.

 For more information, click here

Wednesday 10 Jan 2024

HCF Research Foundation Translational Research Grants

The HCF Research Foundation Translational Research Grants (TRG) scheme is focused on responding to health issues identified within health care provider communities, and the translation of research findings into practice by health service delivery stakeholders. Through this scheme, the Foundation aims to facilitate the implementation of cost-effective evidence-based innovation into health care delivery to improve outcomes and the experience of health care workers.

For more infomation, click here

Monday 29 January 2024

Sir Edward Dunlop Medical Research Foundation Grants

Grants up to the amount of $20,000 in all areas of basic and applied medical research will be considered. Preference will be given to projects relevant to one or more Statements of Principles of the Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA). RMA website. The Foundation has a focus on illnesses of veterans and their families.

Successful applicants must be prepared to present their findings at the Foundation’s annual symposium.

  • Preference will be given to high quality applicants in the early stages of their career. NHMRC grants will be given priority.
  • Grants from scientists based in Victorian institutions will be considered.

For more information, click here

Friday 9 February 2024

Australian Rotary Health Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships

ARH offer funding fgor a rang eof awards including Indigenous Health PhD Scholarships, General Health PhD Scholarships, Rural Medical and Nursing Scholarships, Mental Health Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants.

For more information, click here.

Indigenous Health: Friday 16 February 2024
General Health: Friday 31 May 2024 & Friday 29 November 2024
Rural Medical and Nursing: November 2024
Mental Health: TBC

Novartis Grants Program

Novartis provides funding opportunities for the general purposes of supporting healthcare initiatives from scientific and charitable organisations that directly support patients, improve healthcare and enable ongoing education that are aligned to our therapeutic areas:

  • Cardio Metabolic
  • Ophthalmology
  • Respiratory
  • Neuroscience
  • Immunology and Dermatology
  • Oncology

Monthly Committee Meetings to review requests are held from February-November each year. Requests are assessed on the value to patients, healthcare, the advancement of medical and scientific knowledge and/or community impact.

For more information, click here.

Ongoing (February - November)

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships

Each Fellow is awarded $25,000 for a one year project. This is intended to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields and the winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment, paying for child care costs, conference & travel costs or other items they may need to continue their research.

National Fellows must be within five years of their PhD (not including career breaks) for research and be employed part time or full time at an Australian or New Zealand academic or research institution. Eligible fields of research are life sciences (including medical sciences), physical sciences, computer science, engineering and mathematics. Psychology, science education and social sciences are not eligible for this Fellowship.

For more information, click here.

Sunday 3 March 2024

Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation

The Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation is calling for Expressions of Interest for Translational Research commencing 2025.

The Foundation’s honorary Scientific Research Committee will consider Expressions of Interest for two Translational Research Projects totalling $150,000 each, over a two year period.  These Translational Research Project Grants are particularly suited to early career researchers.

The Translational Research Project Grants will be awarded to Australian researchers undertaking high-quality translational MS research which demonstrates clear evidence of translational research capacity and is aimed to address the unmet needs of people living with Progressive MS.

For more information, click here.

Friday 15 March 2024

Mito Foundation Major Grants Round

The Mito Foundation is Australia’s peak body dedicated to supporting and empowering people affected by mitochondrial disease. 

There are 5 funding mechanisms available in this round. These funding opportunities are designed to support the best clinical work and research into primary mitochondrial disease. Research scientists and health professionals are encouraged to apply.

  • NEW: Mito Foundation Targeted Research Call
  • Mito Foundation Research Fellowships
  • Mito Foundation Translational Research Grants
  • Mito Foundation Clinical Trial Support Grants
  • Mito Foundation Project Grants 
For more information, click here
Friday 15 March 2024

National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation Grants

The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) seeks to support the translation of biomedical research projects that have strong potential in addressing unmet community needs.

Applications for innovations across all diseases and conditions are sought from Australian publicly funded research organisations. Applications must involve one of the below NFMRI portfolios:

  • original innovation and discovery
  • collaborative innovation & advancement
  • innovative uptake & translation 

For more information, click here.

Monday 25 March 2024


PKD Australia Research Grants

These grants will support leading Australian research that aims to provide a deeper understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and/ or improves the outlook and quality of life for PKD patients to assist in our mission to find a cure for PKD and to help the community we support.

Grants available:

  • 2 x $32,500 grants
  • 1 x $15,000 Inaugural Bob Peters Memorial Grant – grant specifically for Early Career Researchers who are no more than 5 years since completing a PhD, or obtaining an FRACP or equivalent
  • 1 x $15,000 grant specifically for Early Career Researchers who are no more than 5 years since completing a PhD, or obtaining an FRACP or equivalent

For more information, click here. 

EOIs: Friday 16 February 2024

CIIDIR Seed Grants

CIIDIR is a new initiative of the Deakin University and Barwon Health partnership that will leverage existing strengths in human infectious disease, microbiome and immunology research.

CIIDIR will award grants to a maximum of $10,000 AUD to members of a CIIDIR-affiliated research group including PhD students, Post-Doctoral Researchers and Senior Investigators.

Download the application form here.

TBC for 2024

VicHealth Impact Research Grants

VicHealth Impact Research Grants round will fund research proposals that can build on an already initiated body of work and catalyse its potential to create greater health promotion impacts in the real world.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024


Pancare Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships

Pancare Foundation is committed to supporting research that addresses important priorities of risk factors, diagnosis, therapeutics, and clinical care of oesophageal, stomach, liver biliary and pancreatic cancers. Applications are currently open for:

  • The Smith-Barrett Fellowship. This 2-year $100,000 Award is open to clinical and research post doctorates to achieve high quality research into therapeutic targets, risk factors, early detection, clinical care, and clinical trials in bile duct cancer.  This project also offers an option to apply for a $100,000 top-up for a high performing project that has potential to take to the next level through additional funding.
  • A 3-year PhD Scholarship Award to the value of $65,000 (plus administrating institution costs) dedicated to pancreatic cancer research in memorial to respected vascular surgeon and devoted family man Timothy McGahan whom died of pancreatic cancer in 2020.

For more information, click here

TBC for 2024

ANZCA Novice Investigator Grants

ANZCA are helping to secure the future of research in anaesthesia, pain, and perioperative medicine by supporting novice investigators on their journey to becoming established researchers.

The novice investigator(s) will be the chief investigator(s) of the grant application and will undertake most of the research personally, under the supervision of experienced colleagues. A novice is an investigator who:

  • May have been awarded previous grant funding as a principle investigator provided no single grant has exceeded $10,000.
  • Has not published more than five research papers in the five years prior to the year of application.
  • Does not have an experienced investigator as a co-investigator on the proposed grant.

The maximum amount available for a novice investigator grant is $A20,000.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday 2 April 2024

RANZCR Research Grants

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) offers a variety of research awards and grants to support research projects and foster a culture of research at the College. Grants include:

  • The Withers and Peters Grant provides AU$25,000 grant support to Radiation Oncology Fellows up to five years post-Fellowship and trainees post-Phase 2 exams to carry out significant research projects. 
  • Other Research Awards: Indigenous Health Research Prize ($2000), Quality Improvement Project Award ($1500), Bourne & Langlands Manuscript Prize ($1500), Clinical Radiology ECR Publication Prize ($1500)
  • RANZCR Research Grants provide financial support for Clinical Radiology and Radiation Oncology Fellows, Educational Affiliates and trainees. Applicants who are trainees must be supervised by a Fellow of the College. Grants are awarded for sums between AU$5,000 and AU$30,000. 

For more information, click here.

Research awards: Mon 8 April 2024

Research grants: Mon 10 June 2024

Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) Grants

The ARIIA Grants program supports high-quality research studies and findings that address important gaps in aged care workforce capability and knowledge, and lead to relevant, translational research findings for the benefit of the sector.

ARIIA is seeking applications for its Grants Round 5 from organisations who have a project that will contribute to the betterment of the aged care sector through improved service delivery, adoption of technology and quality of care, and can address one of ARIIA’s aged care sector priorities:

Maximum grant of $160,000 available. For more information, click here.

Closed for 2024

Cancer Australia Jeannie Ferris Award

Cancer Australia is calling for nominations for the Jeannie Ferris Award from members of the community, health professionals and researchers who have made outstanding contributions to improving equity of outcomes for people with cancer.

Award Category 2 recognises outstanding contributions made by researchers and health professionals of all disciplines involved in cancer research or clinical care, including (but not limited to) specialists, primary care practitioners, nursing and allied health professionals.

For more information, click here
Friday 12 April 2024

The Viertel Charitable Foundation

Clinical Investigator Awards

Establishment grants for Clinical Investigators are intended to assist new investigators to establish their research programs at the time of the difficult transition from doctoral and post-doctoral training posts to their first definitive clinical positions in an academic environment. Clinical Investigators will be awarded a once only grant of $90,000.

Applicants should be actively engaged in clinical work and pursuing health and medical research in a university clinical department, a teaching hospital, a clinical research unit of a research institute or in an academic general practice setting.

Senior Medical Research Fellowships

The Foundation’s Senior Medical Research Fellowship is intended to be amongst the most prestigious awards available to those who wish to continue a career in medical research in Australia. The fellowship is a 5 year initiative valued at $275,000 per annum. 

Outstanding researchers who are medically qualified, or graduates of another scientific discipline with recognised post-doctoral achievements, seeking to establish a research career in Australia and undertake research in an Australia academic institution are eligible to apply.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Al and Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship

Targeted at Early-Career Researchers (5-10 years post doctoral), the Al & Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship has a salary component of $120,000 per year and an additional research support package of $50,000 per year for a five-year term.

Research must aim to improve understanding or treatment of a disease/condition in one the following areas of medical research:

  • Brain Sciences: Psychiatry or Neurology (excluding Dementias, Motor Neuron Disease, Psychological Interventions and COVID‐19)
  • Endocrinology (excluding Diabetes)
  • Geriatrics (excluding Dementias)
  • Lung Disease (other than Cancer and COVID‐19)
  • Rheumatology
  • Vision Sciences
  • Dermatology (excluding Skin Cancer)

Please note that public health‐related research and clinical trials are not eligible for funding.

For more information, click here.

Friday 30 April 2024

Alport Foundation of Australia Project Grants and Grants in Aid

Alport Syndrome is a genetic disease of the kidneys estimated to affect at least 1 in 2500 people, which causes progressive renal failure, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. 

Applications are invited from Australian researchers for Project Grants and Grants in Aid up to the value of $20,000 for projects which meet the objectives of the Foundation.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Rosemary Bryant Foundation Research Grants


In the interest of ensuring that all Australians receive the best possible nursing and midwifery care, the Rosemary Bryant Foundation funds high quality, translatable research that can be readily adopted and embedded into practice. 

A key focus of any project funded by the Rosemary Bryant Foundation is that there is a leadership role for a nurse/midwife and there is demonstrable collaboration with nurses/midwives in relevant practice environments. 

For more information, click here.

Friday 29 March 2024

Cancer Patient Care Program

The Cancer Patient Care Program will support, one-off, time-limited activities that provide national leadership on emerging priorities across the cancer control continuum. Grants of $400,000 to $1,000,000 are availabe. Eligible activities may include:

  • activities directed at improving the provision of medical services through the education and training of medical professionals.
  • activities that contribute to the prevention, detection, and support of cancer (eg development of decision-making tools and resources that help consumers better navigate the cancer patient journey, such as awareness campaigns, national roadmaps and guidelines, optimal care pathways and support and wellbeing forums).
  • activities which provide services to cancer patients or disseminate cancer related information and resources, via the internet, television, radio, or telephone. Resources must be culturally safe and appropriate for their intended audience, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD).

For more information, click here.

Submission deadlines: 14 May 2024, 18 September 2024 or 1 August 2025

Snow Fellowship

Snow Fellowships target emerging global research leaders that show the potential to drive, manage and influence the next generation of health and medical innovation. The Fellowship provides these emerging leaders the independence, funding and time to develop a bold research program, build their research team, and establish leadership experience.

Each Snow Fellowship will be valued at approximately $8 million over eight years for eligible early to mid-career researchers at eligible insitiutions.

For more information, click here.

EoIs close Friday 17 May 2024

Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Grants

2024 GESA Mostyn Family Grant (1 year @ $30,000) to support innovative research to improve outcomes for patients with colorectal and pancreatic cancer in Australia. This can be from “basic science” to applied “translational” research in either field and can include epidemiological and nutrition studies. 

2024 Rose Amarant Grant (1 year @$7500) to a gastroenterology unit or practice that treats inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients for an IBD clinical project, based on the “Quality Use of Medicines Principles” or that is related to the broader clinical aspects of IBD Management.

2025 GESA Dr Falk Pharma Research Grant (1 year @ $40,000) for basic or clinical research in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 

For more information, click here.

Wed 22 May 2024

Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant

The purpose of the Vanguard Grant is to provide funding to test the feasibility of innovative concepts in clinical, public health and/or health services (including clinical service delivery) or biomedical research which may lead to larger, more rigorous studies in the future. Both pilot studies and ‘stand-alone’ projects will be considered. These projects are expected to produce tangible outcomes with the potential to further advance preclinical research technology or improve cardiovascular health.

Applicants can apply for funding for up to two years, with up to $75,000 of funding per year with total budget no more than $150,000.  

For more information click here.

Friday 24 May 2024

Dr John Dixon Hughes OAM Medal 


NFMRI is pleased to offer the Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal for Medical Research Innovation every two years to a researcher under the age of 45 for outstanding contribution towards the development and advancement of a biomedical innovation related to the nature, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and incidence of disease and other health problems that have a significant impact on the health of humans.

The Medal will be awarded with a prize of $50,000. 

The Medal will be awarded to the researcher judged to be responsible for the best biomedical innovation and development paper published, patent taken out, or commercial-in-confidence report in the previous two calendar years. Innovations will include Australian research and discoveries into new medicines, vaccines, biologicals, devices, tools or diagnostics.

For more information, click here.

Monday 20 May 2024

ACRF Annual Research Grants

Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) provides grants for scientific equipment and other technologies as well as the establishment of capital works and facilities and national enterprises in support of all aspects of cancer research.

ACRF is a ‘seed’ funding body and is therefore interested in applications for larger scale research projects with value over and above the amount sought directly from ACRF. ACRF expects applicants 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). ACRF promotes collaboration amongst researchers and clinicians and encourages novel and innovative cancer research projects

For more information, click here.

Friday 24 May 2024

Ramaciotti Awards

Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research Medal and $50,000 Grant

This is awarded to a person who has made an outstanding discovery (or discoveries) in clinical or experimental biomedical research that has had an important impact on biomedical science, clinical medicine, or the way in which healthcare is delivered. Candidates for the Medal are provided by nomination only from professionals within the medical and scientific research community.

Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants of up to $100,000

These Grants are awarded to individuals in universities, public hospitals, or institutes for a contribution towards the undertaking of health or medical research with a potential path to clinical application within five years.

A Health Investment Grant is intended to provide enabling research support for an autonomous early career investigator who is taking, or has recently taken, a substantive position. 

For more information, click here

Friday 31 May 2024


The Avant Foundation Early Career Research Program

The Avant Foundation Early Career Research Program supports life-changing research to promote better patient outcomes and advance the careers of some of Australia’s promising medical researchers.

Avant offers funding for scholarships and grants for full-time, part-time and short-term research projects as well as microgrants and skills development courses.

For more information, click here.

Monday 25 June 2024

National Breast Cancer Foundation Grants Scheme 

The Investigator Initiated Research Scheme is an amalgamation of the numerous grant schemes previously offered by the National Breast Cancer Foundation (i.e. pilot studies, innovator, infrastructure, accelerator and career fellowships). The NBCF Investigator Initiated Research Scheme will support the salary (if requested) and research costs (or portions thereof) of outstanding investigators with a vision to expand the scale and scope of breast cancer research in Australia.

For more information, click here.

Friday 31 May 2024

One Mind Rising Star Awards

One Mind is offering three (3) 2023 One Mind Rising Star Awards to advance rigorous, evidence-based scientific research with great potential to benefit people living with psychiatric disorders and the mental healthcare system.

  • The project period for the awards is 3 years.
  • The total funding for each award is $300,000, of which $100,000 will be distributed annually.
  • To qualify as an early career investigator, candidates should be within 10 years of their initial independent appointment as an assistant professor for academic institutions or equivalent for non-academic research institutions. Note that postdoctoral fellows are ineligible.

For more information click here.

Thursday 6 June 2024

Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation supports the provision of equipment and capital infrastructure to outstanding medical research groups. 

Applicants must speak with the IPF Program Manager prior to submission to ensure eligibility. In general, the recommended minimum grant amount for institutions and organisations is $100,000 in this program area.

For more information, click here.

Thursday 6 June 2024

RGHI Fellowships and Grants



The Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI) launched in 2020 with an endowment of $25 million to support its mission of enabling and accelerating a portfolio of hygiene science to improve public health through better outcomes and behaviours.

Candidates for fellowships must demonstrate experience leading relevant research projects, publishing associated journal articles, managing and mentoring early-career researchers, and contributing to the field of global hygiene research.

RGHI provides grants to educational and charitable institutions for projects that are two-to-three years in duration and that are intended to produce high-quality, scalable research that helps inform public policy and reduce the burden of disease.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

Al Spilman Early Career Researcher Grant (ACEM)

The Al Spilman Early Career Researcher Grant from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) provides funds to trainees and Fellows who have limited research experience, to assist them in developing and enhancing their research portfolio.

Al Spilman generously supports this Grant of $30,000 to further emergency medicine research.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

Brain Foundation Research Grants Program

Brain Foundation Research Grants aim to support individual researchers and research teams to conduct the highest quality research in clinical neuroscience, and to provide opportunities as a chief investigator for early career researchers to gain funding for projects with potential.

In particular, we are reserving two individual research grants, one being for a Neurological trainee and one for a Neurosurgical trainee for projects for which they are the only investigators.

This year, in addition to our usual categories, we have funds available specifically for:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Concussion
  • Migraine & Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

For more information, click here. 

Friday 14 June 2024

ANZMUSC Seed Funding Research Scheme

Applications are open for seed funding to support projects being undertaken around musculoskeletal health and/or low back pain. Seed funds of up to $20,000 are granted for research projects that can achieve a tangible outcome within 12-15 months of receipt of grant funds.

The scheme aims to:

  • Support ideas and research questions that align with ANZMUSC or ANZBACK research priorities (reflecting important disease burden and an important evidence or evidence-practice gap)
  • Support ideas that will lead to future external funding applications that could be endorsed by ANZMUSC

For more information, click here

Friday 7 June 2024

Diabetes Australia Research Program Grant Round

Diabetes Australia Research Program grants are available to non-profit organisations concerned with the promotion of health care, education and / or medical research in the area of diabetes.

Project applications will be considered across all types of diabetes and areas of interest including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, pre-diabetes and risk factors, behavioural research, self-management of diabetes, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and diabetes.

Diabetes Australia is pleased to offer the following grants:

  • Two $150,000 Millennium Awards: one for type 1 diabetes and one for type 2 diabetes.
  • An unspecified number of General Grants, up to $70,000 per grant
  • One $150,000 Charles Campbell Coghlan OAM Emerging Researcher Award
    for an early to mid-career researcher

For more information, click here.

Wed 31 July 2024

Cure Cancer Research Grant Program

For the past 55 years, Cure Cancer has been dedicated to funding novel cancer research projects, giving talented early-career cancer researchers the opportunity to pursue their innovative ideas.

We are reinforcing our commitment to funding the most innovative minds in cancer research by launching a new grant funding model, with up to $100,000 available.

For more information, click here.

Friday 5 April 2024

Cancer Council Victoria Grants-in-Aid program

Our Grants-in-Aid support cancer research for up to $100,000 per year for two or three years.

Grants-in-Aid are awarded to research conducted in Victorian universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.

The work to be funded must relate to the causes, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer.

For more information, click here.

EoIs: Friday 21 June 2024

Ian Potter Foundation Public Health Grant Program

The Ian Potter Foundation is seeking to support outstanding tertiary institutions, medical research institutes or suitably qualified public health organisations which conduct translational public health research.

In assessing this research, the Foundation is particularly interested in the applicant’s plan to involve and support outstanding individuals that will strengthen the public health research workforce, including in the areas of biostatistics, health economics and modelling.

The Foundation will consider applications for research projects or programs in the following areas:

  • Improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians
  • Prevention of anxiety, depression and substance abuse in older Australians
  • Prevention of chronic ill health and disease including obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes through the amelioration of common determinants and risk factors.

The Foundation will consider grant applications for 3 to 5 years of funding support in the order of $80,000 to $120,000 per annum

For more information, click here.

Closed for 2024

Asthma Australia – Asthma Care and Self-management Grant  

Asthma Australia is offering a new strategic alliance grant of $200,000 for research collaborators and alliances across the country towards the improvement of asthma care and self-management. This grant is available for innovative teams to unlock solutions and enable people with asthma to more easily access and engage with high quality care, which is person-centred and enables their effective self-management.

Applications need to address one of more of research questions set under this scheme under the topics of:

  • barriers to and enablers of access to high quality asthma care,
  • systems solutions,
  • person-centredness.

For more information, click here

Sunday 30 June 2024

RACP Research Establishment Fellowships

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Research Establishment Fellowships are available to Fellows and trainees who wish to establish themselves in a research career. A range of Fellowships of $50,000 - $90,000 are available for one or two years in a variety of health fields. 
To be eligible, Fellows and trainees must meet one of the two criteria:

  • you're within 7 years of having completed a Masters, PhD or equivalent higher research degree
  • you hold a research higher degree and be within 2 years of returning from working or studying overseas for a period of more than 12 months

Funding provided by most of the awards can be used for:

  • stipend support
  • other support such as laboratory set-up costs
  • a short-term research assistant appointment
For more information, click here.
Tuesday 9 July 2024

Collier Foundation

The purpose of the Collier Charitable Fund is to continue the legacies of Alice, Annette and Edith Collier. We strive to improve the lives of Victorians and other Australians by assisting those in need.

Public hospital funding areas of focus include:

  • equipment and infrastructure;
  • initiatives that improve patient care (including hospital-based research);
  • regional hospitals that act as centres of excellence and specialised services within an area; and
  • support for smaller community hospitals.

For more information, click here. 

Friday 31 May 2024

Australia and New Zealand Batten Disease Research Grant Program

Each year, BDSRA Australia invests in promising local research through its Batten Disease Research Grant Program. The objective of the Program is to:

  • Further our understanding of the disease mechanisms for all or any of the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NCLs);
  • Advance therapeutic strategies; or
  • Improve current diagnosis, treatment, education and/or management practices or family support practices (including those that improve quality of life, palliative care or other).

BDSRA Australia typically awards up to AU$100,000 in total each year, across one or more projects.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

Retina Australia Research Grants Program

Retina Australia’s research grants are focused on accelerating medical research into the detection, prevention, treatment and cure of inherited retinal diseases. Researchers can apply for funding up to $60,000. Grants are for 1 year only.

For more information, click here

Sunday 30 June 2024

Arthritis Australia National Research Program

The objectives of the Research Program of Arthritis Australia are:

  • To support specific research projects into arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, and
  • To support and foster the career development of scientists and clinical investigators committed to research into arthritis and allied disorders

Arthritis Australia supports Fellowships, Scholarships, Project Grants (including Translational Research Grants) and Grants-in-Aid.

For more information, click here

Monday 8 July 2024

Healthy Bones Australia Travel Grant

The Professor Philip Sambrook Award is a travel grant awarded annually to an outstanding early career investigator. The award offers a valuable opportunity for a young researcher to make career-advancing connections with the international bone research community. Both laboratory scientists and clinical researchers are encouraged to apply.

The Awardee will receive up to $10,000 in support of:

  • Attendance to present at an international conference in a relevant discipline, including registration, economy airfares, accommodation costs and a daily living allowance; and
  • Attendance at the joint meeting of the ANZBMS, Adelaide, Nov 2024 (including registration, economy airfares and accommodation costs).

For more information, click here.

Friday 20 September 2024

RACP Research Entry Scholarships

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Research Entry Scholarships provide one year stipend support of $30,000 to $45,000 to assist Fellows and trainees who are:

  • at the start of their research careers
  • enrolled or about to enrol in a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree

When applying, ensure you allowed enough time for your supervisor to complete the supervisor statement section. 

For more information, click here.

Tuesday 16 July 2024

Victorian Cancer Agency Research Grants and Fellowships

The Victorian Cancer Agency Research Grant and Fellowship Scheme supports early career and mid-career researchers undertaking high-quality translational cancer research.

On offer in 2023 are:

  • Palliative Care Cancer Research Grant
  • Early Career Research Fellowship
  • Mid-Career Research Fellowship

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

Jack Brockhoff Early Career Medical Research Grants

The aim of the Jack Brockhoff Early Career Medical Research Grants Program is to strengthen research capability in Victoria to conduct world-class research in health and well-being by helping establish the careers of talented young scientists.

The Foundation seeks to help support early-career researchers to demonstrate their scientific originality and their capacity to complete, relatively independently, a discrete study for publication in scientific literature. 

Grants of up to $75,000 a year for one or two years are available. 

For more information, click here

Wednesday 10 July 2024

NFMRI Alzheimer's Disease Grant Round

Through our partnership with The Mason Foundation (managed by Equity Trustees), NFMRI will be seeking EOIs for Alzheimer’s disease research projects. All three portfolios are open, with preference for projects that fall within portfolios 2 and 3. A key aspect of portfolios 2 and 3 is accessing external capability to undertake critical research with high translational value.

We strongly encourage women to apply and for the researcher leading the project day-to-day to be listed as the chief investigator, including mid-career researchers. The focus of our reviews will be on the innovation and its potential of successfully securing the relevant next-step partner.

For more information, click here.

Friday 26 July 2024

The Rebecca Cooper Fellowship

The Rebecca Cooper Fellowship is targeted at Mid-Career researchers who have established a strong research program and are on track to become leaders in their chosen area of Medical Research.

The Fellowship provides a salary component of $220,000 per annum and a Research Support Package of $50,000 per annum for a period of five years.

You must have a research focus that has an outcome that will improve understanding of the biological basis of a relevant disease/condition or extend understanding of the biological mechanisms of action of drugs used to treat a relevant disease / condition in the areas of:

  • Brain Sciences: Psychiatry or Neurology (excluding Dementias, Motor Neuron Disease, Psychology and Cognitive Interventions, and COVID-19)
  • Endocrinology (excluding Diabetes and COVID-19)
  • Geriatrics (excluding Dementias and COVID-19)
  • Lung Disease (other than Cancer and COVID-19)
  • Rheumatology (excluding impact of COVID-19)
  • Vision Sciences (excluding impact of COVID-19) 
  • Dermatology (excluding Skin Cancer and COVID 19)

Please note that treatment interventions that cannot be shown to have a biological basis, public healthrelated research and clinical trials are not eligible for funding.

For more information, click here.

Thursday 30 August 2024

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre Grants Program

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is calling for proposals for rapid response grants to progress applied research into the prevention of chronic disease. Grants will be awarded for up to $100,000 per grant. A total of $400,000 is available.

Through these grants, the Prevention Centre aims to support mid-career researchers affiliated with the Centre’s network. 

For more information, click here

TBC for 2024

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants Program

The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to US$50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We accept applications three times per year.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Research Grants

Early Career Research Grant: Supporting ECRs undertake research relevant to infection prevention and control. ECR Grants are valued at up to $12,000.

Seed Grant: Supporting members who wish to undertake high quality pilot, exploratory, or small-scale infection prevention and control research. This grant aims to address a gap between early concepts and large-scale funding provided by NHMRC, ARC etc. Seed Grants are valued at up to $15,000.

For more information, click here.

Monday 19 August 2024

Gilead Australia Fellowship: Grants Program

The aim of the Gilead Australia Fellowship: Grants Program is to support the development, exploration and implementation of best practice in enhancing patient outcomes in the specific disease areas of HIV, chronic viral hepatitis, haematological oncology, solid tumours (especially breast, lung and bladder), and invasive fungal infections.

Financial grants will be awarded to individuals, organisations or groups of healthcare providers within a locality whose proposals are focused on investigating solutions to improve care for people living with the above conditions.

The Grants Program is unable to provide funding for basic research projects or clinical studies focussed on specific therapeutic agents.

A maximum award for successful proposals will be $60,000 contingent on the project concluding in no more than 18 months.

For more information, click here.

Friday 26 April 2024

Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (HSANZ) Grants and Awards

HSANZ and their charity partners offer a range of HSANZ funded or co-funded PhD Scholarships, Clinical Fellowships, grants and awards:

  • Three HSANZ / Leukaemia Foundation PhD scholarships
  • One HSANZ / Arrow Foundation PhD Scholarship
  • One HSANZ /Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand PhD Scholarship
  • Up to two HSANZ Clinical Fellowships
  • The Albert Baikie Memorial Medal and Award
  • HSANZ / Snowdome Foundation Mid-Career Blood Cancer Research Grant

For more information, click here.

Sunday 28 July 2024

ACEM Morson Taylor Research Grant

The ACEM Foundation Morson Taylor Research Grant is designed to foster a high-quality research project in emergency medicine being undertaken by a Fellow or trainee of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and is overseen by the ACEM Foundation. The 2022 grant is valued at up to $30,000.

For more information, click here. 
TBC for 2024

Emergency Medicine Foundation TranslatED Research grants

These grants of up to $100,000 provide medium term (up to two years) support for projects that aim to translate new or modified interventions or models of care designed to improve health outcomes or promote system sustainability into policy and practice.

The intervention or model of care must be evidence-based and proven to be effective through a prior research project, with projects previously funded by Emergency Medicine Foundation being prioritised.

For more information, click here

Monday 19 August 2024

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are intended to build research and innovation capability and excellence and create impact, in strategic priority research strengths at Deakin University.

The Fellowships support and develop early career researchers, aiming to enhance our capacity and capability in key research areas and build the next generation of high achieving and internationally competitive researchers.

The Fellowship provides 2 years of salary support and a once off research support grant of $15,000, to be used throughout the Fellowship.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday 28 August 2024

FightMND Care Research Grants

These grants support research projects focused on: providing evidence to inform and accelerate the development of Care Guidelines; and/or investigating innovative approaches to improve MND care.

Funding is available for projects up to the value of $250,000, up to a 2-year time frame. Funding is available for researchers and healthcare and allied health professionals based in Australia.

FightMND’s Care Research grants will support research projects focused on:

  • providing evidence to inform and accelerate the development of Care Guidelines; and/or
  • investigating innovative approaches to improve MND care.

For more information, click here.  

Friday 30 August 2024

Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grants Program

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation offers funding to support talented new, early and mid-career researchers. On offer are:

  • Project Grants for new and early-career researchers of up to $85,000;
  • Post-doctoral Fellowships, including salary and research expenses, for early-career researchers
  • Mid-Career Research Fellowships, including salary and research expenses, for researchers who are establishing their career in dementia research.
  • Clinical Practice Post-graduate Stipend for a health professional to embark on a career in dementia research.
  • Research Translation Grant for dementia care for $200,000
  • Travel grants

For more information, click here.

Monday 29 July 2024

Victorian Nursing and Midwifery Trust Grants & Fellowships

Major Grant: provides funding to health services to undertake dedicated nursing and/or midwifery research and education. Up to $100,000. 

PhD Completion Support Grant: supports a nurse or midwife currently undertaking a PhD in an area of nursing/midwife practice. Up to $40,000. 

VNMT PhD Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship is designed to support a suitably qualified nurse or midwife to undertake a research degree i.e. PhD. Up to $120,000 over 3 years. 

Minor grants: up to $20,000 for postgraduate study, professional development activities, short courses, nursing activities

For more information, click here

Monday 30 September 2024

Stroke Foundation Grants

Stroke Foundation Seed Grants

Four Seed Grants up to $80,000 in total per 18-month grant, for early and early-mid career researchers for projects addressing at least one research priority area:

  • Developing health services and pathways to improve early identification of stroke with a specific focus on underserved communities
  • Translational and implementation research of evidence-based care pathways of stroke management.
  • Long-term community support beyond 6 months post-stroke
  • Long-term psychosocial recovery beyond 6 months post-stroke

Tim Glendinning Memorial Young Adult Stroke Grant 

One grant of up to $75,000 available to researchers of any career stage for a 2-year project that addresses the needs of young adults who may feel isolated and marginalised after stroke.

Nancy & Vic Allen Stroke Prevention Memorial Grant

One grant of up to $100,000 available to researchers of any career stage for a 2-year project that addresses primary prevention of stroke including feasibility and implementation studies to manage stroke-specific risk factors (e.g. atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure). Management approaches may include evidence-based integrative healthcare, behavioural change and education strategies

For more information, click here

Thursday 1 August 2024

Endometriosis Australia Research Grants

Endometriosis Australia is now accepting grant applications from eligible individuals and organisations within Australia for research projects on topics directly linked to endometriosis. Total funding available is $170,000.

Preferences will be given to projects that address the following topics:

  • Medical, surgical and allied health aspects of endometriosis care
  • Basic sciences associated with endometriosis
  • Patient-centred, educational, or support tools

For more information, click here

TBC for 2024

The Norman Beischer Foundation Innovation Grants

The Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation supports and promotes improvements in the reproductive health of women and in the health of their babies and infants in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology. 

Innovation Grants provide seed funding to support highly innovative research projects, which show potential toward a major benefit - or for major grant applications to NHMRC and other funders in the future. The applicant will define their objectives and test hypotheses in any area of obstetric, gynaecological or infant conditions. Innovation Grants are for 1-year research projects for amounts up to $70,000.

For more information, click here


Wednesday 28 August 2024

Cystic Fibrosis Australia Grants

CFWA Golf Classic Innovation Grant 2024

$80,000 for Post doctoral researchers, scientists, clinicians, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professions currently working in the area of CF research.

For more information, click here.


Monday 24 June 2024

The Crohn’s & Colitis Australia IBD PhD Scholarship

The Crohn’s & Colitis Australia IBD PhD Scholarship makes a provision of $32,000 per annum for up to (3) years full-time supporting CCA’s strategic priority of building inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research capacity in Australia whilst we search for a cause or cure for IBD.

The award is designed for candidates at an early stage in their careers, for example (but not confined to) graduates in any health care discipline or science who are seeking to pursue doctoral studies

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

HCF Research Foundation Health Services Research Grants

Health services research examines how people access health care, how much it costs and what happens to patients as a result of this care.

The HCF Research Foundation aims to support projects with major potential for significant impact; to deliver better health outcomes and access to affordable, high-quality health care when and where it is needed.

There is an upper funding limit of $500,000 available, with no limit on the duration of the project. We invite you to apply if your health services research project explores:

1. Co-design approaches to develop and evaluate innovative solutions and models of care that optimise the existing healthcare workforce capacity to improve patient outcomes and experience.

2. Strategies for the identification and remediation of bias in healthcare provision.

3. Addressing the challenges of implementing and sustaining viability of new alternatives to hospital care

For more information, click here. 

Monday 2 September 2024

Wellcome Research Grant Funding

Wellcome have several grants and awards available to researchers at all stages of their career.

To read about all funding opportunities click here.


Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Future Leaders Scheme

PCFA recognises that funding pressures often impact junior researchers the most, with implications for long-term prostate cancer research horizons. Therefore, the 2023/2024 funding round will be focused on supporting our key and emerging talent via salaried awards to promote prostate cancer research pathways which harness the clinical and psychosocial needs and interests of consumers and the broader community.

The below funding is on offer, for a term of 2 years:

  • 2 x $200,000 - for Early Career Researchers (Up to 5 years post PhD)
    2 x $300,000 – for Mid-Career Researchers (5-10 years post PhD)

For more information, click here.

Friday 27 October 2023

Ramsey Healthcare Translational Challenge Grants

The Translational Challenge Grant stream seeks to fund translational research projects that will break the cycle of disadvantage and improve patient outcomes by addressing specific determinants of health – such as health literacy, social and lifestyle risk factors, knowledge transfer between generations or the effects of climate change on health. 

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research

The Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research funds Early Career Research Transition Grants.

These grants of up to $20,000 each are intended for early career researchers who need help in reestablishing their research as a result of change in physical location, direction of research or a major career interruption. Unless exceptional, disruptions due to the COVID pandemic will not be considered as sole justification for funding.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

World Cancer Research Fund International

Researchers in Australia are eligible for co-funding from World Cancer Research Fund International and Cancer Australia for:

  • pilot and feasibility grants (up to £60,000 for up to two years)
  • investigator initiated grants (for a maximum of £300,000 for up to three years

Grants are grouped into two themes – cancer prevention and cancer survivors. Each of these areas may be addressed either from the perspective of identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effect of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer, or by addressing the host factors that influence individual susceptibility to cancer development or progression, and so contribute to explaining variability between people in outcomes.

For cancer survivors, we also encourage broader research into evidence for impact of diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and outcomes after cancer diagnosis.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

Aged Care Research & Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) Grants

The ARIIA Grants program supports high-quality research studies and findings that address important gaps in aged care workforce capability and knowledge, and lead to relevant, translational research findings for the benefit of the sector.

ARIIA is seeking applications for its Grants Round 3 from organisations who have a project that will contribute to the betterment of the aged care sector through improved service delivery, adoption of technology and quality of care, and can address one of ARIIA’s aged care sector priorities:

  • Dementia Care
  • Rehabilitation, Reablement & Restorative Care
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Social Isolation
  • Urgent & Critical Need: COVID-19
  • Urgent & Critical Need: Infection Control

Applicants must articulate that the project has the potential in Growth and/or Translational Research outcomes.

Applicants must also provide a co-contribution of at least 20% (ex GST) that contributes towards eligible project expenditure. For projects that are greater than $200,000 (ex GST), ARIIA will fund a maximum of $160,000 (ex GST) each. The remainder of required funds must be co-contributed towards eligible project expenditure and cannot be from any other grant sources.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

VicHealth Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The VicHealth Postdoctoral Research Fellowships aim to support early career researchers (up to 3 years post-PhD at time of application, minus valid career disruptions) to conduct high quality, rigorous research that will strengthen the evidence base for preventive health policies and programs and ultimately improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the Victorian community.

They emphasise the translation of results from cutting edge academic investigation into policy and practice. The fellowships provide 3 years of funding support.

While applicants must apply under a particular focus area, you’re welcome to propose a reframing or different approach to the issue. The focus areas are:

  • Children and young people’s health and wellbeing
  • The economics of health promotion and disease prevention
  • Creating resilient, inclusive, connected communities
  • Climate change, health and local level adaption

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

TAC Small Grants Program

The Small Grants Program encourages innovative community-based projects that will make a positive change in the lives of TAC clients and Victorians with a disability. The program offers grants of up to $50,000 (GST exclusive).

Projects should be user-led and facilitate improved outcomes across health and well-being, social and community connectedness and participation, independent living, safety and resilience.

For more information, click here.

Friday 26 July 2024

Biocodex Microbiota Foundation International Research Grants

The grant is open to physicians, PhD's and Pharm-D's working in the subject area (gastroenterology, pediatrics, microbiology, infectious diseases and internal medicine, etc).

ROLE OF GUT MICROBIOTA IN THE MECHANISMS OF PAIN: The project should be translational and relevant to humans.

The annual grant is set at €200,000 VAT included, independently of the duration of the project (between 1 and 3 years).

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

Veski Inspiring Women Fellowships

The Veski Inspiring Women Fellowships provide an opportunity for female leaders to remain competitive in their field, enhance the current talent pool and affect cultural change.

Applicants are sought from early to mid-career female researchers and scientists who are experiencing difficulties balancing commitments or who may have compounding reasons for needing support.

The program offers each fellow up to $150,000 over three years. The fellowship can be used for activities including:

  • funding a research assistant
  • paying for childcare (up to $15,000 per annum)
  • support for relevant IT purchases
  • support for relevant-related travel to international/national conferences including family/carer expenses
  • PhD scholarships and/or to fund a replacement of their teaching and administrative duties.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024

The Mason Foundation – ME/CFS research grants

The Mason Foundation ME/CFS research grants support research projects that focus on Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome  (ME/CFS).

Grants will be awarded to a maximum of $120,000 per annum, for up to 3 years.

For more information, click here

TBC for 2024

Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program (IPAP)

Perpetual is one of the largest managers of philanthropic funds in Australia. 

Universities, hospitals and medical research institutes may submit a maximum of three applications per organisation from different departments. Funding is usually for a single one-off grant and the amount varies from $10,000 to $100,000. Funding is provided for a wide range of projects at different developmental stages including (but not limited to) pilot and existing projects, capacity building and operational costs. Funding direct to individuals is not permitted.

The IPAP assessment process largely focuses on the organisation, as Perpetual believes well governed charitable organisations will deliver optimal outcomes for the community.

For more information, click here.

TBC for 2024


Last Modified: Wednesday, 17 July 2024