Funding opportunities

MGSE funding submission essentials

This process is in response to both the MGSE Submissions Policy and the MGSE Grants Notice of Intent (NOI) Policy. It applies to both lead proposals (submitted via University) and non-lead proposals (submitted through other institutions).

It's essential to notify the MERI Grants team of your intent to apply for any funding opportunity, as all funding proposals (internal and external) need to be endorsed by the Dean, as Head of Department.

As all applications require several internal approvals, MERI sets its own close dates in advance of both the funding body (for submissions direct to sponsor), as well as the Research, Innovation, and Commercialisation (RIC) closing dates. This allows time to process your application before it is formally submitted.

If you're not sure you can make the MERI close date, email the Grants team with your intent to apply.

Email the Grants team

  • Opportunities closing soon

    Helen MacPherson Smith Trust

    Deadline: Monday 17 August 5pm

    The Helen MacPherson Smith Trust large grant round is now open.

    As the University can only submit one application, there is an internal selection process to choose the most competitive project for submission.

    If you are interested in applying, please:

    1. Contact for the EOI form
    2. Submit your completed EOI form and email it to by 5pm, Monday 17 August

    Note: If you have previously submitted an internal EOI form for your project for another funding round (either with HMST or another foundation), you don’t have to fill out the form again. Simply email Georgina by the date listed above, and include:

    • the name of your project
    • an indication that you have previously submitted an EOI.

    A selection panel will choose the project which aligns most strongly with HMST guidelines. Advancement will then support the submission.

    ECR Grants

    Deadline: Tuesday 25 August 5pm

    Are you an ECR and can demonstrate clear evidence of high research potential?

    Apply now for an ECR grant, and if successful, receive funding in January 2021 for 12 months. Education researchers are eligible to receive up to $25,000.

    Chancellery will provide half of the awarded funding and the remainder via co-contribution from the Academic Division.

    To apply you'll need to:

    1. Create a draft project description and application as a PDF within SmartyGrants
    2. Email your project description and application form to our Grants team.

    Only selected applicants will be invited to proceed to the final application stage.

    Email the Grants team

  • ARC Linkage Projects

    Linkage Projects 2020 Assessment Round 3

    • Submit review ready application to MERI: 26 October 2020
      Submit review ready application to RIC: 2 November 2020
      Request not to Assess due to RIC: 15 November 2020
      Request not to Assess Close: 17 November 2020
    • Final Application due to MERI: 17 November 2020
      Final Application due to RIC: 24 November 2020
      Final Applications due to ARC: 1 December 2020

    If you are contemplating submitting an application in round 3, you must email the Grants team as soon as possible.

    Email the Grants team to apply

  • Melbourne Social Equity Institute Seed Funding Scheme

    The Melbourne Social Equity Institute supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research between academics, members of community organisations, policy makers and people with lived experiences of disadvantage or marginalisation in order to create fairer societies.

    The Institute is inviting proposals for interdisciplinary, community-engaged, and innovative research projects to be completed by the end of 2021.

    You can apply for a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $40,000.

    Deadline to contact the Grants team
    Wednesday 2 September

    Formal applications to the Institute close on Wednesday 9 September. Visit the Funding Opportunities page to learn more about the application process.

    Email the Grants team to apply

  • Australia-Korea Foundation Grants

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites applications for its Australia-Korea Foundation Grants. These aim to increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia, and to develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional, and global context.

    Grants are worth between AUD $5,000 and $AUD 40,000 each per year for up to three years.

    Deadline to contact the grants team:
    Friday 18 September 2020

    Email the Grants team to apply

  • 2021-2022 ARC Scheme Dates

    Official key dates for the new ARC grants rounds have been published online. Explore them today and save the most important key dates in your calendar.

    Explore key dates