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

  • New Opportunities

    MGSE Strategic Scholarship EOI

    Closing Wednesday 31 March

    Academic teams with an established research program within MGSE are invited to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for a MGSE Strategic Scholarship (MSS) to support a full-time PhD for the duration of their studies. The MSS will provide a fee-offset and a stipend to the PhD candidate for up to 3.5 years, in line with the University’s Research Training Program (RTP) guidelines.

    EOIs should be submitted using the SmartyGrants form, by Wednesday 31 March, 5pm. 

    More information is available in the MGSE Strategic Scholarship Guidelines.


    ARC DECRA 2023 & ARC Future Fellowships 2022

    Closing November 2021

    Applications for the ARC DECRA 2023 and ARC Future Fellowships 2022 will be open in  September and October of this year. If you are intending to apply, please notify the grants team now.

    Key dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2023 

    • Applications Open: 8 September 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 3 November 2021 
    • Applications Close: 17 November 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 28 February 2022 to 15 March 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2022

    Key dates for Future Fellowships 2022 

    • Applications Open: 13 October 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 24 November 2021 
    • Applications Close: 8 December 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 16 March 2022 – 29 March 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Mid-2022

    Email the Grants team to apply


    Call for Nominations: 2021 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

    Closing Sunday 14 March

    The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2021 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving learning, development, and living conditions of children and youth. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences.

    The prize is endowed with 1 Mio. Swiss Francs, of which 900'000 Swiss Francs are for use in a research project and 100'000 Swiss Francs are for related costs, such as travel, networking, and dissemination. The prize has a global scope. It addresses scholars who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding child development and learning, embrace learning variability and individual differences, and have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.

    All documents pertaining to the nomination should be submitted online by 14 March 2021. To begin the online submission process, please visit Research Prize Nomination Form


    Applications for the inaugural 2021 Murray-Lopez Award are now open

    Closing Monday 29 March

    The Murray-Lopez Award was created in 2020 by Professor Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, and University of Melbourne Laureate Professor Alan Lopez. The Award seeks to recognise early-career professionals (defined as no more than five years post terminal degree) who are carrying out Global Burden of Disease (GBD) research focused on either methods improvement or the application of GBD methods in low and middle income countries. Nominations are not limited to these universities nor any research organisation. Applications close 29 March 2021.

    For more information and nominations visit the Murray-Lopez Award page.

    For further enquiries contact Jane Inall.


    The Laura Bassi Scholarship

    Closing Wednesday 31 March

    The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in April 2021.

    All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, previous winners, and the application portal can be found on the Laura Bassi webpage.


  • Reminders

    2021 Key Dates: Australian Research Council

    Key dates for ARC Centres of Excellence 2023

    • Expression of Interest (EOI) period
      • EOI Open: 8 June 2021
      • EOI Close: 28 July 2021
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 14 July 2021
    • EOI Rejoinder period: 30 September 2021 to 14 October 2021
    • Full application period
      • Applications Open: 8 December 2021
      • Applications Close: 23 March 2022 (extended from 2 March 2022)
    • Rejoinder period: 25 May 2022 to 9 June 2022 (previously 5 May 2022 to 18 May 2022)
    • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2022 (previously Third Quarter 2022)

    Key dates for Australian Laureate Fellowships 2022 

    • Applications Open: 1 September 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 13 October 2021 
    • Applications Close: 27 October 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 2 February 2022 to 15 February 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Mid-2022 

    Key dates for Future Fellowships 2022 

    • Applications Open: 13 October 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 24 November 2021 
    • Applications Close: 8 December 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 16 March 2022 – 29 March 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Mid-2022 

    Key dates for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2023 

    • Applications Open: 8 September 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 3 November 2021 
    • Applications Close: 17 November 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 28 February 2022 to 15 March 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2022

    Key dates for Discovery Projects 2023 

    • Applications Open: 10 November 2021
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 9 February 2022 
    • Applications Close: 23 February 2022 
    • Rejoinders: 14 June 2022 to 27 June 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2022 

    Key dates for Discovery Indigenous 2023 

    • Applications Open: 24 November 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 2 March 2022 
    • Applications Close: 16 March 2022 
    • Rejoinders: 20 June 2022 to 1 July 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2022 

    Key dates for Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2023 

    • Applications Open: 27 January 2022 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 23 March 2022 
    • Applications Close: 6 April 2022 
    • Rejoinders: 13 July 2022 to 26 July 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2022 

    Key dates for Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2022 

    • Applications Open: 4 August 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 29 September 2021 
    • Applications Close: 13 October 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 5 January 2022 to 18 January 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Second Quarter 2022 

    Key dates for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2022 

    • Applications Open: 4 August 2021 
    • Request Not to Assess Close: 29 September 2021 
    • Applications Close: 13 October 2021 
    • Rejoinders: 5 January 2022 to 18 January 2022 
    • Anticipated announcement: Second Quarter 2022

    Key Dates ARC Linkage Projects

    Linkage Projects 2021 Assessment Round 1

    • Submit review ready application to MERI:  22 February 2021 
      Submit review ready application to RIC: 15 March 2021
      Request not to Assess due to RIC: 7 April 2021
      Final Application due to RIC: 7 April 2021
      Final Applications due to ARC: 13 April 2021

    Linkage Projects 2021 Assessment Round 2

    • Submit review ready application to MERI: 28 June 2021 
      Submit review ready application to RIC: 19 July 2021
      Request not to Assess due to RIC: 9 Augustl 2021
      Final Application due to RIC: 9 August 2021
      Final Applications due to ARC: 16 August 2021

    Linkage Projects 2021 Assessment Round 1

    • Submit review ready application to MERI: 25 October 2021 
      Submit review ready application to RIC: 17 November 2021
      Request not to Assess due to RIC: 9 December 2021
      Final Application due to RIC: 9 December 2021
      Final Applications due to ARC: 16 December 2021

    If you are contemplating submitting an application in Round 1, you must email the Grants team as soon as possible.

    Email the Grants team to apply


    2021 Key Dates: NHMRC

    The below dates represent proposed key dates only and are subject to change. If you intend to apply for any of these grants, please ensure you communicate with the MGSE Grants team for a smoother application process.

    An update confirming the exact dates will be made once the NHMRC makes an announcement.

    Scheme

    Application Open

    Minimum Data

    Application Close

    2021 Investigator Grants

    3 February 2021

    3 March 2021

    29 March 2021

    2021 Synergy Grants

    24 February 2021

    24 March 2021

    21 April 2021

    2021 Ideas Grants

    10 March 2021

    7 April 2021

    5 May 2021

    2021 Postgraduate Scholarships

    14 April 2021

    12 May 2021

    9 June 2021

    2021 CTCS Grants

    30 June 2021

    28 July 2021

    25 August 2021

    Email the Grants team to apply


  • Ongoing opportunities

    The Ford Foundation - Challenging Inequality

    Expressions of Interest are open on an ongoing basis

    The Ford Foundation is a prestigious United States funder that has fellowship and project opportunities available in the broad thematic area of Challenging Inequality. Having a United States partner would improve the competitiveness of your application.


    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    Applications are open on an ongoing basis

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has a grants database with fellowship and project opportunities that includes Higher Education in the Humanities, Arts and Cultural Heritage, Diversity, Scholarly Communications, and International Higher Education. Having a United States partner would improve the competitiveness of your application.


    The Economic and Research Council

    Applications are open on an ongoing basis

    The Economic and Social Research Council has called for proposals for a range of project ideas and specific grant opportunities. Having a United Kingdom partner would improve the competitiveness of your application.

    Email the Grants team to apply