It is important to note that Melbourne Health should be identified as the Administering Institution. Deadlines for applications are advised by the Office for Research.

Current funding opportunities


Type of Scheme

Funding Body

Scheme Information

Office for Research Closing Date

Health Investment GrantPerpetual - Ramaciotti Awards

Ramaciotti Health Investment grants of up to $150,000 are awarded to individuals for a contribution towards the undertaking of health or medical research with the 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. More information

17 May 2017
Clinician Scientist AwardPCFAProstate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is offering awards to support outstanding, clinically qualified professionals who have gained a PhD in health research, to combine their clinical career with a research career in prostate cancer and establish themselves as independent researchers in the field. More information5 June 2017
New Concept GrantPFCA
PCFA is offering awards to support new, first in field ideas applicable to prostate cancer research. Proposals will be accepted from both senior researchers currently working in the prostate cancer field and senior scientists working in other areas of research. More information
5 June 2017
EOI Research GrantHCF Research Foundation

Expressions of interest are now open for 2017 that specifically address the following topics: End of life care; clinical registry data; and mental health care. More information

1 June 2017
Travelling FellowshipGESA

Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) and Ferring are offering 10 travelling fellowships to attend the Standalone Gastroenterology Conference 2017 in Madrid, Spain from 16 to 18 November 2017.  These fellowships are for practising, early to mid-career Gastroenterologists or Physicians with an active interest in IBD. More information

12 June 2017
Incubator GrantMS Research Australia

To support research into finding better treatments and a cure for multiple sclerosis. More information

1 July 2017
Fellowships (various)Victorian Cancer Agency

The Victorian Cancer Agency is a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services that funds translational cancer research to improve clinical practice and outcomes for Victorian cancer patients. The following schemes are now open: Early Career Seed Grants; Mid-Career Research Fellowships (incorporating the Victoria-USA Cancer Fellowship Exchange Program); Medical and Dental Clinical Research Fellowships; Nursing and Allied Health Clinical Research Fellowships. More information

24 July 2017
Research FellowshipGileadThis funding initiative supports the development, exploration and implementation of best practice in enhancing patient care in the specific disease areas of HIV, chronic viral hepatitis and haematological oncology. More information21 August 2017

NHMRC funding opportunities

CIAs must have commenced their applications and entered the minimum data in RGMS by 5pm AEST/AEDT on the specified due date listed below. Applications that fail to meet these requirements will not be accepted. Refer to the relevant scheme-specific funding rules for further details. Details can be found on the NHMRC "Applying for Funding" web page.

Funding Type

Minimum Data by

Office for Research Closing Date

NHMRC Closing Date

Program Grants3 May 20173 May 201717 May 2017
TRIP FellowshipsN/A14 May 201731 May 2017
Postgraduate ScholarshipsN/A1 June 20177 June 2017
Partnership Projects - Peer Review Cycle #22 August 20172 August 201716 August 2017