Current funding opportunities

It is important to note that Melbourne Health should be identified as the Administering Institution. Applications to external funding bodies must be submitted to the Office for Research two-weeks before the funding body's deadline. This will provide the Office time to ensure that your application complies with the funding rules and to ensure that the organisation's details are correct.


  1. Notify the Research Administration Officer by email of your intent to submit an application to an external funding body as early as possible;
  2. Complete an Application Lodgement Form; and
  3. Read how to apply, accept and manage grants at Melbourne Health

Type of Scheme

Funding Body

Scheme Information

Office for Research Closing Date

Incubator SupportDIRRD

Provides business incubators with grants of up to $100,000 to access top quality research, managerial and technical talent through incoming and outgoing secondments of national or international experts. This expertise aims to increase the capabilities of incubators and improve the chance of commercial success for start-ups in international markets. More information

Research GrantsStroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation Research Program aims to support and translate high quality research that will lead to changes in practice, policy and knowledge resulting in prevention of stroke and improved quality of life for stroke survivors, their families and/or carers. More information

31 Aug 2018
Research GrantsCass FoundationCASS does not have any particular priority funding areas in medicine or science and each grant application will be considered on its merits. However, preference will be given to 'proof of concept' applications. CASS will only consider applications for research and development projects in medicine and/or science from researchers and organisations based in Victoria, for projects which will be undertaken substantially in Victoria. More information7 Sep 2018
Postdoctoral FellowshipsCancer Council VictoriaPostdoctoral fellowships are offered to provide Victorian scientists who have recently completed a PhD with support for an additional six months or year of research based on their thesis work. To be eligible in this round, applicants must have their PhD thesis submitted or accepted as passed between 1 April 2018 and 30 September 2018. More information28 Sep 2018

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

NHMRC Translating Research into Practice Fellowships for NA9 May 201823 May 2018
Partnership Projects


PRC1 - 28 March 2018

PRC2 - 1 August 2018

PRC3 - 21 November 2018

Partnership Waivers Due

14 March 2018

20 July 2018

21 November 2018

11 April 2018

15 August 2018

5 December 2018