Other Australian grants

Accepting and managing your funding

A large number of Australian sponsors offer substantial grants. These sponsors range from large charities and other organisation listed in the Australian Competitive Grants Register offering Category 1 grants and fellowships to smaller organisation or philanthropists offering one off grants.

Grant offerings will be  listed in Research Professional as they become available.  Grants listed in Research Professional will be annotated with University of Melbourne specific application information. This information will only be available to those who log in to Research Professional using their University of Melbourne user account. Registration is free for all University of Melbourne staff.

Should you come across a funding opportunity you wish to apply for that lacks University of Melbourne specific application information, please email the relevant grants team.

  • Cancer Council Victoria Grants-in-Aid

    Cancer Council Victoria’s Grants-in-Aid program funds high quality research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We are committed to funding research projects tackling all cancer types to achieve our vision for a cancer-free future. Applications will be assessed in a two-phase process consisting of an Expression of Interest and if shortlisted, applicants will be invited to submit a Full Application. The submission process is now managed directly by Cancer Council Victoria and no longer via the NHMRC.

  • DJPR Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund (VMRAF) & mRNA VMRAF

    The Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund (VMRAF) is designed to capitalise on Victoria’s comparative advantages in research, increase the efficiency of the Victorian health system and further enhance the Victorian economy. Round 6 of the VMRAF program includes two streams: Foundation Stream with $3 million in grant funding available; and the Public Health and Health Inequalities Acceleration (PHHI) Stream with $2 million in grant funding available. In addition, Round 2 of the mRNA Victoria Research Acceleration Fund has a total of $2 million for RNA-based therapeutic projects with grants of up to $500,000 to fast-track translational research breakthroughs into clinical trials, and grants of up to $100,000 for early-stage innovative research.

  • Schemes for International Collaboration

    The University supports international collaboration through several opportunities across the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Department of Education and Training, and the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science, among others.

  • Victorian Cancer Agency Fellowships

    The Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA) Early and Mid-Career Research Fellowship schemes are designed to support early and mid-career researchers undertaking high-quality translational cancer research. These fellowships provide funding to attract and retain talented individuals in the field of cancer research in Victoria. Both fellowships support the salary of the researcher and direct research costs of undertaking the research project.

  • Westpac Research Fellowships

    These Fellowships offer early career researchers a unique opportunity to support their groundbreaking research, provide access to networks, open career pathways and global experiences.