McCoy Seed Fund

Critical Dates


Applications open


Applications close


Notification of outcomes


This opportunity is currently on hold until further notice.

The McCoy Project established the McCoy Seed Fund to support the development of collaborative research projects between Museums Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The fund seeks projects that are likely to be developed into an ARC Linkage Project or will attract follow-on funding from another source and will be sustainable beyond the life of this project.


A small number of grants between $5,000 and $20,000 will be awarded annually. Projects will have to demonstrate the potential to have a significant impact beyond academic and the museum environment.


Applicants must be researchers from the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria. Applications must include at least one researcher from each institution. For more information please see the guidelines and application form on the Supporting Documents tab.

Other McCoy Funding Schemes

The McCoy Project also offers support for PhD research projects that align with the objectives of the McCoy Project and its research themes. Please see the McCoy Project PhD Scholarships page for application forms and guidelines.

Successful McCoy Seed Fund Projects

2016 McCoy Seed Fund projects

2015 McCoy Seed Fund projects

2014 McCoy Seed Fund projects

How to apply

  1. Review the funding guidelines

    Read the McCoy Project Seed Fund guidelines.

  2. Complete application and checklist

    Complete the application form other required documents and save as a single file (PDF or Word doc) using the format '[SURNAME]-McCoy-2019'. For example, CI Goss would name the file 'GOSS-McCoy-2019'.

  3. Submit the final application

    CI must submit the final application via Themis as well as emailing the application to by the closing date.

Supporting documents

2020 documents 

McCoy Project Seed Fund Guidelines (2020)

McCoy Project Seed Fund Application Form (2020)

Final Report Template


McCoy Seed Fund questions and primary email

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