Internal grants and fellowships

  • ARC Centres of Excellence Development Support Fund

    Funding support through this scheme may be used for any activity that clearly leads to the development of a ARC Centre of Excellence proposal.

  • Australia–Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (UA–DAAD)

    The scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The scheme supports exchanges for researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at UoM. Proposals must include an early career researcher.

  • Carlton Connect Initiatives Fund (CCIF)

    The University of Melbourne Carlton Connect Initiatives Fund (CCIF) is an initiative of the University of Melbourne to provide initial support for research collaboration and partnership activities that will advance the Carlton Connect Agenda.

  • CNRS Researcher Visits

    The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) Researcher Visits scheme is intended to increase collaboration between the University of Melbourne and the CNRS by enabling researchers in both organisations to identify, initiate and/or develop collaborative research activities.

  • Dyason Fellowships

    Dyason Fellowships support University staff to undertake (or host) a short-term international visit that fosters significant and lasting research collaborations with leading international researchers, their academic networks and consortia.

  • Early Career Researcher Grants

    To support early career researchers in undertaking high quality projects and pilots, developing track records and competing for external funding.

  • Establishment Grants for ARC DECRAs

    Establishment Grants are one-off payments to support ARC DECRAs at the University of Melbourne. To be eligible for central support, matching funding must be provided by the host department/school/faculty on a 1:1 basis. Applications for Establishment Grants should be requested at the ARC DECRA proposal stage.

  • Establishment Grants for ARC Future Fellows

    Establishment Grants are one-off payments to support ARC Future Fellows at the University of Melbourne. To be eligible for central support, matching funding must be provided by the host department/school/faculty on a 2:1 basis. Applications for Establishment Grants should be requested at the ARC Future Fellowship proposal stage. The scheme is currently open to candidates applying to the 2017 ARC Future Fellowship round.

  • FAPESP - UOM SPRINT Call for Proposals

    The University of Melbourne has become the first Australian university to partner with one of Brazil’s leading research bodies, the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). FAPESP provides grants and fellowships for researchers and academics in the State of São Paulo. UoM will partner with FAPESP on a program to support researcher exchanges and the development of joint research visits and projects.

  • Go8 European Fellowships

    European Fellowships are open to researchers coming to the University of Melbourne from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia for up to 6 months.

  • Horizon 2020 Research Consortia and Networks

    University of Melbourne researchers can apply for a cash contribution towards a specific Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges funding bid.

  • Innovation Seed Fund for Horticulture Development

    The Innovation Seed Fund is a joint initiative between the University of Melbourne and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources. The Fund aims to foster innovative and high impact research projects that leverage the strengths of the two partners. The Fund focuses on Horticulture industry development.

  • Interdisciplinary Seed Funding

    To support interdisciplinary research collaboration activities that will benefit from short-term seed-funding.

  • International Research & Research Training Fund (IRRTF)

    The International Research and Research Training Fund (IRRTF) has been established to facilitate collaboration with high quality researchers and institutions in Brazil, Chile, China, Germany or India. Accordingly, the Fund is intended to enable researchers to use links with their peers in these countries, to pursue international funding opportunities and sponsorship, create visibility and profile for the University and attract graduate researchers and postdoctoral research talent. In doing so, the Fund seeks to foster greater international engagement while providing a more integrated international research training experience that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship across the institution.

  • Joyce Lambert Antarctic Research Fund

    The Joyce Lambert Antarctic Research Fund is calling for applications for seed-funding for University of Melbourne early-mid career researchers to undertake internationally or nationally collaborative Antarctic research.

  • Major Research Projects

    RIC supports the development of high quality, high impact, major research projects and initiatives. These proposals are commonly multi-disciplinary research, multi-year and may be multi-institutional.

  • McCoy Project PhD Scholarships

    The McCoy Project will be offering two PhD Scholarships to commence in 2018, to be broadly allocated equally between the HASS and STEM disciplines. To award the scholarships, the McCoy Project is seeking expressions of interest from joint-supervisors from the University of Melbourne and Museum Victoria with PhD research projects that align with the objectives of the McCoy Project and its research themes.

  • McCoy Seed Fund

    The McCoy Seed Fund provides funding to support the development of collaborative research projects between Museum Victoria and the University of Melbourne. A small number of grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 will be awarded annually.

  • McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

    To attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the university and its faculties, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties.

  • Melbourne Collaborative Research Infrastructure Program - Stage Two Funding

    The Melbourne Collaborative Research Infrastructure Program (MCRIP) looks to improve the coherence and consolidation of a University-wide approach to research infrastructure provisioning through the support of people embedded in the University’s platform technologies. 13 platforms were funded under MCRIP Stage One funding. MCRIP Stage Two funding aims to support both new and existing eligible platforms. To be considered eligible for support platforms must fit the criteria of Collaborative Research Infrastructure, which specifically addresses: technical expertise and continuous learning, researcher access to capabilities, quality assurance, information management towards evidence-based decision making, efficiency and avoidance of duplication, long-term operational sustainability and precinct partnerships to maximise opportunities.

  • Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program

    The objective of the Melbourne Research Fellowships (Career Interruptions) Program is to enable eligible researchers who are University of Melbourne staff and who do not have a continuing research position whose careers have been severely interrupted, delayed or otherwise constrained by circumstances such as acute or chronic illness, child bearing, child rearing or primary responsibility for the sustained care of a dependent family member to enhance or re-establish their academic research careers.

  • Research Initiatives Fund Collaborative Equipment Grant Scheme

    The University’s RIF Collaborative Equipment Grant Scheme provides funding for research equipment that cannot feasibly be acquired through national funding that supports cutting-edge infrastructure of critical mass. Aligning with principles of the Melbourne Collaborative Research Infrastructure Program (MCRIP), the RIF Collaborative Equipment Grant Scheme aims to support equipment purchases of a collaborative nature, i.e. represent the needs and have impact beyond a single research group.

  • University of Birmingham – University of Melbourne Collaboration Fund

    This Collaborative Fund will grant awards for short-term visits between the universities that seed and extend collaborative links in research as well as teaching and learning. Visits can be inbound, outbound or a combination of both.The standard award is $5,000, although in exceptional circumstances additional funding may be awarded. Visits should enable collaborators to develop outputs and outcomes that leverage funding.

  • University of Melbourne–University of Manchester Research Fund

    The University of Melbourne and the University of Manchester have established a research fund to deepen and extend collaborative research links between the universities. Grants will be awarded for collaborative projects that may include, but are not limited to, symposia, workshops and staff exchanges.

  • UoM–Hebrew University of Jerusalem Joint Research Workshop Grants Program

    This bilateral program offers funding of up to $AUD 20,000 for UoM and HUJ collaborators to convene a research workshop in Melbourne or Jerusalem.

  • Woodward Medals

    Each year one Medal is awarded in Science and Technology and another in Humanities and Social Sciences to staff members for recently-published research considered to have made the most significant contribution to knowledge in these fields.