Researchers at Melbourne can access a diverse range of research funding opportunities spanning emerging fields as well as the full range of traditional academic disciplines.
Find research grants and funding schemes
The Australian Research Council (ARC) funds research across all disciplines except health and medical research. The University of Melbourne have specialised staff to help you with the ARC funding process.
The University was awarded 139 grants totalling $78.8 million by the NHMRC, of which $60.3 million was allocated to 98 project grants and $18.5 million to fellowships and other awards.
Internal grants and fellowships
Internal grants and fellowships are funded and administered through the University. Most of the programs aim to seed new initiatives and partnerships, others are targeted to specific cohorts of researchers.
The University is dedicated to fostering high quality collaborations with international research partners and institutions that have global standing and impact. Contact the team 10 days before the sponsor deadline to receive advice and assistance on application submissions.
Other Australian grants
Australian sponsors ranging from large charities and other organisations listed in the Australian Competitive Grants Register to smaller organisations or philanthropists, offer substantial and/or one-off funding opportunities.
Major research projects for high value, strategically important, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, high risk or complex funding opportunities.
Primary industry schemes
The Primary Industries Grant portfolio manages all aspects of competitive grants within the Primary Industry field of research.
Industry research collaboration
The University has a solid track record in engaging and collaborating with industry and aims to conduct high-impact research.
Medical Research Future Fund
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is a $20 billion vehicle for investment in health and medical research. It represents the single largest boost to research funding in Australia’s history. It will support research and innovation activities with the objective of improving the health and wellbeing of Australians.
Explore the commercial potential of your research
The University’s business development team provides researchers at Melbourne with a range of services that support the academic community to engage with industry, pursue research sponsorship and tender opportunities, develop contract research proposals as well as protect and commercialise intellectual assets.
Current University of Melbourne researchers can find out more about these services on the Staff Hub.