Early Career Researcher Grants

Critical Dates

Thursday 7 June 2018
12:30pm - 1:30pm (AEST)

ECR Grants Seminar - Please see Support Documents below for recording and slides

Friday 8 June 2018

9:00am (AEST)

Round opens

Monday 25 June 2018

11:59pm (AEST)

Eligibility Exemption Requests due

Wednesday 1 August 2018
11.59pm (AEST)

Applications close* 

Monday 5 November 2018

5:00pm (AEST)

Deadline for notification of outcomes

*PLEASE NOTE: Faculty Expression of Interest and Review Deadlines also apply. Please see the table below (How to Apply, Section 2) for further information.

Overview

The objectives of this scheme are to:

  • Support early career researchers with high research potential to progress their research careers by funding high quality research projects and pilot research projects on a competitive basis
  • Encourage research of new members of staff seeking to establish their program of research at the University
  • Enhance the staff member’s competitiveness in bidding for external research funds
  • Provide experience in preparing a grant application for peer review.
  • Provide research funding for projects that are strategically aligned with the University’s priorities.

Funding

Funding for successful applicants commences January 2019 for a period of 12 months. Grants will be awarded with a maximum value of $25,000 for humanities and social sciences and $40,000 for engineering and sciences. Grants requesting less than $5,000 will not be awarded.

How to apply

For all Faculties/Graduate Schools

  1. Review the funding documents

    Review the Funding Guidelines and the Instructions to Applicants documents for this scheme.

  2. Review faculty/school processes

    Ensure that you are aware of any additional submission requirements specific to your Faculty/School.

    Faculty Contact EmailPhoneProcess
    Architecture, Building and Planningabp-research@unimelb.edu.au (03) 9035 8719 Please submit your Expression of Interest to abp-research@unimelb.edu.au using the provided EOI form [docx] by Monday 9 July 2018.
    Arts arts-staffresearch@unimelb.edu.au(03) 8344 0192
    (03) 9035 4040

    Submit your application directly to RIC by the 1 August 2018 deadline as per the ECR Grant instructions.

    Business and Economics Kristie Matthews (03) 9035 6443 Submit application for comments and review to fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au by Friday 13 July 2018. Submit final application via Themis by 1 August and submit copy of final application to fbe-research@unimelb.edu.au.
    Education Yana Canteloupe (03) 9035 3157Contact Yana Canteloupe directly by Friday 15 June 2018
    Engineering Jessica Finlay (03) 8344 5962Submit draft application for review to research-eng@unimelb.edu.au by Monday 9 July 2018. Submit your application directly to RIC, and also a copy to research-eng@unimelb.edu.au by 1 August 2018
    Fine Arts and Music Melanie Regan(03) 9035 9395 Submit your application directly to RIC by the 1 August 2018 deadline as per the ECR Grant instructions.
    Law Mas Generis(03) 8344 9983Submit your application directly to RIC by the 1 August 2018 deadline as per the ECR Grant instructions.
    Medicine, Dentistry and Health SciencesAnna Coppel(03) 9035 7928Submit your application directly to RIC by the 1 August 2018 deadline as per the ECR Grant instructions.
    Science Meghan Bergamin (03) 8344 3947Submit your application directly to RIC by the 1 August 2018 deadline as per the ECR Grant instructions.
    Veterinary and Agricultural SciencesEdwina Goh (03) 8344 6541 Please provide an Expression of Interest by Friday 22 June
    2018
    to Edwina at edwina.goh@unimelb.edu.au. Provide draft application for review and Faculty approval by Friday 13 July 2018. Please refer to the hyperlinked document [pdf] for faculty’s submission requirements.
  3. Complete an eligibility exemption request

    If applicable, complete the eligibility exemption request form and submit to ric-internalgrants@unimelb.edu.au by 25 June 2018.

  4. Complete the application form and submit in Themis

    Complete the application form, save as a single PDF file and submit via the Themis Submissions Workbench.

Supporting documents

Documents for 2019 as of 8 June 2018

  • 2019 Funding Guidelines [pdf]
  • 2019 Instructions to Applicants [pdf]
  • 2019 Eligibility Exemption Request Form [docx]
  • 2019 Application Form [docx]
  • 2019 FAQs [pdf]
  • Summary of changes to documents for 2019 [pdf]
  • UOM Research Budget Calculator [login required]
  • Themis Submission Instructions
  • 2018 Australian Competitive Grants Register
  • 2019 Seminar Slides [pdf]
  • 2019 ECR Seminar Recording
  • Contacts

    E: ric-internalgrants@unimelb.edu.au
    Ph: + 61 8344 8418

    Manage Your Grant