U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Critical Dates

Final application to RIC no later than 5 days before the advertised deadline


The University of Melbourne encourages eligible researchers to participate in and lead proposals to the Department of Defense (DoD) in the United States.


View schemes on Grants.gov, the United States grants portal.

How to apply

  1. Communicate with International Grants Team, RIC and Program Director, DoD

    For higher chances of success, it is recommended that applicant conduct active discussions with the Program Director, Faculty Research Office and the International Grants Team ric-international@unimelb.edu.au as early as possible.
  2. Access application from Grants.gov and review documentation

    Search for the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number (generally in the format of ‘WX17-13-BTFI).
  3. Foreign Justification

    Consider what expertise your team has e.g. "skills, resources or populations and/or research environment conditions” that require the work to be done outside the USA.
  4. For applications with other organisations as the sub-awardees

    Forward the research office contact information for any external collaborators or contractors to the International Grants Team.
  5. Complete the application

    Application can be completed either through online or using the downloadable forms obtained from Grants.gov Workspace. Use the supporting documents below as reference to completing the application.

  6. Submit to Themis Grants Submission Workbench

    Submission requires Head of Department approval, which can be obtained through Themis or through email approval.
  7. Review Ready

    Email completed application to ric-international@unimelb.edu.au at least 10 working days before the advertised deadline for RIC review.  The International Grants Team will provide comments and suggestions within 5 working days.

    NB: Past experience has proven that organising supporting materials at the end of the grant writing process causes significant submission delays and impacts the quality of the application. It is recommended that applicant delegate tasks to the project team as early as possible.
  8. Submit by the Internal Deadline

    Click “Submit to AOR” in Grants.gov Workspace to submit complete application to ric-international@unimelb.edu.au at least 5 working days prior to the advertised deadline.
    NB. Please note that submission has to occur through RIC. RIC cannot guarantee successful submission for late or incomplete applications.

Supporting documents

Annotated Grants.gov SF424 files