Funding applications should be submitted through Flinders University Research Services Office where possible. Note that closing dates at Flinders Research Services Office are at least one week earlier than external closing dates, and the Flinders University Certification Form needs to be completed for every application.
Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grants
The Discovery Project scheme supports all types of research including:
- pure basic research ; strategic basic research ; and applied research.
Expressions of interest from researchers wishing to submit applications for funding in 2012 are due at Flinders Research Services Office on Monday 25 October 2010 . Flinders Uni also organises peer review of draft applications. Contact Christine.Maher@flinders.edu.au . Download key dates and expression of interest form.
External closing date is 2 March 2011 .
Cancer Council SA Student Vacation Scholarship
Undergraduate university students who are interested in cancer research may be eligible for these scholarships. They provide up to 8 weeks research work experiece and $200 per week. External closing date is Wednesday 10th November 2010. More information on the website.
Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage round 2
Applications for ARC Linkage projects (round 2) for funding commencing July 2011are open, and will be closing on November 17th 2010.
Linkage Projects supports research and development projects which are collaborative between higher education researchers and other parts of the national innovation system, which are undertaken to acquire new knowledge, and which involve risk or innovation. Proposals for funding under Linkage Projects must involve a Partner Organisation from outside the higher education sector. The Partner Organisation must make a significant contribution in cash and/or in kind, to the project that is equal to, or greater than, the ARC funding. Under the Linkage Projects scheme, the ARC provides opportunities for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to engage in industry-oriented research training and enables postdoctoral researchers to pursue internationally competitive research opportunities in collaboration with industry.
Complete information is available on the website, including criteria, instructions, forms.
Applicants submitting through Flinders Uni are asked to submit an expression of interest asap, and to contact Christine.Maher@flinders.edu.au
Academy of Social Sciences in Australia -workshop program
The program is a key component in the Academy's promotion of research in the social sciences. Academy workshops are small gatherings of people in social science research. The purpose is to advance knowledge through discussion and to promote knowledge application through publication of workshop outcomes. Applications are assessed on themes, quality and range of participants and expected outcomes. Funding is for workshops to be held between 1 July 2011 - 30 June 2012. Value: maximum of $7,500. Applications close on 29 October 2010 . Details on the website
Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation Grants
APERF offers financial support for projects that are focused on the causes, management and treatment of foot and related problems. The scheme is open to everyone involved in foot and foot-related research but special weight will be given to podiatrists as investigators.
Value: $5,000 (for novice researchers)/ $10,000 (for experienced researchers) . External close 31 October 2010 .
Further information: http://www.apodc.com.au/aperf
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Grand challenges exploration
Grand Challenges Explorations is a grant program within the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative that fosters innovative, early-stage research to expand the ideas that can lead to global health solutions. Researchers from all fields and levels of experience who can offer a new perspective on the global health fight may apply. Round 6 topics are:
- Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection;
- Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies;
- The Poliovirus Endgame: Create ways to Accelerate, Sustain and Monitor Eradication;
- Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns:
- Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Diseases.
Value: $100,000 USD . External closing date is 2 November 2010.
Further information: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/global-health/Pages/grand-challenges-explorations.aspx
Asthma Foundation of SA - summer scholarship
The scholarships are to assist an undergraduate or honours medical, health or science student to undertake a research project related to asthma from an epidemiological, clinical, scientific or social perspective.
Closing date is 5 November 2010 . Further information: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian Teaching and Learning Council Strategic Priority Projects
Funding is available for Strategic Priority Projects in topics including:
a) investigating equity and student support in Australian higher education (applications close on 5 November 2010) ;
b) external moderation of coursework assessment (applications close on 5 November 2010);
c) principles for assessment and assurance of graduate learning outcomes (applications close on 30 November 2010); or
d) evidence of outcomes from higher education teaching preparation programs (applications close on 5 November 2010).
Further information: http://www.altc.edu.au/grants-funding-available#competitive-grants
CSIRO National Research Flagships - Postgraduate (PhD) top-up scholarships
The Flagship Collaboration Fund supports postgraduate (PhD) scholarships for students to work on a project relevant to a National Research Flagships. Students are co-supervised by researchers at an Australian University and CSIRO. Top-up scholarships are available to PhD students who have or expect to obtain an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Whilst top up scholarships are the norm, some full scholarships may be availalbe. Applications must address the relevant Flaghip's priority areas. (eg Preventative health)
External closing date is 30th November 2010.
Further information on the website
Australian Rotary Health - grants and scholarships
A range of grants and scholarships targetted at specific issues is avaliable through Australian Rotary Health. For example:
Australian Rotary Health/ Geoff Bailey Scholarship - PhD Scholarship investigating Indigenous Health: This Scholarship provides salary and incidentalsupport for an indigenous postgraduate student previously receiving an Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Scholarship who is undertaking full-time research in an area of research and is for 1 year in the first instance but can be extended to a maximum of 3 1/2 years. Valued at $25,000 per annum.
Australian Rotary Health/ Rotary District 9680 - PhD Scholarship investigating Diabetes: This Scholarship provides salary and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full time research in an area relevant to Diabetes research and is for 1 year in the first instance but may be extended to a maximum of 3 1/2 years. Valued at $29,000 per annum
Details of these and other ARH funding opportunities and how to apply are available on the website. Applications close 3 December 2010
Allen Foundation Inc grants
The US-based Allen Foundation Inc funds nutritional research, in particular:
1. programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children, so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age;
2. to assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices;
3. to encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits;
4. to help solve immediate emergency hunger and malnutrition problems .
Proposals which include matching funds from the (non-profit) institution or other partners including in-kind contribution may be given preference.
External closing date is 31 December 2010 . More details on the website
Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Knowledge Exchange Grants
Knowledge Exchange Grants provide support to projects that benefit the Southern Adelaide region and support and further knowledge transfer between Flinders University and a partner. Round 1 applications open on 25th October 2010 and close on 10 January 2011. Round 2 opens on 28 March 2011 and closes 6 June 2011.
First briefing session: Tuesday 26 October 2010 from 2:00-4:00pm, Noel Stockdale Room, Flinders University library.
Further information: http://www.flinders.edu.au/business-community/community-engagement/sktp/funding.cfm
The Ian Potter Foundation
The Foundation gives grants for general charitable purposes in Australia that advance knowledge and benefit the community in a wide range of areas,eg:
- Community Wellbeing; Supports community based organisations with strong volunteer components to deliver programs targeting disadvantage, poverty and the general wellbeing of the community (next closing date 31 January 2011);.
- Healthy Communities:To improve the quality of life of the disabled or ill and to support programs focussing on disease prevention or which recognise the health implications of climate change (next closing date 31 January 2011);
- Medical research: Research into major diseases (next closing date 31 January 2011);
- Travel and Conference: Travel grants are to help early career researchers travel overseas for professional development by attending conferences and conference grants (next closing date is 31 May 2011).
Further information on opportunities in these and other areas is available at : http://foundation.ianpotter.org.au/how-to-apply
Note some of these opportunities have several rounds each year - check the website
Community Grants Web site
Grants available from Commonwealth Government agencies can be found through GrantsLINK. GrantsLINK makes it easier to find suitable and relevant grants for community projects. The site can be browsed by subject, agency or grants name or searched by key word. GrantsLINK also offers advice on finding the best source of funding and on writing
Flinders Faculty of Health Sciences Internal Grants.
Academic and research staff and research higher degree students of Flinders University's Faculty of Health Sciences may be eligible for various internal grants. Eligibility criteria and closing dates vary, more information on the website.