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External Research Grant Opportunities

The list below is an overview of some external research funding bodies that SCU researchers may find useful. If you know of others that may interest researchers, please contact

Closing dates for the schemes listed can be found on the Calendar of Grant and Funding Opportunities page.

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Alphabetical listing with links to funding body websites

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Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC)

Alport Foundation of Australia

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation

Arthritis Australia


Australasian Podiatry Education Research Foundation (APERF)

Australia - China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF)

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF)

Australia-Japan Foundation

Australia China Council

Australia-Indonesia Institute

Australia-Korea Foundation

Australia-Thailand Institute

Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (APSF)

Australian Academy of Science
- Margaret Middleton Fund
- W H Gladstones Population & Environment Fund

Australian Acoustical Society

Australian Antarctic Division

Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)

Australian Bird Environment Foundation (ABEF)

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Australian Domain Name Administrator (auDA) Foundation

Australian Egg Corporation Limited. (AECL)

Australian Flora Foundation

Australian Geographic Society

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

Australian Institute of Criminology

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)

Australian Marine Mammals Centre

Australian National Preventative Health Agency (ANPHA)

Australian Nurse Teachers' Society (ANTS)

Australian Pork Limited

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)

Australian Research Council (ARC)
- Australian Laureates Fellowships
- Discovery Projects
- Future Fellowships
- Linkage Projects
- Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
- Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities(LIEF) Projects
- Discovery Indigenous Projects

Australian Rotary Health

Australian Spinal Research Foundation

Australian Synchrotron

Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

Australian-American Fulbright Commission



- National Priority Driven Research Program
- Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bone Health Foundation

Brain Foundation

Bupa Health Foundation



Cancer Council NSW

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

Certified Practising Accountants (CPA)


The Commonwealth Fund

Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)




Dairy Australia

Defence Health Foundation

Department of Agriculture
- Science and Innovation Awards

Department of Social Services

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Department of Industry
- Australia China Council

- Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF)

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of the Environment
- Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) National Taxonomy Research Grant Program
- Indigenous Heritage Program
- Biodiversity Fund - Clean Energy Future

Department of Veterans' Affairs



Ecological Society of Australia

European Union



Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE)

Financial Markets Foundation for Children

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife



Gambling Research Australia

Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA)

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

Great Barrier Reef Foundation



Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Harold Mitchell Foundation

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation

Health Workforce Australia

Heart Foundation

Hermon Slade Foundation

Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment

Horticulture Australia

Human Frontier Science Foundation

Humane Society International Australia



The Ian Potter Foundation

Institute of Chartered Accountants

International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)

IOOF Foundation

IRT Research Foundation



Jack Brockhoff Foundation

James N Kirby Foundation

Judith Jane Mason and Harold Stannett Memorial Foundation

JO & JR Wicking Trust



Lake Macquarie City Council

Law and Justice Foundation of NSW

Leakey Foundation

Local Land Services North Coast



M A Ingham Trust

Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Mercy Foundation

Motor Accidents Authority



National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)

National Geographic

National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR)

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
- Research Fellowships
- Project Grants
- Mental Health Targeted Research
- Career Development Fellowships
- Partnership Projects
- Call for Partnership Centre Investigator Team

NIB Foundation

National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC)

NSW Department of Primary Industries

NSW Office ofEnvironment and Heritage

NSW Environmental Trust Research

NSW Office of Sport

NSW Trade and Investment

Norman Wettenhall Foundation



Office of Communities Sport and Recreation

Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)



Paddy Pallin Foundation

Perpetual Ltd

Pfizer Australia

Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia



Queensland Government Responsible Gambling Research



Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation

Recreational Fishing Trust

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)



Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)
- Research Projects
- John Stocker Fellowships

Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation Inc (SWRRFI)

Sleep Health Foundation

Spencer Foundation

Sports Medicine Australia Research Foundation

Sugar Research Australia



Victorian Government Tenders


Workers' Compensation Dust Diseases Board

WV Scott Foundation

Updated: 30 September 2015