Interested in applying for any of the below Fellowships or grants?

Email Uli and Brittany to let them know

Research Fellowships

Funding scheme

Website & info


Min data/ EOI/ etc.

External due date

*Dates of currently closed opportunities are indicative only (from 2019) and will be updated as they become available

GrantConnect (GO3074):

UQ info:

non-medical as per ARC policy:

restricted to a total of 2 application attempts

have an award of PhD date on, or after 1 March 2015 (unless you have career interruptions),

3- year salary and project funding (up to $50k)

total estimate:

$312,948.00 to $462,948.00


12/3/20 for 2021 applications


(DECRAS will shift to the end of the year: 2022 applications close on 11/11/20)


Heart Foundation

The Postdoctoral Fellowship encourages and supports early career cardiovascular health researchers to develop research skills and independence from an early stage.

Eligibility includes:

must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident or have applied for Australian permanent residency at the time of application.

are expected to have spent at least two years actively contributing to cardiovascular research

2 years salary funding ($75k per year)

Early career: <3 years post PhD award


Advance QLD


The Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships program supports researchers undertaking original work that will have a positive impact on Queensland. A key purpose of the program is to attract and keep talented researchers in Queensland, and to develop the professional careers of early and mid-career researchers.

9 Investment areas, including:

  • improving health care services through precision medicine, tele-health and smart devices
  • utilising robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems (including drones) in Queensland’s priority industries

Industry – fellowships

Early-career (<5 years post phD): $180k over 3 years

Mid-career (5-10 post PhD): $300k over 3 years

Internal: NOI 2 March, full submission

23 March


21 April 20

CSL fellowship

CSL Centenary Fellowships aim to support outstanding early to mid-career researchers to consolidate a research career in Australia and undertake research at an Australian Institution. Applications aimed at discovery and translational research with a focus on rare and serious diseases, immunology and or inflammation are encouraged.

4-10 years post PhD

5 years $250k per year

  31 July
Westpac fellowship

Successful applicants will need to be able to demonstrate how their proposed research will contribute to the future growth and prosperity of Australia in at least one of the following priority areas:

•Enabling positive social change;

•Technology and innovation; and

•Strengthening the ties between Australia and Asia.

Non-medical as per ARC rules

Interested in applying? Email Uli and Brittany to let them know.


Early Career:

(Phd between 1.9.2013 and 1.9.2016)


 $400k 3 years


open: June 2020

close: TBA

MND Australia

Post doc fellowship

Postdoctoral scientists with a track record in areas of neuroscience related to MND and no more than three years postdoctoral research experience. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.

Interested in applying? Email Uli and Brittany to let them know.

$100k pa salary for up to 3 years   Aug
ARC Future Fellowships




Interested in applying? Email Uli and Brittany to let them know.

<10 years post PhD

Salary + 50k per year for 4 years

ARC Laureate Fellowships


UQ information:

senior fellowship,

$2,071,992.00 to $3,671,992.00

up to 5 years

NHMRC Investigator


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GO number TBA

Interested in applying? Email Uli and Brittany to let them know.

various   Nov

Research grants

Funding scheme

Website & info


Min data/ EOI/ etc.

External due date

*Dates of currently closed opportunities are indicative only (from 2019) and will be updated as they become available

Lloyd J. Old

STAR Program

This long-term funding will not be tied to a specific research project, but rather will aim to provide a degree of flexibility and freedom for investigators to explore out-of-the-box and disruptive avenues of research. Candidates selected for this award are expected to be future “stars” in the field of cancer immunology: Scientists Taking Risks.

Guidelines & application form:

Applicants must belong to one of the following categories as of July 1, 2020:

  • Tenure-track assistant professor with a minimum of 3 years in this position (appointed on or before July 1, 2017)
  • Tenure-track associate professor with a maximum of 3 years in this position (appointed on or after July 1, 2017)

$1.25 million over 5 years


15 Jan 20

Allen Foundation
  • To make grants to fund relevant nutritional research.
  • To support 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.
  • To assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices.
  • To encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits.
  • In limited situations to make grants to help solve immediate emergency hunger and malnutrition problems.

The connections between diet and health remain a basic and primary priority, and consideration has always been given to projects that benefit nutritional programs in the areas of education, training, and research. Low priority has traditionally been given to proposals that help solve immediate or emergency hunger and malnutrition problems. The foundation does not under any circumstances sponsor professional conferences, seminar tables, discussion panels, or similar events. The foundation welcomes proposals that develop and advance: (1) the inclusion of mandatory courses in nutrition in medical schools; (2) bringing the promise of nutrigenomics or nutritional genomics to realization; and (3) the promotion of environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsive, and sustainable food and agricultural systems.

for information on how to apply see:
    15 Jan 20


EPCDR Initiative – 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunity

GO3286 GrantConnect:     

UQ documents can be found here.

The objectives of the 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunity are to:

  • facilitate innovative, high quality research that will lead to:
    • improved diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer
    • research that will address the gaps in research, leading to a better understanding of the causes and underlying factors that contribute to the development and progression of ovarian cancer
  • facilitate consumer involvement in the design and evaluation of the research project (including participation in the conduct of the research) 
  • provide high-quality evidence for new health treatments and/or drugs (where appropriate)
  • enable rapid translation of consumer-relevant research into clinical practice, health policy, and/or health advice that will lead to positive impacts for consumers
  • encourage the development of multi-disciplinary research teams that deliver measureable outcomes that are a priority for consumers
  • encourage collaboration between research teams, policy makers, healthcare funders and the health delivery sector (e.g. education, community, industry and/or healthcare).

Minimum data

22 January 2020

22 January 2020
5 Feb 20

MRFF Cardiovascular Health Mission



UQ documents can be found here.

The Medical Research Future Fund - Cardiovascular Health Mission will provide $220 million over ten years from 2019-20 for research to drive transformative improvements in cardiovascular health and stroke for all Australians. 

The objective of the 2019 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity is to support multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches in three priority areas to drive significant improvements in cardiovascular health and stroke outcomes such as disability, mortality and morbidity:

  1. Improving prevention of heart disease and stroke
  2. Improved survival outcomes after an acute heart or stroke event through a focus on treatment
  3. Improving secondary prevention and survivorship after a cardiovascular event.


Minimum data and internal close

29 Jan 2020

12 Feb 2020



Discovery Projects


on GrantConnect:     


UQ guidelines can be found here.

Non-medical research only - see ARC policy on medical research.


$30,000.00 to $2,500,000.00

for projects up to 5 years

internal deadline:

29 Jan

26 Feb


Ideas grants

The expected outcomes are:

  • innovative and creative research
  • funding of researchers at all career stages, and
  • funding any area of health and medical research from discovery to implementation.

The scheme will provide particular opportunities for early and mid-career researchers. It is expected that the CIA will have the scientific leadership and skills to achieve the proposed project aims

1-5 years minimum data 8 April 6 May

The FY19 Defense Appropriation provides USD $10 million (M) to the Department of Defense Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CPMRP) to support research of exceptional scientific merit with the potential to make a significant impact on improving the health and quality of life of Service members, veterans, and all Americans living with chronic pain. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) at the US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC).

Interested in applying? Email Uli and Brittany to let them know.

US $900k total over 4 years   Aug
MND Australia

MND researchers working in Australia in applied research or fields relevant to the cause, treatment or cure of MND. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.

Interested in applying? Email Uli and Brittany to let them know.

Up to $100k

One year

Dementia Australia Research Foundation

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation Project Grants are open to Australian-based dementia researchers undertaking projects across all forms of dementia and in any topic area; biomedical (lab-based), clinical, psychosocial, or knowledge translation research projects will be considered.

$75k pa

Early and mid- career researchers (i.e. level A and B only)

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC)


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Scheme number: GO1737

International Clinical trials UQ: 31 July Aug
MRFF – Biomedical Translation Bridge Program

The Biomedical Translation Bridge program aims to nurture early stage health and medical research ventures to reach proof-of-concept stage with potential to attract further capital and support. EOIs need to clearly articulate clinical benefit to patients and an advantageous point of differentiation from anything similar on the market or in development

up to $1 million of matching funding over a period of up to two years. UQ: 29 July Aug

Oscillatory Patterns of Gene Expression in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Interested in applying? Email Uli and Brittany to let them know.

Up to 600k per year for up to 5 years   Oct
RyR-1 Foundation

Individual Investigator Research Grant Awards are designed to concentrate research inareas that will have the greatest potential to move towards treatments and cures forRYR-1-related diseases

Interested in applying? Email Uli and Brittany to let them know.

up to $100k USD for up to two years   Oct

Alzheimer's DIseases Research Program:

BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

The goal of the program is to accelerate our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias as well as innovative approaches to better diagnose, prevent or delay the progress of the disease. Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically, these awards are made to early stage investigators, or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.

Interested in applying? Email Uli and Brittany to let them know.

$300,000 for 3 years   Nov