Funding Opportunities

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue13 17–21 April 2017

Perpetual Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants - capped scheme

Awarded to individuals in universities, public hospitals or institutes for a contribution towards the undertaking of health or medical research with a potential path to clinical application within five years. A Health Investment Grant is intended to provide enabling research support for an autonomous early career investigator who is taking or has recently taken a substantive position.

For more information CMBE & CPMS Research Management - Jaeger

Maximum award: $150,000
Expressions of Interest due to RSD:  19 Apr 17

Bridging Grants
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and administered by the Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)

The Bridging Grants is a program of assistance that targets early stage of proof of concept and knowledge transfer, product development and market testing, innovation and commercialisation activities. It supports the partnerships of Australian Researcher – International SMEs in a priority listed economy, and Australian SMEs – Researchers in a priority listed economy.

Funding Amount: $25,000-50,000 per grant

Scheme opens: 2 May 2017

  • Eligibility Test: 2 May – 5:00 pm 16 May 2017
  • Scheme closes: 5:00 pm 23 May 2017
  • Outcome announced: July 2017


Australian Academy of Science – Awards for 2018
Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Academy of Science nominations and applications for its 2018 honorific awards, research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships are now open.

The closing date for honorific awards is 20 April 2017, the closing date for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships is 1 June 2017.

Top 5 Under 40 UNSW/RN initiative
UNSW and ABC Radio National (RN)

Now in its third successful year, Top 5 Under 40 is a partnership between The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and ABC Radio National (RN). It involves a national callout to find the best early career researchers with a PhD under the age of 40, who work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical research, and who have a flair and passion for communicating their vital work.

Maximum award: 10 day residency in Sydney at ideas network ABC RN
Closing date: 21 Apr 17

Experiment – in search of bold research ideas
VolkswagenStiftung – Volkswagen Foundation, DE

This initiative aims to support new research concepts in science, engineering, behavioural and life sciences, disregarding the project risk and perhaps the vagueness of a successful outcome. Approximately 15 exploratory projects will be granted per year, worth €100,000 each for a period of 18 months.

Maximum award: €100,000
Closing date: 05 Jul 17 (recurring)

Horizon prize for CO2 reuse
Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, EU

This rewards innovative products utilising CO2 that could significantly reduce the atmospheric emissions of CO2 when deployed at commercial scale. The prize is worth €1.5 million.

Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 03 Apr 19

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