Grants & Funding

Grants and funding play a vital role in assisting biotechnology and research organisations access capital to fund the ongoing development of projects.

Government grants and awards are available to biotechnology and research organisations at local, state and federal level. There are also a number of international grants that are available to fund specific collaborative activities between Australian / Victorian organisations and international groups.

The grants and awards environment is one that rapidly changes, so we encourage you to watch this site for updates, submission dates and links to the various grant programs that are available.

If you know of any relevant grants or awards that are not included on our site, and you think they should be, please contact us.

Brain and Breast Cancer Collaborative Grant

This jointly funded grant ($500,000 each from the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and National Breast Cancer Foundation) will be awarded to new, high-impact research, which spans both primary brain cancer and breast cancer, and seeks to improve survival…

Funding Announcement – Applications open for new round of Sector Growth Program

A new round of funding is now available under the Victorian Government’s Sector Growth Program, which offers up to $1 million to support projects that create jobs, and drive growth, productivity and competitiveness of local businesses. Eligibility requirements…

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science – Opening on 21st February 2018

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26TH MARCH 2018 The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science is an element of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme. The prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally,…

Boost Your Business Vouchers

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR) has established Boost Your Business Vouchers to support Victorian businesses to become more productive, employ more people, improve market access and in general, increase their scale, diversity and…

Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Grants Open

CRC-P grants support short-term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services that deliver tangible outcomes. Up to $3 million over three years is available for each CRC-P. Applications close on Tuesday 27th March. More here

CSIRO Innovation Connections Program for SMEs

A free one-on-one facilitated service to assist SMEs in establishing their research needs, Innovation Connections also offers access to funding and researcher placements to fast-track SME R&D projects. Supported by the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs Programme, Innovation Connections is…

CSIRO Kick-Start Vouchers – Start-ups & Small Businesses

We’re helping innovative Australian start-ups and small businesses grow and develop their businesses by providing dollar-matched- funding to greater enable access our research expertise and capabilities. CSIRO Kick-Start is a new initiative that offers eligible businesses access to…

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity. It forms part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. The programme offers support to businesses through four elements: Accelerating Commercialisation – helps…

Victoria-Israel Feasibility and Proof of Concept (VISFPC) Grants

Victoria-Israel Feasibility and Proof of Concept (VISFPC) Grants – up to $50,000 to collaborate with Israeli organisations to help accelerate innovation. The VISFPC program will support Victorian companies and research institutions to partner with Israeli organisations to help accelerate innovation,…

The Victoria-Israel Science Innovation and Technology Scheme (VISITS)

Work collaboratively on projects of mutual benefit and access international markets. At a glance Potential grant funding Potential funding for this Program includes: Up to $2,000 in reimbursement for accommodation and travel expenses for attendance of trade missions,…

Victorian Government Future Industries Sector Growth Program

ONGOING Up to $1 million available to undertake Victorian based projects aligned with the Future Industries Sector Strategies. Two streams of funding are available for grants up to $100,000 and grants up to $1million, which are matched 1:1.…

Victorian Government Local Industry Fund for Transition

ONGOING Grants of up to $2 million are available to support companies who are creating jobs in Melbourne’s North, West and South-East and the Geelong Region. Funds are matched 1:3 (ie 25% of eligible costs) and can be used for things…

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