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.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – Australia’s premier national science awards

Entries close 7pm AEST Friday 5th May Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Presented annually, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science. For more on the Australian…

Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund

The Victorian Government is excited to open the inaugural round of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund today. Applications close on 14 April 2017. The new research fund is designed to fast-track the latest breakthroughs in health and…

Applications for Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowships Now Open

Short Form Online Apps close Wednesday 15th February Focusing on Bioinformatics, Genomics and Health Services Research Applications are open for the inaugural Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowships, with three four-year fellowships on offer, each worth a total…

$500K MedTech Innovator Competition: Apply Now

Application Deadline: 28th February 2017 Are you or someone you know working on a transformative medical device, diagnostic, or digital health technology? Apply today to MedTech Innovator 2017 – the industry’s premier global competition and accelerator. The largest…

Co-operative Research Centre Grants Open

Applications Close 22nd March The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community. It’s a proven model for linking researchers with industry to focus on research and development towards use and commercialisation.…

Melbourne-based Navy design offers free support for digital health projects

Melbourne-based digital design consultancy Navy Design has turned its attention entirely to healthcare, deciding after five years of working on a range of projects to concentrate solely on user experience design and health. Navy has also launched an…

STEM⁺ Business Fellowship program – $7.9 million to support links between businesses and researchers

ONGOING Early Career Researcher Placements STEM⁺ Business Fellowship program providing $7.9 million to support links between businesses and researchers to increase productivity and develop new products. The STEM⁺ Business Fellowship program provides grants of up to $105,000 per…

Federal Government Entrepreneurs Programme

ONGOING The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity and offers support to businesses through three elements: Accelerating Commercialisation, helping entrepreneurs, researchers and businesses address key challenges in the commercialisation pathway of bringing novel…

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…

Victorian Government’s Future Industries Fund – Manufacturing Program

ONGOING The program assists Victorian-based companies to implement new manufacturing technologies to drive job creation, productivity and competitiveness. Up to $500,000 is available on a 3:1 funding ratio (i.e. the grant covers up to 25% of eligible costs).…

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