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.

Business Survival and Adaptation Package

14 September 2020 Via Business Victoria – we will update this page as more information becomes available. About the package The Victorian Government is investing $3 billion to help businesses impacted by ongoing restrictions and prepare for COVID…

MRFF Funding Opportunities

Date posted 7 September 2020 Closing date varies Originally posted by Research Australia. View the original article here.  Several funding opportunities are currently available under the MRFF, seeking to address a range of different diseases and issues in…

AusBiotech and Johnson & Johnson Innovation Industry Excellence Awards 2020

Date posted 1 September 2020 Nominations close 30 September 2020 Via AusBiotech + Invest 2020 Join us in celebration of our life science leaders who are championing the sector and the Australian community through the worst pandemic and…

AusBiotech + Invest 2020 Student Scholarship Programme

Date posted 31 August 2020 Closing date 28 September 2020 The Student Scholarship Programme for AusBiotech + Invest 2020 is now accepting applications. For the fifth consecutive year, partner AbbVie is championing Australian students and supporting young people…

Apply NOW for Subsidised Access to Microscopy Services

24 August 2020 Closes 30 September 2020 Are you a medtech startup / SME looking to access affordable microscopy and technical services for your medical research? Microscopy Australia’s Technical Voucher Fund supports Medtech R&D by providing easy and…

Next in Naturals: QuickFire Challenge on Immune-Support

Date posted 17 August 2020 Applications close: 18 September 2020 Families often turn to dietary supplements inspired by nature with ingredients such as Elderberry, Vitamin C, and Zinc with the aim to help safely support their immune systems. A heightened awareness for…

Coronavirus Business Support Package – Information for Victorian Businesses

4 August 2020 Via Business Victoria. The Business Support Package provides more support to help businesses and workers through to the other side of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The new package includes: The Business Support Fund – Expansion…

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity

Date posted 6 July 2020 Round 2 applications close 11 November 2020 Round 3 applications close 10 March 2021 The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response- 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity will accelerate the…

$250 million Victorian Business Growth Fund (VBGF) now open

Date posted 22 June 2020 The $250 million Victorian Business Growth Fund (VBGF) is now open to support long‑term growth opportunities for businesses and boost employment and economic development across the State. Established by the Victorian Government and…

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…

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