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.

The Bridge Program 2020 – Applications Now Open

17 January 2020 (Applications close: 6 March 2020) The Bridge Program equips researchers and entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills and networks to enable the successful commercialisation of new pharmaceuticals. APPLY NOW To apply, upload a 2-page CV and…

Applications are now open for the MedTech Actuator Accelerator Program

10 January 2020 Applications close 3 April 2020. Applications are now open for the MedTech Actuator Accelerator Program – Australia’s first accelerator for early-stage #MedTech #startups! This industry-led, venture capitalist backed, 15-month program will accelerate your #technology development, build your team capability…

BridgeTech 2020 Applications Now Open!

11 December 2019 (Applications close: 31 January 2020) The BridgeTech Program trains researchers and entrepreneurs on how to navigate the medtech commercialisation pathway. This national program is now accepting applications for the 2020 offering of this fully supported…

NHMRC Sets the Open, Minimum Data and Close Dates for 2020 Major Grant Schemes

1 July 2019 (First Grant Opened – 2 Oct 19 / Last Grant Closes – 6 May 2020) NHMRC sets the open, minimum data and close dates for 2020 major grant schemes. More information

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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