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.

Call for research applications – First Nations-led research on COVID-19

Date posted: 26 Jun 2020 Applications close: 3 August 2020 The Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious disease Emergencies (APPRISE) has received $2M funding from the Paul Ramsay Foundation for research into the preparedness for and impacts…

$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…

Research Australia 2020 Health and Medical Research Awards

Date posted: 9 Jun 2020 Nominations close: 3 August 2020 Research Australia is pleased to confirm that the 2020 Annual Health and Medical Research Awards will be held on Thursday December 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.…

SBE by Springboard Enterprises Life Science Program – Apply Now

Date posted 1 June 2020 Applications close 15 July The SBE by Springboard Enterprises Life Science Program serves as the on-ramp into our alumnae network: a global community of world-class entrepreneurs, investors and business development professionals committed to…

CSL Centenary Fellowships – Applications Now Open

Date posted 1 June 2020 Applications close 31 July 2020 The CSL Centenary Fellowships were established in CSL’s centenary year, 2016, to pay tribute to CSL’s origins by supporting Australia’s scientific community. Their intent is to foster excellence…

Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards – Nominations Open!

Date posted 28 April 2020 Nominations close 3 August 2020 Nominations are now open for Research Australia‘s 18th Annual Health and Medical Research awards. As the national peak body for health and medical research, these prestigious awards are…

2020 GSK Award for Research Excellence: Nominations Now Open

2 April 2020 (Nominations close midnight 4 August 2020) GSK are delighted to invite nominations for the 40th anniversary year of the GSK Award for Research Excellence. Presented annually since 1980, the Award acknowledges outstanding Australian researchers and provides…

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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