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 Support Fund: Assistance for Victorian small businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)

2 April 2020 The Victorian Government has launched the $500 million Business Support Fund to help small businesses survive the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep people in work. The Fund is part of the Victorian…

COVID-19 business grants – City of Melbourne

2 April 2020 From City of Melbourne – find out more here. As part of our economic support package for city businesses, we’re offering $5 million in grants for small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organisations to…

2020 GSK Award for Research Excellence: Nominations Now Open

2 April 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 an $80,000 (tax free) independent…

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes 2020 – Deadline Extended!

31 March 2020 (Entries close 15 May 2020 – deadline extended) The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school…

MRFF Coronavirus Research Response – 2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-19 Grant Opportunity

26 March 2020 Applications are now open for the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding in response to COVID-19. This Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response Initiative grant opportunity will identify antiviral candidates…

EOI – Supply of nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swabs suitable for COVID-19 sample collection

20 March 2020 (Close Date & Time: – 25-Mar-2020 12:00 pm (ACT Local Time) – Show close time for other time zones) Description: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – the Commonwealth seeks expressions of interest for…

Backing our world-leading medical researchers

19 February 2020 Round 4 applications close 5 April 2020 The Victorian Government is backing Victoria’s world-leading researchers to make the breakthroughs that change lives with the latest round of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund. Minister for…

Forecast Opportunity View – MRFF NCRI AAI

13 February 2020 MRFF National Critical Research Infrastructure Initiative: 2019 Applied Artificial Intelligence Research in Health Grant FO ID: MRFF NCRI AAI Agency: Department of Health Program Name: Medical Research Future Fund – Frontier Health and Medical Research…

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…

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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