Other due dates

Some external research funding schemes have strict eligibility requirements and require early preparation. The purpose of this page is to notify researchers of selected external research funding schemes where significant eligibility restrictions apply. Please be aware of the internal due dates for the scheme you are interested in.

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Australian Army Research Scheme - Now Open

Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) 2017 Grants Round

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMST) - Community Multi-year Grants 2017

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Australian Army Research Scheme

-Now Open for 2017 proposals-

The Australian Army’s Strategic Plans Branch is seeking service providers to undertake paid research on topics that will inform future land force development and modernisation.

Call for Proposals: Proposals for funding during FY 17-18 are now open.
The FedUni internal deadlines for proposal submissions are:


Internal Compliance

Final Submission

External Deadline


COB 19/01/2017

12 noon 27/01/2017

4.30pm 01/02/2017

Areas of interest are wide ranging and include operational, technological, social, cultural and organisational topics. Research should inform an element or elements of an Army Modernisation Line of Effort (see Army Research and Development Plan) – additional guidance can be provided by reading the Future Land Warfare Report. Researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The research outcomes sought are either articles (3000 to 5000 words) or stand alone papers (10,000 to 20,000 words). Army will facilitate publication of research in the first instance in either the Australian Army Journal or the Army Research Papers Series.

Applications for FY 2017 - 18 are now open and will be assessed on a continuous basis until funds are exhausted. The application package consists of:

More information including FAQs can be found at the Australian Army website at http://www.army.gov.au/Our-future/Research/Research-scheme.

If you are interested in applying for the Australian Army Research Scheme, please submit your Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) to research.funding@federation.edu.au by the GEOI deadline.

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Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) 2017 Grants Round

The Australia-Japan Foundation’s 2017 Grants Round opens at 9.00am Monday 6 February (Australian Eastern Standard Time). This is for applicants seeking grants during the 2017-18 financial year.

AJF grants are intended to provide seed funding for innovative proposals relevant to the aims and objectives of the AJF. Wherever possible, the AJF will seek to expand people‐to‐people and institutional links through partnerships with organisations and seed funding of projects to catalyse ongoing impact extending Australia’s reach and reputation.

Applicants should demonstrate the potential for the development of sustainable links between individuals and institutions in Australia and their counterparts in Japan.

Generally, the AJF does not fund projects for more than three successive years and it is important that applicants actively explore other funding options to supplement AJF funding. Grant applicants that have supplementary finances or in-kind support from other sources, including the applicant's own resources or corporate sponsors, will be viewed favourably.  The inclusion of partner and FedUni letters of support in applications is highly recommended.

The Research Funding Internal Dates for this scheme are as follows:

Scheme Opening Date

GEOI Deadline

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

External Deadline

9am 06/02/17

COB 06/03/17

COB 20/03/17

COB 03/04/17

2pm 06/04/17

Rounds are advertised on the AJF, DFAT and Embassy websites, AJF Facebook and the websites/newsletters of key interest organisations. The AJF’s funding guidelines including how to apply online, FAQs and application form can be found on the AJF website: http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/australia-japan-foundation/grants/Pages/default.aspx .

If you are interested in applying for an AJF 2017, please submit your Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form to research.funding@federation.edu.au by the GEOI deadline.

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Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMST)

Community Multi-year Grants 2017

Applications open 24th January 2017 for HMST Community Multi-year Grants. Funding from $31,000 to $90,000 (over 2 to 3 years) is available under the following Programs:

Cultural and Heritage

Creative initiatives that give voice to communities by attracting local participation, encouraging public engagement and developing a sense of place.

Education and Vocations Pathways

Education and vocational initiatives that help individuals improve their circumstances.

Land and Environmental Stewardship

Initiatives that deliver responsible conservation of Victoria’s natural environments through cooperative projects and sustainable practices.

Regional Resilience

Projects and programs that deliver benefits to rural and regional communities.

Research Funding Internal Dates (for all HMST Community Multi-year Programs)

GEOI Deadline*

Scheme Opening Date

Internal Compliance & Panel Selection Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

External Deadline





12 noon 16/02/17

*Late GEOIs cannot be accepted due to the funding body limitation of 1 submission per organisation

If more than 1 application is received for this scheme, an appropriate selection panel will convene to rank applications.  The highest ranked application will proceed for external submission upon final approval from the DVCRI.

For further information about these programs please visit the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust websitehttp://hmstrust.org.au/grantseekers/grant-dates/ .

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If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at research.funding@federation.edu.au.

*Please also check with your Faculty ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*

Budget support and information

For assistance with the Project Budget Costing Pro-forma, please contact research.funding@federation.edu.au