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.
Telematics Trust Small Grants 2017
The vision of Telematics Trust is for technology to transform lives through education and training for the cultural, social and economic benefit of Victorians.
Telematics Trust Mission
* support our vision by demonstrating innovative use of technology through education and training.
* demonstrate the innovative use of technology through education and learning which aim to measurably improve the well-being of the community and environment
* provide unique funding opportunities to individuals, Educational Institutions, Government, Business, social enterprises and Not-for-Profit organisations
* use technology to reach diverse groups and address important practical problems
in our community and environment.
In pursuit of this mission, Telematics Trust targets initiatives that:
* deserve special distinction
* would be assisted by seeding grants
* are not generally within the province of other funding bodies
The Trust provides unique funding opportunities to individuals, Educational Institutes, Government, Business, social enterprises and Not-for-Profit organisations.
Revised Grants Strategy & Small Grants 2017
Over a period of nearly 30 years, the Telematics Course Development Fund (‘Telematics Trust’) has distributed $10m to organisations and individuals promoting education and learning in Victoria by leveraging technology or ‘telematic means’.
In light of this milestone, and in response to the rapid changes in technology and innovation and its potential to impact education and training, the Trustees are pleased to announce several important changes for the Telematics Trust grant strategy to be implemented during 2017.
The revised grant strategy includes an increase to the one-off ‘Small Grant’ maximum from $30,000 to $50,000 per project and new submission method via an online portal.
FedUni will have one login for the portal which can be accessed via the Research Funding Team. Researchers’ can develop their pre-submission application offline using the Word Doc template, pre-filled with FedUni details, provided below.
Internal Dates for Small Grants
Scheme Opening Date
Faculty/Centre Selection Process**
Internal Compliance & Budget Review Deadline
Final Internal Submission Deadline
Please contact your ADR/Centre Director
*Late GEOI’s cannot be accepted.
** Faculty/Centre Selection Process – For Universities, Telematics Trust will accept only one application per Faculty/Centre – and these must be unrelated projects. To meet this criteria it may be necessary to have an internal review and selection process, to be determined by your Faculty/Centre – Please contact your ADR/Centre Director for timelines and internal process.
For further information on the Telematics Trust schemes, please visit their website at www.telematics.org.au.
Club Melbourne Fellowship 2017
The Club Melbourne Fellowship aims to support the next generation of Melbourne's research leaders and potential future Club Melbourne ambassadors. The Club Melbourne Fellowship delivers community benefits through education, networking and collaboration.
The awarded Fellow is welcomed into the prestigious Club Melbourne network for one year through key event invitations including the opportunity to present their research to Club Melbourne ambassadors, and receives funds of $10,000 to support costs for research that must include but is not limited attendance at an international conference specifically for enabling access to a program of research.
One fellowship is available annually for a Victorian based mid-career researcher, including the following:
- Invitations to attend all of Club Melbourne's main events for the year,
- The opportunity to present research at the end of year Club Melbourne event,
- Promotion to the exclusive Club Melbourne network including profiling of the Fellow on the Club Melbourne website and in an issue of the Club Melbourne newsletter,
- Funding of $10,000 to support costs for research that must include but is not limited to attendance at an international conference specifically for enabling access to a program of research.
- Awarded at the Club Melbourne anniversary dinner.
Club Melbourne will only accept one application per Victorian university submitted by the universities' Research Offices. Individual applications will not be accepted. Given this, FedUni applications must go through a panel review process. The first ranked FedUni application will go forward for submission to the funding body, subject to DVCRI approval. Please speak to your ADR in the first instance before applying. The internal dates for this scheme are as follows:
Internal Compliance & Panel Selection Deadline
Final Submission Deadline
NOW OPEN (25/01/17)
*Late GEOIs will not be accepted.
To qualify for consideration for the 2017 Club Melbourne Fellowship, applicants must be:
- Within 5-10 years from conferral of PhD or with career disruptions within 15 years from conferral of PhD,
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia,
- A current Victorian resident and currently affiliated with a Victorian university (adjunct/honorary status is not eligible),
- Applying for funds to support costs for research that must include but is not limited to attendance at an international conference specifically for enabling access to a program of research.
For further information and to view last year’s finalists, please visit the Club Melbourne website at http://clubmelbourne.com.au/fellowship/
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
Internal Compliance Deadline
Final Submission Deadline
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 .
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMST)
Programs – focus areas on what we fund
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.
Health Advancement Major multi-year grants that lead to better health outcomes and quality of life. This grant category is ONLY available for Social Impact Grants
Social Impact Grants 2017
Applications open 23rd May 2017. Please see below for internal dates. Universities can submit up to 1 application per funding round.
Social Impact Multi-year Grants – Total funding of $91,000 to $200,000 (up to 3 years).
Social Impact Grants are highly competitive and few are awarded. In addition to HMSTrust’s general funding guidelines, only applications that address the following criteria will be considered:
- Initial consultation with HMSTrust Grants staff is essential. We recommend you contact us in advance of the opening date and don’t leave it until the last minute. Contact Grants staff here . FedUni staff please contact Jamie McDonald, Director, Marketing, Advancement and Community Engagement in the first instance.
- 2-stage online application process. The Stage 1 online application form can only be accessed via an individual access code provided by HMSTrust Grants staff following discussion about your project
- Grants up to 3 years are considered for projects which clearly demonstrate positive long-term social impact. Applications will need to include:
- 4-month turnaround from Stage 1 application closing date to notification.
- Grant payments for multi-year grants are made in annual instalments dependent on receipt of satisfactory progress report and financial acquittal.
- Sustainable business model
- Robust business plan supported by substantiated data
- Milestones for each year of funding
- Confirmed partnerships and collaborations
- Clearly defined outputs and outcomes
- Plans for measurement and evaluation
- Detailed project budget
- Benefits to the broader sector
Community One-off Grants 2017
Applications open 8th August 2017. Please see below for internal dates. Universities can submit up to 1 application per funding round.
- Up to $30,000
- 1-stage online application process
- One-off grants for projects which deliver good, practical community outcomes
- Projects are normally completed within one year, but can extend over a longer period
- 2-month turnaround from application closing date to notification
Research Funding Internal Dates for HMST
Panel review & Internal Selection
*Late GEOI’s cannot be accepted due to the funding body limitation of 1 submission per scheme round, per organisation.
If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please also check with your Faculty ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*