Please find below a list of links to funding opportunities for Australian medical researchers.  We will try to update this page regularly.

Brain Foundation 2017 Grant Applicant Information

  • Research Gift Program
  • Applications to be received by EOB Friday 23 June 2017.
  • Gift categories include:
    • Alzheimer’s & Other Neuro Degenerative Diseases
    • Parkinson’s
    • Dystonia
    • Cerebrovascular and other Cerebral Diseases
    • Brain Tumours
    • Epilepsy
    • Neuromuscular Diseases
    • Paediatric Neurology
    • Neuro-trauma
    • Headache and Migraine
    • Neural Infections
    • Other


Australian Cancer Research Foundation

  • Applications for the 2017 Grant Round will be accepted from Monday, 3 April 2017 with the grant round closing on Friday, 23 June 2017.
  • Grant guidelines can be found here.


The Lowitja Institute Research Funding


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) 

  • Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants


GSK Award for Research Excellence

  • Applications close 10 July 2017


Research Australia

  • HMR Awards 2017
  • Nominations opened 9am Friday 12 May and will close 5pm Monday 17 July 2017
  • The Award Categories include:
    • Advocacy Award
    • Data Innovation Award
    • Great Australian Philanthropy Award
    • Griffith University Discovery Award*
    • Health Services Research Award
    • Leadership in Corporate Giving Award
    • The Peter Wills Medal


Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA)

  • Post-graduate scholarships, applications close 28 July 2017


National Breast Cancer Foundation Grants Information


Prostate Cancer Foundation John Mills Young Investigator Award


Prostate Cancer Foundation New Concept Grants


Heart Foundation Health Professional Scholarships


Arthritis Australia Research Program 2018

Call for applications open 7 April 2017 and close 23 June 2017 for the following awards: 

  • Ken Muirden Overseas Training Fellowship
  • Leanne Stafford Award
  • Bruce Miller – Australian Rheumatology Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship

All other applications open 17 April 2017 and close 7 July 2017

  • Fellowships
  • Scholarships
  • Project Grants and
  • Grants in Aid


Friends for an earlier breast cancer test 


The Ian Potter Foundation


IMPACT Funding – Perpetual


James N Kirby Foundation


AFGW Barbara Hale Fellowships


Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants


Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence 2017


St John Ambulance – First Aid Related Research Scholarship


Macular Disease Foundation Research Grants


HCF Research Foundation Research Grants