Helping early and mid-career researchers gain a competitive edge

Our internal grant schemes help early and mid-career researchers gain a competitive edge, as well as develop a positive track record for securing external grants. We have grants to:

  • support researchers conduct early-stage projects
  • provide assistance purchasing equipment
  • help develop research collaborations with industry partners and other universities.

We also have awards that recognise individual researcher excellence at all career stages. Explore the full range of internal grants below.

Early-career opportunities

New Researcher Grant

Applications due: Currently Under Review

Scheme contact email: AELGBSHealthSciencesGlycomics

New Researcher Grants provide early researchers the opportunity to conduct their own research projects. Our academic groups (Arts, Education and Law; Griffith Business School, Griffith Health; Griffith Sciences; Institute for Glycomics) manage the pre-award process for New Researcher Grants, and advise the Office for Research of the Group's successful grants.  Office for Research is responsible for the administration of the grant post-award.

For more details, including guidelines and application forms, contact the respective Dean (Research) of your academic group or the Deputy Director - Institute for Glycomics. For all Health Group, please contact the Director MHIQ

Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (GUPF)

Applications due: NOW CLOSED

Outcomes expected: October 2018

Scheme Contact: internalgrants@griffith.edu.au

The Griffith Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme was established to assist the University in achieving our objective of strengthening research profile and capacity. Early-career researchers are invited to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships under the Scheme. Fellowships are for two years. Intending applicants must contact the relevant Griffith Centre or Institute before preparing an application.

Application forms and guidelines for the 2018 round are below:

Equipment purchase

Griffith University Research Infrastructure Program (GURIP)

Academic Group Applications due: NOW CLOSED

Office for Research due date: NOW CLOSED

Scheme contact: internalgrants@griffith.edu.au

The GURIP scheme provides funding for research equipment and facilities and awards funding of up to $400,000. Academic Groups are required to make a significant cash contribution towards the total cost of the equipment/facility. Applications must first be submitted to the Office of the Dean Research or Institute for Glycomics office. Endorsed and ranked applications are then submitted by the Dean Research to the Office for Research by 5 October. Researchers are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposals with the Group technical support team and the relevant Dean Research prior to submitting an application.

Collaboration

Near-Miss Support for Collaborative External Schemes

Applications due: Continuous. Applications to the Scheme are due within two months of the unsuccessful announcement of the external application.

Scheme contact: Daina Garklavs

  • Email: internalgrants@griffith.edu.au
  • Phone: 3735 8029

The scheme provides strategic funding to support near-miss applications to specified external schemes, where the partner has retained an appetite to invest in the proposed program of work. The intent is to signal unambiguously to our industry partners that we are serious about engagement in research with them.

  • Guidelines
  • Application form - The application does not use a template.  Please see the Guidelines for details.

Griffith University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University Collaborative Research Scheme

Applications due: NOW CLOSED

Scheme contact: TBA

Co-founded by Griffith University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, this scheme is available to members of the Griffith Health Group. The purpose of the scheme is to assist researchers to expand cooperation, exchange ideas and establish research collaborations in the areas of health and biomedical sciences, and behavioural and social sciences.

Griffith University and Peking University Collaborative Research Scheme

Applications due: NOW CLOSED

Scheme contact: Natasha Vary - Email: n.vary@griffith.edu.au

Under the banner of the Asian Century Futures Initiative, Griffith University and Peking University have established this scheme to facilitate research exchanges and joint funding proposals to develop collaborative research. Research projects that receive support under the scheme will be expected to produce joint publications in high-quality research outlets and joint grant applications to external funding bodies.

Griffith University/Southern Denmark University Exchange Partnership Program for PhD students

Applications due: NOW CLOSED

Scheme contact: Adam Jones - Email: hdr-scholarship@griffith.edu.au

Griffith and SDU have signed a PhD exchange partnership agreement extending the Collaborative Travel Grant Scheme agreement signed in 2012. This new agreement represents the next stage in our collaborative research partnership and allows students from each institution to spend up to a year of their PhD program with the partner institution.

For 2018, each institution will offer up to three PhD student travel awards of $15,000. The intention is that in future, PhD programs will be planned for commencing students around the partnership application process and a PhD scholarship will be offered. However, this round of funding is just for Travel Grants and consideration will be given to applicants already in the early stages of candidature at either institution, provided there is a pre-existing research partnership between the supervising Griffith and SDU staff.

The $15,000 grant must be used as a subsidy for travel and accommodation of the PhD student to undertake an onsite visit with the host institution for twelve months, as part of a collaborative research project. It is expected that candidates will undertake the onsite visit with the host institution during the 2nd year of their PhD. Given this, students who are in the 2nd year of their PhD in 2019 are eligible to apply for this round.

Griffith University/Simon Fraser University Collaborative Travel Grants Scheme

Applications due: NOW CLOSED

Scheme contact: internalgrants@griffith.edu.au

Grants under this scheme will normally be awarded in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 and be directed principally at travel costs. Research projects that receive support under the scheme should lead to joint publications in high-quality research outlets and joint grant applications to external funding bodies.

International Workshop Awards

These grants assist senior academics conduct Griffith University-based workshops with colleagues from key universities and research institutions. Our academic groups (Arts, Education and Law; Griffith Business School, Griffith Health; Griffith Sciences; Institute for Glycomics) manage the pre-award process for International Workshop Awards and will advise the Office for Research of the Group's recommendations.  Office for Research is responsible for the administration of the grant post-award.

For more details, including guidelines and application forms, contact the respective Dean (Research) of your academic group or the Deputy Director - Institute for Glycomics.

Short-Term Visiting Research Fellowship

Travel grants assist external mid-career and senior researchers from key international universities and other high-quality research institutions to visit Griffith University. Our academic groups (Arts, Education and Law; Griffith Business School, Griffith Health; Griffith Sciences; Institute for Glycomics) manage the pre-award process for Short-Term Visiting Research Fellowships and will advise the Office for Research of the Group's recommendations.  Office for Research is responsible for the administration of the grant post-award.

For more details, including guidelines and application forms, contact the respective Dean (Research) of your academic group or the Deputy Director - Institute for Glycomics.

Researcher excellence

Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Awards

Scheme contact: Belinda Watanabe

Applications due: Final nominations are due to OR by Monday, 3 December 2018 following an individual Groups/Institute selection process.

Academic group contact emails: AELGBSHealthSciencesGlycomics

Each year a number of the our academic staff make outstanding contributions to their discipline, contribute strongly to our profile as a research-intensive university or show outstanding promise as an early-career researcher. In acknowledgement of such remarkable work, the Vice Chancellor each year presents Research Excellence Awards for:

  • excellence of a research group or team
  • excellence in research supervision
  • excellence in an early-career researcher
  • excellence of an individual mid-career researcher who has made an outstanding contribution
  • research leadership.

Only Group Pro Vice Chancellors and Director Institute for Glycomics can make nominations for the Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards, after conducting their own Group Awards to select their nominees. For information on the Group PVC Award process, please contact the relevant Academic Group Dean (Research) or Director Institute for Glycomics.