Helping early and mid-career researchers gain a competitive edge

All Office for Research 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.

Griffith Spotlights

Notification of Intent Form, Application Form and Guidelines

Scheme Contact: Daina Garklavs (d.garklavs@griffith.edu.au)

Notification of Intent Closing Date:  30 July 2020

Full Proposal Closing Date:  15 October 2020

Griffith Beacon

Notification of Intent Form, Application Form and Guidelines

Scheme Contact: Daina Garklavs (d.garklavs@griffith.edu.au)

Notification of Intent Closing Date:  15 July 2020

Full Proposal Closing Date:  15 October 2020

Early-career opportunities

Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (GUPF)

OPENING 1 JULY 2020

For this 2020 round, to be eligible, applicants must already be residing in Australia, with existing rights to work in Australia for the duration of the Fellowship.

Scheme Opens: 1 July 2020

Applications Close: 29 July 2020

Eligibility Exemptions Close: 17 July 2020

Referee Reports Due: 29 July 2020

Outcomes Expected: end October 2020

NOTE: no extensions beyond these dates will be accepted

Scheme contact: internalgrants@griffith.edu.au

The Griffith Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme was established to assist the University in achieving our objectives of strengthening research profile and capacity. Early-career researchers are invited to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowship under the Scheme.  Fellowships are for two years.

Intending applicants must contact one of Griffith's Elements (see below link) before preparing an application.

Please refer to the below 2020 Applications and Guidelines:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING

  1. The Application Form and required attachments must be submitted via Griffith Jobs Portal by the due date indicated above (Job ID: 116119).
  2. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.
  3. Eligibility Exemptions and Referee Reports are to be emailed to internalgrants@griffith.edu.au no later than the dates indicated above.

New Researcher Grant

Scheme is CURRENTLY SUSPENDED and UNDER REVIEW for 2020

Details will be updated in due course

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.

Equipment purchase

Griffith University Research Infrastructure Program (GURIP)

Scheme is CURRENTLY SUSPENDED and UNDER REVIEW for 2020

Details will be updated in due course

Academic Group Applications due:

Office for Research due date:

Scheme contact: d.garklavs@griffith.edu.au

The GURIP scheme provides funding for research equipment and facilities. 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. Endorsed and ranked applications are then submitted by the Dean Research to the Office for Research. 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

As at January 2020 this scheme has been terminated

Griffith University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University Collaborative Research Scheme

Scheme will not be available for 2020 round

Applications due: CLOSED

Scheme contact: N/A

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/Southern Denmark University Exchange Partnership Program for PhD students

Scheme is CURRENTLY SUSPENDED for 2020

Details will be updated in due course

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

Griffith University/Simon Fraser University Collaborative Travel Grants Scheme

Scheme is CURRENTLY SUSPENDED for 2020

Details will be updated in due course

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

Scheme is CURRENTLY SUSPENDED and UNDER REVIEW for 2020

Details will be updated in due course

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.

Short-Term Visiting Research Fellowship

Scheme is CURRENTLY SUSPENDED and UNDER REVIEW for 2020

Details will be updated in due course

These Fellowships 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.

Researcher excellence

Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Awards

Scheme contact: d.garklavs@griffith.edu.au

Applications due: 2 December 2019

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 research engagement
  • 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.