Our research grants calendar shows major funding opportunities coordinated by the Office for Research.

We recommend you use Research Professional to search for funding opportunities specific to your field and funding needs. If you are intending to apply to any competitive research grant scheme please email the Griffith Contact (if a scheme listed here) or preaward@griffith.edu.au as soon as possible so we can provide you initial guidance on the submission process.

Ongoing opportunities and Pre-announcements

Grant scheme More Info Internal deadline External deadline Research grants officer

Australian Research Council (ARC)

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Applications to most ARC and NHMRC schemes are subject to a Griffith Academic Group-run Grant Application Development Process,  well in advance of the Office for Research's internal submission dates.

The ARC Linkage Scheme has its own separate Notification of Intent process and timelines.

See key dates

See key dates


Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

The MRFF aims to transform health and medical research and innovation to improve lives, build the economy and contribute to health system sustainability. Two to three weeks before external closing date (dependent on if minimum data is required by NHMRC) Various

Dr Julia Hocking

US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world

Minimum four weeks before external closing date  

Dr Brit Winnen

US Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) - Pre-Announcements

CDMRP fosters novel approaches to biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders-the American public, the military, and Congress

Minimum four weeks before external closing date  

Lynette Farquhar

Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre (IM CRC Project Grant)

IMCRC co-fund industry-led manufacturing research projects

Intending applicants must discuss proposals with Maretta Mann  

Dr Maretta Mann

Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research
Centre (IMCRC) Activate

IMCRC activate is a new initiative to help Australian manufacturers
take action and gain a competitive edge in the post-COVID-19 world
through collaborative and co-funded R&D projects with IMCRC partner
Australian universities
Applications Open:
1 July 2020

Dr Maretta Mann

Advance Queensland - Women's Research Assistance Program

Funding of up to $26,000 (excluding GST) for eligible organisations, to contribute to employing a researcher or research/laboratory assistant to help maintain research progress during or immediately following a maternity break

Contact the Preaward Team directly via email if you are considering applying for this scheme   preaward@griffith.edu.au

National Breast Cancer Foundation - International Fellowship Program

Provides a bursary to work in internationally renowned breast cancer research centres outside of Australia (NBCF network institutions). Fellowships must commence between 1 January 2019 - 1 July 2020

Minimum four weeks prior to proposed submission to NBCF Continuous


Queensland Government - Gold Coast Health - Internal/External Opportunites

  Ongoing Opportunties  

Dr Julia Hocking

Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science

  Ongoing Opportunties  


April 2023

Grant scheme More info Internal deadline External deadline Research grants officer

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources - Moon to Mars Initiative Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants

  31 March 2023 30 April 2023 preaward@griffith.edu.au