The University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and Health – Funding Opportunities 2020
Find opportunities and deadlines from NHMRC, ARC and other major funding bodies in the table below.
COVID-19 Research Funding Opportunities
Australia-India Strategic Research Fund Round 13 – COVID-19 Collaborative Research Projects – Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
- Antiviral coatings, other preventive technologies
- Data analytics, modelling, Artificial Intelligence applications
- Screening and diagnostic testing
2. Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund (administered by DBT in India)
- Development of immunotherapeutics
- Development of animal model/ in vitro model for vaccine development
- Assay development and validation for testing of vaccines and therapeutics Viral genomics and bioinformatics
Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Coronavirus Research Response – 2020 Communication Strategies and Approaches During Outbreaks
This opportunity provides Australian researchers with funding to drive innovation and contribute to global efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.
Open date: 01 Jul 2020 10:00 AM AEST.
Close date: 14 Jul 2020 05:00 PM AEST.
Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – COVID-19 Immunological Studies Grant Opportunity
Applications to this Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response: 2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies Grant Opportunity must propose research that characterises the immune response across COVID-19 patients with asymptomatic, mild, moderate, severe, and critical disease.
Total Amount Available (AUD): $2,000,000.00
Estimated Grant Value (AUD): Up to $1,000,000.00
Deadline to apply: 5pm (AEST) on 23 July 2020
Australia ASEAN Council Grants – Special COVID-19 Round
This grant aims to support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Southeast Asia during and following the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when restrictions on travel and social distancing will limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits. This round will target online and other activities or forms of engagement that help bring people together through virtual means and build cross-cultural linkages, but do not require travel and are consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19. It will also prioritise applications that directly contribute to the priority needs of Southeast Asian countries during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional Funding Opportunities
National Domestic and Family Violence Training for Primary Health Care Workforce – Department of Health. Seeks to engage an experienced organisation to develop and deliver training and upskilling to build capacity of general practitioners (GP’s) and other primary health care workers to better support patients experiencing, and at risk of, family and domestic violence. This is a targeted competitive grant opportunity and only the following four training organisations are eligible to apply:
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- The University of Melbourne, Centre of Research Excellence – Safer Families
- Blue Knot Foundation; and
- Phoenix Australia.
Deadline 2pm (AEST) on 25 June 2020.
Moyira Elizabeth Vine Fund for Research into Schizophrenia
This internal scheme supports research in the area of schizophrenia including projects:
- contributing to the knowledge and understanding of schizophrenia
- influencing policy or contribute to health practice
- improving health and wellbeing outcomes for people in the community affected by schizophrenia
- enabling researchers to develop a basis for further funding applications.
For queries, please contact: [email protected]
Deadline 26 June 2020
Sydney Health Partners Implementation Science Grants
Two grants, each valued up to $25,000 for teams of researchers and clinicians undertaking work in the growing field of Implementation Science, to enable pilot testing of the implementation of an evidence-based intervention, program or innovation, with at least one partner Local Health District or Network.
The grants aim to encourage teams of clinicians and researchers to develop collaborative projects that seek to implement robust evidence into practice.
Deadline Tuesday 30 June 2020, 5pm AEST.
More information, guidelines and how to apply.
Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships (CDIP) Fund
University of Sydney internal funding of up to $80,000 in seed funding can be awarded to help researchers commercialise projects.
Applications open until 22 July 2020. More information.
US Department of Defence
The programs and awards outlined below are part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Refer to each individual award and follow the relevant link to the Program Announcement and General Application Instructions. Applications will require significant administrative support and interested parties are requested to submit a request for assistance to the Research Support Team by 26th June 2020.
• Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)
The PRCRP includes five awards ranging from US $400,000 to US $1,500,000. More information. A Pre-Application (Letter of Intent) is required by 30 July 2020.
• Vision Research Program (VRP)
There are three awards in the VRP, ranging from US $260,000 to US $5,000,000. More information. A Pre-Application (Letter of Intent) is required by 23 July 2020.
• Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research Program (DMDRP)
There are two awards in the DMDRP, ranging from US $350,000 to US $1,200,000. More information.
A Pre-Application (Letter of Intent) is required by 12 August 2020.
• Lupus Research Program (LRP)
There are three awards in the LRP, ranging from US $300,000 to US $2,500,000. More information. A Pre-Application (Letter of Intent) is required by 25 August 2020.