Resources for Researchers applying for Research Grants and Funding


This page outlines funding opportunities and research grants available to researchers. It also includes information on processes and how to apply for funding. 

The Grants Team can help you through the process of preparing and submitting your application for funding.

If you have any questions, please contact

New Procedure for Obtaining Eligibility and Compliance Checks 

Research Services is piloting an online booking process for eligibility and compliance checks on applications to external funding bodies. Eligibility and compliance check will be done on a rolling basis.

Using an online booking system, the process will see applications released back to researchers on the morning of the date booked for the eligibility and compliance check.   

The pilot will apply to applications submitted between 1 January 2016 and 31 March 2016.

Eligibility and Compliance Check Period

The eligibility and compliance check period will commence shortly after a scheme opens and will end two (2) weeks before the Funding Body closing date. 

Researchers will be able to select from available bookings during the eligibility and compliance check period. The number of bookings available for each scheme relates to the proximity of the Funding Body closing dates and has been modelled using data from previous application rounds.

Research Services will advertise the dates for the eligibility and compliance check period for each scheme.

This online process will reduce the time that applications are with Research Services for checks and enable researchers to have more time to work on their applications.

How to make a booking

To make a booking for an eligibility and compliance check for an ARC, NHMRC or NHMRC affiliated scheme, you need a valid RMS/RGMS Application ID for an application that has UON listed as the Administering Institution.  For other external grant schemes, you will need to complete information about the scheme in the online booking system.

Please note: An Application ID will only secure one booking and cannot be used to make multiple bookings for the same application.

Eligibility and Compliance Check Requirements

Complete applications must be submitted to Research Services before 9:00am (AET) on the morning of your booking. 

How to submit your completed application to Research Services

ARC applications 

Select the "Submit to Research Office" button in the application screen in RMS.

NHMRC applications 

Select the Certification tab in RGMS, select CI Certification, select Do you want to Certify and select Yes. 

NHMRC affiliated (eg Cancer Australia, Cancer Council NSW) applications 

Submit as per NHMRC applications and email additional application material via email to

Other Funding Body schemes 

Email a PDF of the application by 9:00am (AET) to

Applications will be de-submitted on the day of the booking and a PDF of the application will be made for Grants Team staff to complete the eligibility and compliance check. The check will be completed within three (3) working days, and a PDF with comments will be provided back to the CIA.

Please note: No secondary eligibility and compliance checks will be undertaken by the Grants Team. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their application meets all the requirements of the relevant scheme.

Internal Closing Date

The Internal Closing Date for all schemes is one (1) week prior to the Funding Body deadline unless otherwise specified.

The Internal Closing Date is 5:00pm (AET) on the date specified by Research Services for each scheme. Applications received after 5:00pm will not be considered as having been received by the Internal Closing Date.

For an application to be submitted to a Funding Body, a complete, submission ready application must be provided to Research Services along with all associated documentation by the Internal Closing Date. This includes a signed External Grant Application Coversheet (includes ARC/NHMRC) (DOC) and ARC/NHMRC Certifications.

Application Coversheet

All external research grant applications, including ARC and NHMRC, require a completed and signed External Grant Application Coversheet (includes ARC/NHMRC) (DOC). This is to be provided at the time of submission to Research Services by the advertised Internal Closing Date for the scheme (one week prior to the Funding Body closing date).

A joint Faculty-Research Services initiative, the coversheet must be signed by the:

  1. First named Chief Investigator,
  2. Head of School (or delegate nominee) and
  3. Faculty Assistant Dean (Research).

It is the applicant's responsibility to complete this form, arrange for it to be signed by the Head of School and Faculty Assistant Dean (Research), and to submit the completed document, along with the application, to the Research Office by the specified Internal Closing Date.

Where no Internal Closing Date has been specified, the application and signed coversheet must be provided to the Research Office a minimum of one (1) week prior to the Funding Body Deadline.

As School and Faculty processes may vary, we strongly encourage you to make contact with your School/Faculty support staff early on to determine any additional internal requirements.


ARC Certification Proformas (Written Evidence)

It is important that all CIs and PIs are listed in RMS at least two weeks prior to the ARC closing date, as Research Services will use this information to manage Certification requirements.

Research Services will obtain ARC Certification Proformas (Written Evidence) for other Eligible Organisations.The lead researcher (CIA) will be responsible for obtaining Certification Proformas from any Partner Organisations involved in the application and providing them to

NHMRC CI Certification

It is important that all CIs are listed in RGMS by the NHMRC Minimum Data deadline, as Research Services will use this information to manage Certification requirements.

If additional CIs are added to an application by the CIA after the NHMRC Minimum Data deadline, the CIA is responsible for obtaining the required certifications and providing them to

Important Information

  • Overheads should be included in all external grant budgets. Please see the Preparing Research Budgets page for more information.
  • The required Head of Institute signature is arranged by the Research Office. The applicant is responsible for obtaining all other signatures.

Funding Opportunities

External Grants

Internal Grants


Application Resources