November Research News

Recent Grants

Congratulations to Dr Bronwyn Relf and Helen Cameron on their successful HEPPP NPP application. Bronwyn and Helen have been awarded $199,982 for their project titled: “Improving the ‘beaten track’: investigating alternative pathways to increase higher education participation for mature-aged low socio-economic status students in regional and remote Australia”.

The project will be undertaken in collaboration with Dr John O’Rourke from Edith Cowan University and Dr Nicole Crawford from the University of Tasmania. The project will focus on mature-aged LSES people in regional and remote areas in order to better understand and challenge the opportunities available and explore the place of low stakes, open access tertiary preparation programs for mature-aged LSES people from regional and remote communities in entering HE. The project will involve liaison with key stakeholders, including the National Association of Enabling Educators Australia.

Newstar Mid-Career Research Program

The Research Advantage suite of programs offers the opportunity for Mid-career researchers to participate in a group facilitated program aimed at equipping MCR’s with the skills to effectively undertake research endeavours. Further information is available at:

Funding Opportunities 2017

As the end of semester looms and the teaching for the year nears an end it is a good idea to start planning your grant applications for 2017.

This table provides details of some of the relevant funding rounds available in 2017 and indicative dates for when they are held.

Further grant information is available through the Research Advantage:


Funding body


All year

The Funding Network

The Funding Network holds events in which funding concepts are pitched in the hope of gaining support.


ARC Discovery Early Career Research Awards


ARC Discovery Indigenous


NCSEHE grants

Aimed at supporting and informing policy and practice on student equity in higher education. Grants awarded are generally between $30,000 and $40,000 and projects must be completed within 1 year.


Ian Potter Foundation

Community Wellbeing funding round.


Australian Rotary Mental Health Grants

Generally funding is available up to $70K. Projects can be taken over 3 years (usually 2 years). Project guidelines change.


NIB Foundation

Funding available to support locally-based initiatives which make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities.  Grants between $5K and $50K available.



Funding template available when round announced.


NCSEHE Equity Fellows


ARC Linkage Grants


CEEHE Early Career Researcher Development Fund

Funding template available when round announced.


Templeton Foundation Grants

Small and large grants.


Scanlon Foundation

Community project grants


Myer Foundation Small Grants


Newcastle Permanent

Projects between $10K and $500K with a regional focus.


The Kirby Foundation