Research Funding

Sources of funding

Australian Competitive Grants Register
The ACGR lists qualifying, nationally competitive research schemes. The income that Higher Education Providers receive from schemes listed on the ACGR drives the allocation of over $200 million of Research Infrastructure Block Grants (RIBG) annually.

ARC (Australian Research Council)
Manages the National Competitive Grants Program.

Australian Researchers' Mobility Portal
Finding information about pursuing a research career overseas can be a daunting task. You need access to a wide variety of resources: funding bodies, research institutions, government agencies, community information and more.

All of this information is now freely available here. The information gathered here brings together these resources for Australians wishing to embark on international careers in research; international researchers wanting to explore opportunities in Australia; and Australian researchers returning home after having spent time overseas. The Portal gives an overview of professional matters such as employment, fellowships, funding, research strengths, universities and other institutions.

Cooperative Research Centre
The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program is an Australian Government Initiative administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. The CRC program supports end user driven research collaborations to address major challenges facing Australia. CRCs pursue solutions to these challenges that are innovative, of high impact and capable of being effectively deployed by the end users.
This site provides links to all discretionary grants offered by the 26 USA federal grant-making agencies

Find government grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities.
GrantsLINK has information about funding programs that can help you:
  • develop local and national solutions
  • fund ideas and initiatives
  • get assistance in times of hardship

This site allows you to search for grants available from the US Department of Health and Human Services eg National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants.

JASON (Joint Academic Scholarship Online Network)
Provides information about postgraduate scholarships.

NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council)
Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research.


Grants and Contracts Office mailing list
Receive regular funding announcements and be advised when new information is posted to our website.

Conference Alerts
Receive free emailed updates of conferences matching your interests, available dates and preferred destinations.

Conference Attendance

Avondale College expects doctoral students to attend two conferences throughout the period of candidature. Applications for sponsorship (registration, travel, accommodation, meals) should be made in writing to the Vice-President (Administration and Research) and successful candidates will be required to present a paper at each conference as part of the agreement.
Last Updated:11th November 2014
Updated By: Michelle Down