Research Professional

Research Professional is a database of funding opportunities in all disciplines from a wide range of sponsors in Australia and overseas.

Research professional at VU

Use Research Professional to find available funding schemes best matched to your research. The University subscribes to Research Professional so that our researchers can use it for free.

Research Professional provides a comprehensive funding opportunities database that enables researchers to search for funding in all disciplines from a wide range of sponsors from across Australia and overseas. All funding opportunities in the database are eligibility verified for Australian researchers. The database has a user-friendly interface and features powerful searching and customisation tools designed to assist you to search for research funding.

If you would like further information on how to set up an account and customise your searches, refer to the Research Professional help page. You can also view short videos on the basic functions of the site.

Individual accounts

To manage your searches more effectively, it is recommended to open a personal account. This allows you to:

  • use the database from any computer in any location
  • create customised email alerts that will send new funding opportunities to your mailbox
  • save the results of your searches and re-run them
  • save funding opportunities and share information with your colleagues.

Registration for a personal account is free and takes about 1 minute to complete. Using a computer within the University network, visit the Research Professional website and click on 'Register' in the top right-hand corner of the page.

Getting help

For assistance in using Research Professional or related queries, please contact:

David Garland
+61 3 9919 4955 | david.garland@vu.edu.au