External grants & opportunities

The Department of Education provides competitive research grants to Higher Education Providers (HEPs) in Australia.

Things to note

Research block grants

Understanding research income

The Understanding Research Income document provides a brief overview of the broad differences between research and consultancy activity, particularly as these relate to income classification for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) process that the University undertakes each year.

The document is designed as a basic guide for researchers and finance staff at VU.

Research Professional funding database

VU subscribes to the external funding search database, Research Professional, offering researchers the opportunity to search for research funding in all disciplines and from a wide range of sponsors in Australia and overseas.

Learn more about Research Professional

When accessing the calendar off-campus or with a laptop or mobile device, you may need to log into your Research Professional account.

Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia provides detail on a range of funding opportunities for Australian researchers.

More than 350 trusts and foundations are listed in The Australian Directory of Funders, published by Philanthropy Australia.