Research Funding application process:

  1. Notify [email protected] of your intent to submit a grant at least 14 business days prior to the submission deadline, with a link to the funding scheme.
  2. Download and complete the appropriate cover sheet and costing tool from the VU Research intranet.
  3. At least 7 working days before the funding scheme due date, send to [email protected]:
    • completed coversheet (RO will arrange Institute sign-off)
    • completed costing tool
    • stable application draft
    • draft of any required support letters.

Research Services will then:

  • undertake a compliance check to ensure your grant application complies with the relevant internal and external guidelines
  • arrange signature approval from Executive staff (if required).

Once the Research Office has confirmed approval, Chief Investigators may submit their application directly to the funding body.

Research Professional

You can use the Research Professional funding database to find funding opportunities/grants from a range of sponsors in Australia and overseas.


There is an additional process for ARC and NHMRC funding schemes, which must first go through an internal 'notification of intent' phase before they can be considered for external submission.

VU Research intranet

Find cover sheets, tools and other resources on the VU Research intranet (log in required).