In order to submit a grant application at Victoria University you need to follow these steps:

  1. Send [email protected] a courtesy notification of your intent to submit a grant and the due date
  2. Prepare your draft application
  3. Download the appropriate cover sheet and costing tools from the VU Research intranet
  4. Use the costing tool to calculate costs associated with the project
  5. At least 7 working days before the funding scheme due date, send to [email protected]
    • A copy of or link to the funding scheme guidelines
    • Your draft proposal
    • A completed costing tool
    • A complete coversheet
  6. Provide information for HERDC and MORA data collection via the Research Contracts & Grants Cover Sheet and costing tool (intranet)

Research Services will then:

  • check your grant application complies with the funding guidelines
  • confirm the support of your Institute Director and Dean (to confirm your availability, if you are based in a College).

Once compliance and Institute support are confirmed, 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).