In 2020, the University has provided up to $1 million of research funding to support our research community to undertake life-changing, world-changing research in the area of place-based planetary health.

About place-based planetary health

Victoria University is rising to the challenge to make place-based planetary health part of our identity and moral purpose. 

Planetary health is an interdisciplinary activity focused on finding solutions to the complex challenges impacting our planet and the health of country, environment, communities and people. We recognise that the wellbeing of all depends upon the wellbeing of the planet.

place-based approach to planetary health emphasises the importance of context in finding sustainable solutions through working with local communities and addressing local conditions.

VU is building a community that is committed and contributing to place-based planetary health initiatives through research, learning and teaching, and through the way we work and engage with our communities and each other.

Apply for funding

VU academic/teaching/research staff

Academic, teaching and research staff are now invited to submit applications for funding to support research projects that will contribute to VU’s place-based planetary health agenda.

For further information, including how to apply, see the Place-based planetary health research funding program guidelines.

Application closing dates

  • Round 1 Closing Date: 26 March 2020
    Applications where the first named VU investigator is regarded as a research only staff member must submit in Round 1**. Applications where the first named VU investigator is a teaching and research academic or teaching-focused academic will also be accepted.
  • Round 2 Closing Date: 9 April 2020
    Applications submitted in Round 2 will only be accepted where the first named VU investigator is regarded as a teaching and research academic or a teaching-focused academic.

** If a research only staff member considers that they are facing exceptional circumstances that mean they will not be able to meet the Round 1 closing date please email [email protected] and provide details of your circumstances. Each request will be considered on a case by case basis. 

External to VU

We are also seeking to connect with similarly-motivated researchers and organisations outside of VU to combine talents, commitment and resources to accelerate solutions.

If you have an existing relationship with a researcher at VU, please contact them directly to see how you might be able to collaborate. If you do not have a contact please email [email protected].