We have a range of central internal grants and funding schemes to support research projects and researcher development.
Before selecting a scheme we recommend that you view the process for applying for grants and funding at VU.
New Internal Research Grants Programme
Commencing on or before 30 June, the new Internal Grant Programme, replacing the current 12 individual schemes, aims to:
- increase external research income
- increase high quality (externally validated) research activities
- increase research capacity
- build the University research reputation
- contribute to our research focus areas
- build collaborations.
Funding will be provided to support:
- individual research projects and programmes (including fellowships)
- research programmes conducted at an individual or organisational level (including fellowships)
- institutional infrastructure.
Funding will be available to support work for a period of 1-3 years, with the size of the grant dependant on the experience of the first named investigator.
The following schemes will continue unchanged:
- VU Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Research Fellowship
- Indigenous Central Research Grants Scheme (ICRGS)
- Parental Leave Fund.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the new programme.
In 'VU grants & funding schemes':
State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Victoria University
FAPESP and VU research collaborative project - call for proposals.
Early Career Researcher (ECR) Fellowship Bridging Program
The purpose of the Early Career Researcher Fellowship Bridging Program is to support outstanding schol...
Grant Preparation Support Scheme
The Grant Preparation Support Scheme assists VU researchers to prepare applications for external resea...
Near Miss Grants
'Near Miss' Grants allow researchers to maintain research activity in order to re-submit a stronger ap...
Out-of-Cycle Collaborative Grants
Out-of-Cycle Collaborative Grants support researchers who are seeking to conduct a 12 month pilot rese...
Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme
Victoria University Postdoctoral Research Fellowships support outstanding early career researchers see...
Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
The VU Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellowship support an outstanding Indigenous ...
Industry Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme
Industry Fellowships require the development of a strong, active research collaboration between Victor...
Research Infrastructure Grants (VURIG)
The Victoria University Research Infrastructure Grant (VURIG) scheme supports the research activity an...
Research Start-Up Fund for new staff
The Research Start-Up Fund for new staff provides resources to assist eligible, newly appointed academ...
Central Research Grants Scheme (CRGS)
The CRGS supports researchers at all levels of experience who require seed funding to pursue research ...
Indigenous Central Research Grants Scheme (ICRGS)
Provides support for Indigenous Victoria University (VU) researchers who require seed funding to under...
Parental Leave research grant fund
The fund supports VU researchers whose research productivity will be impacted by parental leave, by fu...
Researcher Support Fund
The Researcher Support Fund is an internal grant distributed annually to Colleges, Research Centres and Institutes to support research activity.
The grant is calculated on the basis of research performance and is intended to support the achievement of University, College, Research Centre and Institute research goals and targets with a focus on:
- supporting staff to produce research outputs and generate research income
- the development of a critical mass of research within Centres and Institutes.
The grant includes an allocation to be managed at the College level as well as individual staff allocations for those who exceed performance thresholds.
Further details are available from the scheme guidelines.
For further information about any of our internal grants and funding schemes, please email Zana Stefanovski on email@example.com.