Grant Preparation Support Scheme

The Grant Preparation Support Scheme (GPSS) provides small grants to assist Victoria University researchers to prepare applications for external research funding for either a significant (i.e. over $100,000) Australian Nationally Competitive Grant or International Competitive Grant, or towards the development of a major research collaboration with Industry.

GPSS funding overview & guidelines

The Grant Preparation Support Scheme (GPSS) provides small grants to assist Victoria University researchers to prepare applications for external research funding for either a significant (i.e. over $100,000) Australian Nationally Competitive Grant or International Competitive Grant involving either two or more institutions, or major University collaboration with industry.

Up to $1,500 may be requested towards travel, research assistance and consumables used in preparing proposals to external granting bodies. The funding can also be requested to pay for external expert review on the grant application.

Funds will not be awarded to support preliminary research (e.g. literature reviews, fieldwork or pilot studies). Funds must be expended within the calendar year of the grant, as there is no provision for carry-forwards to the following year.

Applications for the GPSS are ongoing, and are limited to one grant per year.

Applicants must occupy a continuing or tenured position at Victoria University (of at least 0.5 time fraction) or be employed on a contract of not less than 3 years duration at the time of application to this scheme. A special case for consideration to this scheme outside of these guidelines can be made directly to the Manager, Research Funding.

Applicant resources

Please forward one copy of the completed and signed form by mail to:

Zana Stefanovski
Office for Research
Building C, Level 3, Room C302
Footscray Park Campus

Alternatively, fax the form to: +61 3 9919 5515.

Contact us

For more information on the GPSS, please contact Zana Stefanovski.

Email: zana.stefanovski@vu.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9919 4710