Funding Opportunities

UNE-funded opportunities

External funding opportunities

There are excellent ways to source research grant funding opportunities as outlined below. Please give the Grants team an early heads-up that you intend to apply for a scheme as the team can provide plenty of useful advice and support to ensure your application is as competitive as possible.

UNE-Research newsgroup

UNE researchers should subscribe to the UNE Research Office's UNE-Research newsgroup to receive information on funding opportunities and important research announcements. Don't miss out! Subscribing is a very quick and simple process.

Research Professional Funding Database

UNE researchers are encouraged to use  Research Professional, a large and powerful funding opportunities database with an excellent search engine, to which UNE subscribes. UNE researchers and students can access this database which covers a wide range of funding schemes in Australia and overseas. You can save your searches and set up email alerts for new opportunities in your research area. NOTE: if you have any difficulty with registering in order to access Research Professional when off-campus or to save your searches, please contact the Grants team for assistance.

Funding Schemes

Australian Research Council (ARC)

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

GrantConnect - the ‘one stop shop’ for Commonwealth Grant Opportunities. GrantConnect is the Australian Government’s whole-of-government grants information system and is the authoritative source for potential grant applicants to find and access Commonwealth Grant Opportunities and Grant Opportunity Guidelines. Anyone can sign up to receive optional email notification of new Commonwealth Grant Opportunities, relevant to their interests, as they are published. To access Grant Opportunity Guidelines and to receive optional email notifications, users will need to create a GrantConnect account.

The Australian - American Fulbright Commission offers a range of Scholarships, including postgraduate and postdoctoral, to Australian citizens across all career stages.

Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (DAAD) The Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany's national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It aims to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes.

NSW Department of Industry — Innovation and research

Other Funding Databases

Offering the largest collection of sponsored research opportunities, GrantSelect is the most effective and comprehensive tool available for any grant seeker. is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.

Australian Scholarships: The Good Universities Guide

Contact us

The Research Services Ethics and Grants team administers research ethics approval and research grants.

Ethics: Human or Animal


Staff details: Team members


The Ethics and Grants team is in Research Services: top floor of the TC Lamble Building (top of the stairs, turn right).