Funding Opportunities

The National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme is in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It is for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse while in institutional care. The Scheme commenced in July 2018 and applications can be made anytime before 30 June 2027.

Community Fellows Program

Closing date: October 23, 2020

The Community Fellows Program aims to meet the research needs of community organisations to conduct small research-related projects in collaboration with university researchers.  At least ten Community Fellowships are expected to be offered, to commence in early 2021.

Interdisciplinary Seed Funding – Expression of Interest now open

Closing date: September 25, 2020

The aim of this seed funding call is to support medium-scale projects that create opportunities for researchers from a range of disciplines, policymakers, practitioners and people with lived experience of social challenges to undertake research together. The scheme aims to support projects that show significant potential for future funding by granting bodies. Applicants can apply for a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $40,000.  Applications must be led by a University of Melbourne academic.

Community Engagement Grants

Closing date: October 23, 2020

Proposals are open for activities to support a University of Melbourne researcher with an idea to test, explore and develop in partnership with members of communities experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation. The funding will enable the researcher to develop interdisciplinary and community-engaged networks within and external to the University. The Community Engagement Grants are designed to build a researcher’s / research team’s ability to engage with community issues at a grassroots level. Grants of up to $3000 are available.