JCU Connect Research grants and funding

Research grants and funding

The JCU Connect Grants team is here to help you secure grants for your research project.

Search via the links below for information about current funding opportunities available, grant application assistance and the financial support services available to help you manage your funding obligations.

The JCU Connect Grants team also hold regular workshops to assist with grant writing and applications. Visit our Engage page to see our upcoming events and register your attendance.

To apply for an approval for research funding download the form here.

Grant SchemeImportant Dates
Future Fellowships 2020
  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019
  • Applications Open: 9 October 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 13 November 2019
  • JCU Connect Close: 6 November 2019
  • Applications Close: 27 November 2019
  • Rejoinders: 5 – 19 March 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: Third Quarter 2020
Australian Laureate Fellowships 2020
  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019
  • Applications Open: 9 October 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 20 November 2019
  • JCU Connect Close: 4 November 2019
  • Applications Close:4 December 2019
  • Rejoinders: 12 to 25 February 2020
  • Anticipated announcement:Third Quarter 2020
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2020
  • Release of Grant Guidelines:27 September 2019
  • Applications Open: 4 October 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 27 November 2019
  • JCU Connect Close:11 November 2019
  • Applications Close:11 December 2019
  • Rejoinders: 26 February to 12 March 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: Second Quarter 2020
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2020
  • Release of Grant Guidelines:27 September 2019
  • Applications Open: 4 October 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 27 November 2019
  • JCU Connect Close: 11 November 2019
  • Applications Close: 11 December 2019
  • Rejoinders: 26 February to 12 March 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: Second Quarter 2020
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2021
  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019
  • Applications Open:16 October 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 27 February 2020
  • JCU Connect Close: 13 February 2020
  • Applications Close: 12 March 2020
  • Rejoinders: 24 June - 7 July 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2020
Discovery Projects 2021
  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019
  • Applications Open: 13 November 2019
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 12 February 2020
  • JCU Connect Close: 29 January 2020
  • Applications Close: 26 February 2020
  • Rejoinders: 18 June to 1 July 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2020
Discovery Indigenous 2021
  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019
  • Applications Open: 27 November 2010
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 4 March 2020
  • JCU Connect Close: 26 February 2020
  • Applications Close: 18 March 2020
  • Rejoinders: 12 to 25 June 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2021
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment, and Facilities 2021
  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 20 November 2019
  • Applications Open: 29 January 2020
  • Request Not to Assess Close: 18 March 2020
  • JCU Connect Close: 18 March 2020
  • Applications Close: 1 April 2020
  • Rejoinders: 1 - 15 July 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: Fourth Quarter 2020
Linkage Projects 2020
Assessment Round 1
  • Request Not to Access close: 25 March 2020
  • JCU Connect close: 18 March 2020
  • Applications close: 8 April 2020
  • Rejoinders: 3 - 17 June 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: October 2020 (Approx. 6 months from the application closing date for this round)
Linkage Projects 2020
Assessment Round 2
  • Request Not to Access close: 22 July 2020
  • JCU Connect close: 15 July 2020
  • Applications close: 5 August 2020
  • Rejoinders: 30 September - 14 October 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: February 2021 (Approx. 6 months from the application closing date for this round)
Linkage Projects 2020
Assessment Round 3
  • Request Not to Assess close: 17 November 2020
  • JCU Connect close: 10 November 2020
  • Applications close: 1 December 2020
  • Rejoinders: 23 February - 10 March 2021
  • Anticipated announcement: June 2021 (Approx. 6 months from the application closing date for this round)
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2022
  • Release of Grant Guidelines: 8 October 2019
  • Applications Open: 16 September 2020
  • Request Not to Access Close: 28 October 2020
  • JCU Connect close: 14 October 2020
  • Applications close: 11 November 2020
  • Rejoinders: 3 -17 March 2021
  • Anticipated announcement: Mid 2021
Grant SchemeImportant Dates
Synergy Grants
  • Application Notification of Intent due to DTHM: 26 November 2019
  • Applications open: 26 February 2020
  • Application minimum date due to NHMRC: 25 March 2020
  • Application final draft due to DTHM:18 March 2020
  • Application final draft due to JCU Connect & Internal Close:1 April 2020
  • Application final due to NHMRC/Applications close: 22 April 2020
CTCS Grants
  • Application Notification of Intent due to DTHM: 4 December 2019
  • Applications open: 4 March 2020
  • Application minimum date due to NHMRC: 1 April 2020
  • Application final draft due to DTHM: 24 March 2020
  • Application final draft due to JCU Connect & Internal Close: 8 April 2020
  • Application final due to NHMRC/Applications close: 29 April 2020
Ideas Grants
  • Application Notification of Intent due to DTHM: 11 December 2019
  • Applications open: 11 March 2020
  • Application minimum date due to NHMRC: 8 April 2020
  • Application final draft due to DTHM: 25 March 2020
  • Application final draft due to JCU Connect & Internal Close: 1 April 2020
  • Application final due to NHMRC/Applications close: 6 May 2020
Partnership Projects PRC1
  • Application Notification of Intent due to DTHM: 20 December 2019
  • Applications open: 25 March 2020
  • Application minimum date due to NHMRC:29 July 2020
  • Application final draft due to DTHM: 8 July 2020
  • Application final draft due to JCU Connect & Internal Close: 22 July 2020
  • Application final due to NHMRC/Applications close: 13 August 2020
Postgraduate Scholarships
  • Application Notification of Intent due to DTHM:15 January 2020
  • Applications open: 15 April 2020
  • Application minimum date due to NHMRC: 13 May 2020
  • Application final draft due to DTHM: 6 May 2020
  • Application final draft due to JCU Connect & Internal Close: 20 May 2020
  • Application final due to NHMRC/Applications close: 10 June 2020
Partnership Projects PRC2
  • Application Notification of Intent due to DTHM: 1 April 2020
  • Applications open: 30 July 2020
  • Application minimum date due to NHMRC: 18 November 2020
  • Application final draft due to DTHM: 28 October 2020
  • Application final draft due to JCU Connect & Internal Close: 11 November 2020
  • Application final due to NHMRC/Applications close: 2 December 2020
Investigator Grants
  • Application Notification of Intent due to DTHM: 1 July 2020
  • Applications open: TBA
  • Application minimum date due to NHMRC: TBA
  • Application final draft due to DTHM: TBA
  • Application final draft due to JCU Connect & Internal Close: TBA
  • Application final due to NHMRC/Applications close: TBA

Research Professional provides JCU research students and staff with a searchable database of funding opportunities and related news.

An account has been automatically generated for you and will allow you to bookmark funding searches and create alerts to receive emails when funding opportunities are available.

Helpful links

The Directorate of Financial and Business Services (FaBS), through the Grants Finance Officers, assist Principle Investigators (PI) with the management of the financial aspects of funding contracts. Once contracts have been finalised and signed by the JCU Connect Grants team, these details are forwarded to the Grants Officers within FaBS.

FaBS can also assist you with invoicing, paying suppliers, and accessing your account and preparing financial reports.

Download the Pricing Tool for assistance with creating your budget.

Recently Funded JCU Research Projects

Search through the links below to read an overview of the JCU research projects which have been recently funded. The projects are sorted by month and funding source.

Contact the JCU Connect Grants team

General enquiries: grantsconnect@jcu.edu.au

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Javier Balanzategui

Research Grants Officer

javier.balanzategui@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 6213

Contact Javier for all National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding rounds. He is also the first point of contact for Division of Tropical Health and Medicine and the Colleges of Business, Law & Governance and Arts, Society and Ed…

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Annette Ryan

Research Grants Officer

annette.ryan@jcu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 4781 5361

Contact Annette for all ARC funding rounds. She is also the first point of contact for the College of Science & Engineering, Indigenous Education and Research Centre and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.