How to Apply

Foundations provide grants which are considered most likely to produce significant advances in the areas of research identified as major research themes by Sydney Medical School.

All applications for funding to foundations at Sydney Medical School are first reviewed by the School Scientific Advisory Committee (“SAC”) which then make recommendations for funding to the University Officer Foundations (the Dean).

The University Officer Foundations considers the recommendations by the SAC and determines whether grants should be made, and the terms on which they are made, taking into account any terms and conditions of relevant gifts and bequests used to fund the grant, and the availability of funds.

Sydney Medical School Foundation will call for applications via the Sydney Medical School all staff newsletter. The Foundation will not accept unsolicited applications.

To apply for an advertised research grant, fellowship, seed grant, major equipment grant or support for a program or project, complete the application form that can be found at the end of the Guidelines for Applicants and submit your application and Chief Investigator's C.V. to .

Successful applicants will be required to sign our Grant Conditions prior to receiving payment and an end of year report is due on the second Friday of December each year. See our Reporting Requirements for more information.

Applications $200,000 (approx.) or more per annum

Applications that are approximately $200,000 or more per annum must be submitted with a nominated assessor's name.

Applications that are approximately $200,000 per annum and not submitted by the due date (see below table) or include an assessor's name will not be reviewed by the SAC.

Please contact your assessor prior to submitting your application. If an assessor's report can not be obtained by the date requested by the Foundation your application will held over until the next submission date.

2018 submission dates

The below submission dates are an indication only of due dates when a call for applications is made. This list is not in and of itself a call for applications.

Applications less than $200k pa Applications greater than $200k pa

5.00pm Friday 16 February 2018

5.00pm Friday 2 February 2018

5.00pm Friday 18 May 2018

5.00pm Friday 4 May 2018

5.00pm Friday 17 August 2018

5.00pm Friday 3 August 2018

5.00pm Friday 16 November 2018

5.00pm Friday 2 November 2018


The evaluation of grants can take up to three months to complete. All applicants will be notified as soon as a final decision regarding their application has been made.