Research Professional

What is Research Professional?

Research Professional is designed to assist you in your search for research funding. It is a database of funding opportunities in all disciplines from a wide range of sponsors in Australia and overseas. All funding opportunities in the database are eligibility verified for Australian researchers.

Research Professional has powerful searching and customisation tools. Registered users can also save their searches and set up email alerts.

Accessing Research Professional

The Research Portfolio provides free access to the Research Professional database for University of Sydney Research staff. You must use an email address to register for Research professional.

Generic access (no log-in required) - On campus only
From any computer within the University network, you can start searching directly by going to Research Professional.

Registered access - On and Off campus
University staff members with a @sydney email address can request access to Research Professional by emailing

Once logged in you will be able to save your searches and access Research Professional from any computer via a browser.


Research Professional has online help and these resources:


Registration and log in support is available by emailing: