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External research grants

In Metro South Health research grants represent funding from internal (ie Metro South Health Research Support Scheme - MSH RSS) and external sponsoring/funding entities/organisations for approved research projects.

Translational Research Institute (TRI)

The TRI has compiled a helpful resource which identifies some grant and funding opportunities relevant to research projects at TRI. 


  • Information on current and future grant funding can now be found on the Australian Government’s whole-of-government grants information system—GrantConnect.
  • GrantConnect 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 GrantConnect Helpdesk (run by Department of Finance) can be reached on 1300 484 145 (between 9am and 5pm ACT Local Time, Monday to Friday, excluding ACT and national public holidays) or via email ‐

There are several bodies who provide research grant opportunities. For more information on grants' eligibility and availability please visit the organisations' website.

External research grant applications

  • If a research grant is sought from an entity/organisation external to Metro South Health, principal investigators and research student supervisors must ensure the relevant sponsoring/funding entity/organisation’s processes are followed, in addition to, provisions outlined within the Research Policy Framework. 
  • Metro South Health must be involved in the research grant application process if it is proposed for Metro South Health to be identified as the grant administering institution.

Multi-Institutional Agreement (MIA)

  • Where it is proposed for Metro South Health to be included as part of a NHMRC Multi-Institutional Agreement (MIA), the draft agreement must be submitted to the Metro South Research Governance Office.

Research grants support

  • On request from the clinician or researcher and with sufficient notice the Metro South Research Support Coordinator may be able to facilitate a more detailed review of the application, aimed at improving the quality of the application.
  • Please contact the Metro South Research Support Coordinator to discuss further.
Last updated 20 December 2023
Last reviewed 20 December 2023