Biomedical grants

A row of laboratory researchers

Biomedical research is mainly scientific laboratory work conducted in universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.

We support over 90 biomedical researchers with grants, fellowships and scholarships. Our Research Management Unit coordinates funding selection with independent advice from our Medical and Scientific Committee and Executive Committee, ensuring the best research is funded.

We also support the Victorian Cancer Biobank.

Projects funded for 2014

Research Fellowships ι Venture Grants Scheme ι Grants in aid ι Postdoctoral Fellowships ι Postgraduate Scholarships ι View all projects


Application processes

Closing dates

Venture Grants Scheme
Designed to support researchers who have courageous ideas that would not usually be funded by conventional research grant schemes.

Fri 4 July 2014

Grants-in-aid applications
Our grants-in-aid program funds research in Victorian universities, hospitals and medical research institutes.

Tue 5 March 2014 (RGMS)
Fri 7 March 2014 (Supplementary questions)

Postdoctoral fellowships
For recent PhD graduates to do an extra year of research on their thesis topics. CLOSED FOR 2014  

Wed 8 October 2014
(round 2)
Wed 8 April 2015 (round 1)  

Postgraduate scholarships
Chance for medicine or science graduates to pursue full-time PhD or MD.


Summer vacation studentships
We offer places to undergraduates to stimulate interest in cancer research. CLOSED FOR 2014  

Wed 10 September 2014

Search research projects

Archive of projects funded back to 1953.

A microscope

Fund a research award

Since 1980 we've offered the chance to fund specific cancer research.

Updated: 13 Oct, 2014