UQ provides a variety of resources to help researchers find potential funding opportunities. The Research Bulletin and UQ funding database source information from a number of external databases.

Research Bulletin

The Research Bulletin is a fortnightly newsletter for UQ staff and affiliates issued by UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I). It contains information on funding opportunities, upcoming research events, workshops and conferences, as well as information on research awards and prizes. 

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UQ Research and Innovation Mailer

The UQR&I Mailer circulates important information relevant to researchers who hold, or are intending to apply for, a grant with the Australian Research Council (ARC) or National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). 

Only UQ and QIMR e-mail addresses can subscribe to the mailer. 

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UQ funding databases

Find funding by faculty/institute: 

GrantSearch Australia

GrantSearch is Australia's most comprehensive funding database, detailing more than $8 billion distributed to more than 18,000 recipients every year.

GrantSearch actively seeks funding opportunities from all levels of Australian government, universities, foundations, the private sector and overseas sources. Entries are updated every working day, and in most cases link straight to guidelines and application forms.

The database lists more than 4000 entries, which are searchable by keyword or name, and includes grants and scholarships of every kind, including for study, travel, research, business, professional development, the arts, sporting or community projects.

A UQ Library subscription is needed to search the database.  

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Research Professional database

Research Professional is a publisher of news and information for the international research community.

It provides expertise and in-depth news coverage of research policy and politics, and comprehensive listings of funding opportunities and sponsors across all disciplines. 

The Research Professional database can be searched through the UQ Library subscription. The Research Professional website, accessed through UQ, provides UQ-specific information and user guides.

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)

The SPIN database has detailed and up-to-date information about thousands of government and private funding opportunities from Australia and overseas.

The international information that appears on SPIN Australia has been screened to include only programs for which Australian researchers are eligible to apply (e.g. Australian citizens who can apply to overseas agencies, and research to be conducted within Australia). 

SPIN contains details of approximately 10,000 different sponsoring agencies that together fund more than 40,000 separate funding opportunities.

All of the information in SPIN is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies. SPIN provides information relevant to making applications, such as:

  • granting body information
  • deadline information
  • detailed eligibility
  • funding amounts and duration
  • on-costs, infrastructure, etc.
  • comprehensive text, which includes a brief synopsis, plus a detailed description of the program's objectives and restrictions.

SPIN can be searched through the UQ Library subscription. No individual user account is required to access public saved searches. An individual account is required for email alerts about new and updated funding opportunities.

Learn more from SPIN training videos.

Other databases and sources of funding opportunities

  • The Australian Competitive Grants Register lists all Australian schemes offering Category 1 funding.
  • The Australian Government AusTender System provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities.
  • GrantConnect shows current Australian Government tenders and grant opportunities available for funding.
  • Grants.gov allows organisations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all US Federal grant-making agencies.
  • ProposalCentral is used by numerous US foundations and other grant-making agencies to manage applications and can be used to search for grant opportunities.

Assistance and training

For help with any of the funding databases please email grants-manager@research.uq.edu.au 

Training is also available through the Staff Development course Using Online Funding Databases.