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

Research Bulletin

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

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UQ Research and Innovation Mailer

The UQ R&I Mailer circulates important information relevant to researchers. 

Only UQ and QIMR email addresses can subscribe to the mailer. 

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UQ funding databases

Find funding by faculty/institute: 

UQ Competitive Grants Register

Following recent changes implemented by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, UQ has established its own Competitive Grants Register (CGR).

All Category 1 Funding Schemes are listed on the CGR, which is informed by a rigorous assessment process.

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 can be searched through the UQ Library subscription. No individual user account is required to access public saved searches, however, 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 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.