Key dates for Ian Potter Foundation - Medical Research Program 2022

  • Proposals open with Ian Potter Foundation: 15 November 2021
  • EOIs due to UQ R&I: 17 November 2021
  • Applications due to UQ R&I: 11 January 2022
  • Full Applications close: 25 January 2022


The Ian Potter Foundation Health – Medical Research Program aims to support the provision of equipment and capital infrastructure to support outstanding medical research groups. Grants of over $100,000 are provided through this program. Projects must not be suitable for funding through a Government agency (e.g. ARC or NHMRC).

Enquiries on research infrastructure acquisitions or coordination should be directed to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure), Professor Joe Shapter, at

How to apply

Expressions of Interest

As UQ can submit a maximum of two applications, a mandatory internal Expression of Interest (EOI) will be run to select the applications most closely aligned with the core scheme requirements. 

The EOI form is provided in the Key documents below. Please submit your EOI to by the internal EOI close of 17 November 2021.

Full applications

Following the EOI process, the two endorsed UQ applicants will prepare full proposals:

Step 1: Project preparation

  • Create an account in the Ian Potter Foundation online portal (available after the scheme opens). 
  • Familiarise yourself with key Ian Potter Foundation scheme documentation (2021 round documents archived and available at the link below). It is anticipated that there will be minimal changes to the Guidelines.

Step 2: Completing the application

Complete the application via the Ian Potter Foundation online portal.

Step 3: UQ R&I internal review and feedback

  • To initiate review, email your completed UQ Funding Application Coversheet (FAC), proposal, and draft attachments to UQ R&I at
  • Provide your Letter of Support and Certification Form for institutional signing. The Research Office will organise this once your application has been reviewed and a completed FAC received.
  • Internal review by UQ R&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4: Final submission

On receiving authorisation from UQ R&I, submit your application online.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents

Ian Potter Foundation

Before applying, please review the archived scheme documentation available from the grantor website.