Incubator (formerly Starter/Incubator) Grants

The Foundation offers an annual pool of up to $70,000 for Incubator (formerly Starter/Incubator) Grants of up to $10,000 each.

Incubator Grants are often referred to as feasibility grants. They fund one year investigations, making them ideal for pilot studies, to test emerging theories in practice, and to build empirical evidence upon which to undertake a more advanced investigation.

2019 Incubator Grants - important dates

Applications open: Wednesday 13 June 2018

Applications close: 5pm Friday 27 July 2018

Assessment timetable:

  • Applications are assessed between early August and late October 2018. These are reviewed by the Foundation's Scientific Research Advisory Committee (SRAC) and the Board.
  • Applicants notified of outcome in November 2018.

The Incubator Grant application form and guidelines will be available to download on Wednesday 13 June 2018.

Please note: late applications will not be considered.

Enquiries please contact: or (03) 6166 1319.

Our Research Support & Administration Coordinator (Sue Bronstein) is also available on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays via:

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