Starter/Incubator (formerly Starter) Grants

The Foundation offers an annual pool of $40,000 for Starter/Incubator (formerly Starter) Grants of up to $10,000 each.

Starter/Incubator Grants are often referred to as incubator or 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.

2018 Starter/Incubator Grants - important dates

The Call for applications closed 5pm Friday 28 July 2017.

Assessment timetable:

  • Applications are assessed between early August and late October 2017. These are reviewed by the Foundation's Scientific Research Advisory Committee (SRAC) and the Board.
  • Applicants notified of outcome in November 2017.

The Starter/Incubator Grant application form and guidelines can be downloaded using the links below.

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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