What support material can I include?
You must submit the CVs of those who will work on the project as part of your grant application.
You may also submit documents, images, video, URLs, and a budget in support of your application. The assessors may review this support material to help them gain a better sense of your project. If you need advice on what type of support material to submit, please contact the Foundation.
You may upload support material with your application in the following formats:
- Video (MP4, QuickTime, and Windows Media)
- Audio (MP3 and Windows Media)
- Images (JPEG and PowerPoint)
- Written material (Word and PDF)
Preferred maximum file size is 10MB, files must not exceed 25MB
We do not accept application-related support material submitted via post. If you think you will have difficulty submitting your support material online, please contact the Foundation.
What do we do if the project fits into more than one funding area?
We suggest that you apply to the funding area that seems to fit your proposal best and if necessary, our staff will redirect the application to a different funding area.
Do you accept late applications?
No, online applications close at 5pm (Sydney) on the closing date. Grants received after this time and date will not be considered.
Can we submit more than one application per round?
No, only one application per round will be accepted from an individual, group or organisation.
Can an auspice organisation make an application on my behalf?
No, the applicant/s must be the one/s that will run the project or program for which a grant is being sought.
Can I appeal the decision in relation to the outcome of a selection process?
No, a decision made about grants funding is final and the Foundation will not enter discussion for an appeal.
Are there any obligations if a grant is awarded?
Yes, successful applicants will be required to enter into a funding agreement, which outlines the responsibilities of the grant recipient and the Foundation.
The successful grantee is required to author a comprehensive research paper at the conclusion of their project. The Foundation would expect grantees to produce a comprehensive research paper relative to the funding amount. For example, a Research Grant would expect a paper of approximately 2,500-4,000 words, whilst a Strategic Grant would have an expectation of producing approximately 5,000-8,000 words. A project may also have complimentary output such as public presentations or an exhibition. Please note, the Foundation will consider modifications to the research output based on evaluation of the unique subject and scope of successful proposals.
Is my project subject to any timeframes?
Yes, successful projects are expected to have been completed within a 12-month timeframe, from the signed date on the grant agreement.
*Please note, due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, the Foundation will be open to extending this timeframe to account for the needs of projects impacted by government restrictions. The Foundation will enter a discussion with effected grantees to agree to reasonable and appropriate extensions for projects that would otherwise be disadvantaged by a 12-month timeframe.
Do I need to acknowledge the Foundation’s support?
Yes, it is a condition of your grant that you must acknowledge the Foundation’s support or your research and any output resulting from our funding.
What happens if there are changes to the project?
If circumstances change during the life of the project, for example the scope of the project is modified, the project is delayed or the budget needs to be varied, the Foundation must be informed as soon as possible. The Foundation will consider all amendments to approved grants. If the requested amendment is significant, it will be considered by the Directors at the next available Board meeting.
How are successful grants paid?
For Research grants
Payment will be made in full to the nominated bank account of the grantee within 2-4 weeks of the research manuscript being received by the Foundation.
For Strategic grants
Partial payment of the grant will be made within 2-4weeks to the grantee upon the return of the signed grant agreement. Remaining payment of the grant will be made to the nominated bank account of the grantee within 2-4 weeks of the research manuscript being received by the Foundation.
Can I speak to someone regarding my application?
Yes, if you cannot find the information you need on the website, our staff can be contacted by phone or email to discuss your project and application. We are happy to assist with queries regarding clarification of eligibility, and the application process.
For further information on grants funding, please contact the Foundation on 0408 833 477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.