New seed funding grants

The University of Melbourne and the Baker Institute are jointly funding a seed grant scheme, as part of the establishment of the Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health, within the Melbourne Medical School.

Notice of Intent Submissions close Monday 05 October 2020

The research must be impactful and the collaborative team providing a meaningful contribution to the Baker department and the University. There is funding available to a maximum of $200,000 per grant for a term of 12 months.

Read about one of the successful projects in the previous round: Andre La Gerche's research on athletes and atrial fibrillation.


  1. Impactful research aligned with the goals of the Department
  2. Meaningful contribution from a Baker Department and University group. A background of collaboration will be valued.
  3. The ability to outline a clear pathway to a grant application and include the target grant type and round (i.e. date) required.
  4. Maximum of 1 submission per Principal Investigator. Groups with a CIA on a current seed grant are ineligible.

Application process

Please review the guidelines and complete the NOI form. Download and save the form before you enter text.