New seed funding grants

Notice of Intent Submissions close Monday 05 October 2020

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.

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.