Round 5 Now Open

Now open from 6 July 2020 to 11:59pm 28 September 2020 AEST

Applications are now invited for Round 5 research grants under the National Blood Sector Research and Development Program.

Applications for grant funding will fall into one of the three following categories:

  • Project Grants (up to 3 years)
  • Seed Grants (typically up to 1 year)
  • Scholarships (typically up to 1 year)

Applications are required to address evidence gaps in either:

  • Patient Blood Management
  • Immunoglobulin product use

In planning for this Round in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA has taken account of feedback received from stakeholders. A longer period has been allowed between opening and closing of the application period. To assist with planning, a request for expressions of interest in submitting an application will be circulated by the NBA in early August 2020 for NBA planning purposes only.  Response to this query will be voluntary and non-binding, and will not comprise a mandatory precondition for submission of a grant application.

The NBA is closely monitoring for possible further impacts of COVID-19 restrictions. Any changes that may be necessary to Round 5 arrangements will be clearly communicated.

How to apply for a Research and Development Grant:

Formal documentation is available on the GrantConnect website at www.grant.gov.au. Applicants should review the Grant Opportunity Guidelines (1.02 MB) and download and complete the relevant application form. There are two application forms: one for Project and Seed Grants (634.01 KB) and another for Scholarships (294.63 KB). Applicants should also review the standard Grant Funding Agreement used (for Project and Seed Grants) (897.64 KB) and Letter of Agreement (used for Scholarship Grants) (697.98 KB). The assessment criteria used by reviewers of applications is available for applicants to refer to at Assessment Scale.


Grant Opportunity Guidelines 

Round 5 Grant Opportunity Guidelines  (pdf) Round 5 Grant Opportunity Guidelines  (docx)

Application Form for Project and Seed Grants

Application Form for Project and Seed Grants  (docx)

Application Form for Scholarship Grants

Application for Scholarships Grants  (docx)

Grant Funding Agreement for Projects and Seed Grants

Grant Funding Agreement for Project and Seed grants  (pdf) Grant Funding Agreement for Project and Seed grants (docx)

Letter of Agreement for Scholarship Grants

Letter of Agreement for Scholarship Grants (pdf) Letter of Agreement for Scholarship Grants  (docx)

Frequently Asked Questions  

Assessment Guide

More information? email us at r&d@blood.gov.au if you wish to be notified of National Blood Sector Research and Development Program rounds, please subscribe to the NBA’s News feed or register your interest at r&d@blood.gov.au