Research Division

Ian Potter Foundation (IPF) - EoIs


Start Date

6th Jun 2017 9:00am

End Date

6th Jun 2017 5:00pm

The IPF is a major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation. Through its grants, the IPF seeks to encourage excellence and support Australia's talent: the visionaries, social entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and researchers, artists and teachers, and those who dedicate themselves to bettering our communities for the benefit of all.

University researchers wishing to apply for an IPF grant must follow specific IPF steps. Please ensure you follow carefully the IPF Instructions for University Researchers to apply for either a Two Stage (Expression of Interest) or Single Stage Application program.

For detailed information, rules and guidelines please refer to the Ian Potter Foundation website.

Single Stage Application

A single application process is in place for following Program Areas open in Round 2:

The IPF has advised that applications for the Science Program are not being accepted in 2017. It is anticipated that the Science Program will re-open in 2018.


  • Applications open online: Monday 27 March 2017
  • Application to your Research Hub: 9.00 am Tuesday 16th May 2017
  • Application to the IPF: 5.00 pm Tuesday 6th June 2017 (online and hard copy applications must be received by the IPF by this date).

All Single Stage Applications must be submitted in conjunction with ORS. To assist in submission, applicants must provide ORS with their login details (email and password) used to set up their account in the IPF's online application system. It is recommended that you choose a password that you are happy to share with your ORS contact.

Single stage applications must be submitted to IPF online and in hard copy. Applicants will be advised to submit their proposal online once UTAS approval is confirmed; your ORS Funding Officer will post your completed hardcopy application, budget, letters of confirmation of funding (if applicable) and any other required attachments as outlined in the application form.

Medical Research applications must  be ranked by the University for the IPF. UTAS Associate Deans of Research will rank these applications prior to submission to the IPF. ORS will notify the IPF of ranking outcomes (applicants are not notified).


Please submit your EOI or application and supporting documents, along with your Research Funding Clearance Form and Costing Tool, to your Research Hub. Applicants are encouraged to contact their Research Hub prior to the internal closing date so that Hub staff can provide you with additional information and provide pre-award services.