The University of Tasmania provides a variety of resources to assist researchers in identifying potential funding opportunities. Funding opportunities in the Research Bulletin are sourced from a number of external databases, some of which can be accessed directly by researchers.
The Research Bulletin is a monthly newsletter issued by UTAS Office of Research Services that circulates information on funding opportunities, upcoming research events, workshops and conferences, as well as information on research awards and prizes.
Subscribe to the Research Bulletin via email.
UTAS Office of Research Services circulates important information relevant for anyone holding or intending to apply for a grant with the Australia Research Council (ARC) or National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) through the UTAS ORS Mailer.
To subscribe to this mailing list, please email Research.Funding@utas.edu.au.
Please note that only UTAS e-mail addresses can subscribe to this mailing list.
Research Professional is a publisher of news and information for the international research community. It provides expertise and in-depth news coverage of research policy and politics, and comprehensive listings of funding opportunities and sponsors across all disciplines.
The online Research Professional database provides a comprehensive funding opportunities database offering researchers the opportunity to search for research funding in all disciplines, from a wide range of sponsors in Australia and overseas. It is also a publisher of news and information for the international research community, providing expertise and in-depth news coverage of research policy and politics.
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) subscribes to the Research Professional database, and use of it is free of charge for all UTAS employees and students. Within the UTAS network, the database may be searched by browsing to the Research Professional web site.. Using the database on any computer outside of the UTAS network requires a personal profile to be created.
Help, Guides and Demonstrations
The site has extensive help features which detail how to use the database, set up an account and customise your searches. Further video instructions are available at: Research Professional Help
Helpful guides are available from the Research Professional website and include:
- Quick Start Guide (PDF 1102.2KB) - First time user guide and orientation of the database
- User Guide (PDF 208.5KB) - Basic User Guide for UTAS staff
- Administrator Guide (PDF 249.4KB) - suitable for Research Administrators at the School/Institute or Faculty level, ADRs, HOS
To manage searches more effectively, a personal account is required. This allows:
- Use of the database from any computer in any location;
- Customised email alerts that will flag funding opportunities;
- Saving search results and re-running them later;
- Saving any interesting funding opportunities and sharing them with colleagues.
Registration for a personal account is quick and free, and initially requires the use a computer within the UTAS network to browse to: http://www.researchprofessional.com, click on the 'Register' button in the top right hand of the page, and complete the form.
School / Faculty Profiles
Each School and Faculty can elect to set up a research team, profile for a large number of users. Each user within the group will receive weekly funding opportunities according to the profile.
For personal profiles and School and Faculty profile enquires please contact your Research Hub:
SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) is a computer database with detailed and up-to-the minute information about thousands of government and private funding opportunities from Australia and overseas. The international information that appears on SPIN Australia has been screened to include only programs for which Australian researchers are eligible to apply e.g. Australian citizens who can apply to overseas agencies, and research to be conducted within Australia. New and existing opportunities are updated daily and every opportunity is reviewed regularly so details are current.
Researchers can search for opportunities that are relevant to their criteria and you can filter results to ensure a robust search. Email alerts can easily be setup to automatically deliver updates to your email inbox.
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) subscribes to the SPIN database, and use of it is free of charge for all UTAS employees and students. Within the UTAS network, the database may be searched by browsing to the following web site: https://spin.infoedglobal.com.The database can also be accessed from outside of the UTAS network - a username and password is required.
Help, Guides and Demonstrations
The site has help features which detail how to use the database, set up an account and customise your searches. Further video instructions are available at: https://spin.infoedglobal.com/Home/TrainingVideos. There is also a basic search help guide available from the Help menu located in the top right corner of the main search screen.
A username and password is required (I) To setup email alerts to be automatically notified of new and updated opportunities and (II) To access the database from outside of the UTAS network. Instructions to create a new profile (PDF 332.8KB) are available or access the SPIN training videos for further information.
For further enquires please contact your Research Hub:
Research in the College of Arts, Law and Education addresses important issues for Tasmanian and wider culture and society. The work spans diverse disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, education, law and visual and performing arts. As such, the opportunities are broad and equally diverse.
The College has developed a research funding plan (Staff Restricted Access) to support researchers identify and apply for funding in 2018-2019. This is not an exhaustive list and researchers can explore additional funding opportunities relevant to their fields using the links provided at the UTAS Finding & applying for funding website.
The College has developed a funding strategy document that highlights key areas and strategies as a guide. This can be used to assist you in your forward planning. Please note that this list is non-exhaustive and researchers can explore additional funding opportunities relevant to their fields using the links provided at the UTAS Finding & applying for funding website.
Major research themes/groups
Major foci include:
Targeted Funding Program
Top 10 schemes to be targeted and promoted (identified in conjunction with ADRs/RPA reports):
Who is being targeted to apply? (Potential internal and external candidate pipeline).
Prizes and awards program
Which prizes and awards?
Relevant prizes and awards will be targeted. Examples include:
Who is being targeted to apply?
Which industry partnerships will be targeted?
Additional partners to be added following discussions with the Business Development Manager.
Who is progressing the partnership?
Targeted specific approach based on new calls.
Who is being targeted to apply?
The College of Sciences and Engineering (CoSE) has developed a Research funding plan (PDF 111KB) to support researchers identify and apply for funding in 2018-2019. A plan for 2019-2021 is currently underdevelopment. This is not an exhaustive list and researchers can explore additional funding opportunities relevant to their fields using the links provided at the UTAS Finding & applying for funding website.