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The CASS Foundation Grants


This program offers grants for medical and scientific research, post-doctoral travel, and programs in the field of school education.

The following grants are available: 
1. Medicine/Science Grants
- Grants of up to $60,000 (excluding GST) are available for specific research and development projects.
- This stream is available annually. Application opened 27 August and closed 14 September 2018, 5pm AEST

2. Travel Awards
- Grants of up to $4,500 are available. Applicants are required to contribute at least 20% towards the total cost of the conference.
- This stream is available biannually. The funding round dates are:
a) Round 1: Opened 12 February and closed 2 March 2018
b) Round 2: Opened 6 August and closed 24 August 2018
- The next round will be offered in February 2019.

3. Education Grants
- Seeks to to support school improvement initiatives.
- The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Who Can Apply?

Please refer to the individual Guidelines for the specific eligibility requirements.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include:
1. Science/Medicine Grants
- ''Proof of concepts'' project which deals with a concept, hypothesis, postulate or the like that the applicant hopes to prove or to validate during the proposed research project, so that further research and development on the concept/hypothesis/postulate will be indicated as worthwhile.

2. Travel Awards
- Attend international conferences where applicants (ECRs) are expected to be presenting their current research as an invited presenter, as an oral presentation or a poster presentation. The research material to be presented at the conference should be current and not based primarily on the applicant’s PhD studies.
- May include pre or post conference visits to institutes and research colleagues if such activities are directly related to their primary research in Australia.

3. Education Grants
- New program initiatives that commenced in 2018.

Please refer to the individual Guidelines for complete information on eligible and ineligible activities.

Main Assessment Criteria

Please refer to the individual Guidelines for the specific assessment criteria.

  • Start-up
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing
  • Export
  • Business Support
Documentation Uploaded
Recipient - Travel Awards 2017-12-09 Download
Recipients - Education Grants 2017-12-09 Download
Web Overview 2018-03-09 Download
Guidelines - Education Grants 2018-03-09 Download
Guidelines - Travel Awards 2018-08-06 Download
Guidelines - Medicine Science Grants 2018-08-24 Download

Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator

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Closing Information
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Funding Type Grant
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Transport and Distribution
Training / Employment
Innovation and R&D
Education : Travel
Other : Awards
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Healthcare, Medical, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier State
Program Administrator
The Contributing to Australian Scholarship and Science (CASS) Foundation
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