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Research Grant Scheme

The UC Collaborative Indigenous Research Initiative Grant Scheme ('UC CIRI') is a program of research seed funding provided by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation portfolio (UC DVC-R&I) and administered by the UC CIRI Executive Committee. Funding for the program is based on the calendar year.

The scheme seeks to grow Indigenous research capacity at UC and to provide seed funding to projects that will generate outcomes with tangible benefits for Indigenous communities. Particular emphasis is given to providing opportunities for Indigenous researchers and Indigenous post-graduate students.

For more information about the Research Grant Scheme please read the UC CIRI Research Grant Scheme Terms and Conditions


Completed applications are to be forwarded to (Subject: Research Grant Application)

Enquiries should be directed to

Note on applications for funding submitted during 2022: UC CIRI has limited funding available in 2022 and applicants are encouraged to discuss applications for funding with the Executive Committee Chair prior to submission.

Assessment Dates

Applications will be assessed at the scheduled meetings of the UC CIRI Executive Committee. To be considered at the next scheduled meeting, completed applications are to be received by the UC CIRI Secretariat two (2) weeks prior to that meeting.

Applications will not be provided to the Committee for consideration until they are complete.

Applications DueCommittee Meeting Date
22 April 20226 May 2022
10 June 202224 June 2022
29 July 202212 August 2022
16 September 202230 September 2022
4 November 202218 November 2022