Health Cluster opens applications for Tactical Research Project funding

Posted on August 15, 2017

The Health Cluster of the Australia-Indonesia Centre is offering up to $180,000 funding for individual Tactical Research Projects.

A total budget of $180,000 is available with an expectation that between 4-6 projects will be funded. Consideration will be given to projects that request AIC Health Cluster funding between $20,000-$80,000 AUD and the funds allocated to successful applicants may be different.

The aim of the Tactical Research Projects is to build on or extend the focus of the AIC Health Cluster’s current research strategy looking at the primary prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases
(NCDs) with a particular focus on early life and adolescence. For consideration, Tactical Research Projects must be complementary to the strategic focus of the Health Cluster.

The academic outputs from each Tactical Research Project are expected to inform stakeholders in relation to the importance of primary prevention of NCDs. Stakeholders may include policy or
government decision-makers, industry, stakeholders, professional associations, and communities, including young people themselves as well as others.

Applications are sought for Tactical Research Projects with a duration of 6 months. Applications for Tactical Research Projects with a projected duration of 10 months may also be considered, at the discretion of The University of Melbourne on behalf of the AIC Health Cluster, on a case-by-case basis.

Projects must commence by no later than 6 October 2017.

Key Dates
Call Open: Monday 14 August 2017
Call Closes: 11.59pm Sunday 10 September 2017
Successful applicant announcement: Week of 18 September 2017
Project commencement and agreements signed: No later than Friday 6 October 2017

How to Apply
To apply email your completed application form including all relevant links and attachments to

For all queries and information relating to AIC Health Cluster contact: Christianne O’Donnell, AIC Health Cluster Coordinator, via

Applicants must review the following documents
Health Tactical Research Project Guidelines (PDF 245kb)
Health Cluster Tactical Research Project Agreement Template (PDF 126kb)

Application Form
Health Tactical Research Project Application form (DOCX 136kb)

Important Note – The AIC Health Cluster will have a separate call for project applications around educational initiatives under Strategic Research Project 05. Please ensure you are completing the correct application form.