MNI Interdisciplinary Seed Funding

The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute (MNI) is offering a competitive Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Scheme for grants of up to $40,000 to support interdisciplinary research projects in the field of neuroscience and related disciplines. In 2017, submissions which cover one or more of these focus areas shall be reviewed favourably: ageing, technology development, and/or neural computational modelling.

The purpose of this funding is to provide short-term (up to one year) support for highly innovative seed projects that will lead to new collaborations and research teams, and which have significant potential for future funding by the NHMRC, ARC or commercial entities.

Funding will be available for use in 2017 and will be available in two tranches, 50% in January 2017 and the balance in June 2017 following receipt of an interim report.


The objectives of the MNI Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Scheme are:

  • To fund highly innovative small-to medium-scale interdisciplinary research projects that show significant potential for future funding by granting bodies; and
  • To catalyse the drawing together of academic staff from across disciplines to work on interdisciplinary problems consistent with the broad research objectives of the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute.

2016 Outcome - Click here to see the successful outcomes for 2016.


Professor Trevor Kilpatrick
8344 1804
Ms Vikki Marshall
8344 8692