MNI Interdisciplinary Seed Funding now open

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.

This funding round, submissions that cover the focus area “Regenerative Medicine,” that have clear linkages to clinical application in neuroscience, shall be reviewed favourably.

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 2018 and will be available in two tranches, 50% in January 2018 and the balance in June 2018 following receipt of an interim report. The closing date for applications is Friday 11 August 2017.


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.



Application Form

Information Session

An information session will be held on Tuesday, 4th July at 2.00pm in the Level 5 Seminar Room, Kenneth Myer Building.


Ms Vikki Marshall
Operations Manager, Melbourne Neuroscience Institute
Tel +61 3 834 48692 (Melbourne Brain Centre, Parkville)