If you are a researcher at a university or research institute and wish to apply for a grant, you must contact your research office or advancement team first. The research office/advancement team will provide guidance on submitting an EOI/application to the Foundation.
If you are a staff member from a university or institution research office or advancement team, please read the following guidance and instructions on engaging with the Foundation.
The Ian Potter Foundation:
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The Research Office/Advancement contact person should discuss potential EOIs or applications to be submitted with the relevant Program Manager.
Prior to each round opening, the Research Office or Advancement contact person can book a call with the Program Manager to discuss potential EOIs. Call bookings usually open 2-3 weeks prior to the round open date and can be accessed on the relevant program area page.
Once a shortlist of EOIs (or Applications in Medical Research) from your institution has been determined for a specific round in consultation with the relevant Program Manager, EOIs or applications may be submitted.
To start an EOI or application, go to the relevant Program Area. Select the Apply for a Grant link (bottom of the page). This link will only be active when applications are open.
The research office/advancement team must also provide the following documents.
At full application stage:
The Program Manager will advise the Research/Advancement Office by email if an EOI is invited to submit a full application.
An invitation to submit an application does not mean that your application will be funded.
All applications for a grant are considered by the Foundation’s Board of Governors. The Board meets three times a year and you will be notified of the decision within two weeks of the meeting.
Both the research office contact person and the applicant/researcher should receive notification of the outcome of the application by email.