Research Support Initiatives

The Graeme Clark Institute for Biomedical Engineering (GCI) was created with Strategic STEM-M Funds to coordinate biomedical engineering activities across Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), and Faculty of Science (FoS). The GCI brings together expertise and capabilities from medicine, engineering, and science, including the life sciences, computer sciences, mathematics and the social sciences.

The GCI Research Support Initiatives  are created to provide financial support to researchers in the biomedical engineering field with the goal to enhance interdisciplinary research, foster collaboration, celebrate excellence and support diversity and inclusion.

Schemes, Awards and Scholarships

Please find further details on the GCI Research Support Initiatives below.

  • GCI Top-Up Scholarship - CLOSED

    A research support initiative with the aim to enhance interdisciplinary research in the biomedical engineering field. Top-up scholarships are intended to supplement a Research Training Program scholarship or other university awards.

    STATUS: CLOSED FOR 2024

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  • GCI Travel Support Scheme - To be open in early Aug 2024

    A research support initiative with the aim to provide Graduate Researchers and Early-Career Researchers with financial support to attend national and international conferences or visit another institution as part of their research projects.

    STATUS: CURRENTLY CLOSED - WILL REOPEN IN 2024

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  • GCI Women in STEM Student Award - To be open in early Sep 2024

    A research support initiative with the aim to acknowledge, celebrate achievements and also provide opportunities for women graduate researchers at the University of Melbourne who are contributing to the innovation and leadership in biomedical engineering field.

    STATUS: CURRENTLY CLOSED - WILL REOPEN IN 2024

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  • GCI Proof-of-Concept Funding Scheme - CLOSED

    This scheme is to support researchers within the medtech field who are employed by the University of Melbourne across different faculties to translate their research into viable commercialisation projects or start-ups.

    STATUS: CLOSED FOR 2024

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  • GCI Internal Seed Funding Scheme (Members Only) - Not running in 2024

    This scheme is to provide financial support to ECRs and MCRs within the GCI membership who are employed by the University of Melbourne. The funding is for small to medium sized projects within the biomedical engineering and medtech research field.

    STATUS: CLOSED FOR 2024

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  • GCI Internal Industry Collaboration Funding Scheme (Members Only) - CURRENTLY OPEN

    This new scheme aims to provide financial support to GCI researchers including graduate researchers employed/enrolled at the University of Melbourne. The funding is for small to medium sized projects within the biomedical engineering and medtech research field.

    STATUS: CURRENTLY OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

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  • GCI Cross-Faculty Seed Funding Scheme - To be open in early July 2024

    The GCI Cross-faculty Seed Funding Scheme is created in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), and Faculty of Science (FOS) to provide financial support to early to mid- career researchers who are employed by the University of Melbourne. The funding is for small to medium sized projects within the biomedical engineering and medtech research fields.

    STATUS: CURRENTLY CLOSED - WILL BE OPEN TO APPLICATIONS EARLY JULY 2024

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