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Submission instructions

Each funding agency has specific submission instructions unique to each scheme, as outlined in the funding bodies section of this site. 


Please consider the St Vincent's Guidelines for submission where St Vincent's is the Administering Institution.  


If you have any questions, contact the Primary Contact Officer for each scheme.    


Protocol for sign off on various types of Research Grant Applications

Researchers should note that, depending on the level of external funding they are applying for, St Vincent's has levels of Delegations of Executive Authority for signing off on such applications (e.g. to the NHMRC).
The protocol describes these levels, and the required actions which the Director of Research at St Vincent’s is bound to for approval or recommendation. Please refer to the protocol and note the actions required and the timelines implied as a result.
Further enquiries for sign off may be forwarded to or by calling him on Tel: (03) 9288 3895.


Further assistance  

The Research and Grants Unit manages applications and awards to most of the funding agencies that have peer review processes.


The contact person is:

Executive Officer, Research

Tel: (03) 9288 3930



The St Vincent's Foundation manages applications and awards to most trusts and foundations.


The contact person is:

Trusts and Foundations Coordinator

Tel: (03) 9288 3968



St Vincent's Research Funding Submission Guidelines

All applications should be submitted to the St Vincent's unit responsible for administration of the award by the internal closing date. 

The Research Governance Unit closing date is 2 weeks before the funding agency closing date to allow time for checking compliance with funding agency requirements, obtaining relevant signatures and preparing the documentation to be sent to the funding agency. To allow for allocation of time for application reviews, an email advising of your intention to submit should be sent to at the commencement of the application process.

If you anticipate that you will be submitting your application late, please contact the relevant primary contact in the unit responsible for administration (see below) to advise. There is no guarantee that late submissions will be accepted.

Unit responsible for administration

The Research Governance Unit (RGU) is generally responsible for peer reviewed grants submitted to funding agencies.
The primary contact at the Research Governance Unit is:

Executive Officer, Research

Tel: (03) 9288 3930
The St Vincent's Foundation is responsible for most submissions to trusts and foundations.
The primary contact at Foundation is:

Trusts and Foundations Coordinator

Tel: (03) 9288 3968 


Administering Institution

Please ensure that you correctly identify the Administering Institution for each application.


Where an application is submitted with St Vincent's as the Administering Institution and the successful award is then transferred to another Administering Institution a fee of $500.00 will be charged. (This fee does not apply where the Principal Researcher relocates to another organisation).


If you are not sure which organisation should be the Administering Institution, please contact the Executive Officer, Research on Tel: (03) 9288 3930.


Where St Vincent's is the Administering Institution the name should be as follows:
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) Limited

ABN: 22 052 110 755

41 Victoria Parade

Fitzroy Victoria 3065 Australia


Postal address:

PO Box 2900

Fitzroy VIC 3065

Research Administrative Officer

Where the Research Governance Unit is the unit responsible for administration and St Vincent's is the administering institution, the Research Administrative Officer should be as follows:



Executive Officer, Research

Research Governance Unit

PO Box 2900

Fitzroy VIC 3065

Tel: (03) 9288 3930

Fax: (03) 9288 3949  

Head (or nominee) of Administering Institution

Where St Vincent's is the Administering Institution the Head of the Administering Institution has delegated signing authority as follows:


Prof Richard Fox

Director of Research

Research Directorate

PO Box 2900

Fitzroy VIC 3065

Tel: (03) 9288 3895

Fax: (03) 9288 3949

Current opportunities

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211