Talo Innovator Grants


The focus of these grants is to support high-risk, high-gain research that addresses big questions in our fast-moving field of biomedical research using computational approaches. Talo Innovator Grants will encourage cutting-edge research from students across the Program. Successful projects will focus on proof-of-concept work, which may subsequently seed major, funded research programs.

Selection criteria

An annual total amount of A$40,000 will be available for 4 projects each year requiring proof-of-concept evidence of a new, promising computational technology. Project applications should be led by PhD students and early-career researchers (up to five years post-PhD). Projects including undergraduate and graduate students and/or industry engagement will be viewed favourably.

How to apply

Applications are currently open and will close on the 15th April 2024.

Please use the application form to prepare your proposal and submit to admin.jcsmr@anu.edu.au.

Applications must be no longer than 5 pages and should contain:

  • Project Title
  • Lay description of no more than 1500 words
  • Investigator(s) Details
  • Itemised Budget
  • Time frame for expected expenditure
  • Any other material considered relevant

Further details can be found in the Conditions of Award document.