$110.4 million in research income in 2021


Our globally connected research community spans 50+ countries


Rated 5 stars for our world-class facilities, research and teaching


100% Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)


Scholarship opportunities and flexible study options


#1 university in Australia for educational experience


We're supporting your big ideas

Our research community provides a huge range of support for research staff, which includes help finding funding, applying for and managing research grants, support for research prizes and awards, researcher development and compliance incorporating research integrity.

Secure project funding

Deakin researchers have access to national and international grants and schemes. These opportunities cover a wide range of disciplines and include funding from industry, government and commercial collaborations.

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2021 funding highlights

  • $15 million was awarded in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding, including $3 million for Professor Matthew Barnett to support a five-year research program to transform the recycling and reuse of high-performance metal alloys, which will be a strong theme in our Circular Economy Factory
  • $5 million in government funding to establish a new ARC Research Hub for Functional and Sustainable Fibres, based within the Geelong Future Economy Precinct. This will build on the success of the ARC Research Hub for Future Fibres, which completed its five-year program in 2021.
  • $12 million in Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funding was awarded for 2021/2022 for the Mental Health Australia General Clinical Trial Network (MAGNET). Led by Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk, Director of Deakin’s Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT). MAGNET will bring together over 100 of Australia’s lead research institutions, health services and lived experience experts to develop much-needed new treatments to promote mental health and well-being.

Research Professional

The Research Professional database contains a comprehensive list of funding opportunities for researchers from sponsors in Australia and overseas.

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Researcher development

Our Graduate Research Academy provides a range of research training and professional development activities supporting researchers at all stages of their careers.

Research integrity

Deakin is committed to creating an environment in which our researchers adhere to the highest of ethical standards. Integrity across our research activities is foundational to respecting the community’s trust placed in our researchers as they seek to carry out work that can benefit all of us.

Information hub for Deakin researchers

DeakinHub can be accessed by all Deakin researchers to find information on funding, managing projects, commercialising your research, reporting and data management, ethics and integrity, research contracts, defining outputs and more.

Externally funded projects can fall into a number of different categories and at Deakin they are managed by separate areas across the University. Log into DeakinHub for guidance on who to contact about your research project.

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Research data management

Research data management

Our eResearch team can help you with research data management by:

  • creating your Data Management Plan
  • assisting you to securely store your research data
  • providing advice with where to publish
  • showing you how to make your research publications and research outputs/data openly available and citable.

Explore our research strengths

Advancing society and culture

Building safe and secure communities 

Improving health and wellbeing 

Enabling a sustainable world

Designing smarter technologies 

Advancing society and culture

Advancing society and culture

Our research helps strengthen society, culture and the economy through creative, contemporary and intercultural approaches to education, the arts and business.

Find out how Deakin researchers are advancing society, culture and the economy 

Building safe and secure communities 

Building safe and secure communities 

From strengthening community resilience to the development of cutting-edge cyber security, our cross-disciplinary research builds ethical and innovative solutions to global security problems.

Find out how Deakin researchers are building safe and secure communities

Improving health and wellbeing 

Improving health and wellbeing 

Improved health and wellbeing underpins the success of any society, and at Deakin, we’re driving research that impacts lives – globally and locally – in meaningful ways.

Find out how Deakin researchers are improving health and wellbeing

Enabling a sustainable world

Enabling a sustainable world

Sustainable outcomes guide our research from idea to solution and application.

We protect and manage our land, air and marine ecosystems; use innovative resource management technologies; and support the transition to sustainable energy solutions.

Find out how Deakin researchers are enabling a sustainable world

Designing smarter technologies 

Designing smarter technologies 

We’re developing practical technology with ethical foundations to support a sustainable, progressive society.

Find out how Deakin researchers are creating smarter technologies

Open a world of opportunity with a research scholarship

Re-imagine your career, connect with industry, and make your impact alongside world-leading researchers in one of Australia’s leading research communities. There are 400 research scholarships available.

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Contact us

Learn about funding opportunities and get support with your funding application.
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Deakin Research Innovations
Get advice and support for tenders, partnerships and other commercial opportunities.
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