AGTA: Small Grants Scheme

Australasian Genomic Technologies Association

Grant amount: Up to A $3,500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 22, 2019 4:59am PST

Applicant type: Research Scientist Faculty Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research, Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Australia, New Zealand

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Australasian Genomic Technologies Association is pleased to announce a new round of AGTA Small Grants Scheme. Funded amounts are up to $3,500 per applicant, although Objective of this grant:

  • Promote the activities of AGTA and the Association’s charter.
  • Serve in the national interest in genomics through the dissemination, application and access to genomic technologies across Australia and New Zealand.
  • Improve education relating to the analysis of genomic data.
  • Build and broaden representation within the AGTA membership

Three forms of activity are encouraged for this round:

  • Evaluation of a new technology, with a comparison to an existing technique; (e.g. comparison of commercial kits for NextGen library preparation; Laser captured vs. single cell expression profiling on clinical material etc).
    • In this instance, the scheme would primarily fund reagent costs.
    • A proposed and realistic plan to disseminate findings to the wider community is an essential component for such an application.
  • Educational workshops on the application of new genomic technologies, and/or the associated data analysis and bioinformatics (past example - a Galaxy workshop at an academic centre).
    • It would be anticipated that such a workshop would benefit more than one institution or department.
    • The budget may include flight costs and associated accommodation for interstate or Aus-NZ invited speaker(s) and venue hire.
  • A full day meeting to cover venue and travel costs for participants to discuss and resolve a specific issue related to genomic technologies, including analysis and data storage; (e.g. experts from several centres to meet and discuss approaches to analyse NextGen or methylation profile analysis).
    • The award would fund interstate travel and room hire / audio visual costs.
    • Another example might be to convene a meeting of individuals from several institutes to discuss I.T. issues associated with storage of genomics data (‘big data’).
    • Meetings organized by students and for students are also welcome, although these must be focussed on genomics and associated technologies.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The principal applicant should be an Australian or New Zealand resident and a financial member of AGTA.
  • Please note that early career scientists and students are encouraged to apply.
  • Associated applicants are not required to be members of AGTA, but their membership is encouraged.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. The principal applicant should be a financial member of AGTA.