Funding opportunities

It is often hard to know where to look for research funding. Our resources can help you to get started.

Research Professional

Research Professional is a database of funding opportunities from Australia and around the world that have been eligibility-verified for Australian researchers. Find out how to access the database and get started on steps to find funding for your research.

Go to Research Professional

How to search Research Professional

This guide will give you some tips on searching for funding opportunities with Research Professional.

Accessing the database

You have two options for accessing the Research Professional database.

  1. If you are connected to the Charles Sturt University network, you can use the Research Professional website without a username and password.
  2. If you are not connected to the Charles Sturt University network, you will need to either:

Note that creating a personal account will also allow you to save searches and set up alerts.

How to use the website

Further opportunities


The library also offers in-depth training sessions on finding research funding with Research Professional. You can either watch a recorded session or enrol in one of our workshops

Register for workshops

You can find a list of all the professional development (PD) events and sessions in this calendar.

Watch a recorded workshop about funding opportunities

You can watch a recorded session about finding funding opportunities.