The University offers two types of internal research grants on a competitive basis: Small Research Grants and Large Research Grants. There are three rounds of applications per year. Applications must be received at the Research Strategy Office by 5pm on the advertised closing dates. Please note that all research grant applications must be submitted to the Research Strategy Office by email as a single PDF.
Small research grants
Higher degree by research students may apply for Small Research Grants for a variety of research activities such as attending conferences in order to present a research paper, undertake field work (such as archival research or interviews), payment of expenses relating to a peer-reviewed publication.
Academic staff, honorary researchers, and librarians may apply for a Small Research Grant to fund a variety of research activities including attendance at conferences in order to present a research paper, employment of research assistants, undertake field work (such as archival research or interviews), expenses relating to a peer-reviewed publication, sponsorship or seed-funding for a conference supported by the University, travel costs for a visiting academic to the University, purchase of research items.
Funding is provided on a competitive basis, normally up to $4,000 per round and a maximum of $5,000 per year.
Large research grants
Academic staff and librarians may apply for a Large Research Grant to fund a variety of research activities. Funding is provided on a competitive basis, up to a maximum of $10,000 per year.
Extraordinary Large Grant Scheme 2021
The 2021 Commonwealth Research Block Grant (RBG) allocated to the university includes a one-off extra Research Support Program (RSP) grant. This provides an extraordinary opportunity for the university to grow its research capacity strategically in support of the research pillar of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. At its meeting on 10 March 2021, on the recommendation of the Research Strategy Committee and University Executive, Council approved the expenditure on an extraordinary Large Grant Round in 2021.
Applications open 29 March
Application closing date 14 May
Assessment period 17 May to 18 June
Announcement of results 25 June 2021
Note that applications MUST use the online form linked below, and not the ordinary Research Grant Application form.
Grant guidelines and application tools are available for download below. For all Extraordinary Large Grant application administrative enquiries, please contact email@example.com.