MQ Outside Studies Program

MQ Outside Studies Program

Status Closed
Aim The purpose of the Macquarie University Outside Studies Program (OSP) is to:

  • enhance the knowledge, skills and experience, access to new ideas and resources, and the international standing of our academic staff
  • encourage staff to establish and develop strong national and international research partnerships and collaborations with academic institutions, business and other organisations
  • foster new joint and cotutelle agreements with new and established partner institutions
  • encourage mobility of cotutelle and joint PhD supervisors between host institutions
  • contribute to Macquarie's development as an internationally leading research-intensive university

The primary form of funding for OSP Fellowships is a grant of salary for a period of research and scholarship activity as defined in the approved application.

A grant-in-aid may be awarded to assist in meeting travel and associated accommodation costs. Grant-in-aid funding varies depending on whether the staff member is travelling alone, or accompanied by a partner and/or dependent child(ren).

Faculty Processes

The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Office deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Business and Economics
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Kerry Todd-Smith

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

MGSM Research Office
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates

Opening Date:  Wednesday 11 May 2016
OSP Presentation: Wednesday 18 May 2016
Internal Faculty Closing Date:  Check with your Faculty Research Office for internal deadlines
Closing Date:  Wednesday 22 June 2016, 5pm
HR Eligibility Checks by:  Wednesday 13 July 2016
Faculty Assessment and Comments by:  Wednesday 27 July 2016
Notification by Faculties of Results: Early August 2016


Funding Rules

Application Checklist

Application Form - IMPORTANT: This form will not open in a browser, you must open it in Adobe directly

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Please submit your completed OSP application with PDR supervisor comments included, alongside any supporting documents, as attachments in an email to by 5pm, Wednesday 22nd June.

Seminar: Outside Studies Program 2017: The Practicalities
Slides [PDF]  Recording [Echo360]

Outside Studies Program 2017 FAQs

Contacts Ms Belle Chinchen
Acting Research Proposals Leader
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4877
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