MQ Research Centres

MQ Research Centres

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The Macquarie University Research Centres (MQRC) Scheme is the means by which major, coordinated, cohesive and high-performing research groupings are branded, promoted and supported as Macquarie University Research Centres. Some of the reasons that a MQRC would be established include:

  • to seed the development of future externally funded Research Centres
  • to support the clear identification and further development of a high quality research environment
  • to aid in branding and visibility of a group of high performing researchers.

The expected outcomes of establishing MQRCs include:

  • increased research output
  • increased research income
  • increasing levels of excellence in the research area
  • increased profile in the research area.

Up to $50,000 per year for three years, subject to satisfactory annual progress reports.

Funds are intended to provide support for the Centre management and administration (e.g. to provide teaching relief and/or administrative assistance for the Centre Director) or to support Centre activities (e.g. workshops and inviting key visiting scholars to the Centre).

In the third year of funding an MQRC may apply for extension of its MQRC status. This involves submission of a new MQRC application.

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 27 July 2016
Internal Faculty Closing Date: Wednesday 17 August 2016
Closing Date: Wednesday 7 September 2016, 5pm
Interviews: Thursday 3 November 2016
Outcomes Expected: Mid November 2016 

Funding Rules

Proposal Instructions


Application Checklist

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