MQ Strategic Infrastructure Scheme

MQ Strategic Infrastructure Scheme

Status Open

MQSIS Research Infrastructure Fund provides more general research infrastructure support to Faculties.  A supplementary aim of the Research Infrastructure Fund is to provide infrastructure resources which will assist in making external research funding applications from the Faculty more competitive. The MQSIS funds will be allocated competitively and it is possible that a Faculty might not receive allocations for all (or any) of its applications in a particular year.


Funding requests shall normally be for between $25,000 and $150,000.  Applications for sums in excess of $150,000 will not be considered unless a very convincing case can be put to the Selection Panel, Chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research).  For any items costing more than $150,000, normally it would be expected that the Faculty would make a significant cash contribution; such a proposal should also include justification why external support (e.g. LIEF) for major infrastructure has not been sought.

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

Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates

Opening Date: September 2016
Closing Date: 7th November 2016
Outcomes Expected: November 2016
Funds Available: January 2017

NOTE:  Funds must be spent within the calendar year in which they were allocated - absolutely no carry-over will be allowed under any circumstances.


Information, including the application form and funding rules will be emailed to the Faculties (through the Executive Dean, Associate Dean Research and Faculty Research Manager).

Applications are submitted from the Faculties, not from independent researchers.

Contacts Thom Dixon
Project Officer (Research)
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
Ph: +61 2 9850 6846
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