MQ Research Projects (New Staff / Restart)

MQ Research Projects (New Staff / Restart)

Status Open

Macquarie University Research Projects aim to ensure that Macquarie researchers are competitively positioned and well supported to attract external research funding. The following grants are supported through Macquarie University Research Projects:

  • Macquarie University New Staff (MQNS) Grants
  • Macquarie University Restart Grants (for Academic Staff Returning from Parental Leave)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grants (MQRDG)

New Staff (MQNS)

The primary purpose of MQNS grants is to assist academic staff recently appointed at Level A or B to establish their research profile at Macquarie and increase their competitiveness in applying for external funding. Applications are evaluated on academic merit and individual need. The scheme is only open to academic staff appointed to "teaching and research" positions.

Restart Grants for Academic Staff Returning from Parental Leave

Restart Grants provide funding to Macquarie academics (appointed at any level) after parental leave of at least six months. Applications must be made within twelve months of the staff member's return to normal duties


The maximum funding available for MQNS and Restart Grants is $20,000 over a 12 month period.

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 13 July 2016 
Faculty Closing Date: Wednesday 10 August 2016
Closing Date: Wednesday 24 August 2016
Outcomes Expected: Mid-October 2016

Project Management Workshop (MQNS only): TBC          


Funding Rules

Application Form 

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MQ Application Coversheet

Application Checklist

Contacts Ms Sarah Horn / Ms Lyn Schedlich
Research Proposals Officers
Research Office
Ph:+61 2 9850 4193
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