MQ Research Projects (Research Development Grants)

MQ Research Projects (Research Development Grants)

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)

Research Development Grants (MQRDG)

MQRDGs assist Macquarie University staff to increase their competitiveness in attracting external research funding. The grants enable researchers to develop a research project into a viable proposal for submission to an external funding body e.g. ARC Discovery Projects, ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards, NHMRC Project Grants, and other Australian Competitive Grants (ACG) or significant non-ACG grants.

The submission of an application for substantial external funding by 31 December 2019 is a Condition of Award. Macquarie University must be the Administering Institution on this external application. The strategy and schedule for attracting external research funding is one of the selection criterion.


Up to $50,000 over a two year period. (max $25,000 each year)

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

Key Dates Opening Date: Wednesday 10 August 2016
Internal Faculty Closing Date: Monday 5 September 2016
Closing Date: Wednesday 21 September 2016, 5pm
Outcomes Expected: Mid-November 2016

Funding Rules (2017)

Application Form (2017)

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MQ Application Coversheet

Application Checklist

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