Fellowship and grant opportunities
A variety of support is available to researchers who apply for research grants through Macquarie University. The 2020 major grants round calendar for download. The links below provide details for each of the Australian Research Council (ARC), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), internal, and other external funding schemes, including links to funding rules, contacts, key dates, application deadlines and resources.
Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
Linkage Projects - OPEN
Strategic and Leveraging Grants
Partnership Projects - OPEN
MQ Co-Funding Scheme - OPEN
MQ DVCR Discretionary Fund - OPEN
Other External Funding
For other external funding opportunities, search Research Professional
Research Grant Resources
Research Professional Database
Macquarie University staff are encouraged to use the Research Professional database to search for research funding opportunities. To set-up your Research Professional Fingerprinting follow the user guide.
2020 Major Grants Round Calendar
Download your copy of the 2020 major grants round calendar which contains important internal and external deadlines for ARC, NHMRC, Cancer Australia and Cancer Council funding opportunities.
Notification of Intent to Apply for Major Schemes
Inform your Faculty and the University Research Services teams of your intention to submit an application in future funding rounds.
For the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering and Macquarie Business School, complete a Notification of Intent.
For the Faculty of Human Sciences, complete a Faculty Research Heads Up (HUp) form.
Complete a form for each of the following schemes you intend on applying for in the future:
- ARC Discovery Projects
- ARC Discovery Indigenous
- ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
- ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
- ARC Linkage Projects
- ARC Laureate Fellowships
- NHMRC Investigator Grants
- NHMRC Ideas Grants
- NHMRC Synergy Grants
- NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence
- NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohorts Studies
- NHMRC Development Grants
- NHMRC Partnership Projects
- Other Category 1 funding schemes
Important note: do not use these forms for the ARC DECRA, Future Fellowship, LIEF or Centres of Excellence schemes, which have a separate expression of interest process.
After completing a form, you will be provided with regular updates about your funding scheme and sent valuable resources that will assist you in developing a highly competitive research grant application.
Training and Support
On the training and support page, view the successful grants library, find details on upcoming workshops, download slides and recordings from past workshops, and view other online resources, such as Advice Toolkits, Budget Calculators, NHMRC RGMS User Guides and general resources.
MQ Salary and Scholarship Rates
Pure Research Management System
All research grant applications (apart from partner-funded research) must be submitted using the Pure Research Management System. This system is used to obtain the necessary approvals required for submitting grant applications.
Process for HDR Candidates Applying for External Funding
Macquarie University is supportive of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Candidates applying for relevant external grants, such as grants for travel, conference attendance, project costs, or scholarship top-ups. Nonetheless, the University expects that external research grants should not interfere with candidature at the University nor require extended periods of Offsite Research. HDR Candidates who intend on applying for external funding must follow this University process.
MQ Compliance Checking Deadline
Please note that unless stated otherwise (eg: major grant schemes such as those run by ARC and NHMRC), the Research Services deadline for draft applications to external funding agencies is a minimum of one week prior to that of the funding agency. View the grant applications process. This allows the proposals team to compliance check applications and provide feedback. Please contact your Faculty Research Office for the dates of earlier deadlines.
Open Access and Funding Compliance
This open access and funding compliance guide explains how to ensure research outputs are as openly accessible as possible (Open Access) and how to comply with Open Access policies of funding agencies (i.e ARC and NHMRC). Making research outputs as openly accessible as possible increases the impact of Macquarie’s research on wider audiences and helps increase citation rates for our researchers.