MQ Co-Funding

MQ Co-Funding

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External funding schemes often require a commitment of funds, known as 'co-funding', from the University in addition to the funds requested through the scheme. Chief Investigators should first approach their Department and/or Faculty when seeking co-funding. Requests for co-funding will only be considered for proposals to schemes that stipulate a requirement for institutional cash co-investment.

Eligibility for the Co-Funding Scheme is now contingent upon on-time submission of grant applications by the Macquarie University submission date.  Many applications for external funding require cash and in-kind contributions from the host institution in order to be considered for funding.  In most cases, researchers request cash contributions, such as project support funds, funding for research associates, scholarships and major equipment, from the DVCR via the Co-Funding Scheme to support their external funding applications.  To be eligible to request this Co-Funding, grant applications must be submitted internally, via Pure, by the Macquarie University submission date. See below, FAQs for more information on this important eligibility change.


The amount of co-funding depends on the amount of external funds that will come to Macquarie. The ratio of the level of co-funding provided by the DVCR to the request from the external funding body will generally be no more than 1:4 (i.e. 20% of the total funding will be contributed by the DVCR). Where the co-funding has major strategic value the ratio may be increased to 1:3 (i.e. 25% of the total funding will be contributed by the DVCR).

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 Services deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:

Faculty Contacts

Faculty of Arts
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Jan Zwar

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human 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 Business School
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Key Dates

Closing date: Online forms must be received 1 month prior to external deadline

Applications provided with less notice require Associate Dean Research endorsement for consideration, and no applications will be considered in the final week before external deadline.


Changes to Eligibility for Co-Funding & FAQs


Online Application Form

Preview of the Online Application Form

ContactsErin Semon
Manager, Pre Award
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 8609

Content owner: Research Pre-award Last updated: 24 Feb 2020 10:39am

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