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).
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 of Arts
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Macquarie Business School
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.
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