MQ Outside Studies Program

MQ Outside Studies Program

Aim The purpose of the Macquarie University Outside Studies Program (OSP) is to:

  • enhance the knowledge, skills and experience, access to new ideas and resources, and the international standing of our academic staff
  • encourage staff to establish and develop strong national and international research partnerships and collaborations with academic institutions, business and other organisations
  • foster new joint and cotutelle agreements with new and established partner institutions
  • encourage mobility of cotutelle and joint PhD supervisors between host institutions
  • contribute to Macquarie's development as an internationally leading research-intensive university

The primary form of funding for OSP Fellowships is a grant of salary for a period of research and scholarship activity as defined in the approved application.

A grant-in-aid may be awarded to assist in meeting travel and associated accommodation costs. Grant-in-aid funding varies depending on whether the staff member is travelling alone, or accompanied by a partner and/or dependent child(ren).

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
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

Opening Date:  Wednesday 8 May 2019
Internal Faculty Closing Date: Please contact your relevant Faculty directly for information on their internal deadlines
Closing Date: Wednesday 26 June 2019, 5pm
HR Eligibility Checks by: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Faculty Assessment and Comments by: Wednesday 24 July 2019
Notification by Faculties of Results: Mid August 2019



OSP Funding Rules
INTERNAL OSP application form
EXTERNAL OSP application form
OSP Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that there are two versions of the OSP application form. Applicants are asked to complete ONLY ONE on the basis of whether their OSP request involves:

  1. INTERNAL OSP – applicants planning to spend most of their time in metropolitan Sydney (including at Macquarie University), OR
  2. EXTERNAL OSP – applicants planning to spend a total period of at least one month at one or multiple other institutions/organisations within Australia (beyond metropolitan Sydney) or overseas.


OSP 2020: The Practicalities
Prof David Coutts (Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Friday 17 May 2019
12:30-2:00 pm
11 Wally’s Walk, room 120 (ground entrance floor)
All welcome, no RSVPs required

ContactsResearch Proposals Team
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

Content owner: Research Pre-award Last updated: 24 Feb 2020 10:36am

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