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 Business and Economics
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 9607 (x9607), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Jo Tuck

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 9 May 2018
OSP Presentation: Wednesday 16 May 2018 (see links for slides and recording below)
Internal Faculty Closing Date: Please contact your relevant Faculty directly for information on their internal deadlines
Closing Date:  Wednesday 27 June 2018, 5pm
HR Eligibility Checks by: Wednesday 18 July 2018
Faculty Assessment and Comments by:  Wednesday 25 July 2018
Notification by Faculties of Results: Mid August 2018


Funding Rules

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Please submit your completed OSP application with PDR supervisor comments included, alongside any supporting documents, as attachments in an email to by 5pm, Wednesday 27th June 2018.

OSP 2019: The Practicalities

Prof David Coutts (Faculty of Science and Engineering), Assoc Prof Felicity Cox (Faculty of Human Science)
16 May 2018
Slides [PDF] Recording [Microsoft Stream]

Outside Studies Program 2018 FAQs

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