MQ Research Centres
The Macquarie University Research Centres (MQRC) Scheme is the means by which major, coordinated, cohesive and high-performing research groupings are branded, promoted and supported as Macquarie University Research Centres. The scheme exists to deliver on the four key research objectives of the Strategic Research Framework by seeding development of future externally-funded research centres by supporting the development of high quality research environments and aiding the branding and visibility of high performing researchers.
MQRCs established in this application round will be for a period of three years, after which they may seek extension of Centre status. MQRCs established in this application round will receive annual funding of up to $50,000 per year, subject to satisfactory annual progress reports.
Funds awarded to Centres under the MQRC Scheme are not to be used to fund research projects directly. They are intended to provide support for the Centre management and administration (e.g. to provide teaching relief and/or administrative assistance for the Centre Director) or to support Centre activities (e.g. workshops and inviting key visiting scholars to the Centre).
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
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Funding Rules Available: Week commencing 11th April 2018
* This will simply require the following: proposed Centre name, Director, disciplines involved, and a brief overview of Centre aims (research problem/s the Centre will address etc) provided to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manager, Pre Award
Ph. 02 9850 8609