MQ Research Infrastructure Scheme (Large)

MQ Research Infrastructure Scheme (Large)


MQRIS (Large) provides more general research infrastructure support to Faculties.  A supplementary aim of the Research Infrastructure Scheme is to provide infrastructure resources which will assist in making external research funding applications from the Faculty more competitive. The MQRIS funds will be allocated competitively and it is possible that a Faculty might not receive allocations for all (or any) of its applications in a particular year.


Funding requests shall normally be for between $25,000 and $150,000.  Applications for sums in excess of $150,000 will not be considered unless a very convincing case can be put to the Selection Panel, Chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research).  For any items costing more than $150,000, normally it would be expected that the Faculty would make a significant cash contribution; such a proposal should also include justification why external support (e.g. LIEF) for major infrastructure has not been sought.

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: Thursday 22 October 2020
Closing Date: Wednesday 9 December 2020 (9am) 
Outcomes Expected: December 2020

NOTE: Faculty closing dates are earlier, please check with your Faculty Research Office. Funds must be spent within the calendar year in which they were allocated - absolutely no carry-over will be allowed under any circumstances.


Information, including the application form and funding rules will be emailed to the Faculties (through the Executive Dean, Associate Dean Research and Faculty Research Manager).

Applications are submitted from the Faculties, not from independent researchers.

ContactsErin Semon
Manager, Pre Award
Research Services
Ph. 02 9850 8609

Content owner: Research Pre-award Last updated: 22 Oct 2020 5:28pm

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