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.
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
Opening Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
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.
Project Officer (Research)
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
Ph: +61 2 9850 6846