MQ Research Seeding Grants

MQ Research Seeding Grants

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MQ Research Seeding Grants assist Macquarie University staff to increase their competitiveness in attracting external research funding. The grants enable researchers to develop a research project into a viable proposal for submission to an external funding body e.g. ARC Discovery Projects, ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards, NHMRC Project Grants, and other Australian Competitive Grants (ACG) or significant non-ACG grants.

The submission of an application for substantial external funding by 31 December 2019 is a Condition of Award. Macquarie University must be the Administering Institution on this external application. The strategy and schedule for attracting external research funding is one of the selection criterion.


Up to $50,000 over a two year period (max $25,000 each year).

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 8 August 2018
Internal Faculty Closing Date: TBC
Closing Date: Wednesday 19 September 2018, 5pm
Outcomes Expected: Late November 2018

Funding Rules (2017)

Application Form (2017)

IMPORTANT: Please see page 1 of the Funding Rules for important information regarding submission process for this scheme. 

Contacts Ms Rebecca Syler
Research Proposals Officers
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193
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