Changes to applications for internal and external grant funding


There is now a new way of applying for internal or external grant funding at Macquarie University.

As part of the implementation of Macquarie University’s new Research Hub, the Pure Research Management System is now available for researchers to apply for internal or external grants (excluding partnerships).

This replaces a previously manual application process and allows our researchers the opportunity to see where their application is in the approval process. This new process will replace the previous approvals process that used the APLI workflow via the IRIS database.

In addition, a new awards process will also be launched in early-October, where researchers will also be able to track the outcomes of their applications. If they have been awarded either internal or external funding, the post-award information and various approvals will be collected and managed through the new system.

How does the Research Office support researchers in managing their applications and awards?

Macquarie’s Pre-Award Team in the Research Office assists our researchers to identify opportunities for research funding and helps to facilitate the development of high-quality, competitive applications. Acting as the principal point of contact between grant applicants and funding agencies, they offer guidance on writing and submitting grant applications and help identify, attract and pursue funding opportunities both nationally and internationally. They also manage all research funding submissions on behalf of Macquarie University researchers, including the University’s internal research funding schemes.

The Post-Award and Reporting Team in the Research Office assists our researchers in managing their funded research projects from the announcement of the funding to the completion of the project. This includes liaising with Finance representatives to open an account, advising academics on funding conditions, managing project variations and supporting reporting of academic milestones to external funding agencies. The team’s support of research project management seeks to minimise the administrative burden on researchers and any potential financial or reputational risks.

Details of current research funding opportunities can be found on the Research funding and grant opportunities page.





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