Research opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Round 2 - FOAE New Staff Establishment Scheme Guidelines 2023

Round 2 - FOAE  New Staff Establishment Application Form 2023

FOAE Graduation Bridging Scholarship (202360 Session)

External Support for Research

Staff are encouraged to use Pivot Research Professional to source funds to support research projects. For help in using Research Professional, and further advice on securing external support for research, please visit the Find a Funding Opportunity page.

All external research grant and consultancy applications, unless otherwise stated by Research Services, must be submitted with a Research Project Request (RPR) Form to the Research Office a minimum of TEN (10 working days) prior to the external submission date. There are also Faculty timelines to be considered, as the application needs to be reviewed by your Head of School and the Associate Dean (Research) prior to submission to Research Services. You should allow an extra FIVE (5) working days for this.

Grant Application Timeline


As soon as you can

Discuss your intentions with your Head of School and Associate Dean (Research). They are here to help.

Access support from the Grant Development Team. They can help you draft your application and budget, and assist with submitting your application through the RPR form.


When advised

*For ARC Grants Only - When advised by the Research Services...

Prepare the required documentation, including a signed Intent to submit (ITS) form, and send to the Research Office. You only need to complete an ITS for ARC grants. For more information on the Intent to Submit process, visit.


15 working days before closing date

At least 15 working days before closing date, send the following to your Head of School:

  • Application form and relevant attachments
  • Application budget
  • Copy of funding body guidelines
  • Requests for support/leverage funding, or confirmation of any leveraging funding commitments to support the application
  • Draft support letter (if required by the funding body)

All requests over $500,000 need to be approved by the Executive Dean.


10 working days before closing date

At least 10 working days before the external closing date, upload your final application and documents to your RPR Form and submit for approval.
For assistance with the RPR Form, please contact the Grant Development Team at


Closing date

Once the application is approved for submission, the lead CI will be advised by Research Services.

Research Services will either submit your application to the funding body on your behalf (if required by the funding body)
They will advise you to proceed with submitting your application yourself.

Internal Support for Research

The University is currently offering a series of internal funding schemes to its researchers to develop their capacity and capabilities, including their ability to gain and leverage external funding and build industry and community partnerships. These schemes include, but are not limited, to those listed below. For further details and advice about these schemes, please contact the Faculty’s Associate Dean Research, Associate Professor Brendon Hyndman.

The Grant Development Team is available to assist you with:

  • Finding funding opportunities
  • Drafting and developing your application
  • Developing your budget
  • Free editing service for all external grant applications.

The Grant Writing Toolkit is also available. It is an Interact2 organisation site which contains grant writing advice, examples and resources. To access the Toolkit, log into Interact2 and do an organisation search for ‘grant writing resources’. You will then be able to self-enrol. If you have any difficulties accessing the Toolkit, please contact the Grant Development Team at

Internal Funding Schemes

The aim of this group is to help create larger research projects and support new researchers.

For details, please refer to this document.

For further information

To develop a strong and competitive research funding application this flowchart is helpful.

For advice about both external and internal grants in general, please contact Associate Professor Brendon Hyndman.

Budgeting advice and external grant development support is also available from the Research Services - Budgeting development and resources.