Research opportunities

Funding Opportunities

External Support for Research

Staff are encouraged to use 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 the Research Office, must be submitted with a Notice to Submit (NTS) 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 NTS needs to be reviewed by the Associate Dean (Research) and your Head of School prior to submission to the Research Office. You should allow an extra FIVE (5) working days to allow this.

Grant Application Timelines


As soon as you can

Discuss your intentions with your Head of school, Associate Dean (Research) and Faculty Research Liaison Officer. They are here to help.


When advised

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

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.


15 working days before closing date

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

  • Your full application.
  • Your Notice to Submit (NTS) form, which has been signed by all Charles Sturt University Investigators.
  • Any requests for support/leverage funding.

Your NTS will need to be signed by your HOS who will then forward to the associate Dean (Research). All NTS requesting over $500,000 need to be approved by the executive Dean.


10 working days before closing date

Send the following to the Research Office:

  • Your full application.
  • The funding guidelines and due date.
  • Your NTS, signed by all CI's, HOS and ADR.
  • Any supporting documents (e.g. confirmation of support/leverage funding).

Closing date

The Research Office will either submit your application to the funding body on your behalf
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.

Charles Sturt University provides a free manuscript editing service for academics from all faculties for more information please visit the Editing Services page.

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.

The goal of the Faculty of Arts and Education Research Establishment Grant for New Academic Staff is to provide support for new academic staff to establish their research and research output as they make the transition to Charles Sturt University. Applications for this scheme closed on 9 February 2023.

FOAE New Staff Guidelines 2023

FOAE New Staff Establishment Application 2023

For further information

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

Budgeting advice and external grant development support is also available in the Research Office.