Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)

Welcome to the PVCRI website. The PVCRI is responsible for strategy and policy relating to research infrastructure in general, including infrastructure funding schemes (e.g. the internal Research Infrastructure Scheme and the external ARC LIEF scheme) and effective operation, development and financial sustainability of infrastructure.

Please use the information and links on this website to find out more about Research Infrastructure at UNSW.

Associate Professor Grainne Moran

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)

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Research Infrastructure Scheme: Supporting Collaborative Research

The scheme provides funding to UNSW researchers for research infrastructure and support staff. Applications for funding in 2017 are now closed and outcomes have been announced. 

The Research Infrastructure Scheme is designed to provide UNSW with a world-class research environment to attract and retain a critical mass of research excellence. Whether it is in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or in Medical research, Science, Engineering and Technology, our investment in research infrastructure and equipment is a strategic investment to enable our researchers to work at the cutting edge of local, national and international research. To achieve this goal, the scheme aims to not only enable acquisition of high-end infrastructure, but to maximise accessibility of infrastructure by also funding support staff who will facilitate access and training. 


Application Form

Site Checklist

Request for Quote Template

Frequently Asked Questions


Other resources:

HS633a Pre-Purchasing Checklist for Plant and Equipment

Slides from Information Session (September 27, 2016)

Slides from Post-Award Information Session for successful applicants of RIS and ARC LIEF (December 13, 2016)

Network Labs - an Initiative under the Research Infrastructure Scheme

UNSW Network Labs are funded by the Research Infrastructure Scheme and aim to improve accessibility for researchers and industry to research infrastructure based in UNSW Faculties and Schools. Have a look to see if a Network Lab can help you with your research needs!

Nine Network Labs are currently in the process of setting up operations. Details about these Labs and their capabilities are available on the Network Lab website.

Government submissions coordinated by the PVCRI

The Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastrucuture) coordinates UNSW submissions to the Government that are relevant to research infrastructure. Updates on current submissions as well as previous submissions are available here. 


  • UNSW Response to the Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap - click here to view final response submitted
  • UNSW Submission to the 2016 National Reserach Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper - click here to view final submission
  • UNSW Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Data Availability and Use (click here to view final submission) and to the Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Data Availability and Use (click here to view final submission).

ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

The PVCRI assists applicants to the ARC LIEF scheme with strategic advice on their new and resubmitted applications.

Please contact us via if you are considering applying to the scheme. Further resources for applicants will be available here towards the end of the year closer to the opening of the next round of the scheme.

Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grants

The PVCRI assists applicants to this scheme with strategic advice. The 2017 round of this scheme is now closed and outcomes will be announced later in the year.

These grants provide funds for key research platforms, core equipment and capacities to enhance the cancer research effort in NSW. More information can be found here on the Cancer Institute NSW website. 



Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
Level 4, Rupert Myers Building South Wing (M15)
UNSW Kensington Campus NSW 2025


+61 2 9385 5638