About the RSPO - Researcher Support

Division of Research


The role of the Research Strategy and Partnerships Office is to provide high level support to UNSW researchers to enhance the University’s research performance and profile.  

The RSPO works with Faculties, research teams and researchers to identify opportunities for research funding, and support the submission of high quality, competitive proposals from UNSW researchers at all stages of their careers.

The RSPO supports researchers engaged in all types of research activity and from all sources of funding including:

  • Competitive research grants including Centres, projects and fellowships
  • Government and industry contract research
  • Tenders and commissioned research​​​
  • Consulting
  • International industry, government and foundations 

Our Services for Researchers - Grants Funding

  • Identifying opportunities for research funding
  • Providing strategic advice and feedback on draft research grant proposals and assessments
  • Training and workshops

Our Services for Researchers - Partnering with Industry

  • Advice and support for collaboration with Industry including on ARC Linkage Grants

Our Services for Researchers - Partnerships, Contracts, Consultancies & Tenders 

  • Advice and support on scoping and pricing contract, commissioned research and consulting projects
  • Assistance with Tenders / Proposals and budgets
  • Review, negotiation and execution of contracts


Our Services for Researchers - International Partnerships

  • Advice and support with international funding schemes
  • International network opportunities
  • Memorandums of Understanding
  • Joint PhDs


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