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Grants Management Office (GMO)

All applications from UNSW staff & students must be submitted via the Grants Management Office (GMO)

Non-ACGR scheme applications must comply with UNSW's policy for pricing and indirect costs

The internal deadline for submission of grant applications to the GMO is 2 weeks prior to the external deadline. This timeframe allows the GMO to ensure applications comply with UNSW policies and sponsor requirements.

Many philanthropic Funds and Foundations provide funding for university research. In cases where research grant funding is awarded via an advertised competitive application round, the submission of applications is managed through the GMO, which will also manage the grant once awarded. See 'managing research income from philanthropic funding schemes' for further information.UNSW Support for Category 1 Fellowships (non-ARC/NHMRC)

Applicants for non-ARC/NHMRC Fellowships listed on the ACGR (Cat1 Fellowships) may be entitled to Central support to meet salary gaps (where the salary is set a level below the equivalent UNSW rate) and/or where matching funding/co-contribution is a Scheme requirement. Please contact the  Director GMO to confirm arrangements. Please note, retrospective funding is NOT available - this applies to submissions in 2014 and onwards.
For ARC/NHMRC named Fellowships, EB gaps will be automatically met by Central. The process is managed by the Research Finance Office. Please direct any enquiries to Marie Saparamadu.

Category 1 Grants
Grants which are listed on the ACGR are classified as “Category 1” Grants, and are exempt from having to include indirect costs of research. This is indicated next to each scheme below where applicable. For more information on funding categories, see the Higher Education Data Collection category specifications document.

For application and submission support, notify the Grants Management Office (GMO) of your intent to apply as soon as possible

Scheme Internal Close External Close      Notify the GMO of your intention to apply to this scheme
National Energy Resources Australia | Project Fund 6 October 20 October 2017 Notify the GMO
Campus Travel | Travel Grant Series - Women in STEM 6 October 20 October 2017 Notify the GMO
Fondation Fyssen | Research Grants (FR) 11 October 25 October 2017 Notify the GMO
Australian Society of Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy | Research Scholarships 13 October 27 October 2017 Notify the GMO
Australian Academy of Science | Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships 16 October 30 October 2017 Notify the GMO
CSIRO | Postgraduate Scholarships 17 October 31 October 2017 Notify the GMO

Johnson & Johnson I WiSTEM2D

UNSW is limited to one applicant per each STEM2D discipline, i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. All intending applicants are required to submit their application to the Grants Management Office to undergo an internal ranking process. Applications to be submitted to;

Hard Internal Deadline

9:00 am Tuesday 17 October

31 October 2017 Notify the GMO
PLus Alliance Seed Grants 2017 18 October  1 November 2017 Notify the GMO
Government of Canada | Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Competition (CA) 18 October 1 November 2017 Notify the GMO
Australian Respiratory Council | Harry Windsor Research Grants 18 October 1 November 2017 Notify the GMO
Cancer Research Institute | Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (US) 18 October 1 November 2017 Notify the GMO
High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia | Early Career Transition Grants 23 October 6 November 2017 Notify the GMO
NSW Office of Science & Research I Conference Sponsorship Program 2018 27 October  10 November 2018 Notify the GMO
Australian Diabetes Society | Servier Diabetes Research Grants in Memory of Barry Young 27 October 10 November 2017 Notify the GMO
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science | Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship 1 November 15 November 2017 Notify the GMO
British Academy | Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme 1 November 15 November 2017 Notify the GMO
Cancer Australia | Supporting People with Cancer  2 November 16 November 2017 Notify the GMO
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | Stronger Systems for Health Security 23 November 6 December 2017 Notify the GMO 

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SPIN Database

The SPIN research database allows researchers to access details about potential funding sources, both local and overseas. The search engine enables researchers to tailor their interrogations of the database.

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