Grants Management Office

Grants Management Office


About  Us

The Grants Management Office (GMO) facilitates the research efforts of UNSW staff through the provision of pre-award grant services and the management of all post-award activities for external research funds (both grant and contract research). The GMO also provides full management services for ethics monitoring.

All grant applications to be administered at UNSW must be submitted through the Grants Management Office. The GMO provide advice on funding rules and review applications for compliance and eligibility issues prior to submission to the sponsor.

Visit the Contact Us page to locate a staff member.

Our Services

Some of our services: Pre-Award

  • Compliance Advice: knowledge of rules and regulations of funding agency, interpretation of rules, eligibility requirements
  • Application submission and appropriate University sign-off
  • Major Round Alerts: rules you need to know, things we are learning during the round, deadline reminders
  • Training & Information Sessions: Systems training (RMS, RGMS, Ethics Online, InfoEd) and Scheme workshops (how to put together the application, what to look out for)
  • Checklists & Toolkits: salary scales, templates, compliance checklists, resource pages
  • Access to HelpDesk assistance RMS (ARC grants) and with RGMS (NHMRC grants)

Some of our services: Post-Award

  • Sign-off on acceptance of award
  • Obtain legal advice as necessary
  • Ensure all ethics and other clearances are in place
  • Establish the account/s (input budget and apply infrastructure support)
  • Maintain accurate research records via InfoEd
  • Invoice the funding agency
  • Liaise with the funding agency and submit variations as necessary
  • Monitor deliverables and ensure continued compliance
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are met
  • Acquit the grant and closeout the project
  • Statistical analysis and reports on grant information

Grant Lifecycle

The grant process follows actions along the lifecycle and are grouped into four main phases - application development, submitted pending, successful and pending closure.