Infrastructure Funding Schemes

The Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) provides strategic advice for external infrastructure funding schemes. The main infrastructure specific funding schemes are listed below. Please contact us via pvcresin@unsw.edu.au if you are considering applying to either scheme.

ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

The PVCRI will assist applicants to the ARC LIEF 2020 scheme with strategic advice on their new and resubmitted applications. Some resources to assist you with your application are available below and will be updated closer to the opening of the next round of the scheme. The Grants Management Office also manage a dedicated resource page with further information, templates and supporting documents (see link below).

LIEF 2020 Strategic Advice (login required)

Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grants

The PVCRI assists applicants to this scheme with strategic advice. 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.

Note: The 2019 CINSW scheme has been postponed until further notice.

UNSW 3Rs Grant Scheme

The principles of the 3Rs are central to the ethical conduct of research involving animals and are defined in the Governing Principles of Australia’s animal research Code as:

  • the Replacement of animals with other methods; 
  • the Reduction in the number of animals used; and
  • the Refinement of techniques used to minimise the adverse impact on animals.

To highlight our commitment to these principles, the UNSW 3Rs (U3Rs) Grant Scheme has been developed to support science-based projects with a primary goal of replacing, reducing or refining the use of animals in biomedical research.

The total funds available for approved projects in 2020 will be $150,000. This places the U3Rs Grant Scheme among the leaders in this field of research.

Further information may be found here

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