International Funding

If you would like to apply to an International funding body you should:

  • Contact your Grants Officer to notify them of your intent to submit an application. All applications from UNSW staff & students must be submitted via the Grants Management Office (GMO)
  • Submit your application 4 weeks prior to the Sponsors deadline  for compliance check, and submission
  • Be aware that the majority of submissions require approval from a delegated UNSW representative.
  • Be aware that some funding bodies still require hard copies of submissions, which can take 3-4 working days for delivery.

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.

Research Strategic Office (RSO)

The RSO works closely with UNSW Researchers by providing strategic support on the scope, nature, addressing criteria and general grantsmanship for the development of applications for funding from International sources. Researchers are encourged to discuss their project at the early stages of their application process to ensure comprehensive review and advice. For International Strategic Advice please email:

Division of Research International Seminar presentation 20 November 2018 

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