Welcome to the PVCRI website. The PVCRI is responsible for strategy and policy relating to research infrastructure in general, including infrastructure funding schemes (e.g. the internal Research Infrastructure Scheme and the external ARC LIEF scheme) and effective operation, development and financial sustainability of infrastructure.
Please use the information and links on this website to find out more about Research Infrastructure at UNSW.
Associate Professor Grainne Moran
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
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The scheme provides funding to UNSW researchers for research infrastructure and support staff. Applications for funding in 2017 are now closed and outcomes have been announced.
The Research Infrastructure Scheme is designed to provide UNSW with a world-class research environment to attract and retain a critical mass of research excellence. Whether it is in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or in Medical research, Science, Engineering and Technology, our investment in research infrastructure and equipment is a strategic investment to enable our researchers to work at the cutting edge of local, national and international research. To achieve this goal, the scheme aims to not only enable acquisition of high-end infrastructure, but to maximise accessibility of infrastructure by also funding support staff who will facilitate access and training.
Request for Quote Template
Frequently Asked Questions
HS633a Pre-Purchasing Checklist for Plant and Equipment
Slides from Information Session (September 27, 2016)
Slides from Post-Award Information Session for successful applicants of RIS and ARC LIEF (December 13, 2016)
UNSW Network Labs are funded by the Research Infrastructure Scheme and aim to improve accessibility for researchers and industry to research infrastructure based in UNSW Faculties and Schools. Have a look to see if a Network Lab can help you with your research needs!
Nine Network Labs are currently in the process of setting up operations. Details about these Labs and their capabilities are available on the Network Lab website.
The Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastrucuture) coordinates UNSW submissions to the Government that are relevant to research infrastructure. Updates on current submissions as well as previous submissions are available here.
- UNSW Response to the Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap - click here to view final response submitted
- UNSW Submission to the 2016 National Reserach Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper - click here to view final submission
- UNSW Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Data Availability and Use (click here to view final submission) and to the Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Data Availability and Use (click here to view final submission).
The PVCRI will assist applicants to the ARC LIEF 2018 scheme with strategic advice on their new and resubmitted applications.
Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering applying to the scheme. Below are some resources to assist you with your application. Further information, forms and templates are available on the GMO's ARC LIEF 2018 Resource Page.
Slides from ARC LIEF 2018 Information Session (November 28, 2016)
The PVCRI will assist applicants to this scheme with strategic advice. Please note that this round is commencing earlier than usual with applications opening on January 19, 2017 and closing on March 9, 2017.
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. Please contact us via email@example.com if you are considering applying to this scheme.