Research Strategy Office

Welcome to the Research Strategy Office

The main role of the Research Strategy Office is to enhance the University's research performance and profile by working with Faculties, research teams and researchers to secure research funding from competitive granting schemes.  These include ARC Discovery Projects, ARC Linkage Projects, ARC Centres of Excellence, NHMRC Projects and NHMRC Partnership Grants.  Researchers seeking funding from industry sources in the form of contract research should contact the Research Partnerships Unit.

The Research Strategy Office advises researchers during the pre-award stage of grant application on the strategy of applying for funding from national competitive sources (right scheme – right project) as well as providing strategic ‘lay review’ of actual applications. This role is complementary to the scheme advice and compliance checking of applications provided by the Grants Management Office. The Research Strategy Office also assists researchers in applying for selected fellowships and prizes.

The Research Strategy Office oversees, through theCentres Secretariat, all stages in the life cycle of UNSW Research, Program and Community Centres and Institutes. These stages include the establishment, periodic performance reviews and closure of Centres and Institutes. In addition, the Research Strategy Office provides advice and guidance on the establishment and operation of joint and externally-funded Centres, including ARC Centres of Excellence as well as Cooperative Research Centres.

The Research Strategy Office delivers strategic grant information sessions relating to major funding schemes throughout the year.


Research Strategy Office
Level 4
Rupert Myers Building - South Wing
University of New South Wales
Sydney 2052


61 2 9385 5600
61 2 9385 6545