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The Research Infrastructure Scheme: Supporting Collaborative Research


Similar to the previous Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, the Research Infrastructure Scheme funds equipment and other infrastructure, including research support staff. The 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.

UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships


The VC Postdoctoral Fellowships have ceased. The last round was the final one. The scheme has been rolled into the new UNSW Scientia Fellowships as part of the 2025 strategy for the University.
Details on the new Fellowships and how to apply are still been developed. However, you can:

Goldstar Awards


What are UNSW Goldstar Awards?

UNSW Goldstar Awards are awarded annually to UNSW researchers who narrowly miss out on grants in the ARC Discovery and NHMRC Project grant funding rounds.  The awards are to support UNSW's best researchers to conduct initial research on the proposed research program and to allow the investigator to further refine and improve the application for re-submission. 

Who is Eligible for a Goldstar Award?

Goldstar Awards are available to UNSW salaried appointments or conjoint appointment in an approved location. There is no application process. The successful recipients for the 2016 Awards were selected on consideration of the ranking information provided by the ARC and NHMRC, and preference was given to early career researchers. Faculty Associate Deans (Research) also provided advice. A condition of acceptance of this award is that the recipient will submit an ARC or NHMRC application in the next major funding rounds (e.g. a Discovery Project or Project Grant).

2016 Goldstar Award Outcomes

A full list of the 62 successful investigators awarded Goldstars in 2016 can be found in the Related Documents section in the right-hand sidebar of this page.

A summary of the Goldstars awarded per faculty can be found below:

Faculty Goldstar Awards
UNSW Canberra 2
UNSW Art & Design 1
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 1
Faculty of Engineering 7
Faculty of Law 1
Faculty of Medicine 25
Faculty of Science 24
UNSW Business School 1