The UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme

The Research Infrastructure Scheme provides UNSW researchers with funding for equipment and other infrastructure in order to create a world-class research environment. 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 maximize accessibility of infrastructure by also funding support staff who will facilitate access and training.

Key draft dates for the 2020 round: 

Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS) 2020 round guidelines published Early July, 2019

Expressions of Interest(if applicable) closes no earlier than:

Monday, 29 July 2019

Call for full applications via Online Application Management System (AMS) open Monday, 12 August 2019
Information session Thursday, 8 August 2019

Applications close

Monday, 16 September 2019

Schools/MWAC units to complete review and approval of applications Monday, 30 September 2019
Faculties/MWAC to complete review, ranking and approval of applications Monday, 14 October 2019
Announcement of funding outcomes November 2019
Distribution of funds January 2020

1An EOI is required for Network Lab applications, see FAQ section for details. For all other applications, you will need to enquire with your School/Faculty or Unit to check if an EOI is required. You may also check this nondefinitive list.