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.

Due to the financial impacts of Covid-19, the Research Infrastructure Scheme will not be run as a University-wide open call for 2021, and will largely be administered directly by Faculties. If you are unsure of how your Faculty is running this round, please contact your local Research Management office, or us on

For key dates for the Faculty of Medicine and Health open-round being run in June 2021, please refer to the Faculty-specific funding guidelines below. Interested applicants from other Faculties will need to refer to communication from your Faculties on availability of RIS funding in 2021.