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.

The 2022 round of the Research Infrastructure Scheme is now open1

Key dates1:

Phase Event/Milestone Date
Announcement and EOI2 RIS 2022 guidelines published Monday, 6th September 2021
EOI (if applicable2) closes no earlier than: Monday, 27th September 2021
Application Call for full applications via the RIS online Application Management System (AMS) open Monday, 20th September 2021
Information session - MS Teams 23rd September 2021
Applications close Tuesday 19th October 2023
Approval Schools/MWAC Units to complete review and approval of applications Monday 1st November 2021
Faculties/MWAC to complete review, ranking and approval of applications Monday 15th November 2021
Funding Announcement of funding outcomes Late November/Early December 2021
Distribution of funds January 2022
Note 1: The Faculty of Medicine & Health will defer the opening of their round until Q1 2022. More information will be communicated to you directly via the Faculty research office in due course.
Note 2: Applicable only if your School, Faculty or MWAC unit choses to run an EOI process. The EOI close date for your School/Faculty may be later than this. Please check with your local research office if unsure.
Note 3: Extended from original deadline due to UNSW Wellbeing Day falling on October 18