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.


RIS 2024 - Opens Monday 21 August 2023




Announcement and Application

RIS 2024 guidelines published

Week beginning 7 August 2023

Call for full applications via the RIS online Application Management System (AMS) open1

Monday, 21 August 2023

Information session (MS Teams)

link to be advertised via the RGC MyGrants mailing list and on the RIS website

Tuesday, 22 August 2023

Applications close

Monday 25 September 2023


Schools/MWAC Units to complete review and approval of applications

Wednesday 11 October 2023

Faculties/MWAC to complete review, ranking and approval of applications

Wednesday 25 October 2023


Announcement of funding outcomes

Early-mid November

Distribution of funds

January 2024

Note 1 –Your Faculty, School or MWAC unit may choose to run an EOI process prior to accepting applications via RIS (as per section 8(b)). Please check with your local research office if you are unsure whether this applies to you.