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.

Applications for the 2019 round of the Research Infrastructure Scheme are now closed.

Key dates for the 2019 round: 

Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS) 2019 round guidelines published Early July, 2018

Expressions of Interest1 (if applicable) closes no earlier than:

Monday, 6 August 2018

Call for full applications via Online Application Management System (AMS) open Monday, 13 August 2018
Information session Thursday, 16 August 2018

Applications close

Monday, 17 September 2018

Schools/MWAC units to complete review and approval of applications Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Faculties/MWAC to complete review, ranking and approval of applications Monday, 15 October 2018
Announcement of funding outcomes2 Mid November 2018
Distribution of funds January 2019

1You will need to enquire with your School/Faculty or Unit to check if this is relevant to you and for the details of the EOI process. You may also check this nondefinitive list.
2Outcomes will not be announced prior to ARC LIEF outcomes.
For a list of equipment procured via the 2017 round of RIS, please click here