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.

For information on the early call for renewal of existing Network Labs for 2021, please contact us.

Details for 2021 to be announced in July

Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS) 2021 round guidelines published July 2020

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


Call for full applications via Online Application Management System (AMS) open TBA
Information Session TBA

Applications close


Schools/MWAC units to complete review and approval of applications TBA
Faculties/MWAC to complete review, ranking and approval of applications TBA
Announcement of funding outcomes Q4 2020
Distribution of funds January 2021

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.