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External Research Grant Applications Process

IMPORTANT: If you are interested in applying for a research grant please contact your Associate Dean of Research (ADR) for Faculty staff /Head of Work Unit for non-faculty staff. If they agree to support your application, please contact the Grants and Contracts Team (as early as possible) to advise about the potential grant application or to ask any questions about the process.

This applies to all Expressions of Interest (for research projects), Preliminary Research Proposals, Full Research Proposals, on-line submissions, research tenders etc. where you are named as a participant, including those submitted by another university.

Please inform the Southern Cross University Grants and Contracts Team of all Southern Cross University grant submissions at the application phase, i.e. prior to submission. You must have discussed this with your Associate Dean of Research (ADR) for Faculty staff / Head of Work Unit for non-Faculty staff and have their in-principle support prior to notifying the Grants and Contracts team.

 How?

Notify the Grants and Contracts Team with some basic details of your proposal.

Why?

The Grants and Contracts Team can support you with process, deadlines, approvals, applicable fees, certifications and other relevant information. Further details are provided at Grants and Contracts Team Services.

All research grants submitted by Southern Cross University researchers (through Southern Cross University or another university) must be approved in advance and in writing by your Associate Dean of Research (ADR) for Faculty staff / Head of Work Unit for non-Faculty staff.

How?

Complete a Project Pre-approval Form, obtain Dean of Faculty / Research Centre Director signature and forward to the Office of DVCR prior to the submission of the grant application.

Why?

This ensures the Associate Dean of Research (ADR)/Head of Work Unit supports the application and has approved all Southern Cross University cash and in-kind contributions.

Southern Cross University Researchers must notify the Grants and Contracts Team of any research grant, tender or project they are working on. The researcher will then be advised whether they can submit the application directly to the Funding Body, or whether there is a requirement by the Funding Body or the University for the submission to be lodged centrally. Either way, the researcher must provide a copy of the final submitted application.

How?

Email the Grants and Contracts Team a copy of your final application, as submitted to the funding body, with all attachments.

Why?

The submission will be entered in Southern Cross University's Research Management System (IRMA) where it is tracked and included in data required for reporting. If your proposal is successful, the Contracts and Grants Team can begin the contracting process using information in your application.